A tagalog word for cheers.
Today, my country (Philippine) is celebrating its 120th Independence Day.
It is one of the most significant dates in our history because it marks the nation’s independence
from the Spanish rule on June 12, 1898. We, Filipinos celebrate it annually on June 12th.
What do Filipinos do?
The Philippine’s Independence Day is a national holiday.
Many people, including government officials, employees, and students, participate in nationwide parades.
However, the main highlight is the police and military parade in Manila headed by the country’s incumbent president,
followed by a speech and a 21 gun salute.
Many Filipinos spend the day in parks and malls.
Many Filipino communities in other countries also observe the nation’s Independence Day celebrations.
Even though some Filipinos live abroad they still take time to celebrate and commemorate the value of having a free country.
We call it “pagiging makabayan” being patriotic.