Philippine Republic Day - 4 July 1946

Philippine Republic Day was originally designated Independence Day celebrating the Treaty of Manila which granted Philippine Independence for the United States on 4 July 1946 in accordance with the terms of the Tydings-McDuffie Act.

It was celebrated as Indendence Day until President Macapagal designated 12 June 1898 as Independence Day marking the date which Emilio Aguinaldo issued the Philippine Declaration of Independence for Spain.

Republic Day was originally a public holiday. President Marcos moved Philippine-American Day to coincide with Republic Day and thereafter referred to the day as Philippine-American Friendship Day, in 1984 it was made a non-working holiday with no mention of Republic Day and formally abolished in 1987 bu President Corazon Aquino.

In 1966 President Ramos celebrated the 5oth Anniversary as Republic Day.


Independence of the Philippines #501 to 503, 4 July 1946



A set of three large die proofs in issued colours, one of only two reported sets. Cherrystone Auctions, November 2005 - $1,800.

First Day Covers and First Day Catchet


Manila First Day Cancel and First Day Additonal Catchet BFD-042.

First day covers are from Manila

Plate Numbers 

Plates 154831, 158433, 158435, 158436, 158437

Independence Day Fund Drive 

1p fund raising stamps were accasionally attached to the FDCs


Independence Day

Republic Day 1946

Republic Day Anniversary

Philippine-American Friendship Day

First Republic Stamp Anniversary

Independence Day 1898

National Centential Commision

Other Events

The Philippine Revolution

Heroes of the Revolution

The National Anthem