Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Filipino Student Use The Philippine Flag as Floor Mop

A University Student in Manila is being bashed on the internet when a video of him has gone viral. In the video the student is seen mopping the floor with the Philippine flag.
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The video was uploaded on a Facebook page of "Filipino Netizens" page it showed a male student mopping the floor using a Philippine flag tied to a stick.

As of posting time, the 22 second video has accumulated over one million views and has been shared over 28,000 times.

Any act of disrespect to the flag is prohibited under Republic Act No. 8491 or “Act Prescribing the Code of the National Flag, Anthem, Motto, Coat-of-Arms and Other Heraldic Items and Devices of the Philippines.”

“Reverence and respect shall at all times be accorded the flag, the anthem and other national symbols which embody the national ideals and traditions and which express the principles of sovereignty and national solidarity,” Section 2 of the said law stated.

A fine of P5,000 to P20,000, or one year imprisonment, or both will be imposed to any violator of the law.

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