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Bulacan, Philippines: News: 29 May 2013 - Alvarado urges Filipinos to pay tribute to the Philippine flag
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Alvarado urges Filipinos to pay tribute to the Philippine flag
By: PPAO
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
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FLAG DAY CELEBRATION. Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado together with other government officials leads the raising of the national flag during the celebration of the Flag Day this morning, May 28, 2013 in front of the Provincial Capitol Building, City of Malolos, Bulacan. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS- Hundreds of provincial government employees led by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado gathered in front of the provincial capitol building for the celebration of the National Flag Day this morning.

The governor, on his speech, said that commemorating the importance of the national flag brings back not only the spirit of patriotism but also the essence of being a true Filipino.

“Taglay nito na parang isang kaluluwa ang buong kuwento ng pakikibaka ng maraming henerasyon para sa kalayaan at mga pagpupunyagi ng isang lahi upang kamtin at tamasahin ang isang buhay na dakila at marangal para sa ating lipunan sa habang panahon,” he added.

He also emphasized that the flag as a symbol of our democracy serves as a guiding light for public servants of today’s generation.

“Bayaan natin ang bandila ay pumainlanglang at mamayagpag sa ating mga puso at isipan upang sa bawat araw na dumaan ay paglingkuran natin ng buong katapatan at walang pag-iimbot ang ating mga kalahi at ang ating bayan upang ang daang matuwid ang maghatid sa atin sa isang gobyernong naglilingkod… para sa lahat ng Pilipino,” the governor said.

Alex Balagtas of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines added that the flag is an important aspect of our citizenry and must be honored and respected.

“Isa itong napakahalagang bagay sa mga Pilipino, dahil ang pambansang simbolo, ang watawat, ay siyang naging gabay sa ating pakikipaglaban para sa kalayaan at pagkabansa. Kaya nararapat na igalang natin bilang makabuluhang bahagi ng ating kasaysayan at maging sa ating hinaharap,” he said.

In accordance to the Republic Act 8491 Section 7 also known as “Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines, the National Flag Day is being celebrated every May 28. The present Philippine Flag was designed by Aguinaldo and sewn by Doña Marcela Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo and Delfina Herbosa de Natividad in HongKong. The celebration of the National Flag Day also marks the start of preparation for the Independence Day on June 12. ###

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