If USA celebrates Fourth of July, we Filipinos also celebrate 12th of June often called as our Independence Day. It is the day when former President Emilio Aguinaldo raised the flag in Kawit, Cavite stating that Philippines is freed from slavery and conquerors. Even though Marawi City is still not safe, their Mayor, employees of the cityhall and barangays, and solidiers celebrated it by raising the Philippine Flag. Some of the employees cried while singing the National Anthem, soldiers remembered their companion who sacrificed their lives to save the city. They believed that they will win this war against the terrorists, sometimes they think that their’s no hope but the Mayor said “magtira kayo ng konteng pag-asa sa puso niyo” because he knows that this will end soon. Before this day happened, the soldiers already put and wavin the flag saying “Malapit Na Maging Malaya Ang Marawi”.