Philippines Independence Day
Araw ng Kalayaan
Day of Freedom June 12, 2015

Today we observe the “Day of Freedom” in the Philippines

Happy Friday!

Philippines Independence Day Araw ng KalayaanToday, the Philippines is in observation of their freedom from Spanish rule which lasted from 1521 to June 12th, 1898. The Filipino people have a remarkable story of perseverance, struggle, and occupation that many countries (including ours here in the USA) have all experienced.

The story of the Philippines is a triumphant one, as they’ve had many challenges over the centuries including occupation from Japan during Word War 2 the Filipinos along with the international community call “The War of Our Fathers”.

Fort Bonifacio War of our Fathers

Fort Bonifacio War of our Fathers

Hitler & Japan align to invade the Philippines

Hitler & Japan align to invade the Philippines

During my recent trip in February of this year I was able to see the exhibit at the Mall of  Asia (MOA) titled “The War Of Our Father: A Tribute to the Filipino Freedom Fighter”. It was at this display where I learned that the lasting alliance between USA, Australia and the Philippines was formed to fight back the Japanese.

I have seen how such a society of people have been able to overcome such obstacles to become one of the fastest emerging economies in the world. I’m very honored to work with my friends in the Philippines, and truly blessed to have such a great team.

Thank you all, and have a great weekend!
J Hunter
VA Staffer Founder

Jeff J Hunter on FacebookJeff J Hunter on InstagramJeff J Hunter on LinkedinJeff J Hunter on Twitter
Jeff J Hunter
Jeff J Hunter
CEO & Social Entrepreneur at VA Staffer
Digital Marketing Strategist with background in Information Technology, Project Management, and Business Process Outsourcing. An expert in content marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and dependent on Virtual Assistants to survive.