Thursday, September 29, 2011

Philippine Flag

Janela Arcos Lelis, a 12-year-old sixth grader from Malinao town, Albay was formally honored by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines for saving the Philippine flag from raging floodwaters when Typhoon “Juaning hit her hometown and destroyed her house last month.

It was the first recognition ever to be bestowed on a Filipino child, according to officials of the NHCP, a government arm that promotes Philippine history and cultural heritage.
In a simple ceremony at the NHCP office in Manila, Lelis was awarded a plaque, a Philippine flag lapel pin, a Philippine flag and P20,000 cash for what the agency described as her “selfless act” of courage reflecting her love for the country.

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