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Vin d’Honneur
A traditional morning reception called the “Vin d’Honneur” takes place biannually at Malacañan Palace: first and primarily to mark the New Year, and second, held on June 12, to celebrate the anniversary of Philippine Independence.

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Filipino Holidays, Index, Laws etc.

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RA 8952

Cebu's founding anniversary

REPUBLIC ACT No. 8952, AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7698

August six of every year is hereby declared a special nonworking public holiday for the Province of Cebu including its highly urbanized cities of Cebu and Mandaue and its component cities of Lapulapu, Danao and Toledo."

How Cebu's founding anniversary was reckoned? In 1993, the Provincial Board passed a resolution that set that it should be when Spain's King Philip II, in a royal cedula, appointed Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as Governor of Cebu on August 6, 1569

LIST: Philippine holidays 2020
November 15, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte finally signs the proclamation declaring the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2020

What’s the difference between a Regular Holiday and a Special Non-Working Day?
Answer: Among other things, THE PAY RULES.

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16 stress-busting tips for holiday travel
by/Michelle Aventajado Dec 20, 2014

Trips are for creating wonderful new memories. They can be even better if the family also feels “at home” wherever you go.
Next to the fun and warmth of the holidays, nothing excites families more than traveling together.

New Year's Eve - Day - Etc.

Welcome the New Year

Bisperas ng Bagong Taon

January 1 – New Year’s Day Regular holiday

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7 Pinoy New Year’s Eve superstitions
by Precious Del Valle December 30, 2017

Want health, wealth and happiness into your life this 2018?

7 tips for a prosperous New Year
Princesse Lim Fernandez December 28, 2017

Getting ready for New Year's Eve? Read these tips to ring in the New Year with luck on your side

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Filipino - Prosperity Candles - for welcoming the new year

Lighted from 11:30 to midnight, the speed by which the different colored candles melted was supposed to give you a preview of what your preoccupation for the new year would be like. White for purity. Yellow for wisdom. Blue for harmony and peace. Pink for family, friendships and relationships. Red for love. Green for money. Purple is for ventures.
Do this every year just for fun... as a tradition and a respite from all the cleaning to do in preparation for welcoming the new year.

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Republic Act No. 7183
AN ACT REGULATING THE SALE, MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF FIRECRACKERS AND OTHER PYROTECHNIC DEVICES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 28
Signed on June 20, 2017
PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION AND CONTROL OF THE USE OF FIRECRACKERS AND OTHER PYROTECHNIC DEVICES

Which firecrackers are allowed by law?

PNP-FEO releases list of prohibited firecrackers November 13, 2019
Maris Federez November 13, 2019

DOH reminds public: Skip firecrackers this New Year's eve
Janella Paris December 05, 2019
The Department of Health has seen a downward trend in the number of firecracker-related injuries from 2017 to 2018, but says much is to be done to keep the number at zero

Sotto wants to regulate firecracker use
Aika Rey December 29, 2019
Senate President Vicente Sotto has filed a bill that seeks to prohibit the unsupervised use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices

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Bentahan ng torotot, paputok matumal pero pailaw mabenta: manufacturers
Dec 29, 2019 ABS-CBN News

Ayon sa ilang manufacturer, bumaba ang bilang ng mga gumagamit ng paputok dahil sa anti-firecracker campaign ng gobyerno.

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Kalusugan, Kabuhayan, Kapaligiran – Mga Panganib na Dulot ng Paputok
GMA Public Affairs Dec 31, 2019
Pampaswerte raw ang pagpapaputok tuwing bagong taon pero madalas din itong humahantong sa disgrasya. Kalusugan, Kabuhayan, Kapaligiran” kung ano namang panganib ang hinaharap ng mga taong hanapbuhay ang paggawa ng paputok. Samahan din si Susan Enriquez sa pagtuklas kung anu-ano ang mga safety precautions na dapat isaisip ng mga gumagawa ng paputok at ng mga gumagamit nito tuwing bagong taon.

Gov’t orders shutdown of all firecracker establishments
The Department of Labor and Employment issued, on Thursday, an order stopping all work in establishments manufacturing and selling pyrotechnics and firecrackers nationwide.

