Happy “Independence” Day Philippines!


It’s that time of the year again when Filipinos pretend that they are a 100+ year-old independent country. But the issue of whether or not the Philippines actually was a nation since 1898 remains debatable to this day.

After all, it remains a fact that the United States granted the Philippines independence on the 4th of July 1946.

Fake news??? This was reported by no less than the New York Times back in 1946.

For all the screeching about “historical revisionism” our ears are subject to, the biggest piece of revisionism seems to be glossed over every year.

Perhaps it is time Filipinos settle this once and for all. When did the Philippines really WIN independence?

The debate (if any) continues…

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