Pledge of Allegiance to the Philippine Flag

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The Pledge of Allegiance to the Philippine Flag (Filipino: Panunumpa ng Katapatan sa Watawat ng Pilipinas) is the pledge to the flag of the Philippines. It is one of two national pledges, the other being the Patriotic Oath, which is the Philippine national pledge.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Philippine Flag is recited at flag ceremonies immediately after the Patriotic Oath or, if the Patriotic Oath is not recited, after the national anthem.

The pledge was legalized under Executive Order No. 343, finalized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts from a draft prepared by the Commission on the Filipino Language, approved by then-President Fidel V. Ramos on Independence Day (June 12), 1996,[1] and subsequently by the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines, or Republic Act No. 8491.[2] The law requires the pledge to be recited while standing with the right hand with palm open raised shoulder high.[2] The law makes no statement of what language the pledge must be recited in, but the pledge is written (and therefore recited) in Filipino.

Text of the pledge[edit]

Filipino Version English translation Spanish Translation
Ako ay Pilipino
Buong katapatang nanunumpa
Sa watawat ng Pilipinas
At sa bansang kanyang sinasagisag
Na may dangal, katarungan at kalayaan
Na pinakikilos ng sambayanang
Maka-Diyos
Makatao
Makakalikasan at
Makabansa.[2]
I am a Filipino
I pledge my allegiance
To the flag of the Philippines
And to the country it represents
With honor, justice and freedom
Put in motion by one Nation
For God
for the People,
for Nature and
for the Country.
Yo soy Filipino
Juro mi lealtad
A la bandera de Filipinas
Y al país que ésta representa
Con honor, justicia y libertad
Puesta en movimiento por un pueblo
Para Dios,
Para el Pueblo,
Para la naturaleza, y
Para el País.

National motto[edit]

Chapter III, Section 40 of Republic Act no. 8491 or popularly known as Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines, specify the national motto of the Philippines, which echoes the last four lines of the pledge of allegiance.[2]

In English translation, the motto is For God, People, Nature and Country.

The Philippine Motto can also be read as the oath at the Text of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Philippine flag.[3]

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