By MASIDING NOOR YAHYA
May 28, 2019
|Employees of the Bangsamoro government are set to raise the flag in the quadrangle of the regional government seat in Cotabato City on Monday morning to join the nationwide celebration of National Flag Day on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of BARMM).|
COTABATO CITY: Employees and officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) participated in the nationwide simultaneous flag raising ceremony on Tuesday, May 28, in observance of the 2019 National Flag Day.
BARMM is the new government of the Bangsamoro region under the leadership of Al Haj Murad Ahod Ebrahim who was installed by President Duterte as interim chief minister late last year.
The National Flag Day is celebrated throughout the country on May 28 through various activities that raise awareness about patriotism.
The National Flag Day commemorates the day when the Philippine flag was first raised after the victory in the Battle of Alapan in 1898, wherein Filipino revolutionaries led by General Emilio Aguinaldo defeated Spanish troops to recapture the province of Cavite.
The commemoration of the Flag Day was further extended by Executive Order 173 signed by former President Fidel Ramos, which set the observance from May 28 to June 12. (MNY)