Filipino barbers slammed for using PH flag as capes in Warriors heritage night

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “I think Filipinos do have style and we love to incorporate it and express art, it’s the art of barbering that is able to express the way we want to serve people,” Mallari was quoted as saying. “I think as Filipinos we love to serve and we love to help others and make people look fresh.”What was supposed to be an initiative to highlight Philippine heritage, however, took a contrary turn as the group was called out online for the misuse and misappropriation of the Philippine flag.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Heritage 2019. Golden State Warriors, ginawang barber cape ang Philippine flag!!!THIS IS DISRESPECT!!!— Sheng Costes (@76sheng) March 13, 2019Republic Act No. 8491, Section 34 details the prohibition of using the Philippine flag as drapery and festoon. It is also prohibited to wear the flag in whole or in part as a costume or uniform, among others. ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Image: Screengrab from Facebook/Golden State WarriorsBarbers of the group National Filipino Barbers Association (NFBA) recently drew flak after they were found using the Philippine flag as barber capes during the Golden State Warriors’ Filipino Heritage Night in California, last March 10. The free haircuts were given to patrons during the heritage night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The heritage night was featured on The Filipino Channel’s program “Balitang America” and showed Jayr Mallari of the NFBA talking about the initiative. It was also featured on the Warriors’ official Facebook page and is believed to be a part of Tanduay USA’s “Battle of the Barbers”. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ RELATED STORIES: Australian reporter calls Gilas players ‘brain dead imbeciles,’ ‘thugs’Palace on Gilas-Australia brawl: Unfortunate, unsportsmanlike Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next St. Clare stays unbeaten, survives Batangas-EAC Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying For your information our Philippine Flag embody the national ideals and traditions and which express the principles of sovereignty and national solidarity. DON’T USE IT AS A BARBER CAPE! May I remind you R.A No. 8491 sec. 34 par. A and C of Philippine Constitution.— Jonas Agricula (@KyahJonas) March 17, 2019center_img Mallari further said that the NFBA will no longer use the Philippine flag as barber capes when providing haircuts. “Please accept my sincerest apologies as I have made an honest mistake and I am eager to learn more about how we at the NFBA can continue upon our mission whilst navigating respectfully,” he added.The clip of the heritage night from the Warriors’ Facebook page may be viewed below. JB LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Following the backlash, Mallari took to social media on March 16 where he apologized for the NFBA’s misuse of the national flag as barber capes. “During this particular event, our intention was to use our platform to express pride in and raise awareness of our heritage by highlighting our flag design,” Mallari explained. “It was not our intent to offend or inadvertently disrespect any of our fellow Filipinos or our country in any way.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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