What is the story behind the Philippines flag?
The flag was created in Naic, Cavite and first displayed in 1897. It features an eight-rayed white sun with a mythical face on a field of red. … It was formally unfurled during the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and the flag of the First Philippine Republic, on June 12, 1898 by President Aguinaldo.
What does the 3 stars on the Philippine flag mean?
Contrary to common belief, the 3 stars actually represent the islands of Luzon, Panay and Mindanao, and not Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Proclamation of Independence in 1898 referred to these 3 as the “archipelago’s three principal islands” where the revolution started, and not the “principal grouping of islands”.
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.
Why Philippines flag is important?
“The Philippine flag represents all of the blood, sweat and tears for us to gain our independence from our (Spanish) colonizers and if you really think about it, it represents the collective sacrifice of all of our “lolos” (grandfathers) and “lolas” (grandmothers) before,” he added.
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.