125th Anniversary of Philippine Independence and Nationhood
May 31, 2023
The National Library of the Philippines joins the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the whole nation in celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Philippine Independence and Nationhood from 2023 to 2026. The multi-year commemoration seeks to highlight the events and realities that gave birth to the Filipino nation from the proclamation of Philippine Independence on 12 June 1898 in Kawit, Cavite, up to the end of the First Philippine Republic on 23 March 1901 in Palanan, Isabela. It also aims to raise from the regions and provinces across the Philippines their stories of revolutionary struggle and incorporate them into the national narrative of our independence and nationhood. The theme “Kalayaan. Kinabukasan. Kasaysayan.” gives focus on the freedom that our forebears struggled for in the future that they dreamed for the country and the history that we seek to remember and honor them with.