MSU Marawi Conducts Seminar on RA
by Dr. Juliet T. Mendoza
The Mindanao State University (MSU) Main Campus in Marawi conducted a Seminar on Republic Act (RA) 8491 known as the Heraldic Code of the Philippines last October 17, 2018 at the International Convention Center of MSU.
Guest lecturer and resource speaker was TEODORO S. ATIENZA, the head of the Heraldry Division of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).
Major topics presented included the following: 1.) Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 8491- An Act Prescribing the Code of the National Flag, Anthem, Motto, Coat-of-Arms, and other Heraldic Items and Devices of the Philippines; 2.) Executive Order No. 23, S. 1936-Description and Specifications of the Filipino Flag (March 25, 1936); 3.) Executive Order No. 310, S. 1940-Creating the Philippine Heraldry Committee to make a Study of and Recommend Ways and Means for the Adoption of Coat-Of-Arms of the Different Political Subdivisions, Provinces, Cities, and Semi-Governmental Institutions (December 4, 1940); 4.) Department Order No. 5, S. 1956 of the Department of Education-Revised Filipino Language Version of the Philippine National Anthem (May 26, 1956); 5.) Kautusang Tagapagpaganap Blg. 60-Nagpapahayag na ang Pambansang Awit ng Pilipinas ay Dapat Awitin lamang sa Titik nitong Pilipino (Disyembre 19, 1963); 6.) Proclamation No. 374-Declaring the Twenty-Eighth Day of May each Year as National Flag Day (March 6, 1965); 6.) Presidential Decree No. 1-Reorganizing the Executive Branch of the Government. The National Historical Institute was created under Article XV Chapter I of Department of Education and Culture under Education on Part XII (September 24, 1972); 7.) Executive Order No. 1010-Amending Executive Order No. 23 Dated March 25, 1936 Entitled, “Description and Specifications of the Filipino Flag” (February 25, 1985); 8.) The Philippine National Flag Description and Specifications- Covered by Executive Order No. 1010 (February 25, 1985); 9.) Executive Order No. 292-Instituting the “Administrative Code of 1987” (July 25, 1987); 10.) Memorandum Order No. 205-Prohibition against the Use of the Presidential Seal, “Sagisag ng Pangulo,” in Office Stationaries and Uniforms (November 25, 1988); 11.) Memorandum Circular No. 92-30-Policy Guidelines on the Creation, Modification, Change, and Registration of Corporate Seals of Local Government Units (June 8, 1992); 12.) Executive Order No. 179-Prominent Display of the National Flag in All Buildings, Establishments.