Today in History…

On March 26, 1920, the Philippine Legislature enacted Act No. 2928, which adopted the official flag of the Philippines.

From SYMBOLS OF THE STATE: REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, 1975: “The equilateral triangle on the left side of the flag is symbolic of equality among men. The eight rays of the Philippine Sun in the triangle represent the eight provinces that revolted against Spanish rule. The three stars on each corner of the triangle stand for the three geographical divisions of the country—Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The red stripe symbolizes the willingness of the Filipino to shed blood in defense of his country. The blue stands for common unity and the noble aspirations of the Filipino people.”

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