Sumary of What you need to know about our Independence Day and more:
- It remained that way until August 4, 1964 when, upon the advice of historians and the urging of nationalists, President Diosdado Macapagal signed into law Republic Act 4166 designating June 12 as the country Independence Day..
- Upon the request of Aguinaldo, she painstakingly sewed the flag in five days, with the assistance of a seven-year-old Lorenza, her eldest daughter, and Delfina Herbosa de Natividad..
- Aside from being the first president of the first constitutional republic in Asia, Aguinaldo is also our youngest president (at age 29) and our longest living president (he died on February 6, 1964 at the age of 94 years)..
- Though the Philippine flag was formally unfurled here, the flag was first unfurled two weeks earlier, on May 28, right after the Battle of Alapan in Imus where Filipino forces repulsed 270 Spanish marines, forcing them to surrender..
- The Philippine national anthem (originally titled as the Marcha Filipina Magdalo), composed by Julian Felipe in just six days, was also played on that day by the marching band of San Francisco de Malabon (now General Trias town), but only as an instrumental music..
- The lyrics of the anthem that most of us know by heart today, now known as Lupang Hinirang, were only added in 1899, an adaptation of the Spanish poem Filipinas written by Jose Palma….