News Release

Statement of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on the Commemoration of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence

We join all the Filipinos here and around the world in commemorating the anniversary of the proclamation of our independence.

It was a hundred and twenty-three years ago when our forefathers fought for our independence from colonial rule and ingrained in us the importance of freedom and liberty towards the self-actualization of every Filipino.

Let us strive to enrich ourselves with the firm foundations and aims set by our forefathers of a united, prosperous, and proud nation, so that their sacrifices are not to be made vain.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, may we collectively rise and recover from the challenges and difficulties it has brought to our nation. It is when all of us play our part in this collective fight, by following all the health protocols and participating in the national vaccination program of the government, that we can be dutiful and steadfast citizens, as expected of us by our ancestors.

May we emerge victorious from the fight against COVID-19 and become stronger from it as we look toward the brighter prospects ahead.

May we have a solemn and meaningful observance of this very significant event in our nation’s history.

Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan!