The City Government of Iligan City headed by Mayor Frederick W. Siao, observed the Philippine National Flag Day celebration, with a motorcade around the city and a commemorative program thereafter at the City Public Plaza, today May 29, 2023. The event was participated by City Officials, National Government Agencies, CLGU personnel, Barangay Officials, Private Organizations, Civil Society, members of the AFP and PNP. Representing City Director Maria Maida Daniot is DILG OIC Program Manager Villebette Sato, and Engr. Janzen Wong. It was a remarkable experience filled with a deep sense of patriotism and pride for the country.
The program commenced with a heartfelt rendition of the national anthem by the Buhanginan Choir, composed of City Government personnel, stirring emotions of unity and loyalty. Cultural performances showcasing the rich heritage and talent of the Iliganon were also rendered and captivated the audience.
The highlight of the celebration was the flag-raising ceremony. Slowly but with great reverence, the Philippine flag ascended, accompanied by a solemn rendition of the national anthem. It was a powerful moment, signifying the hard-fought freedom and sacrifices of the nation’s heroes.
Throughout the event, impassioned speeches reiterated the importance of the Philippine flag as a symbol of national identity, unity, and sovereignty. The words served as a reminder of the responsibility each citizen bears in upholding the values it represents. The commemoration of the Philippine National Flag Day enabled all participants to deepen the appreciation for the significance of the flag and reinforced their commitment to being a responsible and patriotic citizen. The event fostered a sense of pride and gratitude for the nation’s history and the sacrifices made to secure its independence. It served as a powerful reminder of the importance of cherishing and upholding the values enshrined in the Philippine flag.