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]