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29 Jun, 2014

Philippine history as shown in films | Manila Bulletin

The independence that freedom fighters have won for us is being celebrated today with the usual flag ceremony and the public appearance of some local officials. It may be tradition but even that might not be enough.

Forget for once that a national holiday means a one-day break from work or double pay for those required to put in the time. Forget about less traffic and more time for malling. Surely, our Independence Day means so much more than that.

Perhaps taking the liberty we are enjoying today, thanks to the hard work of valiant men and women, we could skip the nap and instead revisit their stories through cinematic treats. Who knows, maybe all that’s needed is a new perspective to awaken our sense of nationalism.

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