During his exile in Hongkong in 1897, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo designed the Filipino flag as it looks today. The flag was sewn by Dona Marcela Marino de Agoncillo with the help of her daughter Lorenza and Mrs. Delfina Herbosa de Natividad (niece of the Philippine National Hero – Dr.
Why is it illegal to wear the Philippine flag?
The Intellectual Property Code states that a symbol containing the flag or coat of arms, or any insignia of the Philippines cannot be registered as a trademark. … The rationale behind it is, that’s a national symbol – owned by the public.
How old is the Philippines?
Some 50 million years ago, the archipelago was formed by volcanic eruptions. About 30,000 years ago the earliest inhabitants had arrived from the Asian mainland, perhaps over land bridges built during the ice ages. By the tenth century A.D.
What symbolizes the 3 stars in the Philippine flag?
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”.