Taguig City joins national flag days


Taguig City joins the observance of National Flag Days by encouraging its citizens to show their nationalism, in time for the Independence Day celebration.

Just recently, the Taguig City Council approved Resolution No. 24, Series of 2014, which urges constituents to display the Philippine National Flag in front of their business, commercial, and industrial establishments, institutional buildings and residential houses.

“The Philippine flag, the official banner of an independent and sovereign nation, symbolizes love of country and sense of nationhood. What better way to celebrate our independence than honoring our national flag?” said Mayor Lani Cayetano.

Setting as an example, the City Hall and its surrounding areas are decorated with Philippine flags and banners of colors red, blue, and white that uplifts the spirit of Independence in the city landmark.

The said resolution is in line with R.A. No. 8491, known as the “Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines” Sections 1 to 3, stating that the “period from May 28 to June 12 of each year is declared as Flag Days” wherein all government offices and agencies, as well as private business establishments, institutions of learning and places of residence are enjoined to display the flag.

“We, here in Taguig, wish to foster and develop nationalism, especially in the youth. This is also a chance to demonstrate our reverence and respect for the Philippines Flag” said Mayor Lani adding that with this simple gesture, the city will be able to show its deep love for the country.

The Philippine national flag was conceptualized by the first President of the Republic of the Philippines, General Emilio Aguinaldo, during his exile in Hong Kong in the 1890s, and was displayed during battles in the same decade.

It was first unfolded during the country’s proclamation of independence in June 12, 1898, in Kawit, Cavite, which was sewn by Marcela Agoncillo and her two daughters. ####

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Taguig nakiisa sa national flag days

Hinihikiyat ng pamahalaang lungsod ang mga Taguigeño na ipakita ang kanilang pagiging makabayan sa pakikiisa sa pagdiriwang ng National Flag Days kasabay ng paggunita ng Araw ng Kalayaan.

Kamakailan lang, ipinasa ng Sangguniang Panlungsod ang Resolution No. 24, Series of 2014, na humihimok sa mga mamamayan na maglagay ng pambansang watawat sa harapan ng kanilang mga negosyo, establisimyento at mga bahay.

“Ang pambansang watawat ng Pilipinas ay ang sagisag ng isang malayang bansa. Sumisimbolo ito sa pag-ibig sa bayan at pagkakaisa. Ano pang mas hihigit na paggunita sa ating kalayaan kundi ang paggalang at pagpaparangal sa ating watawat?” sabi ni Mayor Lani Cayetano.

Kaugnay nito, pinalibutan ng mga kulay ng watawat—pula, asul at puti—ang city hall at mga nakapaligid dito na nagpapalakas sa diwa ng kalayaan.

Ang nasabing resolusyon ay kaugnay ng R.A. No. 8491 o mas kilala sa tawag na “Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines” Section 1 hanggang 3, na nagdedeklara na simula ika-28 ng Mayo hanggang ika-12 ng Hunyo, Flag Days, ang lahat ng tanggapan at ahensya ng gobyerno, mga pribadong establisyimento, paaralan at mga tahanan ay inaanyayahang maglagay ng watawat.

“Nais nating pagyamanin at linangin ang pagkamakabayan dito sa Taguig, lalo na sa mga kabataan. Ito rin ay pagpapakita ng ating pagpaparangal at paggalang sa pambansang watawat,” ani Mayor Lani.

Ang simpleng gawaing ito, ayon pa sa punong lungsod, ay isang pagpapakita ng malalim na pagmamahal sa bayan.

Ang pambansang watawat ng Pilipinas, na itinahi ni Marcela Agoncillo at kanyang dalawang anak na babae, ay naaayon sa konsepto ng unang pangulo ng Republika ng Pilipinas na si Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo noong siya’y ipinatapon sa Hong Kong noong 1890s. Ito rin ay naging simbolo ng pakikipaglaban ng ating mga ninuno  noong panahon ng digmaan.

Ito ay unang iwinagayway nang ideklara ang kalayaan ng Pilipinas noong ika-12 ng Hunyo, 1898 sa Kawit, Cavite.  ###


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