Liter of Light’s Philippine Flag Solar Light Art Installation Pays Tribune to Frontliners

December 3, 2020

The largest renewable image of the Philippine flag was unveiled at Rizal Park at sunset on Bonifacio Day.

As day turns to night, over three thousand solar-powered lights in white, yellow, red, and blue shine the grounds behind the Rizal Monument. This giant light art installation in this historic grounds is a project of Liter of Light, an international NGO that provides affordable and sustainable solar lights to people with limited to no access to electricity.

This image of the Philippine flag represents a symbolic significance in the global fight against COVID-19. Each piece, individually assembled by volunteers from all over the country, carries the name of modern-day heroes and a message of hope and unity. The lighting ceremony happened on Bonifacio Day as Liter of Light Founder Illac Diaz regarded the fallen hero as one of our first frontliners.

This is our tribute to heroism on a global scale, a tribute to all Filipino frontliners worldwide who have fought to contain the pandemic. It is a profound expression of solidarity with those who have risked life and limb to be in the frontlines of the fight. – Diaz

Two platforms are on-site for better selfies and wide photos. Twelve (12) people may be accommodated at a time, following the health and safety guidelines. The lamps will then be turned over to off-grid communities and schools ravaged by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses with the help of Air Asia Philippines.

Photo from Liter of Light

Present at the lighting ceremony event are Liter of Light founder Illac Diaz and actor Dingdong Dantes, together with event sponsors and volunteers.

The giant tableaux will be available for viewing until Saturday, December 5. You can volunteer to switch on the solar lights at 5:00 PM and #lightitforward by messaging the Liter of Light on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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