Proclamation of Philippine Independence in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898

June 12, 1898: Philippine Independence declared

During the Spanish-American War, Filipino rebels led by Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the independence of the Philippines after 300 years of Spanish rule. By mid-August, Filipino rebels and U.S. troops had ousted the Spanish, but Aguinaldo’s hopes for independence were dashed when the United States formally annexed the Philippines as part of its peace treaty with 

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Gregorio del Pilar and his troops in 1898. 
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The Proclamation of Philippine Independence

Declaration of Independence With a government in operation, Aguinaldo thought that it was necessary to declare the independence of the Philippines. He believed that such a move would inspire the people to fight more eagerly against the Spaniards and at the same time, lead the foreign countries to recognize the independence of the country. Mabini, 

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Andres Bonifacio: Hero of the Philippine Revolution

• Father of the Katipunan • Father of the Revolution and Philippine Democracy • The “Supremo” • The Great Plebeian • Born November 30, 1863 in Tundo, Manila • Died May 10 1897, in Mt. Buntis, by execution Andres Bonifacio was born to Santiago Bonifacio and Catalina de Castro, a Spanish mestiza, in a shack 

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Testimony nof Gen. Aguinaldo from Kawit, Cavite, March 22, 1948

This letter reveals: Who really killed Andres Bonifacio?

By FilipiKnow Without a doubt, Emilio Aguinaldo is certainly one of the most polarizing figures in Philippine history. While his achievements on the battlefield cannot be discounted, Miong’s legacy continues to be stained with the deaths of Andres Bonifacio and Antonio Luna—two revolutionary figures whose demise will always be connected to his name. It will 

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Duterte on Cabinet: ‘They are men of honesty, integrity’

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday presented his Cabinet members, saying he was sure of their “integrity and honesty,” as well as their ability to implement his campaign promises. “I can assure you they are all men of integrity and honesty,” Duterte said in a press conference Tuesday night, after incoming presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo introduced 

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Hitting the ground running

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The incoming administration of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte Jr. declared that it would hit the ground running. And it appears that they would be true to their word. Already, Duterte and his team have begun showing its policy directions through its position on issues, some of which are alarming and 

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Interview with Dr. Judy Taguiwalo, incoming DSWD Secretary

Progressive leaders Ka Paeng Mariano and Prof. Judy Taguiwalo was appointed secretaries of Department of Agrarian Reform and Department of Social Welfare and Development The are two are among the list of names suggested by the CPP as nominees on the different position under the Duterte administration

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Martial Law victims appeal to Duterte: reconsider plans to allow Libingan burial for Marcos

DAVAO CITY – Even during the campaign period, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has been consistent with his stance on allowing the burial of former dictator President Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery) believing that this will unite the divided nation. On Monday night, May 23, Duterte reiterated that he will allow 

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President Rodrigo Duterte: A new era?

Reflecting on Italy’s transmogrification during the opening decades of the early-20th century, Antonio Gramsci lamented how the “old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born.” It was not until the middle of the 20th century that Italy began to reconstitute its foundations and embark on an economic miracle (Perry Anderson 2014). 

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Judy Taguiwalo, center, with fellow alumni awardees

Elitist, commercialized and less caring university

University of the Philippines By Dr. Judy Taguiwalo Former Faculty Regent University of the Philippines Diliman I graduated from UP with my BSSW degree in October 1970 (I had an incomplete in my Field Work as I spent too many hours attending rallies during the FQS and so fell short of the required hours for 

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