A post showing a student desecrating the Philippine flag by using it as a mop is doing the rounds online.
In a Facebook post shared more than 4791 times as of Tuesday afternoon, the Facebook Page Filipino Netizen warned the student that desecrating the flag will not go unpunished.
As of this writing, the identity of the student and the school where the video was taken are still unknown.
According to Republic Act 8491, flag desecration is punishable by fine or imprisonment upon conviction.
As expected, the video of the student disrespecting the Philippine flag stirred an uproar among netizens who did watch the viral video.
One netizen commented, “Day and night for months they work in isolation para ipaglaban ang flag natin sa spratly islands then bababuyin mo lang hayup ka!” (Day and night for months, our soldiers worked in isolation to fight for our flag in the Spratly. Then, you disrespect our flag, you’re a beast!)
Another netizen wrote in response to the video, “Hndi lang sarili pamilya at eskwelahan ang binasatos mo kundi buong pilipinas. dpat sayo bgyan ng leksyon bastos kang bata ka!” (You are not only disrespecting your family and school, but the entire country. You deserved to be taught a lesson, you ill-mannered kid!)
Another netizen wants to see the kid go to jail to teach him a lesson so that others will not emulate his act.
“Dapat makulong toh at patungan ng maraming kaso khit under age para hindi na tularan ng iba.. sobrang kabastusan yung ginawa niya hindi biro ang pinagdaanan ng Pilipinas lalo na nung panahon ng gera, para bastusin lang ng ganyan. Nakakainit ng dugo! kung sa ibang bansa toh baka firing squad or garote inabot niya. Paki aksyonan mga alagad ng batas. Dapat hindi pinapalampas toh.” (You need to go to jail and face multiple charges in court even if you are a minor so that other kids will not follow your example. What you did is extremely disrespectful. What our country went through for the flag is unimaginable. My blood boils! If this happen in other countries, you face the firing squad or the garrote. To the concerned authorities, please act on this quickly. Don’t look the other way.)
Walang galang na bata. Hindi ba tinuturo sainyo sa paaralan yan na dapat galangin ang ating bandila?dahil sa ginawa mo hindi lang tela binastos mo kundi ang lipunan kung nasaan ka ngayon. para kang hindi Pilipino sa pagpapasikat mo. Kung sa tingin mo popogi ka sa ginawa mong Pasikat ka. Nagkakamali ka. Pero wag ka mag alala sisikat ka dito sa kalokohan mo.Like Filipino Netizens.
Posted by Filipino Netizens on Monday, February 8, 2016
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