THE PHILIPPINE FLAG

Each part of the Philippine flag has a specific meaning. The Blue field stands for common unity. The white triangle with equal sides of the flag is symbolic of equality among men. The white field stands for purity. The sun stands for the gigantic strides that have been made by the sons of the land on the road to progress and civilization. The eight (8) rays of the sun in the triangle represent the first eight (8) united provinces that revolted for independence _ Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Manila, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Tarlac. The three (3) stars in the triangle stand for the three (3) major geographical divisions of the country which are Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The red field symbolizes the eagerness of the Filipino people to shed blood in defense for the country.

COLORS OF THE PHILIPPINE FLAG

Pantone Equivalent (PMS)
Blue: 286c
Red: 193c
Yellow: 122c

DISPLAY OF FLAG

When flown from a flagpole, the flag should have its blue stripe on top in times of peace, and the red on top in times of war.

ORIENTATION

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THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL ANTHEM