Saturday, June 27, 2009

Photo-Hunt: flags


Philippine flags at the Rizal Shrine, the national hero's ancestral home in Calamba, Laguna.

The modern design of the Philippine flag was conceptualized by Emilio Aguinaldo, a Filipino revolutionary leader, during his exile in Hong Kong in 1897, drawing inspiration from the flags used by the Katipunan, an anti-Spanish revolutionary organization, and the Cuban revolutionaries. The first flag was sewn by Doña Marcela Marino de Agoncillo with the help of her daughter Lorenza and Doña Delfina Herbosa de Natividad (a niece of the national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal). It was displayed in battle on May 28, 1898 and was formally unfurled during the proclamation of independence on June 12, 1898.

On June 12, 2009, the Philippines celebrated its 111th Independence.

A horizontal bicolor of blue over red, with a white equilateral triangle at the hoist containing three 5-pointed gold stars at its vertices and an 8-rayed gold sun at its center.

Philippine and American flags at a war memorial marker in Corregidor Island


The American Flag was used from 1901 to 1919 when the Philippines was administered directly from the United States.

Posted for Photo Hunt hosted by TN Chick.

24 comments:

Juliana RW said...

Nice shot. Thanks drop at my ph post

EastCoastLife said...

I saw a few American flags when I was in Manila. Lovely history.

Upcountrysmiles said...

Very nice!!
Happy PH:)

Aloha,
Cindy O
http://upcountrysmiles.com

Meikah said...

Oh yes! Happy 111th Indepence Day! :)

Gattina said...

Very interesting, I never saw your flag !

jennyL said...

Uy napunta na rin ako sa house ni Rizal sa Laguna before... happy weekend

Happy Photohunting
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Life Ramblings said...

great selection of pics. happy weekend.:)

Liz said...

I'm learning lots about flags this week! Thank you.

jams o donnell said...

A wonderful selection of shots, the memorial at Corregidor is poignant

Ladykli said...

How very interesting. Thank you for sharing a bit of your world.

Hope you can visit my flag

Carver said...

Great shots and a very interesting post. Happy weekend.

PDX pride said...

Beautiful shots. Thanks for stopping by!

ifmomsaysok said...

Lovely selection for the theme. I'm enjoying seeing other country's flags.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Lovely photos!

I also did Photo Hunters (finally). I hope you can visit.

Have a happy weekend!
Mrs. Mecomber
http://newyorktraveler.net

Photo Cache said...

It warms my heart when I see the Fil flag flapping proudly.

candi said...

Great shots!I like the look of the Philippines flag.

Happy weekend and thanks for visiting mine:)

Expat Traveler said...

Very cool hunting! Like the last flag, but interesting history too!

YTSL said...

Wow, didn't realize -- or, rather, forgot, as we studied about Jose Rizal in history class at school -- that the Philippines was that old a nation. ("Old" being relative, of course, in that it's not old by many Western European standards by Asian ones...)

Ann said...

Congrats!!!!! Philipines one hundred and eleven years old.

Thanks for visiting my site.

Do you always fly the American flag?

srp said...

Beautiful flags for today's theme. Nice captures too. Thanks for the information. My flags are here.

Gabriel said...

Great pictures!!! Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

Good to learn the history of your country's flag :)

bing said...

thank you for sharing the information about the Philippine flag to everybody.

nice take!

backpacking philippines said...

been years since i saw rizal's house. that trip years ago sparked my wanderlust hehe