Saturday, June 11, 2011


Hoisting the Philippine Flag this week in celebration of the 113th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence on June 12th. This one is courtesy of a paratrooper from the Armed Forces of the Philippines during the opening ceremonies for the hot-air balloon festival last year.

From the National Historical Commission of the Philippines:
After the ratification of our independence in 1899, Gen. Aguinaldo in his speech in Malolos, Bulacan explained the meaning and symbolism of our national flag. According to him the flag “it has three colors, three stars and a sun, the meaning of which are as follows: the red color is symbolic of Filipino courage; the blue carries an allegorical meaning that all the Filipinos will prefer to die before submitting themselves to the invader; the three five pointed stars indicate the solidarity of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao and allude to the islets and rocks falling under their jurisdiction; and lastly, the eight beams of the sun stand for the eight provinces of Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Rizal, Laguna, Batangas and Cavite”

In a week's time, we'll also be celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of the Philippine National Hero, Jose Rizal. Some of his words of wisdom applicable to citizens of any nation are as follows:

Clark Field, Pampanga, February 2010, using a digicam.


  1. An informative, interesting post! And there is a distinctive triangle in your flag!

  2. Great shot!
    Enjoy your Independence Day celebrations.

  3. Perfect shot for the theme. Enjoy the fun . . .

    Have a great weekend.

  4. That's a great take on the theme Ian! Hava a great wekend

  5. Happy Independence Day! my PH entry is up too.

  6. I love watching paratroopers. Great take on the theme.

  7. What an inspiring event!
    My lighthouse triangles are here.


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