As mandated by the Civil Service Memorandum Circular No. 19, s. 2012 in pursuant to Section 10 of Republic Act (RA) No. 8491, otherwise known as the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines as reiterated in DepEd Order No. 50, s. 2015 re: Observance/Conduct of Flag Raising and Lowering Ceremonies and Proper Sequence in Official DepEd Programs involving the singing of the Philippine National Anthem, TeacherPH recapitulates the observance of the flag ceremony.
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CSC Memorandum Circular No. 19, s. 2012
Observance of Flag Ceremonies
Republic Act No. 8491, otherwise known as the “Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines” requires all government offices and educational institutions to observe the flag-raising ceremony every Monday morning and the flag-lowering ceremony every Friday afternoon.
It has been observed that if the regular or special holidays fall on Mondays and Fridays, some government offices do not hold flag-raising and flag-lowering ceremonies.
To ensure that government employees regularly accord respect to the Philippine Flag and to provide a venue where they will be constantly reminded of how they must conduct themselves as public servants, all heads of government agencies are enjoined to schedule a flag raising ceremony every Monday, or the next working day if Monday is declared a holiday, and a flag-lowering ceremony every Friday or on the last working day of each week. Agencies are advised to conduct the flag-raising and flag-lowering ceremonies at 8 o’clock in the morning and 5 o’clock in the afternoon, respectively.
Agency heads are, likewise, enjoined to establish internal guidelines to strictly monitor the attendance of their personnel in the flag ceremonies and ensure strict compliance.
This Memorandum Circular shall take effect immediately.
Please be guided accordingly.
FRANCISCO T. DUQUE III, MD, MSc