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Flag Description of the Philippines:

  • There are two equal horizontal bands
    • blue (top; representing peace and justice)
    • red (representing courage)
  • a white equilateral triangle based on the hoist side represents equality
  • the center of the triangle displays a yellow sun with eight primary rays, each representing one of the first eight provinces that sought independence from Spain
    • Bataan, Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Manila, Nueva Ecija, and Pampanga
  • each corner of the triangle contains two small yellow, five-pointed star and a crescent/star representing the three major geographical divisions of the country:

The original design of the flag dates to 1897; in wartime the flag is flown upside down with the red band at the top.

In 1987 The Philippine Constitution no longer referred to Mindanao as Mindanao alone, it refers to it as Muslim Mindanao.

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