Unlawyer, Viloria, and brownpau have blogged about the Pledge of Allegiance, reminiscing about the old one we used to recite, and a new one. However, the version they’ve published seems different from the one mandated by that law I love to hate, Republic Act 8491 which fiddled with so many things that didn’t need changing.
Below is what the law says our students ought to recite in school:
Gov.ph Home – About the Philippines – RA 8491:
F. Pledge to the Flag
SECTION 25. The following shall be the Pledge of Allegiance to the Philippine flag:
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
Such pledge shall be recited while standing with the right hand with palm open raised shoulder high. Individuals whose faith or religious beliefs prohibit them from making such pledge must nonetheless show full respect when the pledge is being rendered by standing at attention.