It’s a legal holiday in Manila today and everybody’s supposed to be on holiday mode. Unfortunately, I can’t join the crowd. I have work today. No complaints, though, as I love my job.
This year, we celebrate the 114th Anniversary of Philippine Independence. That is, if we start counting at 1898 when Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo first waved the Philippine flag at his residence in Kawit, Cavite (now considered a historical site). If we start counting on July 4, 1946, the momentous date when the Philippine-American Friendship Day was formalized, then it should be less at 66th.
Anyhow, it doesn’t really matter. What matters most is how we perceive our freedom as an integral part of our being and of this country in general. To all my kababayans, Happy Independence Day!