In observance of the National Flag Days celebration, the Local Government Unit of Tagum City through its City Historical and Cultural Commission started installing Philippine Flags on major thoroughfares in the city in its bid to stir pride in Tagumenyo hearts amidst the crisis in Marawi City and the declaration of Martial Law in the entire Mindanao.
The National Flag Days started on May 28 and will last until June 12 in time for the celebration of the 119th Philippine Independence Day.
Mayor Allan Rellon, on an official statement released called on the support and cooperation of Tagumenyos amidst this challenging time. He also urged them to continue seek Divine Guidance and pray for peace and prosperity not only in Mindanao but in the entire country as well.
Meanwhile, the city government will culminate the National Flag Days with a fun run activity dubbed as “Kalayaan Run” which is also a fund-raising activity for the upcoming 6th ASEAN Scout Jamboree on November 27 to December 02 this year.
The Public Employment Service Office also invites jobseekers from Tagum City and neighboring towns to join the Kalayaan – Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan Job and Business Fair on June 12. Pre-registration is now rolling online via Philjobnet.gov.ph.
Other activities will also take place during the event like Negosyo Symposium, Kabuhayan Demos, NSO authentication, online passport appointment, and services from national-line agencies like the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Social Security System (SSS), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and PhilHealth, among others.
The National Flag Days is celebrated to commemorate the waving of the tricolor in Cavite City by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo to mark the victory of Filipinos in the Battle of Alapan in Imus, Cavite.
Through the Proclamation No. 374, 196 issued by President Diosdado Macapagal, the National Flag Day was moved to May 28 from June 12. It was the Executive Order No. 179 of President Fidel V. Ramos that stretched the celebration into an extended period from May 28 to June 12. Roy Banias/ CIO Tagum