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The holidays that distinguish us as a nation

AMID so many changes and so many crucial events taking place in our country today, it is good to be reminded of significant parts of our national life and culture that help to bind our people closer together. These include the national holidays that we celebrate, each in its own time during the year. They were listed in Presidential Proclamation 269 signed by President Duterte last July 17.

The public can now prepare for their vacations this early after the government released the official list of regular and special non-working days in the country in 2018.

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After being ‘incognito’ for about five days, President Rodrigo Duterte made a public appearance and debunked rumors about a supposed failing health.

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Corregidor and Intramuros as historic sites

LAST Monday, June 12, the nation celebrated our 119th Independence Day. In a previous episode, “Matanglawin” TV show explored historic Corregidor Island.

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President Duterte remains healthy but opted to take a rest on Tuesday following his recent heavy schedule dealing with the Marawi conflict.

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Embattled Philippine troops struggling to force out Islamist militants from a southern city raised the national flag for Independence Day on Monday, in a tearful ceremony dedicated to the scores killed during the conflict.

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