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 dates when the Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated the Spanish forces in the Battle at Alapan, Imus, Cavite in 1898. It was originally held only on May 28 but was extended until June 12 in consonance with the Philippine Independence Day by virtue of Executive Order No. 179 on May 23, 1994.
The Philippine National Flag colors depict stories of Filipino patriotism and the fight for peace and freedom: Blue blue stands for peace, justice, sacrifice, and truth; Red symbolizes bravery, courage, and patriotism; and the White triangle represents freedom and equality.
The 53IB encourages everyone to display a Philippine flag in their house as a symbol of Filipino unity, love of country and national pride.
“The Philippine National Flag embodies our FIlipino spirit of patriotism, freedom, and pride. Let us honor our Flag with dignity and respect,” 53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Herrera said.
PHOTOS | Matapat Troopers honor the Philippine National Flag during their community engagement activities in the far-flung areas of Purok 1-2, Barangay Dapiwak, and Barangay Dulian Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur on February 18, 2021.