The Philippine Flag is Philippine’s pride. There are a number of memorabilia of the Philippine flag that is out in the market today. It has been widely used as a design in a number of commodities like interior decorations, souvenirs, bags, and even in clothing. There are a lot of people who have a liking for the Philippine flag jacket when Adidas launched this design series a couple of years back. It was a limited edition clothing gear and in no time it was sold out in stores.
Immediately after its big hit in the market, it was suddenly pulled out because it breaks some of the Philippine law that prohibits defacing the flag. As Filipinos, we take pride in the Philippine flag, which is the symbol of our nation’s pride.
In Section 34 of the Republic Act No. 8491, it states that the defacing, mutilating, or use of the flag in contempt is illegal. The flag should not in any way touch the ground or another person or any object. It is also prohibits the use of the flag as table cloth, festoon, or drapery. It should not be used as cover for statuses, ceiling or walls. Even using it at the side, back or top of vehicles is considered dishonoring the flag. Most importantly, the flag should not be used as a trademark in the industrial, commercial or agricultural markets.
Nonetheless, there are many overseas Filipino workers who are not under Philippine law who would want to wear Pinoy pride with the Adidas Philippine jacket. It is still widely being sold online in most web stores. You can even get in for as low as $99, which includes international shipping.