Display RP flag, public urged
Manila (4 June) -- Malacaņang has urged people to show their patriotism and proudly display the national flag in their homes, schools, offices, and other establishments until June 12, the country's 112th Independence Day.
Executive Secretary Leandro Mendoza also encouraged the public to join the Independence Day celebrations on June 12 to celebrate "our fight for freedom and independence from want, from poverty, from ignorance."
The country?s 112th Independence Day, which carries the theme "Kalayaan, Tagumpay ng Bayan," was launched with the observance of the "Araw ng Watawat" last May 28. The P10-million Independence Day celebrations will include ceremonies promoting respect for the country's flag as well as highlighting the achievements of President Arroyo in the last nine years.
On June 12, President Arroyo will lead the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony at the Rizal Park in Manila at 7 a.m. Simultaneous flag-raising rites will be held in key cities across the country.
Mrs. Arroyo is expected to deliver her Independence Day speech wherein she would likely make her final report to the nation, which includes her accomplishments as well as trials during her presidency that ends at 12 noon, June 30. (PIA-Bohol) [top]