IMUS CITY, Cavite – This year’s Wagayway Festival will be far different from its traditional celebration as this will be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Imus City Tourism Office introduced on Saturday its very own “HATAWatawat,” an open-to-all TikTok dance competition, wherein participants can make a dance video using the official Wagayway jingle.
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Solo, pair, or group with a maximum of five members can submit their entries until June 4 and win up to P5,000 cash prize.
Aside from this, there will still be a flag raising ceremony to commemorate the Battle of Alapan and the National Flag Day.
Imus City, dubbed as the country’s flag capital, will also hold a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing for the creation of the Imus Heritage Park and to improve the development of the Shrine of the National Flag.
In spite of that, there will be no annual parade and social gathering activities this coming May 28 in accordance with the existing health protocols in the city.
Meanwhile, Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi encouraged not only the Imusenos but also everyone to put up flags in their homes, establishments or even vehicles to remember the sacrifices of the Filipinos then to achieve independence.
“Kaya nga dapat talagang maalala ‘yan ng ating mga kababayan sapagkat ang watawat ay simbolo ng ating kasarinlan. Kaya nga ‘yun nga ang lagi nating gustong ipaalala sa ating mga kababayan, ‘yung pagmamahal at pagbibigay ng importansya sa ating watawat. Dapat hindi mawala ‘yan,” Maliksi said.