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Philippine Araw ng Kalayaan

In the Philippines, Independence Day (Filipino: Araw ng Kalayaan) is an annual national holiday observed on June 12, commemorating the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. It is the National Day of the Philippines.

The brief history behind the country:
The declaration of Philippine independence from the colonial rule of Spain concluded the Philippine Revolution. Philippine independence, however, was not recognized either by the United States or by Spain. The Spanish government later ceded the Philippine archipelago to the United States in the 1898 Treaty of Paris, and the United States granted independence to the Republic of the Philippines on July 4, 1946 in the Treaty of Manila

July 4 was observed in the Philippines as Independence Day until 1962.
On 12 May 1962, President Diosdado Macapagal issued Presidential proclamation No. 28, which declared Tuesday, June 12, 1962 a special public holiday throughout the Philippines.

On August 4, 1964, Republic Act No. 4166 renamed the July 4 holiday as “Philippine Republic Day”, proclaimed the twelfth day of June as the “Philippine Independence Day”, and enjoined all citizens of the Philippines to observe 12 June with rites befitting Independence Day. 
June 12 had previously been observed as Flag Day, which was moved to May 28.



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In Singapore, on 10th June 2012. The Oversea Foreign Workers’ (OFWs) from Philippine celebrates Philippine Araw ng Kalayaan with music, games, dance, food and drinks.
They are in Singapore for years, and definitely working hard for their family back in their hometown in Philippine. They get together under the wings of Aski Global Ltd, helping themselves, attending courses such as Basic Entrepreneurship, Financial Education and such.


To learn much more about saving and investments, to prepare themselves for a better future. With their business plans in mind, the motivations from friends and encouraging words from Askian, they will create their bright future with the opportunities they had created by themselves, for themselves and breakthrough the poverty cycle.

No matter who you are, where you are from, what you are doing, how do you live your life.


Let us celebrates Philippine Araw ng Kalayaan with them, and appreciate them as much as they appreciate us all the while.

Would like to hear some words from my friends, let us give our blessing to the country and her people.