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The Cultural Center of the Philippines boasts the national flag’s colors in commemoration of Independence Day

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Symbolic visuals in blue, yellow, and red shades will illuminate the Main Building Facade of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) from May 28 to June 13 (except Mondays), from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, to celebrate the National Flag Day and the 125th Proclamation of Philippine Independence.

On May 28, 1898, the Philippine revolutionary army unfurled the National Flag for the first time, after they defeated the Spanish forces in the Battle of Alapan in Imus, 15. Fifteen days after the unfurling, the same flag was hoisted in Kawit, Cavite when the Philippine forces, led by Emilio Aguinaldo, declared the Philippine Independence.

This year, the country celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Declaration of the Philippine Independence, with the theme “Kalayaan, Kinabukasan, Kasaysayan.”

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As the country’s leading art institution that is mandated to promote and preserve the Philippine arts, culture and history, the CCP through its Production Design and Technical Services Division created an amazing facade light show, with strong visuals of blue, yellow and red, the colors of the Philippine flag. A multi-layer of wavy pattern gobos will be projected to achieve depth.

As a strong advocate of nation-building through the arts, the CCP continues its pursuit of enriching the Filipino story and identity. The promotion of Filipino artistic excellence, cultural values, and aesthetics is a commitment made possible by the freedom bestowed 125 years ago. For this year’s Independence Day, the CCP celebrates unbounded Filipino creativity and passion which will transcend time as freedom lives on.

Visit the CCP website for more information. Check the official CCP and Facebook page and follow CCP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok for the latest updates on its various programs and shows.

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