Commentary: Philippines moving forward

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We no longer celebrate our Independence Day on July 4. We had it moved to June 12, since the mid-1960s. Nonetheless, it should be well worth reckoning that we have been an Independent Republic for 75 years (i.e. since July 4, 1946). This should be an appropriate occasion for us to assess what we have really accomplished—more or less on our own—without American colonial administrators hovering over us, these past seven and a half decades of independence. Another fateful event recently struck us, the passing away of former President Noynoy Aquino. This should make us pause. He and his mother bef…

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