Vizcaya banner to be hoisted after raising national flag
The provincial banner simultaneously hoisted with the singing of the Vizcaya Hymn shall be immediately after the singing of the National Anthem every flag raising ceremony in the province.
This is in accordance with Ordinance No. 2019-160 authored by then Vice Governor Epifanio LD Galima Jr. which was approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) during its regular session on June 17.
Flags and banners have been used for thousands of years and signify different things to various people. Still, the main reason that flags and banners are displayed is that they denote entities, including a particular country, state, business, leader, community or organization. They are visual symbols used for recognition. In addition, individual flags are a symbol of pride and respect for the ideals that the particular flag stands for.
“The singing of the Vizcaya Hymn in all public functions in the local governments of the province as mandated by Ordinance No. 2012-081 has prompted me the idea of having similar legislation to require the hoisting of the provincial banner to instill in the minds of every Novo Vizcayanos the symbolism and ideals it represents,” Galima said.
Reverence and respect shall at all times be accorded the provincial banner and the Vizcaya Hymn which embody the ideals and traditions of Novo Vizcayanos and which express the principles of sovereignty and solidarity.
The banner shall be displayed in every provincial occasion like the Ammungan Festival and other similar occasions that observe flag raising ceremonies.
Meanwhile, Governor Carlos M. Padilla will create a committee that will formulate the necessary rules and regulations to implement the provisions of the ordinance. #bg