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National Flag Days starts today, Independence & Fil-Am Friendship Day Activities lined up

The 15-day celebration of National Flag Days, starts today, May 28, 2019. Starting today until June 12, 2019, government offices are to display the Philippine Flag in all open flag staffs. The general public are also encouraged to do the same in buildings and residences.

A program, which started 8AM today, is currently happening at the Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine in Barangay Salud Mitra and will end at 12NN after the small group instruction-presentation.

Independence Day 2019 Celebration

The theme for the 121st Philippine Independence Day is “Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa mamamayan.”

Independence Day Activities

For this year’s celebration in Baguio City, there will be a program on June 12, 2019 to be held at the President Fidel V. Ramos (PFVR) gym, where city officials will give their messages and have an assembly right after.

There will also be a socio-civic parade which will start from the PFRV gym and end at the Melvin Jones grandstand. The following are the participants of the said parade:

  • Local government officials and employees, barangay officials
  • WWII veterans
  • Retirees
  • Religious groups
  • Schools (private and public)
  • Colleges & universities
  • Vocational and technical institutions
  • Private and non-government organizations
  • Mascots and floats of the business sectors
  • Delegations of sister cities
  • National line agencies
  • Marching Bands
    • schools & organizations
    • Police Regional Office Cordillera (PRO-COR)
    • Baguio City Police Office (BCPO)
    • Philippine Military Academy (PMA)

Fil-Am Friendship Day 2019 Celebration

Wreath-laying ceremonies are set to happen on July 4, 2019 in several areas including Malcolm Square, bust of Arch. Daniel Burnham, Philippine Commission Marker along Gov. Pack Road and Kennon Road.

A.O. for Fil-Am Friendship Day

In line with the Administrative Order by Mayor Domogan, employees of the local government and partner agencies should support and participate in the celebration.

Activities and programs will be created through a coordination among the following offices

  • City Tourism Office
  • City Social Welfare and Development Office
  • Office for Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA)-Baguio
  • Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO)

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