Provincial Government of Bulacan

Bulakenyos urged to observe National Flag Day

CITY OF MALOLOS – The Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) encourages all the Bulakenyos to display the Philippine flag at home, schools, offices and other establishments in celebration of National Flag Day from May 28 to June 12, 2015.

Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that Bulakenyos should be reminded of the importance of the Philippine flag which served as an inspiration to the revolutionaries to fight for freedom during General Emilio Aguinaldo’s time and to rekindle the greatness of the Filipinos who had sacrificed their lives for the sovereignty of the people of the Philippines.

“Ang ating pambansang watawat ang tunay na sumasagisag at sumisimbolo sa kabayanihan at katapangan ng mga Pilipino na nagbigay sa atin ng kalayaan sa kasalukuyan. Marapat lamang natin itong bigyan ng pagpapahalaga dahil marami ang nagbuwis ng kanilang buhay upang makamit natin ang pambansang kasarinlan at maiwagayway ang sarili nating bandila,” the governor said.

Also, the PGB prepared a short program to commemorate the 117th anniversary of the Philippine National Flag on May 28, 2015, 7:30 am, in front of the capitol building.

The highlights of the event are the flag raising and wreath laying ceremony at the Gregorio del Pilar shrine to be led by the guest of honor, Congressman Roman Romulo of Pasig City Lone District.

Prior to this, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines with the cooperation of the Provincial History, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office conducted an orientation seminar on Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines last May 19, 2015 at Hiyas Convention Center to familiarize the Bulakenyos about the proper ways to display the national flag.

It is stated that the flag should not be displayed in cockpits, dance halls and centers of vice; should not be used as unveiling material in unveiling ceremonies; and tattered, faded or worn-out flags should be replaced immediately.

The said observance is in accordance with Executive Order 179 of 1994 ordering for the prominent display of the national flags.

The present Philippine Flag was designed by Aguinaldo and sewn by Doña Marcela Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo and Delfina Herbosa de Natividad in HongKong prior to the proclamation of the Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898.