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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Google launches a Doodle to celebrate the 123rd Philippine Independence Day

On this day in 1898, a public reading of the Philippine Declaration of Independence in Cavite el Viejo (modern-day Kawit) proclaimed the archipelago a sovereign nation. Today’s Doodle commemorates this historic anniversary, celebrated annually as the Independence Day of the Philippines

This revolutionary event was followed by the first public performance of “Lupang Hinirang” (“Chosen Land”), the Philippine National Anthem, along with the first hosting of the Philippine national flag, which is featured in today’s Doodle artwork. Filled with symbolic meaning, all of the flag's colors stand for a unique element of Philippine pride. Blue represents the peace and justice earned from Philippine leaders’ heroic sacrifice, red signifies their courage and bravery, and the white triangle symbolizes unity and equality.

Emblazoned on the far left of the flag glistens a symbol of freedom, a radiant sun with eight rays shining out of its center. Each ray symbolizes the first eight Philippine provinces to seek independence: Nueva Ecija, Manila, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and Bataan. In the corners of the flag’s white triangles are three stars that represent Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the three main regions of the Philippines. 


  1. I saw this po in Google it's really nice and to express our gratitude and celebration for our independence day.The day was we're finally free to the colony of other country.🇵🇭🥰

  2. Google is one with us in celebrating our independence. With the commemoration of our freedom, Google launch a doodle of our flag. Our pride stands out even in the cyber world

  3. Kaya po pala pag kagising ko. pag punta ko sa Google ko. Nakita ko tlaga agad ito.. Anyway, Happy Independence Day po..

  4. It's really nice that Google is also with us to celebrate the 123rd Philippine independence Day by launching a doodle. Doodle is also a great way to express our emotions and sincerity in celebrating the independence Day.


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