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Flag-raising ceremony revived

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Posted on 2010-06-21 • Wesleyan News

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The practice of conducting the flag ceremony in the University which has long-been overlooked by past administrators in now regualarly being held since October 2009.

President Palomo saw the significance of honoring the flag in a monthly ritual in the university as the institution’s way of paying homage to our national symbol and reminding the constituency of their duties as Filipinos.

The rites include the entrance of colors, highlighted by the singing of the national anthem, recitation of the “Panatang Makabayan,” “Panunumpa sa Watawat” and “Pagpupugay sa Watawat” and the singing of the Cabanatuan and Nueva Ecija marches, Wesleyan Hymn and “Bayan Ko” as the concluding song.   

The event was made more significant by the presence of a guest speaker during each event who shared the revered moment with the students, faculty and staff.

Prominent personalities who have graced the ocassion since October last year were NE Senior Police Supt. Ricardo Marquez of PNP, Governor Aurelio Umali, Mayor Alvin Vergara, General Irineo Espino of the 7th Infantry Division, AFP, Schools Division Supt. Of Cabanatuan City Malcolm Garma  and CHED III Regional OIC Director Maria Consolacion D. Cristobal.

Held once a month, usually on the first Monday, about a thousand join the activity at the University Gym.

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