SQ274 of Pardo National High School - BSP During the celebration of 116th Decleraton of Phillippine Independence Day @ PardoNHS.
The Philippine flag is the symbol of our national identity, integrity and independence. As such, respect and reverence shall at all times be accorded the Flag, even if it is worn out and to be disposed of.
Section 14 of republic Act No. 8491 or the flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines provides for the proper disposal of worn out Philippine Flag:
" SECTION 14. A flag worn out through wear and tear, shall not be thrown away. It shall be solemnly burned to avoid misuse or desecration. The flag shall be replaced immediately when it begins to show signs of wear and tear. "
The ceremony for the reverent disposal of worn out Philippine flags is preferably held in conjunction with the flag lowering ceremony