The Commandant, staff and all course participants of MAFDC, together with Armed Forces of the Philippines course participant, Lieutenant Colonel Rozelle Salvosa Gadin, celebrated the 118th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippines Independence on 14 July 2016 in Dewan Trisakti.
The celebration started with the singing of the Philippines national anthem, followed by a short video presentation and a country brief on the Philippines. The event was concluded with a cake cutting ceremony graced by the Commandant together with Lt Col Rozelle. Later, all attendees were treated to the anniversary cake at Wisma Kancil.
The proclamation of Independence occurred in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898. Since then, the Philippines celebrate its anniversary on 12 June annually.