Honors for Subic Bay as NHCP allows zone to fly Philippine flag
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) has authorized the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) to continuously fly the biggest Philippine flag at its administration building at the Subic Freeport Zone.
NHCP Board Resolution 8, s. 2017 amended Section 19 of the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 8491, also known as “The Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines,” officially declaring the Subic Bay Freeport Zone as a place where the Philippine flag should be permanently hoisted.
SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma said NHCP Executive Director Ludovico Badoy sent the SBMA a copy of the resolution that amended Section 19 of the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 8491, also known as “The Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines.”
“This allowed us to fly the Philippine flag 24 hours a day, everyday of the week,” SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma said.
She added that the decision of the NHCP “is an honor we gladly receive and a matter of deep pride for the SBMA.”
The honor came just after the Subic Bay was declared as Asia’s “Fastest Growing Free Trade Zone” in the International Finance Awards 2017. The SBMA, which manages the zone, was also recognized for its “Best Social Responsibility Initiative.”
Eisma said the SBMA is holding a monthlong celebration for its 25th anniversary that will culminate on November 24.
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