Today is Filipino-American Friendship Day!

 
The Philippines is commemorating the Filipino-American Friendship Day today. It was former President Diosdado Macapagal who moved the original Araw ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas from July 4 to June 12 in 1962. Before 1962, we were celebrating Philippine Independence Day on July 4. July 4 then became Filipino-American Friendship Day which coincides the Independence Day of the United States of America which is known as The 4th of July. 

My wish is that Filipinos and Americans will continue our strong friendship as democratic nations. Congratulations to the American people for celebrating their Independence Day today and to all Filipinos around the world!

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