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Category: Today in Philippine History

July 2, 1973, San Juanico Bridge was Inaugurated.

Today in Philippine History. On July 2, 1973, President Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated the 2.16-kilometer San Juanico Bridge linking Samar and Leyte which he called a symbol of the Filipinos’ vision and firm resolve to unite themselves under the New Society.

June 12, 1962, The First Celebration of Independence Day

Today in Philippine History. On June 12, 1962,the celebration of Philippine Independence Day was observed for the first time by virtue of Proclamation No. 28, s. 1962 issued by then President Diosdado Macapagal on May 12, 1962. It effectively moved the date of Philippine independence from July 4 to June 12.