Duterte to order ban on firecrackers
Pia Ranada January 10, 2019
Previously, President Rodrigo Duterte had issued an executive order limiting the use of fireworks to community displays

Duterte weighs firecracker ban impact on 'industries'
January 02, 2017
'The President weighs/considers the welfare that would be for the greater good of all,' Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says

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Locations of firecracker zones in Metro Manila for New Year's Eve
Mara Cepeda December 27, 2017

A complete ban on firecrackers is imposed in Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasig, and Pateros

Follow firecracker law to avoid injuries

Aika Rey December 30, 2017

Last June, President Rodrigo Duterte signed EO No. 28, banning private citizens from using firecrackers or staging their own firecracker displays at their homes.
According to the Department of Health, a total of 630 fireworks-related injuries were recorded from December 21, 2016, to January 5, 2017.

Firecrackers a waste of money and dangerous – Red Cross
December 29, 2018
Red Cross advises the public to keep safe during the New Year's Eve revelry

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Life after firecracker accident
Dec 28, 2016
Sidecar driver Jerry Flores shares how his life changed when his left leg had to be amputated after he stepped on a firecracker called Goodbye Philippines.
How to handle firecrackers safely new year's eve
Martin Aguda Jr. Dec 30, 2014

Emergency management expert Martin Aguda shares these family safety tips for handling firecrackers and fire

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How to observe a safe New Year
December 30, 2016

The Department of Health suggests ways to prevent firework injuries and stay safe on New Year's Eve

Iwas Paputok also means a fire-free New Year celebration
Abigail Abigan December 30, 2017

The Bureau of Fire Protection urges the public to strictly observe safety measures to prevent fire incidents in New Year celebration

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Fireworks should bear Philippine standard mark. - Dec 24, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry is asking the consumers to make sure that the fireworks that they buy bears the "PS" or Philippine Standard Mark which will guarantee the safety of said product.

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New Year safety tips - Dec 26, 2014
Red Alert together with safety expert Dr. Ted Esguerra give us some reminders on how to welcome 2015 by being injury-free. Watch it here!

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DOH warns against firecrackers - DOH, nagbabala muli laban sa paputok -  Dec 11, 2014
Ilang linggo bago mag-Pasko at Bagong Taon, muling nagpaalala ang Department of Health sa publiko laban sa panganib ng pagpapaputok. Inihayag naman ng Bureau of Fire Protection ang anim na lungsod na magpapatupad ng total firecracker ban.

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Firecracker injuries rise ahead of New Year -  Dec 25, 2014
Despite the "no firecracker" campaign of the Department of Health (DOH), many have been victimized already this Christmas season. A victim is sent to the hospital when he was shot by a stray bullet.

These are albums in the album New Year safety tips & Warnings in the album Traditional New year and New year superstitions

Common Filipino New Year Traditions
Krissna Isabele Cruz
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Quick meal recipes to welcome 2016

If you still haven't figured out what to serve for tonight's Media Noche, check out these quick meal recipes. Dec 30, 2015

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Celebrating New Year The Filipino Way

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"Bisperas ng Bagong Taon" or the New Year's Eve celebration and The traditional "Kanyon"
New Year's eve celebration in the Philippines

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New Year's Eve

Filipino superstitions at New Year

New Year's Day
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New Year's Day in Minalin, Pampanga

DING MUSA NING MINALIN (The Muses of Minalin)

a Kapampangan documentary - a Kalalangan Kamaru production

New Year's Day is not just about firecrackers and noise barrages for the residents of Minalin, Pampanga.

It's also about REAL MEN dressed in GOWNS.

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New Year in Manila & Cebu City 2019
Jan 1, 2019

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New Years Eve 2016
Jan 01, 2017 by Peter White
Fireworks at midnight from around barangay Magay, Compostela, Cebu. It looked like everybody had something to explode or burn

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Filipino New Year's Superstitions and Auld Lang Syne

AzNislander143 wrote on Jan 1, 2012: YAY! First ever video up on the first day of 2012 :) Here's a few Filipino superstitions during the New Year and a cover of the classic "Auld Lang Syne" Hope you enjoy and Happy New Year's.

