Pledge of allegiance changed

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: 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
Makakalikasan at
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.

Manuel L. Quezon III.

7 thoughts on “Pledge of allegiance changed

  1. Bossing manolo why dont you create a forum where we can rant about some politicians on your own choosing? i mean a forum for pgma for mickey mouse and for our lawyerly DOJ secretary(that MF). yeah thats a good idea i can set it up for you if you want. i assume your web host allows that too and you can configure it at cpanel and install the forum. please?


  2. Hey, Mlq3, i saw a report on ABsCBN about the wife of a certain guy who was reportedly being harrassed by Ong inside the seminary. New twist! The wife was in tears, demanding PGMA to help her get back her husband (a military guy) alive. She was like Darna, minus the costume.

  3. the palace is going to be burned because some people think its their pakawala yung alledgely wife. Do you think the church will condone them Ong and Co. to detain somebody in their own seminary? I dont think so its against all common sense. geesh and Sec. Gonzales is now going to file anti wiretapping violation on Ong so it means the tape is probably true because there is now a complainant ( PGMA).

    We are now swimming in a crap filled pool now.

  4. I dunno, Ed. If the government storms the Seminary, it will be the first time San Carlos has been forcibly entered since Martial Law -and it was that incident that began Cardinal Sin’s opposition to Marcos.

    Resty- it’s interesting, what with the radio reoprts of APC’s.

  5. If they storm the seminary it is going to bad for them. You dont have to be a genius to figure it out that there is NO WAY the catholic priest will condone such detention acts on their own seminary. yeah sure storm the seminary without a warrant and there will be chaos but i think they dont need a warrant if they know a crime is being commited ( like catching a theif in the middle of a crime). but still its illogical to presume that the agent in question is being detained agaisnt his will in San Carlos Seminary!

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