Bounty Agro Ventures Inc., the operator of the country’s largest rotisserie chicken chain, Chooks-to-Go, donated 3,000 flags to public elementary schools nationwide.
BAVI said that in less than two months, it turned over 163 flags to Bagong Silangan Elementary School in Quezon City, 289 flags to Sto. Tomas North Central School in Batangas, 536 flags to Guiguinto Central School in Bulacan; 72 flags to Andres Bonifacio Elementary School 1 in Bacolod City; 1,278 flags to Don Eugenio Ladrido Memorial Elementary School in Lambunao, Iloilo; and 450 flags to Davao City National High School.
The 6’ by 3’ sized national flags were given to principals and administration heads of the recipient schools.
“We are grateful to be part of this endeavor that instills patriotism among our younger generations of future leaders. Helping grow not just a sense of respect for the flag but more importantly, love for country, is something that we are deeply committed to,” said BAVI president and general manager Ronald Mascariñas.
BAVI initially provided funding support to enable Ayala Foundation Inc. and its MagingMagiting flag campaign to distribute 3,000 flag kits to public elementary schools nationwide, with the help of the Department of Education and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, to rekindle Filipino pride, foster love of country and celebrate the lives of everyday Filipino heroes, especially among young students.
Section 5 of Republic Act 8491 or the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines stipulates that the Philippine national flag should be displayed in all public buildings, official residences, public plazas and institutions of learning every day throughout the year.
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