Baguio City Independence Day Program
Kalayaan 2020: “Tungo sa Bansang Malaya, Nagbabayanihan, at Ligtas” is the theme of Baguio City’s program for the celebration of the 122nd Independence Day of the Philippines.
The city’s Independence Day Program will be held at the City Hall Flagpole Grounds tomorrow, June 12, 2020 at 8:00 AM. And those would like to witness the event in the comfort of their homes can watch it live from the Public Information Office – City of Baguio official Facebook Page.
Program Flow for Baguio City Independence Day Program 2020
Here’s the program flow as published by the PIO-Baguio today, June 11, 2020:
Pagpupugay sa Watawat at Pag-awit ng Lupang Hinirang
Pagbigkas ng Panunumpa ng Katapatan sa Watawat ng Pilipinas
Pag-awit ng Cordilleran Hymn
Pag-awit ng Baguio Hymn
Baguio City Hall Choir
Pambungad na pananalita at
Mensahe para sa Ika-122 Taong Pagdiriwang ng Ating Kasarinlan
KGG. MARQUEZ O. GO
Kinatawan ng Lungsod ng Baguio sa Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan ng Pilipinas
Pambungad na Bilang
TAGUMPAY NATING LAHAT
KGG. BENJAMIN B. MAGALONG
Alkalde ng Lungsod ng Baguio
MAGHIHILOM AT BABANGON MULI
KGG. FAUSTINO A. OLOWAN
Bise Alkalde ng Lungsod ng Baguio
Pag-awit ng Baguio March
Baguio City Hall Choir
Short Background about the Philippine Independence Day
July 4th as PH Independence Day
On July 4, 1946, The United States withdrew its sovereignty over the Philippines, officially recognizing its independence. Thus, the Commonwealth of the Philippines became the Republic of the Philippines (the Third Republic).
According to the Official Gazette of the Philippines, this ceremony was marked by the Philippine Flag being raised while the U.S. flag is lowered.
The declaration has been marked by Manuel Roxas retaking his oath as President of the Philippines, eliminating the pledge of allegiance to the United States required prior to independence.
From there on, our country’s independence was celebrated on July 4th of every year until 1962.
June 12th as PH Independence Day
In the year 1962, through Proclamation No. 28, s. 1962 issued by President Diosdado Macapagal, the date of Philippine Independence was moved from July 4 to June 12 which was the date of independence from Spain proclaimed in Emilio Aguinaldo’s home in Kawit, Cavite.
“The establishment of the Philippine Republic by the Revolutionary Government under General Emilio Aguinaldo on June 12, 1898, marked our people’s declaration and exercise of their right to self-determination, liberty and independence.”
– President Macapagal in his proclamation
According to Macapagal, adopting the view of historians and political leaders, the foundation date of the nation should be June 12 since July 4 marks the day of its restoration.
Hence, this marks tomorrow, June 12, 2020, as the 122nd Independence Day of our beloved country, the Philippines.
Happy Independence Day fellow Filipinos all over the globe!
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