Alapan, Imus, Cavite – The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), in cooperation with the City Government of Imus, Cavite, will commemorate the 121st anniversary of the Battle of Alapan/Pambansang Araw ng Watawat on 28 May 2019, at the Dambana ng Pambansang Watawat/Heritage Park, Miguel Santo, Alapan II-B, Imus, Cavite. The historic battle—a victorious one for the Filipino revolutionary forces against the Spaniards—marked the first unfurling of the Philippine flag led by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. It later became the basis for the annual observance of National Flag Day.
Wreath laying and flag raising ceremonies will be led by the guest of honor, Mr. Ruel T. Maranan, President of Ayala Foundation, Inc. He will be joined by Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla, NHCP Chairman Rene R. Escalante, NHCP Acting Executive Director Ludovico D. Badoy, Cavite 2nd District Representative Alex Advincula, Imus Mayor Emmanuel L. Maliksi, Vice Mayor Arnel M. Cantimbuhan, and former Prime Minister Cesar EA Virata.
By virtue of Republic Act No. 8491, the Filipino people are enjoined to display Philippine flag from May 28 to June 12 in homes, schools, lampposts, and other public and private establishments, spaces, vehicles, and watercrafts.
The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote and preserve Philippine historical heritage through research and publication, conservation, marking of historic sites and structures, and administration of national shrines and museums.