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New Year Celebration 2012 in the Philippines

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Maria Isabel Garcia December 30, 2016

CONSIDERATA VI
'Deserve your privileged dash of spacetime. You have it, for now.'
Happy New Year
It is inspired by Desiderata

Considerata IX: A poem and reflection on 2019
Maria Isabel Garcia December 29, 2019
'Only you can make a story out of the light that brought you here. Only you can weave the piece from your own fabric of spacetime.'

2016, a year of sorrows and fear
December 26, 2016

Fear weakens our reasoning and leads us to cocoons of silence. Rather than take a stand and let our voices be heard, we retreat.
As the light of 2016 fades, we gather our thoughts and look back at a year that gave us sorrows.

Never in our contemporary history have we seen these many deaths in so short a time.

Good riddance, 2016!
Marites Dañguilan Vitug December 02, 2016
6 reasons to look forward to the end of the year.
Like others, I can’t wait to say goodbye to 2016. Many awful things have happened and these are bearing down hard on our democratic values, striking at our long-held foundations, and even on our private spaces, our equanimity.
Our national conversation has crackled with threats and profanities, led by the angry voice of President Rodrigo Duterte. The polarization is so palpable on social media, where reason has given way to vitriolic emotions and lies have disguised as facts.
The saddest and most worrying thought, however, is that all these may continue into the new year. It’s up to us, to a vigilant public, to arrest the erosion of our democracy in this post-truth age.
Maria Ressa, other journalists to be honored at Times Square NYE
Mara Cepeda December 30, 2018

Times Square Alliance president Tim Tompkins says it is fitting to honor free press and free speech in one of the world's most famous public squares as the world welcomes 2019

Filipino-Chinese New Year

A Special non-working day between 21 January and 20 February

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农 历 新 年 Chinese New Year (also known as Spring Festival) is the first day of the Chinese calendar, which follows the lunar year cycle. It is the major festivity of the Philippine Chinese community or Tsinoys.
Chinese New Year Chinese Filipinos celebrate the Lunar New Year in January or February.

It is not an official holiday in the Philippines, but students in Chinese schools are let out early. Chinese Filipinos currently number four million, making up five percent of the Philippine population.

IN PHOTOS: Chinese New Year in Manila
January 25, 2020
Here's how the crowds at Chinatown in Binondo, Manila, celebrate Chinese New Year
Where you can go to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020
January 23, 2020

From Manila to Davao, ring in the Year of the Metal Rat at these places!

LIST: 'Lucky food' to prepare for Chinese New year, and why
January 24, 2020

Some of these 'lucky food' include round fruits, fish, and dumplings, which all signify good fortune and prosperity

5 feng shui pieces that will bring you luck this Chinese New Year
February 14, 2018

These decorative pieces will help you out this Year of the Earth Dog

14 things you need to do for a lucky Chinese New Year
Vernise L Tantuco February 07, 2018

Get ready for a lucky year ahead, regardless of your animal sign's horoscope!

Chinese New Year traditions and beliefs explained
January 24, 2020
Which traditions do you follow?

The Chinese zodiac

is the classification scheme that assigns an animal to each year in a repeating twelve-year cycle. The 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac is an approximation to the 11.86-year cycle of Jupiter, the largest planet of the solar system.[1] It is a scheme and systematic plan of future action that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes according to a 12-year cycle.

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The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac
Jan 31, 2017
Paano nga ba nabuo ang mga zodiac signs? Alamin sa maikling alamat na handog ng Unang Hirit.

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Big Yang Theory: Chinese year of the sheep or the goat?
by/Fran Wang, Agence France-Presse Feb 17, 2015

China's coming lunar new year has stirred a debate over which zodiac creature is the correct one - but Chinese folklorists dismiss the fixation on animals as missing the point.

Folklorists say it does not matter which one is used since the zodiac sign was chosen for the Chinese character's auspicious connotation rather than the specific animal - at least in the beginning.

"This 'yang' is fictional. It does not refer to any specific kind (of sheep or goat)," Zhao Shu, a researcher with the Beijing Research Institute of Culture and History, told Agence France-Presse

8 things to do to ring in the year of the sheep

2015 is touted as a year of prosperity, peace and cooperation.

