Community leaders hoist the Philippine flag at L.A. City Hall on this day in 1958.
For several years, the Philippines also celebrated Independence Day on Fourth of July. The holiday marked the July 4, 1946 signing of the Treaty of Manila, in which the United States recognized the independence of its former colony. The holiday has since been moved to June 12 to commemorate the 1898 Philippine declaration of independence from Spain.

Community leaders hoist the Philippine flag at L.A. City Hall on this day in 1958.

For several years, the Philippines also celebrated Independence Day on Fourth of July. The holiday marked the July 4, 1946 signing of the Treaty of Manila, in which the United States recognized the independence of its former colony. The holiday has since been moved to June 12 to commemorate the 1898 Philippine declaration of independence from Spain.