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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,
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.
Last Updated On : September 11, 2012