Friday, June 12, 2009

happy 111th independence day

happy 111th independence day my dear country - Philippines!

The Philippine Declaration of Independence occurred on June 12, 1898 in the Philippines, where Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo (later to become the Philippines' first Republican President) proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain after the latter was defeated at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.  (source: wikipedia)

Note: Photo taken inside the Rizal Shrine in Fort Santiago, saw the guard goofing around with his colleague and asked him to do the same pose again, after a few request, the guard willign obliged and posed again hence the "shoot out: stance :)


Vikki said...

Happy Independence Day kababayan!

Sana lang wag ipasawalang bahala ng mga namumuno ang proseso at hirap ng mga bayani para maging malaya tayo. Anti Con Ass ata to. Hahahaha.

Leif Hagen said...

I'm surprised he has his gun up? Interesting photo. Great painting in the background of your picture. Regards from EAGAN daily photo

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