Philippines Flag Meaning & Details


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 Philippines Flag
 Flag Information
  • two equal horizontal bands of blue (top) and red

  • a white equilateral triangle is based on the hoist side

  • the center of the triangle displays a yellow sun with eight primary rays

  • each corner of the triangle contains a small, yellow, five-pointed star

  • blue stands for peace and justice, red symbolizes courage, the white equal-sided triangle represents equality

  • the rays recall the first eight provinces that sought independence from Spain, while the stars represent the three major geographical divisions of the country: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao

  • the design of the flag dates to 1897

    note: in wartime the flag is flown upside down with the red band at the top

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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