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May 28 is National Flag Day 05/27/2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

May is National Flag Day

05/27/2012
The country celebrates National Flag Day on May 28 in honor of the first time the national symbol was raised in 1898 in the Battle of Alapan in Imus, Cavite, which was the first victory of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. It signified the sovereignty of the people of the Philippines.

Filipinos still show respect for the Philippine flag and ceremoniously hoist it. It is used in every public establishment most especially in schools, offices and embassies to remind Filipinos of their patriotism and their freedom.

A “Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines” or Republic Act 8491 was even passed into law to keep the integrity of and reverence toward the Philippine flag. A proper way of folding, unfolding, raising and letting down the flag has been set to show respect for it..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20120527nat4.html

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