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The Battle of Pinaglabanan isn’t over yet especially as the Schools Division Office of San Juan City fosters Nationalism among its personnel through a simple ceremony held at the SDO grounds on the first day of the National Flag Days which officially start May 28 until June 12, the day of our Independence as a sovereign nation.

It was somewhat a solemn rite for each and everyone present as the Philippine Flag was hoisted and raised while the gallant SDO personnel sang the Philippine National Anthem led by Dr. Victoria M. Parambita, Education Program Supervisor in Social Studies.

Dr. Alejandro G. Ibañez, OIC-SDS, said in his message, “This celebration signifies our commitment as public servants. There is no other meritorious way to show our nationalistic and patriotistic nature than to do our jobs conscientiously and to serve our people with utmost dedication.”

The declaration of the 15-day National Flag Days is contained in Republic Act 8491 or the “Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines” and House Bill 5224 which were approved by Congress.The 15-day Flag Day period is also declared in Executive Order 179 issued by President Fidel V. Ramos.The EO had set the extension of the commemoration of the national flag from May 28 to the days leading to Freedom Day on June 12. It also called on officials and residents to display the Philippine flag distinctly during the period.

Article written by:

Jay F. Macasieb (ASP II / Research Coordinator)

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