Proclamation No. 374, s. 1965

MALACAÑANG
RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE PHILIPPINES
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 374

DECLARING THE TWENTY-EIGHT DAY OF MAY OF EACH YEAR AS FLAG DAY.

WHEREAS, our flag is the consecrated repository of our ideals and traditions and the historic symbol of our nation as a sovereign people;

WHEREAS, there is need of instilling and perpetuating in the minds and hearts of the citizenry greater honor, respect and reverence for our flag; and

WHEREAS, our flag was first raised and received its baptism of fire and victory in the battle of Alapan, Imus, Cavite, on May 28, 1898;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the twenty-eighth day of May of each year as Flag Day and enjoin all government officials and employees as well as private citizens of the Philippines to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies.

Proclamation No. 146 dated September 30, 1949, is hereby revoked.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 6th day of March, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and sixty-five.

(SGD.) DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL
President of the Philippines

By the President:

(SGD.) RAMON A. DIAZ
Executive Secretary