US Embassy closed on Thursday
MANILA, Philippines – The Embassy of the United States (US) in Manila will be closed for the Philippine Independence Day holiday on Thursday, June 12, it said in a statement.
“The US Embassy in Manila and its affiliated offices will be closed to the public on Thursday, June 12, in observance of Philippine Independence Day,” it said in an advisory Wednesday.
“The Embassy and its affiliated offices will resume their services on Friday, June 13,” it said.
Philippines celebrates Independence Day on June 12, the date Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippines, declared independence from the Spanish rule in 1898.
Independence Day was previously celebrated on July 4th, the date the US granted independence to the Philippines in 1946 and which coincides with the US Independence Day.
President Diosdado Macapagal reverted the observance of Philippine Independence Day to June 12 by issuing presidential proclamation 28 in 1962.
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