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PIA Press Release
2010/05/24

May 28-June 12 is National Flag Week

San Jose, Antique (24 May) -- May 28 to June 12 was declared as the National Flag Week by virtue of Republic Act 8491 otherwise known as the Code of the National Flag, Anthem, Motto, Coat-Of-Arms and other Heraldic Items and Devices of the Philippines.

Looking back at history, it was May 28, 1898 when the Philippine Flag was first unfurled near the port of Cavite Nuevo after the victory at the battle of Alapan where the Philippine revolutionary army lead by Aguinaldo defeated the Spanish Army. This day is also called the National Flag Day.

RA 8491 further states that the flag is a very important symbol of the democratic Philippine Republic and all that it stands for. By showing respect and affection for the flag, we are reminding Filipinos of the disciplined, tolerant, caring, and hardworking people that we are.

Private buildings, homes and other premises are to display the flag from sunrise to sunset on national and special holidays proclaimed by the President such as National Flag Days, Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9), National Heroes Day, Bonifacio and Rizal Day.

Government buildings, owned and controlled corporations and institution of learning shall display the flag everyday from sunrise to sunset.

The Philippine flag was sewn by Doņa Marcela Mariņo de Agoncillo with the help of her daughter Lorenza and Delfina Herbosa de Natividad. It was first raised during the declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898.

Being Filipinos everyone is enjoined to display the Philippine Flag outside our homes and offices during the flag week celebration. (PIA6/PIA) [top]

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