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'Kuya Jonathan' Alvarado underscores the importance of looking back on history during National Flag Day
By: PPAO
Monday, 27 May 2019
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RAISING OF THE NATIONAL FLAG. First District Representative Jose Antonio ‘Kuya Jonathan’ R. Sy-Alvarado (third from right) leads the raising of the Philippine flag along with Governor-elect, Vice Gov. Daniel R. Fernando (second from right) and Provincial Administrator Eugenio Payongayong (far right), representative of Vice Governor-elect, Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado during the National Flag Day Celebration held in front of the Provincial Government of Bulacan, City of Malolos, Bulacan this morning. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS - First District Representative Jose Antonio ‘Kuya Jonathan’ R. Sy-Alvarado stressed out the importance of looking back on history in order to honor the beauty of the present as he graced the celebration of the National Flag Day held in front of the Capitol building in this city earlier this morning.

“Ang araw na ito ay paglingon, pasasalamat sa ating mga bayani at sa mga taong tunay na nagmamahal sa ating bayan. Ang ating watawat ay puspos ng pawis, puno ng dugo, pinaghirapan at pinagkamatayan, at pinag-alayan ng buhay at pagmamahal ng ating mga bayani,” the congressman said.

Also, Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said in his speech, which was read by Provincial Administrator Eugenio Payongayong, that the flag is the most famous and sacred symbol of the country’s independence that our ancestors have fought for.

“Sinasalamin ng ating watawat, hindi lamang ang kasarinlan bagkus pati na rin ang ating kaluluwa bilang isang sambayanang pinagbuklod ng pag-ibig sa bayan at pagnanasang makamtan ang kanyang kagalingan. Ang natatanging sagisag ng bayan ay maituturing ring araw ng pagkakaligtas ng sambayanang nadarang sa apoy ng himagsikan,” the outgoing governor and vice governor-elect said.

Meanwhile, Vice Governor Daniel R. Fernando highlighted the role of Bulakenyos in the past revolution that resulted to the inclusion of Bulacan as one of the sun’s rays in the national flag.

“Ang watawat na saksi sa masalimuot at matagumpay nating kasaysayan ang siyang tumatawag sa atin ngayon upang iwaksi ang ating pagkakaiba at sa halip ay magbuklod ng may respeto, malasakit at pag-ibig sa bawat kapatid na Pilipino,” the governor-elect said.

Prior the program, Alvarado and Fernando were joined by other local officials in the flag raising ceremony and wreath laying activity before the bust of Gat Marcelo H. Del Pilar.

Executive Order No. 179, s. 1994 orders the prominent display of the national flag in all buildings, establishments, and homes from May 28 to June 12 of every year.

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