Independence Day in the Philippines was celebrated on July 4 until 1962, when President Macapagal issued a proclamation declaring June 12 a public holiday "in commemoration of our people's declaration of their inherent right to freedom and independence." "
On August 4, 1964, Republic Act No. 4166 renamed the July 4 holiday as
"Philippine Republic Day", and proclaimed June 12 as "Philippine
Independence Day". It was on June 12, 1898 that the Philippine Declaration of Independence
from Spain was proclaimed.
The Bureau of Posts issued a set of three stamps to mark Independence Day. A representation of President Macapagal's taking the oath of office on December 30, 1961, is featured on the stamps.
Diosdado Macapagal Taking Oath of Office
oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Cesar Bengzon.wearing a business suit.
Chief Justice Bengzon is shown wearing his robes
First Day of Issue Cancellation
First Day Covers