independence, freedom

root word: laya, meaning 'liberty'

adjective form: malaya, meaning 'free'

kalayaan ng pananampalataya
freedom of worship

sa ngalan ng kalayaan
in the name of freedom

Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan!
Happy Independence Day!

Araw ng Kalayaan sa Pilipinas
Day of Independence in the Philippines

Kailang ang Araw ng Kalayaan sa Pilipinas?
When is Independence Day in the Philippines?

Philippine independence from Spain was proclaimed on June 12, 1898. Known in Spanish as Acta de la proclamacion de independencia del pueblo Filipino, it was formally proclaimed by Emilio Aguinaldo in the town of Kawit, in the province of Cavite. 

Another day of independence is also celebrated in the Philippines on July 4. It was on that date in 1946 that Filipinos obtained their independence from the United States.