― Happy Independence Day Philippines! ∙ Yes, my beloved country ∙ is celebrating its 114th Independence Day, today the 12th ∙ of June. The celebration will be done in almost every part of the Archipelago. ∙ I will miss the celebration. I got work tonight. I need my sleep. It had been ∙ raining in Manila lately. I do hope the rain will not bother this special occasion ∙ as it happens only once a year. ∙ .