Japan’s Emperor Naruhito sends ‘warm greetings’ to PH on Independence Day

Krissy Aguilar 06/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Japan’s Emperor Naruhito expressed his “warm greetings and good wishes” to President Rodrigo Duterte as the Philippines marked its 122nd year of Independence. According to a statement from Malacañang Friday, the President was “profoundly…

Labella: Celebrate the day with solemnity at home

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella reminded the Cebuanos that even though they could only celebrate the 122nd Independence Day at home, they could still honor the heroes of the past and the present. …

Police deployed along Gorordo Avenue tasked to ‘protect the community’

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 135 police personnel from Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) were deployed on a stretch of road along Gorordo Avenue on Friday morning, June 12 2020. According to Police Colonel Cydric Earl…

No Duterte in today’s Independence Day rites

Julie M. Aurelio 06/12/2020

Don’t expect President Rodrigo Duterte to join today’s Independence Day celebration at Rizal Park, as he wants to avoid drawing crowds that may lead to the spread of the new coronavirus, his spokesperson Harry Roque said on…

PNP, DILG warn terror bill critics planning June 12 protests

the Inquirer staff 06/11/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — A senior Philippine National Police official on Wednesday warned activists that they could be arrested if they joined street protests against the proposed antiterrorism law, as Interior Secretary Eduardo Año reminded the public…

Briones encourages teachers to emphasize local heroes in history, social studies lessons

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/12/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines —Every town has a hero who fought for freedom. Amid the celebration of the country’s 121st Independence Day, Education Secretary Leonor Briones urged teachers to emphasize the integration of local history in social sciences…

SM Seaside City marks Independence Day with flag raising ceremony

Irene R. Sino Cruz 06/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–SM Seaside City joined the rest of the country in celebrating Independence Day with the traditional flag raising ceremony held earlier today and a display of the different Filipino talents and games at the mall’s…

On Independence Day, cause-oriented groups ask: Are Filipinos really free?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Are Filipinos “really” free? This is the question raised by  cause-oriented groups as they trooped to Colon Street on Wednesday, June 12, to commemorate the 121st Philippine Independence Day. Member organizations of the…

121st Independence Day Celebration: There is a hero in everyone who serves the community – Briones

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/12/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — 121 years have passed since the declaration of the Philippine independence, but many continue to strive for freedom against social problems like poverty, illegal drugs and road congestion. “While our ancestors fought for…

Over 11K jobs available at simultaneous Independence Day job fairs in CV

Irene R. Sino Cruz 06/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and other government agencies will conduct simultaneous Independence Day job and business fairs in Central Visayas on Wednesday, June 12. In a statement, Regional Director Salome Siaton said…

Slim chance for Duterte to join Independence Day celebration at Lapu-Lapu shrine — exec

Futch Anthony Inso 06/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is a slim chance that President Rodrigo Duterte will attend the National Commemoration of the Independence Day Celebration on June 12, in Lapu-Lapu City. This is according to Dr. Rene Escalante, National…

We’re not celebrating BOPK but Independence Day –Tom

CNU Intern 06/12/2018

Osmeña slams no show of Barug Team Rama dads at Plaza Sugbu event No one from the opposition group Barug Team Rama-PDP Laban showed up during the Cebu City government’s celebration of the country’s 120th Independence Day…

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