Mabuhay! Today is Independence Day.
The Philippine Revolution is a digital collection of motion pictures from the The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures, which contains films made by "the Edison Manufacturing Company and the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company and consist of actualities filmed in the U.S., Cuba, and the Philippines, showing troops, ships, notable figures, and parades, as well as reenactments of battles and other war-time events."
The films are listed at the end of the brief essay on the Philippine Revolution and may be viewed in RealMedia, MPEG and Quick Time formats.
For more information on why the Philippines celebrates its independence on June 12 and not July 4, please see the following:
- "Proclamation No. 28" (12 May 1962) - This document declared June 12 a "special public holiday."
- "Republic Act No. 4166" (4 Aug 1964) - This law officially changed Independence Day from July 4 to June 12.
- "June 12 as Independence Day" by Diosdado Macapagal - The president responsible for the change explains why.
- "July 4, 1946: True Philippine Independence Day" by Bobby Reyes - An opposing view from a "media advocate and founder of the Media Breakfast Club (MBC)."
Series: Filipiniana Online