WATAWAT - FLAGS AND SYMBOLS OF THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT SEAS
WATAWAT AY ISANG WEB SITE NG MGA WATAWAT AT SAGISAG, NAKARAAN AT KASALUKUYAN NG PILIPINAS BAWAT PAHINA AY PAPURI SA PERLAS NG SILANGAN AT SA KANYANG MGA MAMAMAYAN.
WATAWAT (FLAG ) IS A WEB SITE ON FLAGS AND SYMBOLS, PAST AND PRESENT OF THE PHILIPPINES.
THESE PAGES ARE A TRIBUTE TO "THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT SEAS " AND ITS PEOPLE. *
ING WATAWAT MÉTUNG YANG WEBSITE DING UATÁUAT AT PANDÎ AMPÓNG TANDÂ AT SAGÍSAG NING MILÁBAS AT KASALUNGSÚNGAN NANG PANAÚN NING PILIPÍNAS.
BÁLANG BÍLUNGAN NA NÍTI BÁBIÉ YANG PAPÚRÎ KING "MUTIÂ NA NING ALÁYA" AT KARING KEYANG MÉMALEN.
ITI BANDERA KET MAYSA WEBSITE MAIPANGGEP DAGITI BANDERA KEN SIMBOLO, TI NAGLABAS KEN AGADAMA ITI PILIPINAS.
DAGITI PAHINA KET MAYSA A PAMADAYAW ITI "PERLAS ITI BAYBAY" ITI DAYA" KEN ITI UMILINA.
WATAWAT (BANDERA) ES UN SITIO DE BANDERAS Y SIMBOLOS DE ANTE Y DE PRESENTE DE LAS PILIPINAS.
ESTAS PAGINAS COMO TRIBUTO PARA CON "LA PERLA DL MAR DE ORIENTE " Y SUS GENTIOS.
ANG WATAWAT KAY WEBSITE SA MGA BANDILA UG MGA SIMBOLO, SA MGA KAGAHAPON UG SA KARON NA PANAHON SA PILIPINAS.
KANI NA MGA PAHINA KAY GI-DALIT PARA SA "PERLAS SA ORIENTAL NA KADAGATAN" UG SA IYANG MGA TAO.
WATAWAT (BANDERA) ES UN SITIO INTERNET DE BANDERAS Y SIMBOLOS DEL PASADO Y PRESENTE DE LAS FILIPINAS
ESTAS PAGINAS SON UN TRIBUTO A "LA PERLA DE LOS MARES DE ORIENTE" Y SU GENTE.
WATAWAT (BANDELA) UN WEBSITE DE MGA BANDELA Y MGA SIMBOLO, PASAO Y A HORA DE FILIPINAS.
ESTE MGA PAGINA UN TRIBUTO PARA NA " EL PERLAS DEL MAR DE ORIENTE " Y SU MGA GENTE.
FLAG OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
The Philippine national flag has a rectangular design that consists of a white equilateral triangle, symbolizing equality and fraternity; a horizontal blue stripe for peace, truth, and justice; and a horizontal red stripe for patriotism and valor. In the center of the white triangle is an eight-rayed golden sun symbolizing unity, freedom, people's democracy, and sovereignty. Each ray represents one of the first eight provinces placed by spaniards under Martial Law ; provinces that started the 1896 Philippine Revolution against Spain. Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista, who wrote the Philippine Declaration of Independence and who read it on the occasion of its proclamation on June 12, 1898, has listed the eight provinces as Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Laguna, and Batangas. Three five-pointed stars, one for each of the triangle's points, stand for the three major geographical island groups that comprise the Philippines: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
The symbolism given in the 1898 Proclamation of Philippine Independence differs from the current official explanation. According to the document the white triangle signifies the emblem of the Katipunan, the secret society that opposed Spanish rule. It says the flag's colors commemorate the flag of the United States as a manifestation of gratitude for American protection against the Spanish during the Philippine Revolution. It also says that one of the three stars represents the island of Panay, rather than the entire Visayan islands. The proclamation also declares that the sun represents the gigantic steps made by the sons of the country along the path of Progress and Civilization, and lists Bataan instead of Tarlac among the eight provinces symbolized by the sun's rays.
The philippine flag is the only flag in the world who indicate a state of war if it is displayed with the red side on top.
SOME IMPORTANT CHRONOLOGICAL FACTS ON KKK AND FILIPINO NATIONAL FLAGS :
July 7 -1892
Andres Bonifacio estabilished the Katipunan, the first flags and banners adopted were black with symbols and inscriptions on them.
August 26 - 1896
Bonifacio and his followers took place in Balintawak, according to Gregoria De Jesus, Bonifacio's wife, the personal flag of Bonifacio was waved in the battle of Pasong Tamo on august 25 -1896.
The flag , made of silk , was sewn some days before by Gregoria De Jesus with the help of Benita Rogriguez de Javier .
August 30 - 1896
One of the "official" flag adopted by KKK was red with a white sun multi-rays and a letter K (K= Katipunan) in ancient baybayin alphabet placed on the center of the sun.
April 19 - 1897
The Naik Military Agreement introduced some changes on flag : the k was replaced by a mythological sun on it.
To be continued...... .
PRESENT OFFICIAL COAT OF ARMS OF THE PHILIPPINES
GREAT SEAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
KATIPUNAN AND FILIPINO FLAGS AT VILLA ESCUDERO
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* The definition of "Pearl of the Orient Seas" was originally attributed to Maynila , on this site is extended to the entire Philippines.