Here is a list of things to do to channel these attributes, and have a truly happy new year. For many, 2015 has already begun but for the country’s prominent Filipino-Chinese community, the start of the Lunar New Year officially begins on Thursday, February 19. Jan 30 2015

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Chinese New Year 2019
Feb 1, 2019
Chinese New Year 2019 celebrations at JPark Island Resort and Waterpark in Mactan Island, Cebu.

Year of the pig limited editions stamps ginagamit na sang philpost
Feb 8, 2019

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Metro Manila
February 02, 2019
Here are all the places where you can ring in the Year of the Earth Pig

IN PHOTOS: Binondo celebrates Chinese New Year
February 05, 2019
People welcome the Year of the Pig with grand festivities

Chinatown New Year countdown led by Erap, China envoy
(many photos)
January 28, 2017

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, together with the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, lead the new year's eve countdown at Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz.

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2012 - 2017 - etc.

Chinese New Year traditions explained
Gerry Chua, owner of Eng Bee Tin, explains the significance of customs and other rituals during Chinese New Year

2012 Chinese New Year parade in Manila

2013 Chinese New Year in China Town - Binondo

2014 The Horse Year - Chinese New Year Eve

2015 Chinese-Filipinos welcome Year of the Wood Sheep

2015 Jilin Art Troupe: Happy Chinese New Year 2015. Highlights of the Luzon Tour of the Jilin Art Troupe in celebration of the 40th year of Philippines-China Diplomatic Relations. Mar 15, 2015.

2016 Celebrations of Year of the Monkey - and - How to build a fortune in the Year of the Fire Monkey
Feb 6 - 8 - 10, 2016

Year of the Rooster 2017
Chinese New Year 2017, 28th Jan 2017 Anthony Taberna joins dragon dancers and business Chinese men in the discussion about what are the lucky things for the Chinese New Year. Jan 28, 2017

CHINESE NEW YEAR of ROOSTER 2017, WATERFRONT HOTEL & CASINO. CEBU
Jan 28, 2017

Constitution Day

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Constitution Day
by/Official Gazette

After the ratification of the 1987 Constitution, President Aquino issued Proclamation No. 211 s, 1988, which moved the commemoration of Constitution Day from January 17 to February 2 of every year, a proclamation still in effect.

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Araw ng Kagitingan - Day of Valor April 9

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Araw ng Kagitingan is celebrated as a public holiday in the Philippines.

The Araw ng Kagitingan or the Day of Valor is celebrated in the Philippines every 9th of April as a national memorial day for the brave souls who fought during the Fall of Bataan on April 9, 1942 during the World War II.

The holiday also pays respect and tribute to the many civilian men who died on the tragic Death March which started from Bataan and ended in Tarlac.

The Day of Valor a Public Holiday

FAST FACTS: Araw ng Kagitingan
Nigel Tan Updated April 09, 2017
Here are 9 important facts you should know about the 'Day of Valor'

Araw ng Kagitingan (Filipino for Day of Valor), also known as Bataan Day or Bataan and Corregidor Day
Official instruments designating this holiday have specified several different names.

77th Day of Valor Ceremony
Deputy Chief of Mission John C. Law Remarks
Mount Samat National Shrine in Bataan, April 9, 2019
Secretary Año, Madame Vice President, Congressman Garcia, Ambassador Haneda, His Excellency the Papal Nuncio, distinguished guests and most especially our honored veterans, their families and their loved ones.

Magandang umaga sa inyong lahat!

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Officials highlight veterans' heroism on Day of Valor
CNN Philippines Apr 9, 2019
Again President Duterte chose to mark the Day of Valor by visiting soldiers in Jolo, Sulu. This story is about the ceremony President Duterte chose to skip at the historic Mt. Samat in Bataan.

On Day of Valor, Robredo tells Filipinos: Be valiant like our forefathers
Mara Cepeda April 09, 2019
The Vice President is attending the 77th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan at the Mount Samat National Shrine in Pilar, Bataan

Labor Day

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PH Labor Day: A history of struggle

The first recorded Labor Day in the Philippines takes place on May 1, 1913

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Independence Day

June 12 – Regular holiday

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Philippine Independence Day

On June 12, 1898, General Emilio F. Aguinaldo proclaimed at the balcony of his ancestral home on Calle Real in Kawit, Cavite, the independence of the Republic of the Philippines, and the Philippine flag was hoisted as the national anthem called Marcha Filipina was played in the presence of a huge crowd.

