May 28 to June 12 mark the Flag Days in the Philippines.
Filipinos are expected to display flags in their homes, offices, schools and various establishments.
Here are quick facts about the Philippine Flag:
He conceived its design while exiled in Hong Kong in 1897. The flag then underwent minor alterations in 1997.
It was first unfurled after the Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated Spanish forces in the Battle at Alapan, Imus, Cavite.
President Manuel L. Quezon issued Executive Order No. 23, s. 1936 that institutes the description and specifications of the Filipino flag.
Unlike other countries which utilize other flags in times of war, the Philippine flag is still used, but is flown with the red field on top and to the left if displayed in hanging position.
The flag was sewn in Hong Kong by Marcela Agoncillo, along with her five-year-old daughter, Lorenza, and Delfina Herbosa Natividad, a niece Jose Rizal who had married one of Aguinaldo’s generals.
On June 15, 1995 President Fidel Ramos suggested to incorporate a crescent moon into the current national flag to represent the Filipino Muslims.
The blue color of the flag in 1946 is reported to be navy blue, darker than what is used today.
According to Flag Bulletin No 180, a change was made to the national flag on September 16, 1997 when the shade of blue was altered from navy blue to royal blue.
Richard Gordon authored the Ninth Ray Bill to acknowledge the bravery of Filipino Muslims who fought for our independence.
In cockpits, casinos and other places of vice or where frivolity prevails.
It shall be solemnly burned to avoid desecration. A flag that is beginning to show signs of wear and tear shall be replaced immediately.
Let’s wave our national flag with honor and pride and remember the Filipinos who risked their lives to claim our independence.