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... of peace, and the red field to the right (left of the observer) in times of war. ... Flag is used together with the flag of the Armed Forces or civil organization ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Flag Code

Flag Code
National Flag represents an entire country and
its people
  • Its important that everyone should know the
    proper respect and care due to his countrys flag
  • The Boy Scouts of the Philippines has adopted the
    Flag Code as prescribe by the Executive Order No.
    137 of the President of the Philippines.

Summary of the Flag Code and its important points
  • National Flag alone shall be displayed in all
    public buildings, official residences, public
    squares, and institutions of learning, everyday
    throughout the year. It should be on the mast at
    the break of the day, should remain flying
    throughout the day but shall not stay flying
    after the sun has set, except when especially

  • Five places where the Flag shall be permanently
    hoisted, day and night
  • Malacanang
  • Congress of the Philippines building
  • Supreme Court building
  • Rizal Monument in Luneta
  • Libingan ng mga Bayani
  • The Flag, if flown from the flagpole, its blue
    field should be on top in time of peace and red
    field on top in times of war. If in a hanging
    position, the blue field should be to the right
    (left of the observer) in time of peace, and the
    red field to the right (left of the observer) in
    times of war.

  • In hoisting the flag, it should be raised briskly
    to the top-end of the flagpole which, if planted
    on the ground, should be such height as would
    give the flag a commanding position within the
  • When the National Flag is used together with the
    flag of the Armed Forces or civil organization or
    with that of another nation, it must always be
    above or on the right of the other flags. When
    displayed in a parade with those of foreign
    nations, it shall always be in front of the
    center of the line of the other flags.

  • When the flag is passing in a parade or in
    review, the people should halt, uncover, stand at
    attention and salute.
  • The flag shall be displayed on national holidays
    or special holidays as the President may proclaim
    in all private buildings and homes, whenever
    practicable, from sunrise to sunset.

  • Public display of foreign flags is prohibited
  • on foreign diplomatic establishments such as
  • On other places authorized by bilateral or
    international conference of which the Philippines
    is a member.
  • During National holidays. The foreign flag shall
    be displayed together with the National Flag,
    which shall occupy the place of honor.
  • Building owned by aliens shall not display the
    Philippine flag, except on our national and
    special holidays or on their national holidays,
    subject to the provisions.

  • No part of the flag should touch the ground.
    While the flag is being raised or lowered and
    while the National Anthem is being played, the
    people should face the flag, uncover, stand at
    attention and salute. Moving vehicles should stop
    and people inside should do the same thing.
  • Flag must be treated with respect. It should not
    use in dancing halls or any place where hilarity
    is prevailing.

  • The flag must be hoisted at half-mast in sign of
    mourning. It must be hoisted to full-mast,
    allowing it to fly there for a moment before
    bringing it to half-mast.
  • To lower the flag, it must again be hoisted
    to full-mast before bringing it down.
  • The Flag may be hoisted half-
  • mast by authority of the President
  • in case of national mourning or he
  • may designate or at the discretion
  • of department heads or chief local
  • officials.

  • The flag shall never be used as covering for
    tables or curtains for doorways. However the flag
    may be used by the Arm Forces to cover the casket
    of their honored dead.
  • Included are deceased civilians who have rendered
    services in the Army, Navy or civil office of
    great responsibility
  • The white triangle of the sun and starts will
    cover the head end of the casket, the blue stripe
    to the right, the red to the left of the
    deceased. Both color should be evenly divided on
    each side of the casket. The flag should never be
    lowered to the grave or allowed to touch the
    ground, except as authorized by R.A. 3934.
  • Only a cross may be placed above the Flag as a
    symbol of God above Country

  • The flag shall never be festooned, and shall
    always hang with nothing to cover its surface. It
    shall occupy the highest place of honor and shall
    not be placed under any picture, or below a
  • The flag shall not be marred by advertisement, or
    worn as a whole part of a costume. It shall not
    be used as pennant in the hood or in any part of
    a vehicle, except in celebration of any national
    or special holiday as the President may
    designate. It shall never be used as a covering
    for a statue or monument nor should it be used to
    unveil the same.

  • A national flag, worn out through wear and tear,
    should not be thrown on a garbage heap or used as
    a rag. It should be reverently burned to avoid
    misuse or desecration thereof.
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