Thursday, June 12, 2014

Today We Celebrate Our Independence Day

Maligayang Araw ng Kasarinlan, Pilipinas!

Today's commemoration of the 116th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence has a little more personal significance than usual: it was launched at Plaza Quince Martires, Naga City in my home province of Camarines Sur.




How ironic, a student from my high school alma mater was arrested for causing a disturbance as the president delivered his Independence Day speech.

One can hear the off-screen commotion at the 3:35 mark of the video above. And we might've heard more had that clip not omitted about two and a half paragraphs from the president's published remarks at the 3:51 mark.


[14 June 2014 Edit]

Compare. Contrast.

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