What is Philippines old name?
The Philippines were claimed in the name of Spain in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer sailing for Spain, who named the islands after King Philip II of Spain. They were then called Las Felipinas.
Do we have Philippine national flag before the 1896 revolution?
Prior to the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution of 1896, the Filipinos had no national flag of their own. The only known flag to them was the Spanish flag. But when the Filipinos rose in revolt against Spain, each revolutionary group had its own banner. … Our early flags were those of the Katipunan.
Why is it illegal to wear the Philippine flag?
“State flags or emblems, or coat of arms are not allowed under the Intellectual Property code. The rationale behind it is, that’s a national symbol – owned by the public. No individual firm or entity can own it. Intellectual property, trademark among them of course, gives exclusivity.
How many flags are there?
Flags of all 195 countries in the world listed alphabetically.