Original Article Published in Mindanao Daily Mirror on June 1, 2019
Written By: Judy Quiros
The Philippine flag symbolizes the country’s independence from Spain on May 28, 1898 when Filipino revolutionaries led by General Emilio Aguinaldo recaptured the province of Cavite.
It was the day the Philippine flag was unfurled for the first time. The country thus celebrates May 28 as National Flag Day, aiming to bring together Filipinos to remember and appreciate the past.
The Philippine flag also symbolizes pride and honor for the Filipinos’ allegiance to the country in which the fruits of their bravery transcended to a current free and independent country.
The National Flag day is prelude to the 121st celebration of Independence Day on June 12 wherein all citizens are encouraged to display the Philippine flag at their homes, places of work, and offices as a show of respect, love, and renewed patriotism.
Damosa Land, Inc. (DLI) took part in celebrating National Flag Day in response to the invitation from Pronove Tai International Property Consultants and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
DLI joined the nationwide simultaneous flag ceremony with the theme “Stop and Salute” together with government agency offices and some of the country’s top real estate companies.
Close to 400 participants composed of employees of DLI and the ANFLO Group of Companies, tenants located at the Damosa District, and members of Barangay Angliongto council attended the event.
In a statement, DLI said it was its first time to join the nationwide commemoration.
“It was a first, yet a memorable one, for DLI as it was able to successfully deliver a message worth remembering - the value of honoring our country thru the Philippine flag and remembering the heroes who fought for the country’s liberty.”
The Philippine flag is a unique symbol that evokes a sense of belonging, of oneness, and of being a Filipino. It also symbolizes hope that this flag ceremony is a stepping stone for a long-term commitment to do our part in nation-building, DLI said.