MB Daily News Update

Published June 12, 2021, 7:30 AM

by Manila Bulletin

Happy Independence Day!

On this day in 1898, the Philippines gained independence from Spain. But 123 years after, in 2021, we also seek to set ourselves free from the scourge and grip of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

As such, the Department of Health (DOH) said it was hoping to achieve “population protection” in the National Capital Region (NCR)-Plus Eight (meaning: Metro Manila plus Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Pampanga, Batangas, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao.

This sense of optimism is among the top stories this Saturday morning, June 12, 2021.

At the place where the Philippine flag was first unfurled on June 12, 1898, the country’s colors are raised in front of the ancestral home of General Emilio Aguinaldo in Kawit, Cavite, where the 123rd Independence Day will be celebrated on Saturday, June 12, 2021. (Ali Vicoy)
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