Philippine Embassy - Tokyo, Japan

(English) Secretary Del Rosario’s message on the 113th Anniversary Philippine Independence

(English) A nation is born by the desire of it’s people to govern themselves and direct the course of their lives. More than a century ago, Filipinos stood by that desire, bled and fell, and gave birth to the first republic in Asia. We commemorate that moment today, the 113th Independence Day of our nation, with the theme Kalayaan: Panindigan ng Bayan.