Why celebrate Philippine independence on June 12?
by Gemma Bagayaua-Mendoza June 12, 2014
Those who paid attention to their history lessons will remember that the Philippines did not remain free of a colonizing power long after that declaration.

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Philippine Republic Day

Philippine Independence Day before 1962: July 4, not June 12

In 1962, President Diosdado Macapagal issued Proclamation No. 28, s. 1962, effectively moving the date of Philippine independence from July 4 to June 12 the date independence from Spain was proclaimed in Emilio Aguinaldo’s home in Kawit, Cavite.

LIST: 'Grand mañanita' and other Independence Day 2020 activities
June 11, 2020

Groups will take to the streets on Friday, June 12, to protest – inspired by the widely criticized mañanita for the Metro Manila police chief

Police block protesters in 'grand mañanita' rally on Independence day
June 13, 2020
Although hundreds of individuals manage to take part in the protest in UP Diliman, other protesters were barred from entering the campus

Supporters of anti-terror bill in Cebu City allowed to rally on Independence Day
John Sitchon June 12, 2020
None of them were detained unlike the 8 individuals arrested for protesting in the University of the Philippines Cebu against the passage of the anti-terrorism bill a week ago

LISTEN: These Independence Day releases will inspire you to raise your voice
June 12, 2020
Celebrate – and protect – freedom to the tune of these new songs by Dicta License, Carousel Casualties, Zild Benitez, and Martin Riggs

WATCH: Aling Marie attends grand mañanita on Independence Day
June 12, 2020 - with Video
She first gained popularity because of her viral video calling out President Duterte's diehard supporters

Never again, vow Filipino journalists on Independence Day
June 12, 2020
At least 30 groups and close to a 100 journalists sign a joint statement to 'renew our pledge to serve the people, to continue speaking truth to power, and to guard and defend freedom of the press and of expression from all threats'

Fearful but defiant: Independence Day rallies push through despite warnings
Lian Buan June 12, 2020 - with Video
The program at UP Diliman wraps up without any arrests

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Philippine Independence Day June 12- 2020
LIST: 2019 Independence Day rallies
Elijah Allen Macaspac June 11, 2019

Groups will stage protests in various parts of Metro Manila to commemorate the country's 121st Independence Day

IN PHOTOS: Celebrations, protests mark Independence Day 2019
June 12, 2019
Government officials proudly raise the Philippine flag in celebration of 121 years of independence, while protesters angrily lift their placards to call for 'true freedom' in the country

IN PHOTOS: How Poblacion in Makati celebrated Independence Day 2019
Amanda T. Lago June 12, 2019
Folk dances, lechon, OPM bands, and the determination to have a good time – Repoblacion 2019 was as Filipino as it got

Filipinos on Independence Day 2019: 'We’re far from free'
June 12, 2019
Are we – as individuals, as a people, and as a nation – truly free? Netizens don't seem to think so.

On Independence Day, mother who lost son to Oplan Tokhang calls for 'true freedom'
Elijah Allen Macaspac June 12, 2019
A woman who lost her son due to 'Oplan Tokhang' chooses to head to the streets and protest on Independence Day

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Protesters rally vs 'foreign powers' on PH Independence Day
Inquirer.net Jun 12, 2019
Over a hundred people protested outside the US Embassy and Chinese Consulate in Manila to mark the 121st anniversary of Philippine Independence

Philippine Independence Day 2018
June 08, 2018

At least 20 groups are planning to stage protest activities to hold 'HINDIpendence day' protest on June 12
With the theme "HINDIpendence Day" – a play on the words "hindi" (no) and "independence" – the activities will be highlighting a string of issues confronting the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Cardinal Tagle hits 'fake freedom' on Independence Day 2018
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 12, 2018

'Huwad ang kalayaan kapag pinaglalaruan ang katarungan,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on the 120th Independence Day.
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle criticized "fake freedom" brought about by killings and other injustices, as the Philippines marked its 120th Independence Day on Tuesday, June 12.

