Issued on March 6, 1965, Presidential Proclamation No. 374 requires Filipinos shall commemorate the first time the Philippine flag was unfurled during the Battle of Alapan in Imus, Cavite in 1898.
As a way to honor this historical event, National Flag Day encourages Filipinos to showcase the national emblem everywhere—schools, offices, malls, establishments, etc.
Executive Order No. 179 signed in 1994 requires Filipinos to pay respect to this tradition from May 28 to June 12.
However, now that majority of Filipinos are still observing the implemented community quarantine across the country, how did they celebrate the annual occasion?
Here’s how Filipinos channeled their patriotism on National Flag Day 2020:
TINGNAN: Naglagay ng mga watawat ng Pilipinas ang mga kawani ng Central Market sa mga stalls ngayong Huwebes, ika-28 ng Mayo bilang paggunita sa National Flag Day na ipinagdiriwang ngayong araw.#AlertoManileno #COVID19PH pic.twitter.com/YgXgf9UE33
— Manila Public Information Office (@ManilaPIO) May 28, 2020
Happy National Flag Day to all Filipinos. ^^
(May 28 – June 12) pic.twitter.com/ybM9zfTUcz
— Crescend Cinnamon (@Jhayarr23PH) May 28, 2020
At times like this, being surrounded with crisis, refuse to be distracted by the injustices happening around. Focus on the important matters and let your voice be heard.
Always remember how the heroes in the revolutionary eras bravely fought out of love for the country.
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