Independence Day rites heckler nabbed in Cavite

The Cavite police arrested a 20-year-old man for interrupting President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech during the commemoration of the 120th Independence Day celebration at the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite. In a report sent to newsmen, the Kawit Municipal Police Station identified the suspect as Francis D. Couichie from Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Elements of the Cavite Police Mobile Force Company arrested Couichie for causing disturbance during the speech of the President by repeatedly shouting “huwad na kalayaan” (fake freedom). Confiscated from his possession was a placard containing the words “Kapayapaan para sa lahat at…

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President Duterte leads 120th Independence Day commemoration

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, June 12, joined his countrymen in honoring the patriots who have given their lives for the Philippines’ liberty, urging Filipinos to be worthy of the “great sacrifice.” President Duterte led the flag raising ceremony at the Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo as he graced the celebration of the 120th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence. On June 12, 1898, the Philippine flag was waved by, as the Marcha Nacional Filipina played, at former President Emilio Aguinaldo’s residence here, following the proclamation of independence from…

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OFW celebrates PHL Independence Day with ‘Duterte pizza’

An overseas Filipino worker in Trinidad and Tobago created a unique pizza to celebrate Philippine Independence Day. Nestor Cabradilla, a young Cebuano chef, showed off a cheese and caramelized onion pizza with the image of President Rodrigo Duterte in pictures featured on GMA News’ YouScoop. YouScooper Alan Tulalian said Cabradilla and other OFWs feasted on the unique flat pizza after taking the pictures. LOOK: Isang “Duterte pizza” ang naisip na paraan ng OFW na si Nestor Cabradilla para ipagdiriwang ang Araw ng Kalayaan sa Trinidad and Tobago, ulat ni YouScooper…

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MRT, LRT, PNR offer free rides on Independence Day

Major railway systems will be offering rides to passengers on Tuesday, June 12, in celebration of the 120th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence. In separate announcements, the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) Lines 1 and 2 will provide free rides to all passengers from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Passengers will be directed to the automated fare collection system gates where they may use either single journey tickets or stored value cards without charge to their…

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