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feb28.2014Bill declares adobo as national food

feb28.2014Bill declares adobo as national food

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Bill declares adobo as national food
A lawmaker has filed a measure officially declaring and recognizing adobo as the national food,
 as the national slippers,
bahay kubo
 as the national house and the  jeepney as the national vehicle.Under House Bill !"# authored by $ep. $ene $elampagos %&
 'istrict, Bohol(, chairman of the House )ommittee on *ourism, the song
 Bayan Ko
shall also be declared and recognized as the national song and
 Maka-Diyos, Maka-tao, Makakalikasan at  Makabansa
 as the national motto. $elampagos filed the bill to lay the basis for the declaration and recognition of the +hilippine national symbols. -ational symbols represent its country, its people, its history and its culture. n the +hilippines, there are around twenty national symbols being taught in school. However, of these symbols, only ten are official, that is with basis either in the )onstitution, $epublic Acts and +roclamations,/ $elampagos said.$elampagos said this leaves the other national symbols unofficial or blatantly
, for having no basis for their declaration.$izal now becomes the unofficial national hero, carabao the unofficial national animal, mango the unofficial national fruit,
the unofficial fish, the
baro’t saya
 as the unofficial national costume and so on,/ $elampagos stressed.$elampagos said the bill aims to develop and instill nationalism and unity, ensure respect, promotion and preservation of the national symbols, correct the unofficial status of these symbols as taught in schools, provide guidelines for their use, care and conservation and to promote +hilippine tourism through these symbols, among others.n filing the measure, $elampagos cited the declared policy of the 0tate to inculcate  patriotism, nationalism and appreciation of the role of national heroes and symbols in the historical development of the country.$elampagos said the 0tate must give priority to education, science and technology, arts and culture, and sports to foster patriotism and nationalism, accelerate social progress and promote total human liberation and development.Under the bill to be known as the +hilippine -ational 0ymbols Act of "1&2,/ the color blue, white and red flag with an eight3rayed golden3yellow sun and three five3 pointed stars shall be declared the national flag of the +hilippines.
NR # 3391FEB. 28, 2014

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