BACOLOD City Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. sponsored a resolution passed by the City Council respectfully requesting all learning institutions, public and private schools, offices, agencies and instrumentalities of the government to display the Philippine flag from May 28 June 30.
The period is declared as National Flag Days for the commemoration of the 116th Philippine Independence Day.
The City of Bacolod by law and tradition celebrates June 12 each year as Independence Day.
The Department of Interior and Local Government has issued Memorandum Circular No. 2014-55 requiring all local chief executives to coordinate with government agencies, private sector, and NGOs/POs in conducting simultaneous flag-raising, wreath laying ceremonies, and other activities such as display of Philippine flag and civic parade.
The days of the 28th of May (National Flag Day) and the 12th of June (Independence Day) are designated as flag days, during which all offices, agencies and instrumentalities of government, business establishments, institutions of learning, and private homes are enjoined to display the flag.
In recent years, the flag days are now from May 28 to June 30 yearly to promote patriotism and to celebrate the nation's independence.
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines issued an article that there was a declining reverence for the Philippine flag and it stated that while the country’s forefathers fought their way to repeal the Flag Law of 1907 that barred the Filipinos from displaying their flag, many Filipinos today do not respect the flag. (CNC)