Community and Sectoral OutreachWeekly Series

1898: Philippine Declaration of Independence, Geopolitical Currents, and American Expansionism

The US-Philippines Society congratulates the government and people of the Philippines, who mark the 125th anniversary of the declaration of their independence on June 12, 2023. The Society recognizes that from a troubled and complicated historical beginning, a strong and mutually supportive relationship evolved between the Philippines and the United …

Cultural and EducationalWeekly Series

Weekly Issues | Reflections on June 12, 1898: Philippine Declaration of Independence amid a “Dangerous International Environment”

June 8, 2020 Featured Contributor Dr. Frank Jenista U.S. Foreign Service Officer Question 1: From the perspective of a historian, what are some lesser known aspects of the Philippines’ Declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898? Filipinos know a great deal about that momentous day. General Aguinaldo had recently returned from …