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Philippines Flag and Description

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The Philippines flag was officially adopted on May 19, 1898.

The white triangle is symbolic of peace, red symbolizes bravery and blue represents patriotism. The three gold stars and sun represent the three main divisions of the country - Luzon, Mindanao and Visayas.

When the country is at peace, the flag is flown showing blue at the top and red at the bottom. In times of war, the flag is flown with red at the top and blue at the bottom.

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This page was last updated on May 17, 2017.