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True freedom remains elusive for Filipinos

It has been 115 years since the Philippines won the struggle for independence against Spain. We take pride in being Asia’s first independent republic. Fast forward to 2013. According to Freedom House, a United States-based civil liberties and political rights advocacy group, the Philippines is

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Philippine Independence Day – June 12 2013

The Philippines will mark its 115th independence day this June 12, Wednesday. The day is a national holiday as stipulated in President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 459, which he signed last September. This is one of the 15 national holidays for 2013. Since the holiday