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SAFEGUARDING FREEDOM | 53IB Honors Philippine National Flag in Consonance with Independence Day

The National Flag Days, celebrated annually from May 28 to June 12 to commemorate the date when Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated the Spanish forces in the Battle at Alapan, Imus, Cavite in 1898. Originally, it was just held every 28th of May but it was extended on May 23, 1994, after the release of the Executive Order No. 179.

A mighty feat for freedom engulfs the stories of brave Filipinos toward the declaration of Philippine Independence Day on June 12, 1898. Every year, the sacrifices and heroism of Filipinos are remembered.
“While the Philippine Flag instills Filipino nationalism to all peace-loving citizens, let us all appreciate our country’s sovereignty, which was gained through the patriotic deeds of our brave heroes of the Philippine Revolution,” 53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera said.

The 53IB encourages everyone to display a Philippine flag in their house as a symbol of Filipino unity, love of country and national pride.

PHOTO | As part of the commemoration for National Flag Days, here are photo of Matapat troopers during their Community Engagement in the far-flung area in Barangay Sunop, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur on April 12, 2021.

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