When: June 12, 2017
What: The 119th Declaration of the Philippine Indepence from Spain since 1898
Philippine President: Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte
There were too many things that have happened and I wasn’t able to log. But, this time, I wouldn’t let this pass as to where the declaration and the first time the Philippine flag was ever flown, is very close to my heart. It was in Cavite and I’m proud to be a Caviteña. Ahaha.
To all the Filipinos, Happy Independence Day!!!!
The Philippine Declaration of Independence Day on June 12, 1898 took place in Cavite El Viejo which we knew now as Kawit, Cavite. But prior, to that date, on May 28, 1898, the Philippine flag was first flown in Alapan, Imus, Cavite. I want to share here what the city government is doing to constantly remind us of this historical event. Hopefully, this can be maintained and will be considered during future developments.
In this place, the Battle of Alapan took place. It was here that the first Philippine flag was flown. The area that this statue was built is still a vast agricultural land, still far from the city’s on-going developments. Hence, my wish to make this place stay longer if not forever.
The Philippine flags circling the area of the 90-foot flag pole. In this site, happened one of the series of battles in the Philippine Revolution.
The towering height of the 90-foot flag pole stands proud.
A closer look.