LOOK: EDSA billboard shows PH wartime flag behind Marcos Jr.

By Ronnel Kien Bermas

PHOTO: Screengrab from Interaksyon from Reddit/Jajauno

An LED billboard featuring President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has been seen to wrongly display the Philippine flag along EDSA in Mandaluyong City on Thursday.

In a video dated May 26, Redditor ‘Jajauno’ revealed an LED video billboard of the late dictator’s son along EDSA with the Philippine wartime flag displayed vertically.

Incidentally, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) tweeted a link to a free copy of The Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines, otherwise known as Republic Act No. 8491, on May 28.

According to Section 10 of the aforementioned law, the flag must be hung with the blue field positioned to the left of the observer in times of peace.

The act also notes that violators of any of its provisions must be "punished by a fine of not less than five thousand pesos (P5,000) nor more than twenty thousand pesos (P20,000), or by imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, or both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court."

Meanwhile, Reddit users have also pointed out that the video billboard is erected on GA Twin Tower, a premier project of Globe Asiatique Realty Holdings Corporation.

Historically, the People Power Revolution, which resulted in the removal of Ferdinand Marcos Sr., took place along EDSA.


Edited by Audrei Jeremy Mendador
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