On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the Philippines on the 121st anniversary of your independence.  Throughout these long years, the United States and the Philippines have maintained close bonds of friendship and cooperation, capped by an alliance that has helped maintain peace and prosperity in the region for almost 70 years.  As we recognize the enduring U.S.-Philippines relationship, we wish prosperity and health for all Filipinos, whether at home or abroad, and a truly happy National Day.

U.S. Department of State

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