Statement of Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda on the Philippine Flag Days from May 28 to June 12

This is to remind the public that beginning May 28 until June 12, the Philippines will be celebrating its Flag Days. This period commemorates the Battle of Alapan on May 28, 1898 when the national flag was first unfurled in an uprising led by General Emilio Aguinaldo in Imus, Cavite and culminates on June 12 when the Philippine flag was waved in full view of the world following the formal proclamation of independence in Kawit, Cavite.

The elements of our flag date to the revolutionary era but its present format was codified in 1936 under the Philippine Commonwealth Government.

Citizens are encouraged to reverently and proudly display our national colors in their residences, places of work, institutions of learning, public buildings and plazas, as well as embassies and consulates overseas.

The time has come to finally, fully reclaim our national pride. May our flag be a symbol that unites us as a people moving towards progress. It is time we recognize this truth, and utilize it to finally build a nation that every Filipino deserves.