On May 12, 1962, President Diosdado Macapagal signed Proclamation No. 28, which changed the country’s Independence Day celebration from July 4 to June 12, the day in 1898 when Filipino revolutionaries declared Philippine independence from Spanish rule.
COLOMBO - Sri Lanka freed over 1,600 convicts on Friday to mark the 63rd anniversary of independence from Britain, but the jailed opposition leader received no reprieve.
A parade of military might Thursday capped huge celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of Mexico's uprising against Spanish rule, which have been overshadowed by a brutal drugs war.
LAST WEEK, there was a big event at The Hague that went virtually unnoticed hereabouts. On July 22, the International Court of Justice held that Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia did not break international law.
NEW YORK—Former Japanese speed-eating champion Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi was released from a New York jail Monday after he tried to disrupt a hot dog eating contest he had won six times, police said.