Thursday, June 4, 2009
National Flag Day
“Love of country, respect for the flag, two of the first lessons we learn from Constitution,” says City Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II in his message read by Vice Mayor Dino Claudio Sanchez in a ceremony held at the Rizal Park on the occasion of National Flag Day, giving emphasis on the importance of Republic Act 8491, otherwise known as the “Flag and Heraldic Code”.
As early as 6:30 in the morning, a motorcade was held participated in by Regional line agencies, and the Local Government of Butuan spearheaded by DENR-Caraga to instill patriotism.
This year’s National Flag Day celebration is anchored on the theme “Kagitingan, Kagalingan at Kasipagan Tungo sa Tunay na Kalayaan”.
DENR Regional Executive Director Edilberto Buiser led the hoisting of the Philippine Flag of the historic 100-ft flag pole at the Rizal Park, with the participation of the local officials of Butuan and officials of different regional line agencies, including PIA and the Philippine National Police.
Congressman Jose Aquino II was represented by his Executive Assistant Paquito Ato who was made to read the message that reminded the public to join in displaying the flag from May 25 to June 12 during the Philippine Independence Day celebration.
Meanwhile, DENR Regional Executive Director Buiser proudly announced that for 2 consecutive years, DENR Secretary Jose Atienza, Jr. is once again designated by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the head of the National Flag Day Committee.