Independence Day

Is a national holiday in the Philippines that commemorates the establishment of the First Philippine Republic in 1889. It is celebrated on June 12. The Philippine Islands were discovered by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 and were subsequently colonized by Spain. In 1896, the anti-Spanish revolutionary society Katipunan initiated an armed revolt against the colonial authorities that evolved into the Philippine Revolution. On June 12, 1898, General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the Philippine Declaration of Independence, establishing the First Philippine Republic. The declaration was written by Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista. However, neither Spain not the United States recognized the independence of the Philippines. This led to the Philippine-American War. When the United States won the war, the First Philippine Republic was dissolved, and the Philippines were occupied the US.

Philippine Independence Day was originally celebrated on July 4, because on this day in 1946 the Philippines achieved independence from the United States. The date was chosen by the United States because it corresponds to its Independence Day. In 1964, President Diosdado Macapagal moved Independence Day to June 12. It is considered the national day of the Philippines.

20170901_182127Pancit with Pork and Shrimp


Serves 4

  • 1 pound of cubed pork loin
  • 20 large raw shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
  •  1 medium onion diced
  • 2 garlic gloves minced
  • 2 cups sliced savoy cabbage
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1 package snow peas
  • 1/2 package of cooked rice noodles
  • 1/2 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 green onion diced on a slant
  • 4 lemon wedges


Cook noodles according to package, set aside. Now using a wok or huge fry pan add oil, heat on medium high. Saute pork and when done add onions cook until soft then add shrimp, cook for 1 minute add cabbage, carrot and snow peas saute for 1 minute. Add rice noodle, oyster sauce, soy sauce and salt and pepper. When noodles are heated plate and garnish with green onion and lemon wedge.

Try with:

Fresh mango shake or Gruner from Austria Veltliner   Tagay !!