BAGUIO CITY -– The local government unit of Baguio City will raise the Philippine flag at the General Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine to observe the National Flag Day on Saturday, May 28.
Republic Act (RA) 8491, “an act prescribing the code of the National Flag, Anthem, Motto, Coat-of-Arms and other Heraldic Items and Devices of the Philippines”, provides for the observance of National Flag Day on May 28 every year.
A short program to include the Philippine flag history will follow and a seminar for tourism front liners, events management practitioners will be conducted including the city government employees whose duties entails the management of events and employees that provide support during city-led events.
On May 23, 1994, President Fidel V. Ramos issued Executive Order (EO) 179, stretching the National Flag Day celebration from May 28 to June 12, culminating in the celebration of Independence Day.
EO 179 encourages all Filipinos to display the Philippine flag on office buildings and residences.
Small Philippine flags will be installed on light posts along the city’s thoroughfares on the same period.
The oldest Philippine flag currently under the care of the Aguinaldo Museum in Baguio City, may only have less than 50 years before it deteriorates. PNA/northboundasia.com