Prohibited Acts

  1. To mutilate, deface, trample on, cast contempt, or commit any act or omission casting dishonor or ridicule upon the National Flag or over its surface

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  2. To dip the National flag to any person or object by way of compliment or salute

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  3. To use the National Flag...

    - As drapery, festoon, tablecloth

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    - As covering for ceilings, walls, statues or other objects

    - As pennant in the hood, side, back and top of motor vehicles

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    - As a staff or whip

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    - for unveiling monuments or statues; and,

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    - As trademarks, or for industrial, commercial or agricultural labels or designs.

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  4. To display the National Flag:

    - Under any painting or picture

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    - Horizontally. It shall always be hoisted aloft and be allowed to fall freely

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    - Below any platform; or,

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    - In discotheques, cockpits, night and day clubs, casinos, gambling joints and places of vice or where frivolity prevails

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  5. To wear the National Flag in whole or in part as a costume or uniform

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  6. To add any word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawings, advertisement, or imprint of any nature on the National Flag

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  7. To print, paint or attach representation of the National Flag on handkerchiefs, napkins, cushions, and articles of merchandise

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  8. To display in public any foreign flag, except in embassies and other diplomatic establishment, and in offices of international organizations

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  9. To use or display or be part of any advertisement or infomercial; and,

  10. To display the National Flag in front of buildings or offices occupied by aliens.

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Learn this Filipino word:

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