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Calapan Mayor Panaligan, VM Ramirez lead National Flag Celebration

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Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan and Vice Mayor Gil Ramirez led today the opening of the “National Flag Celebration” alongside the burial of old flags at the City Hall grounds.

“Pormal na ipinagdiwang ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Calapan sa pangunguna nina Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan at Vice Mayor Gil Ramirez ang pagdiriwang ng “National Flag Celebration” na nagsimula ngayong Mayo 28 – Hunyo 12 kaalinsabay ang pagsusunog at paglilibing ng lumang bandila sa harap ng City Hall ng Lungsod na ito,” the city government said.

The city said that the celebration was historic as it was witnessed by the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, employees of the Calapan City hall , Philippine National Police, and the Boy Scout of the Philippines.

During the meaningful event, the ten flags used by the Philippines since the first flag waived by President Emilio Aguinaldo in June 12 1898 in Cavite was presented.

Mayor Panaligan said that the event highlighted the love for the country and importance of democracy and freedom.

“Inihalimbawa ng nasabing Punonglungsod na ang ginagawang pagbibigay serbisyo ng mga kawani ng pamahalaang sa mamamayan ay isang pagpapakita ng kabayanihan at pagmamahal sa bayan,” said the City.

“Muling nagpaabot ng lubos na pasasalamat si Mayor Panaligan sa lahat ng mga empleyado ng Pamahalaang Lungsod kaugnay ng lubos na pagsuporta at naging ambag ng mga ito sa mga natamong maraming naging accomplishment ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Calapan,” it added.

For Vice Mayor Ramirez’s part, he said that the National Flag Day should be celebrated as it shows the love and respect to the country.

The burial of old flags is pursuant to the Section 14 of Republic Act 8491 or the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines, which states that “worn-out flags shall not be thrown away but shall be solemnly burned to avoid misuse or desecration”.