After Philippines flag first unfurled, it flies all over Luzon Visayas and Mindanao for the 113th Philippine Independence Day (2011)

The national flag is meant to be a unique symbol for a country. The Philippines' national flag is the only flag in the world which may be hoisted inverted when the Congress of the Philippines has declared a "state of war" the Philippines is legally unique in that it is flown with the red stripe on top when the country is in a state of war, rather than the conventional blue.

The Philippines will celebrate of its 113th Independence Day, replicas of the Philippine national flag started to fly in some parts of Manila and the Provincial areas.

The flags were placed along major streets and on bridges starting Friday, the eve of the anniversary marking the first time the Philippine flag was unfurled.

Replicas of Philippine flag are placed on a bridge in Manila Friday afternoon, two weeks before the nation marks its 113rd Independence Day. Part of the Flag protocol; the flag should be displayed in all government buildings, official residences, public plazas, and schools every day throughout the year. The days of the 28th of May (National Flag Day) and the 12th of June (Independence Day) are designated as flag days, during which all offices, agencies and instrumentalities of government, business establishments, and institutions of learning and private homes are enjoined to display the flag. But in recent years, the flag days are now from May 28 to June 30 yearly.

Malacañang has called on Filipinos to display the Philippine flag at home, offices, schools, public buildings and plazas, as well as embassies and consulates overseas from May 28 until June 12.

May 28, 2011 (Saturday) marks the 113th anniversary of the first unfurling of the Philippine flag at Teatro Caviteño.

“This period commemorates the Battle of Alapan on May 28, 1898 when the national flag was first unfurled in an uprising led by General Emilio Aguinaldo in Imus, Cavite, and culminates on June 12 when the Philippine flag was waved in full view of the world following the formal proclamation of independence in Kawit, Cavite," presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a statement earlier this week.

A Palace statement also cited Section 26 of Republic Act 8491, the “Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines," which orders all offices and public venues to display replicas of the flag.



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