Robredo's Independence Day 2017 message
June 12, 2017 - with video
Vice President Leni Robredo leads the annual Independence Day rites at the Rizal Park in Luneta.
On the 119th anniversary of the Philippines’ independence, Vice President Leni Robredo lauded the Filipino’s fight for democracy through time. She also stressed the importance of continuing to uphold democracy.

Duterte skips PH Independence Day rites in Luneta
June 12, 2017 - with video
(3rd UPDATE) This was supposed to be Duterte's first Independence Day as president

IN PHOTOS: Philippines marks Independence Day 2017
June 12,2017
From touching scenes in crisis-hit Marawi City to protests in Metro Manila, here is a look at how Filipinos celebrated the country's 119th Independence Day

Independence Day historic landmarks featured in stamps
June 12, 2017

PHLPost has printed 102,400 copies of the stamps, to be sold at P12 each
IN OBSERVANCE of Philippine Independence Day on June 12, the Philippine Postal Corporation will release on Monday, four of the prominent and historic landmarks visited during Independence Day celebrations. These are the Jose Rizal National Monument in Rizal Park, Manila; Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan; President Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite; and the Andres Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan City.

PHLPost releases commemorative stamps to mark Philippine Independence Day
June 08, 2018
PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost has issued 50,000 copies of the single stamp design which can be bought at P12 each

#SalamatSaSerbisyo: Show your support for Marawi soldiers, cops
June 10, 2017
Let us show our support for Filipino soldiers and cops deployed to Marawi City. Thank them for their sacrifices and selflessness using the hashtag #SalamatSaSerbisyo.
The Philippines will commemorate its 119th Independence day on Monday, June 12, with martial law in Mindanao and the crisis in Marawi City as its backdrop.

Netizens show support for Marawi soldiers, cops
June 12, 2017
Responding to MovePH's callout, social media users share words of encouragement and gratitude for security forces battling terrorists in Marawi City

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Celebrations of Independence Day

117th Philippine Independence Day Celebration JUN 12 2015

How Filipinos celebrate Independence Day
May iba-ibang paraan ang mga kababayan natin sa pagdiriwang ng ating kalayaan.

Why Independence Day celebrations are being held in this Iloilo town
Sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon, gaganapin ang pagdiriwang ng ating Independence Day hindi sa Luzon, na siyang nakagawian, kundi sa Visayas sa makasaysayang bayan ng Santa Barbara sa Iloilo. Paano nga ba pinagyayaman ng mga Ilonggo ang makasaysayang lugar na ito?

PNoy's Speech during the 117th Anniversary of the Philippines Independence Day, June 12 2015
Santa Barbara Church, San Barbara, Iloilo City

How Filipinos celebrated Independence Day
Ipinagdiwang ng mga Pinoy ang ating Araw ng Kalayaan sa iba-ibang paraan. Bukod sa pagdalo sa mga flag-raising ceremony, dinayo rin ang Aguinaldo Museum sa Baguio City. Jun 12, 2015
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118th Philippine Independence Day Celebration, Flag Raising and Wreath-Laying Ceremony, 12 June 2016
Outgoing President Benigno Aquino III on Sunday presided over Independence Day activities for the last time, as he prepares to bow out of office after assuming the presidency in 2010.
Aquino arrived at the Rizal Park in Manila at past 8 a.m. for the 118th Independence Day celebrations.
He was welcomed by Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estada, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gloriosio Miranda.

118th Philippine Independence Day Vin D’ Honneur

PNoy leads Independence Day rites for the last time
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119 INDEPENDENCE DAY June 12, 2017
Sa episode samahan niyo kami sa ika-119 na pag-gunita ng Araw ng Kalayaan sa Luneta at sa Aguinaldo Shrine sa Kawit, Cavite.
Alamin ang pinag-mulan ng ating watawat at pambansang awit at kung ano ang isinasagisag ng mga ito para sa bawat Pilipino.

