Philippines Flag Symbol

Philippines Flag Symbol

The symbol of Philippine flag and meaning.

What does the Philippine flag look like?

What is the meaning of the 8 rays of the sun in Philippines flag?

The eight rays of the sun represent the eight provinces,Manila, Cavite,Bulacan, Nueva ecija,Tarlac, Laguna and Batangas.The 8 rays of the sun stands for the first eight provinces particularly in Luzon who revolted against the Spanish Government.

What do the 3 stars and the sun in the Philippine flag mean?

 3 stars represent the to 3 Islands Luzon,Visayas and Mindanao are in one country.

What’s does the colors of the flag mean?

Blue color – Peace, Happiness, Joy, Trust and Justice. If the blue is on top Philippines is in peace
 Red color – War, Patriotism, and defence. It means we have to be ready for the big  war.

The Philippines flag was designed by Gen. Emilio Aquinaldo and sewn by the 3 great women Marcela Marino de Agoncillo,Lorenza Agoncillo and Delfina Herbosa de Natividad in Hongkong prior to the proclamation of the Philippines Independence on June 1898. The flag was born with the passing of a great people, and the birth of a hero afterwards. It showed many battles,from Spanish conquerors to the American colonists, and the invading Japanese, but the Philippine flag kept standing and strong until now it was established with a global connection with all the countries in the whole world, every symbols and color of the Philippine flag has own meaning,like sun is the center of those stars the Philippines dream of identity and independence, and the blue simply claim the prosperous and peace of the country but without the red  which mean Filipinos are ready to shade their blood and life to hold and compromises its freedom.

Presidential Standard

Vice Presidential Standard

[edit]Flags used

Presidential StandardVice Presidential Standard[edit]Flags usedFlag used when the Philippines was a part ofNew Spain from 1535 to 1821Flag used during theBritish occupation of the Philippines from 1762 to 1764 (Spanish colonial capital Manila with the principal Spanish naval port Cavite, both on Manila Bay)Flag of Spain used duringSpanish East Indiesperiod (1821-1898)The flag of the Philippines as conceived by Emilio Aguinaldo. Used from 1898 to 1901 (the shade of blue is still a matter of debate. 3 shades have sprung up and were used by the next administrations)Flag used from 1901 to 1908 when the Philippines was administered directly from the United StatesFlag used from 1908, when Oklahoma became a U.S. state, to 1912Flag used from 1912, when Arizona and New Mexico became U.S. states, to 1919Flag used from 1919 to 1981. The shade of Blue used here is Navy Blue, following suit from the American Flag.Flag used during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines from 1942 to 1945The flag of the Philippines from 1943 to 1944 by theSecond Philippine RepublicFlag used from 1981 to 1986. The shade of Blue used here is Light Blue, similar to the shade used in Cuban Flag at the time of the proclamation of thePhilippine Declaration of Independence.Flag used from 1986 to 1998Flag used from 1998 to present. The shade of Blue used here is Royal, as a compromise.

Flag used when the Philippines was a part ofNew Spain from 1535 to 1821

Flag used during theBritish occupation of the Philippines from 1762 to 1764 (Spanish colonial capital Manila with the principal Spanish naval port Cavite, both on Manila Bay)

Flag of Spain used duringSpanish East Indiesperiod (1821-1898)

The flag of the Philippines as conceived by Emilio Aguinaldo. Used from 1898 to 1901 (the shade of blue is still a matter of debate. 3 shades have sprung up and were used by the next administrations)

Flag used from 1901 to 1908 when the Philippines was administered directly from the United States

Flag used from 1908, when Oklahoma became a U.S. state, to 1912

Flag used from 1912, when Arizona and New Mexico became U.S. states, to 1919

Flag used from 1919 to 1981. The shade of Blue used here is Navy Blue, following suit from the American Flag.

Flag used during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines from 1942 to 1945

The flag of the Philippines from 1943 to 1944 by theSecond Philippine Republic

Flag used from 1981 to 1986. The shade of Blue used here is Light Blue, similar to the shade used in Cuban Flag at the time of the proclamation of thePhilippine Declaration of Independence.

Flag used from 1986 to 1998

Flag used from 1998 to present. The shade of Blue used here is Royal, as a compromise.

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solidadah, posted this comment on Jan 20th, 2011

I am proud to be a Filipino. :)

bobie, posted this comment on Jan 20th, 2011

very nice share rubie . .keep it up!

rubielee, posted this comment on Jan 20th, 2011

bleee i have to write more 23 article to get 50 article badge,…kk i have to make it tell tomorrow?ahhahaha

papaleng, posted this comment on Jan 20th, 2011

Rubie, aabot ka rin sa 50 art, badge, A good refresher coaurse about Phil. History, naku noong pinag-aralan namin ito, first term pa lang ni Marcos. tagal na..

rubielee, posted this comment on Jan 20th, 2011

salamat papaleng,biro ko lng si bobie

bobie, posted this comment on Jan 21st, 2011

si ate trying hard talaga hahaha . keep it up ate .. ma enhance pag ka blogger mo dito ..

rubielee, posted this comment on Jan 21st, 2011

hahaha hayyyyy sabagay na bubulok na ako dito sa bahay since mga kiddos mga tinuturuan ko, so di ka mag expect ng best expect the worst ma sisira tlga english mo dito thats what happened

Brewed Coffee, posted this comment on Mar 9th, 2011

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real lady, posted this comment on Mar 10th, 2011

It is good to recall the meaning of our being.Nice share.

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