CCP participates in ceremonial burning of old PH flags
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) partakes in the ceremonial burning of old Philippine flags titled as “Huling Pagpugay sa Watawat ng Pilipinas” on September 25 at the CCP Ramp and Front Lawn.
The Ceremonial Burning is in accordance with Section 14 of the Republic Act No. 8491 also known as the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines, which states that worn out flags shall not be thrown but shall be solemnly burned to avoid misuse or desecration.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Philippine Flag was recited before burning the flags collected, including the Philippine flag of CCP and old flags from different institutions and organizations.
The remains of the flag were collected and buried in the CCP Front Lawn.
A special program, which CCP is doing for the first time since its inauguration, was held to highlight the ceremony.
CCP Artists including Joey Ayala and Bayang Barrios opened the program with a doxology.
Raul M. Sunico, CCP President, talked about the flags from the Katipunan to the Present and how the Filipinos fought for freedom.
CCP Vice President for Administration, Rodolfo Del Rosario, and CCP Department Manager of Administrative Services, Teresa S. Rances, discussed the importance and symbol of the Philippine Flag.
A poem by Cirio H. Panganiban titled “Ang Aking Bandila” was recited before the audience as well.
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