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Stop EJKs to stage Day of Prayer and Action on Independence Day
Published on May 18, 2017

Former Rep. Teddy Casiño is urging concerned Filipinos to show their rejection of extrajudicial killings by joining the Day of Prayer and Action on June 12, 2017, in Malate, Manila. (Video and editing by RYAN LEAGOGO)

Xavier University urges youth to 'learn from history' on Independence Day
by/ Stephen J Pedroza June 12, 2016

'We celebrate this declaration as a symbol of our bravery, determination, and unity to live free, with human rights and dignity,' says Dulce Dawang of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan

How did the Philippines celebrate June 12 under Marcos' martial law?
June 11, 2017

This is the first time since the Marcos-era years that a portion of the country marks Independence Day under martial law rule.

Stories from the diaspora: PH Independence Day for young Filipinos abroad
by/ Don Kevin Hapal June 12, 2016

For Filipinos who grew up miles away from their home country, does Independence Day mean anything?

PIDCI, the Philippine Independence Day Council

PIDCI is the organization of organizations that plans, organizes, produces, executes, manages directs and presents the annual commemoration of Philippine Independence to the Filipino and Filipino-American and the mainstream community.

Philippine Independence Day Foundation.

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Culture, History, Celebrations and Community of the Philippines but not limited to the Celebration of the Philippine Independence day June 12.

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Ninoy Aquino Day

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Ninoy Aquino Day

a national non-working holiday in the Philippines observed annually on August 21, commemorating the assassination of former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr.

Honor all freedom fighters on Ninoy Aquino Day
Mara Cepeda August 21, 2019
'Many talk about being willing to die for our country. Ninoy was one of the courageous few who actually did,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Kris Aquino remembers dad Ninoy on 36th death anniversary
August 21, 2019
'Dad knew how to make people feel special and important,' Kris says of her late father

FULL TEXT: Noynoy Aquino's message on Ninoy's 35th death anniversary
August 22, 2018 - with Video
Read former president Benigno Aquino III's speech during the 35th death anniversary of his father, the late senator Ninoy Aquino, who was assassinated in 1983

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the Ghost Month

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What is Ghost Month? 5 things you need to know
August 22, 2017

Every year, Ghost Month affects wedding dates, business deals, and even the Philippine stock market – here's what you need to know to fend off bad luck.
Every year around August, Feng Shui experts warn us against a slew of activities, lest misfortunes happen.
The annual Ghost Month affects more aspects of your life than you think, having a hand in business openings, the Philippine stock market, and even wedding plans.

Want to stay lucky on ghost month? Wear red panties
Wearing red underwear may ward off spirits during the so-called ghost month, a feng shui expert said.

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Pinoy Ghost Month

According to Chinese tradition, Feng Shui, the so-called "ghost month" designated in the calendar from August 14 to September 12, this year is "the time when the gate of hell will open to allow the ghosts and spirits to go back to the living world."

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National Heroes Day

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FAST FACTS: What makes a Filipino historical figure a national hero?
by Hannah Mallorca August 28, 2017

While there are no laws that officially proclaim a Filipino a national hero, there are criteria that determine how a historical figure qualifies as a national hero.

Selection And Proclamation Of National Heroes And Laws Honoring Filipino Historical Figures
May 18, 2015

Fast Facts: National Heroes Day
by Nigel Tan

Celebrated as early as 1931, the holiday honors and remembers all Philippine national heroes. Here are a few facts related to this occasion.

On National Heroes' Day, Filipinos urged to love country, be heroes to others
August 26, 2019

Filipinos are urged to be the heroes they want to see in society

Duterte skipping National Heroes' Day rites
August 26, 2019 - with Video
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano will attend the National Heroes' Day event in his place

Leni Robredo on National Heroes' Day: You are the hero of your fellow Filipino
August 26, 2019
'Wala sa kamay ng iisang tao ang solusyon sa lahat ng ating mga suliranin, at walang iisang pinuno ang makapagbibigay sa atin ng mas magandang bukas,' Vice President Leni Robredo says

‘This is not about your father:’ Netizens slam Imee Marcos for Heroes’ Day message

Bonz Magsambol August 27, 2019
Do you think a formal declaration is needed for someone to be recognized as a hero?
“Just because your father does not qualify as one does not mean we cannot regard others as heroes.”
Filipinos online hit Senator Imee Marcos over her National Heroes’ Day message, in which she said, “The reality is that, officially, we have no heroes.”

