Flags,Accesories,Banners,Design,Protocol & Advice
The Philippines flag was first used by General Emilio Aguinaldo, leader of the liberation struggle, in 1898. It was then adopted by the leaders of the independence movement in exile in Hong Kong. The country gained independence from Spain, but was then almost immediately (and almost certainly voluntarily) taken over by the United States. There are various interpretations of the colours of the flag.
The white triangle is said to represent the liberation movement and alternatively, purity and peace. The red is said to represent bravery or courage and the blue to represent magnanimity or patriotism. The eight-pointed star is to represent the eight provinces that originally broke away from Spain. The three stars in the points of the triangle represent the three main island groups: Luzon, Mindanao and Visayan archipelago.BUY NOW