Friday, June 3, 2011
random fact 21
On June 12, 1898, the anthem played in the declaration of Philippine Independence was entitled "Marcha Nacional Filipina," then played by the San Francisco de Malabon band. At that time there was no accompanying words to the anthem. Contrary to popular belief, the Act of Declaration of Philippine Independence (Acta de la proclamacion de independencia del pueblo Filipino) was read from a window in General Aguinaldo's house, not in a balcony which was just added later to the house facade.