happy 114th independence day

occasions, Papa, Blog Photo Challenge, Philippine Independence

Happy 114th Philippine Independence Day everyone!

I remember my Papa the most on occasions like this. Weeks before the celebration, he will busy himself hoisting up the Philippine Flag at home + teaching us a thing or two about our rich, colorful history. Most of what I learned + know about patriotism + nationalism, I learned from him + I hope to pass on to my little man when it is time. + I bet, Papa, will also be one of the million boxingΒ aficionadosΒ who were disappointed at the result of the Pacquiao-Bradley bout last Sunday!

Anyway, choppers have been zooming past our place since before the crack of dawn today, one of them must’ve carried no less than the President himself. P-noy is slated to lead the flag raising ceremony at the Barasaoin Church patio in celebration of our Philippine Independence, the first time in our humble city’s history that the highest official of our country joins Independence Day celebration at the historic Barasoain Church. Oh well, just so you know it is in this beloved church, deemed as one of the most important religious building in the Philippines, where the First Philippine Republic was declared, which earned her the title “The Cradle of Democracy in The East.”

Shame I cannot attend the ceremonies. Hopefully when Jared is a bit bigger we can go to one of those flag raising + independence day festivities at the churchyard.

Oh well, am sharing this Independence Day celebration photo I took the last time we are out in the mall + linking it withΒ 366 BPCΒ {03/366} as well! πŸ˜‰

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32 Comments

    1. i agree! it is a momentous occasion worthy of our merriment + celebration! long live the Philippines! πŸ™‚

  1. nice to hear that you are just near my place. I am from Calumpit.

    I did not watched it also as I am here in Quezon City.

    1. cool! it is always a pleasure to learn of bloggers who also hails from Bulacan. I have friends in Calumpit, which barrio are you from? πŸ™‚

    1. yup, just like the ones being hoist in flagpoles in school, we just don’t have a flagpole so my Papa would normally just attache it to the outside wall πŸ˜‰

  2. Happy 114th Independence Day to the Philippines Sis, oh how I miss the Philippines so very much…cannot wait to get their in few weeks πŸ™‚ Dropping by from BPC

    1. oh cool, you’re coming home! hopefully you’d get to meet fellow bloggers while you’re here πŸ™‚

  3. I think the country will be better if we PInoys will learn not only to celebreate independence day but to live really live like an independent people.

    1. i totally agree with you. am sure, sooner or later, we will learn to be independent, too! have faith! πŸ˜‰

  4. same tayo.. hadn’t attended din any ceremony.. di bale I’m living one myself… heheh sana πŸ™‚

  5. I was at home too on this day, viewing the day’s events on the tube. Hope our current President will compel everyone to change specially in the government with God’s help πŸ™‚

  6. I think some Fiipinos are no longer or do not value the celebration of Independence day unlike before you can see flags in every house as well as vehicle.

  7. We owe it to ourselves to keep our sons and daughters informed about the true essence of Philippine Independence Day. History books can be quite boring πŸ™‚

    Oh, I love the 21-gun salute in Luneta πŸ™‚

  8. haven’t read or watched on the news that P-Noy celebrated the Independence Day at the Barasoin Church. I wish I was there not because of P-Noy but I because I want to see this historical church.

  9. This is my 9th Independence day away but I will always remember the day kasi it is the same day my mother-in-law passed away. BPC Hopping here.

  10. I remember my late Papa as well on Philippine holidays as big as Independence Day…. Barasoain Church— I have only read and saw that sa History books. Lapit ka palang pala dyan sis! πŸ™‚

    BPC 162 hop here!

  11. happy independence day to all Filipinoes! amazing history to our beloved country. πŸ™‚ doing my 366 bpc rounds mommy.

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