independence day 2017 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on independence day 2017


Citizenship, identity and global Filipinos

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In a world where Filipinos are everywhere where our diaspora has no boundaries it is time to take a liberal approach to Filipino citizenship

WATCH: PBA honors fallen Marawi heroes on Independence Day

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:04 PM

The league honors the soldiers and police who died fighting for Marawi City

TRIBUTE. The PBA pays tribute to the fallen heroes in Marawi City on Philippine Independence Day 2017. Photo from PBA Images

#SalamatSaSerbisyo: Netizens show support for Marawi soldiers, cops

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Responding to MovePH s callout social media users share words of encouragement and gratitude for security forces battling terrorists in Marawi City

FULL TEXT: 'Ang kalayaan ay patuloy na ipinaglalaban at inaalagaan'

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:14 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson a Caviteño leads the celebration in Kawit Cavite where Philippine independence was declared 119 years ago on June 12 1898

INDEPENDENCE DAY 2017. Senator Panfilo Lacson was the guest speaker during the 119th independence day celebration in Kawit, Cavite. Photo from Senator Lacson's office

PH stars celebrate Independence Day

Jun 12, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Pia Wurtzbach Katarina Rodriguez Aiza Seguerra and other celebrities share messages of faith hope and courage

IN PHOTOS: Philippines marks Independence Day 2017

Jun 12, 2017 - 6:40 PM

UPDATED From touching scenes in crisis hit Marawi City to protests in Metro Manila here is a look at how Filipinos celebrated the 119th anniversary of the declaration of the country s independence

PANATANG MAKABAYAN. A soldier takes an oath during a flag raising ceremony. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Robredo urges Filipinos to defend 'weakening' institutions

Jun 12, 2017 - 5:15 PM

We are already seeing our institutions being eroded We must move swiftly and effectively to ensure that they are strong enough for our children s children says Vice President Leni Robredo

DDS. Vice President Leni Robredo attends a the Defend Democracy Summit (DDS) held on the 119th Independence Day of the Philippines. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

FULL TEXT: Robredo's Independence Day 2017 message

Jun 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Read Vice President Leni Robredo s 2017 Independence Day message in full

119TH INDEPENDENCE DAY. Vice President Leni robredo leads the annual Independence Day rites at the Rizal Park in Luneta. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Dureza to Zamboangueños: Support martial law, but remain vigilant

Jun 12, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Presidential Adviser on Peace Process Jesus Dureza leads the Independence Day celebration in a city that knows like Marawi how it is to be besieged by terrorists

VIGILANCE. OPAPP Secretary Jesus Dureza receiving a miniature vinta from Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar as token of appreciation for gracing the city's commemoration of 119th Philippine Independence. Photo by Bong Santisteban/Rappler

PH honors 'heroes of Marawi' with noontime salute

Jun 12, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The names and photos of 58 fallen soldiers and police are flashed on television and read out on radio at noon on Independence Day

FALLEN HEROES. Families grieve after a mass was celebrated in honor of the 13 fallen Marines at the Philippine Marines Headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on June 12, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Tearful flag-raising in Marawi as PH celebrates Independence Day

Jun 12, 2017 - 11:50 AM

The provincial capitol and the city hall in Marawi hold simultaneous flag raising ceremonies for the first time since May 23

Independence Day flag raising ceremony in MArawi City. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Senate minority to Congress, SC: Preserve independence, democracy

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The Senate minority bloc also urges the public to fight for democracy amid the proliferation of fake news

DEMOCRACY. Minority senators urge the Supreme Court and Congress to preserve its independence.

Duterte skips PH Independence Day rites in Luneta

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:06 AM

3rd UPDATE This was supposed to be Duterte s first Independence Day as president

INDEPENDENCE DAY RITES. Vice President Leni Robredo led the flag-raising ceremony with Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano beside her, representing the President. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Duterte on Independence Day: Let's preserve PH sovereignty

Jun 12, 2017 - 6:18 AM

UPDATED The country faces challenges to its sovereignty including the Marawi crisis and the West Philippine Sea dispute

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings the Philippine national anthem during the 75th Commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan and Veterans Week at the Dambana ng Kagitingan in Bataan on April 9, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Philippine Independence Day 2017 events

Jun 11, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Here are the events lined up as the Philippines celebrates the 119th anniversary of its independence on Monday June 12

119TH. June 12, 2017 is the Philippines' 119th celebration of its independence from Spanish colonization.