Today in Philippine History, September 3, 1898, La Independencia came out with its first issue

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   September 18, 1899 issue of the La Independencia
   (September 18, 1899 issue of the La Independencia)

On September 3, 1898, La Independencia, the periodical organ of the Philippine Revolution against Spain, came out with its first issue. It was edited and founded by General Antonio Luna, Supreme Chief of the Army under Emilio Aguinaldo.

Publication of the paper continued even during the Filipino-American War, although General Luna was pulled out of its editorial staff because of his military duties and was replaced by Rafael Palma as acting editor.

On this same day in 1899, La Independencia first published the Spanish lyrics of the Philippine National Anthem titled "Filipinas" written by Jose Palma.

Today in Philippine History, September 3, 1898,  La Independencia came out with its first issue

Palma a poet and soldier, was in the staff of La Independencia at the time he wrote his "Filipinas".

The La Independencia came out with its last issue on November 11, 1900.

References:
Philippines News Agency archives
Photo credit: http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/


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