This Sunday, May 28, 2023 the City of Bacolod will observe the Pambansang Araw ng Watawat: Seremonya sa Pagtataas ng Bandila in Rizal Park, 7:30AM.

A resolution authored by Councilor Celia Flor was passed last wednesday Enjoining The City of Bacolod to support the Observance of the Flag Days on the 28th Of May to the 12th of June.

The National Flag, which symbolizes patriotism, love of country, and sense of nationhood and embodies the aspirations and sentiments of the Filipino People in their unceasing quest for freedom and independence, can be instrumental in raising the level of socio-civic consciousness of the Filipinos, especially among the youth.

Proclamation No. 374 dated 06 March 1965 declared 28 May of each year as Flag Day, to commemorate the first unfurling of the Philippine Flag on Philippine soil at Alapan, Imus, Cavite on 28 May 1898; Executive Order No. 179, s.1994 calls for the commemoration of the historic Flag Day on May 28 and the Independence Day on June 12, are opportune time for all Filipinos to collectively reflect on the significance of the National Flag, in the light of the forthcoming centennial celebration of the Philippine Independence in 1998.

Further resolved, all Bacolod City government departments, agencies, offices, government owned and controlled corporations, and instrumentalities shall prominently display the National Flag from 28 May to 12 June in all public buildings, government institutions and official residences.
(Source: Bacolod City Public information Office)

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