The Philippines adopted this flag in 1898. The white triangle signifies equality and fraternity. The blue stripe stands for peace, truth, and justice and the red stripe represents patriotism and valor. The sun symbolizes unity, freedom, and people’s democracy and sovereignty. Its 8 rays represent the 8 provinces that started the Philippine Revolution. The 3 5-pointed stars represent the 3 major island groups that comprise the Philippines.
This flag is dyed on silky, lustrous rayon and is hemmed and mounted to a black pole that includes a gold-painted spear. The 4 in. x 6 in. flag is mounted to a 10 in. pole, while the 8 in. x 12 in. flag is mounted to a 19 in. pole including 1 in. spear. Base not included.