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Philippines Flag

The flag of the Philippines is a bicolor flag with horizontal bands of blue on top and red below, with a white triangle on the hoist side. On the white triangle is a sun and three stars.

Philippines Flag

Flag of Philippines

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Philippines Flag Description

The flag of the Philippines is a bicolor flag, divided in two parts horizontally. The upper half of the flag is blue,
and the lower portion is colored red. On the hoist side, a white triangle points inward from the outer corners of the flag. On the white triangle, a yellow sun with eight bunches of rays. In each point of the triangle, there is a five-pointed star, each representing a region of islands in the Philippines.

The blue on the flag represents peace, truth, and justice, while the red shows patriotism. The yellow sun represents unity, freedom, democracy, and sovereignty, and each of its rays represents one of the original provinces of the Philippines, at the time of the Revolution in 1896.

History of the Philippine Flag

The flag of the Philippines was designed by former President Emilio Aguinaldo, and first displayed during a battle of the Philippine Revolution on May 28, 1898, though this date is disputed and some say it was on June 12, 1898. The flag was probably inspired by the flag of Cuba, whose own revolution also helped spur the Philippine Revolution. The flag designed by Aguinaldo featured the red stripe on top, and the blue on bottom, showing that the Philippines was involved in a war. After a period in which the flag was banned, beginning in 1907, the flag was used again in 1919. On March 26, 1920, the Philippine flag was officially and legally adopted. The flag of the Philippines was banned again briefly during World War II.


Fact about Philippines flag

Designed byEmilio Aguinaldo
Adopted12. June 1898
Design and ColorsA horizontal bicolour of blue and red; with a white equilateral triangle based at the hoist containing three, 5-pointed gold stars at its vertices, and an 8-rayed gold sun at its center
Size Ratio1:2

Last Updated on : January 30, 2016

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