In celebration of the National Flag Day on 28 May 2022, the Philippine Embassy in Lebanon organized a flag-making activity for Fil-Leb children aimed at raising awareness on the history and relevance of the Philippine flag.
The Embassy's Cultural Officer, Ms. Carmelita Duarte, presented a brief history of the Philippine flag and its symbols. The event was held at the Sentro Rizal of the chancery and attended by Embassy personnel, Fil-Leb children, and their parents.
On March 6, 1965, Presidential Proclamation No. 374 was issued declaring May 28 as National Flag Day to commemorate the date the national emblem was first unfurled after the Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated the Spanish fores in the Battle at Alapan, Imus, Cavite in 1898.
On May 23, 1994, Executive Order No. 179 was issued extending the period of celebrating National Flag Day from May 28 to June 12. All Filipinos are encouraged to display the Philippine flag in all offices, agencies and instruments of government, business establishments, schools, and private homes throughout this period “to give respect and reverence to our symbol of national sovereignty and solidarity.”