Tuesday, June 14, 2011
June 12, 2011 Phil. Independence
June 12, 2011 is a significant day for the Philippines because its the Philippine Independence Day Celebration. To date it is the 113 year of Philippine Independence given by the Americans to the Philippines in June 12, 1898 at Kawit Cavite during the time of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo who was declared the first President of the Revolutionary Government at that time. The freedom won was against Spains colonization of the Philippines which had been fought by the Filipinos for hundred of years only to be colonized again by the Americans. The reign of the Americans was also opposed by many revolutionaries and the era of filipino –american war erupted. Then the Japanese colonization and also fought by the Filipinos until full independence was again declared on July 4, 1946 with the promulgation of the Philippines on its new Republic with President Quezon as the the President again given by the Americans. .
But what is the significance of the present June 12 , 2011 independence day on the present administration of President Noynoy Aquino?
The Philippines which had fought longer periods of colonization until today is still not fully independent in the sense that it does not have or still a developing country with its industry heavy dependent on foreign materials and technology. The kind of government that it had acquired or pattern from the Americans is always characterize by corruption after corruption ever since the Republic was established.
The present government is striving to get rid of corruption but will corruption be erased in the filipino government when from the simple barangay government to the highest level of governance there exist a culture of corruption.
What is real independence , is it not a country with non dependence, their is justice and progress. What kind of progress when majority of the people are still living in poverty, when justice is only for the few people and when the economy is not improving and thousands of workers migrate to other countries to improve their living.
True independence is still a dream and the fight for true progress is not over . May god help us and may the filipinos unite to achieve genuine independence.