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National Heroes Day

a national public holiday in the Philippines to honor the country's heroes and is held on the last Monday of every August to mark the anniversary of the Cry of Pugad Lawin, the beginning of the Philippine Revolution by the Katipunan and its Supremo Andrés Bonifacio in 1896.

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Bonifacio Day

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Bonifacio Day
This holiday is celebrated annually on 30 November.
Known as 'Araw ng Kapanganakan ni Bonifacio', this day commemorates the birth of Andrés Bonifacio on 30 November 1863.

Bonifacio Day 2016

LIST: Bonifacio Day activities, protests
November 29, 2017
Several protests and activities are lined up on Thursday, November 30, to mark Bonifacio Day not just in Metro Manila

Bonifacio Day rallies set to push, protest Duterte’s revolutionary gov’t
November 29, 2017
Rallies supporting President Rodrigo Duterte's proposed revolutionary government will be held on Thursday, November 30, 19 cities and towns, mostly areas where Duterte won in the 2016 presidential election

Duterte skips Bonifacio Day ceremony
by Pia Ranada November 30, 2018
UPDATED 'He has to fly to Mindanao to attend to the problem of insurgency in Mindanao,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, without elaborating

On Bonifacio Day, workers demand freedom from poverty
by Aika Rey November 30, 2018
'Hindi pa rin tayo malaya sa kontraktuwalisasyon. Hindi tayo malaya sa mababang sahod. Hindi tayo malaya sa kahirapan,' says Makabayan bloc leader Neri Colmenares

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Rizal Day

December 30 – Regular holiday

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Rizal Day

a Philippine national holiday commemorating the life and works of José Rizal, one of the Philippines' national heroes. It is celebrated every December 30, the day of Rizal's execution at Bagumbayan, now known as Rizal Park, in 1896.

Rizal a reminder that 'true freedom goes with kindness, integrity'
Mara Cepeda December 30, 2018
Vice President Leni Robredo says the national hero should inspire Filipinos to 'work for his vision of a Philippines free from hate, division, and tyranny

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Robredo on Rizal Day: 'Bravely defend the rights of Filipinos'
Vice President Leni Robredo says Jose Rizal's life and work 'brought hope to those in despair and courage to those living in fear'

Senators on Rizal Day: Protect the freedom he died for
Senator Francis Pangilinan calls Jose Rizal a 'millennial who cares, and says he used his talents to fight for the country's liberation from Spain

Both by Mara Cepeda December 30, 2016

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WHY WE CELEBRATE RIZAL DAY EVERY 30TH DAY OF DECEMBER
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Jose Rizal - His life and His works

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Dr. Jose Rizal's 119th anniversary of Martyrdom (2 videos)

Commemoration of the 120th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal 12.30.2016 (2 videos)

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Senators to Filipinos: Be like Rizal, 'fight inequality and abuse'
Aika Rey December 30, 2018

'During this dark chapter in our history, when there is a prevailing culture of impunity and blatant attempts to desensitize us to violence and corruption, we are called upon to speak up, stand up, and fight back,' opposition Senator Leila de Lima says

Remembering Rizal's death
Patricio N. Abinales December 30, 2019

Yes, death did lead to a revolution, but it also allowed for a lot of speculation

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Etc. Holidays

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Malacañang declares holiday in Ilocos Norte for Marcos' 100th birthday
by Frank Cimatu September 07, 2017

President Duterte's Proclamation Number 310 gives the late president's home province 'full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion'

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Marcos' 100th birthday 'no reason to celebrate' – lawmakers
by Bea Cupin September 11, 2017
Legislators from the House point out that President Rodrigo Duterte's proclamation counters Philippine law, which recognizes the atrocities during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos.

On Marcos centennial, a call to post artworks about martial law atrocities
September 08, 2017
Molotov Pilipinas, a creative community, called on artists from different parts of the country to post their protest works on social media on September 11. They intend to depicts the outrage against the "culture of violence" that pervades the country, the group said.

Duterte defends Ilocos Norte holiday for Marcos birthday
by Carmela Fonbuena September 09, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte defended his decision to declare a holiday in Ilocos Norte on Monday, September 11, the 100th birthday of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
"Ang sabi nila, si Marcos masamang tao. (They say Marcos is a bad person.) That is a sentiment not shared by all," Duterte said.

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