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#TodayInPolitics (July 4,1946) Philippine Independence from the United States

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Stephen Roan
Stephen Matthew S. Roan is a Global Affairs Columnist at Politixxx Today. He previously served as Editor-in-Chief of The Bedan Roar, the official student publication of San Beda University-Rizal SHS. He was also a former Vice-President of the Bedan Model United Nations and a Student Council Board Member. With a keen interest in global politics and affairs, and as an advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals, he is now part of a youth-led network in the Asia-Pacific - the 2030 Youth Force in the Philippines - which helps realize the 2030 Agenda. He is also pursuing his undergraduate studies at De La Salle University-Manila under the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Major in American Studies degree program. You may reach him through his email: stephenmatthewroan@yahoo.com.

Today marks the occasion of the restoration of sovereignty of our country from the American Government dating back to 1946. The Treaty of Manila was signed by both parties which granted the Philippines its independence from the United States. U.S. President Harry S. Truman also signed Proclamation No. 2695 which formally recognized the United States’ withdrawal of sovereignty over the Philippines in accordance with the Philippine Independence Act. This day is also recognized as the Republic Day and Philippine-American Friendship Day in commemoration of the restoration of the Philippine Republic. July 4 also coincides with the United States’ independence from Great Britain in 1776.
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