The Philippines will hold Independence Day celebrations across the country on Wednesday, June 12. The largest events are expected to take place in the capital, Manila. A military parade, as well as numerous celebratory events, will be held across the city, especially in Rizal park. Associated parades and gatherings are also expected in major urban centers throughout the country. A heightened security presence, as well as transportation and commercial disruptions (Independence Day is a national holiday), are anticipated nationwide during the celebrations.
Independence Day celebrates Philippines independence from Spanish rule in 1898.
Individuals in Philippines are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid large gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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