BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Without the original netting that held it, the flag first flown by Gen Emilio Aguinaldo 115 years ago would be in tatters. Delicate as it is, however, that independence flag – the one sewn by Marcela Agoncillo and Rizal’s niece in Hongkong – is on display at a museum here in Baguio City.
Why is it illegal to wear the Philippine flag?
The Intellectual Property Code states that a symbol containing the flag or coat of arms, or any insignia of the Philippines cannot be registered as a trademark. … The rationale behind it is, that’s a national symbol – owned by the public.
What is the meaning of 8 rays in Philippine flag?
The 8 rays symbolize the first 8 Tagalog provinces that rose up against Spanish colonial rule: Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Laguna, Tarlac, and Batangas.
How old is the Philippines?
Some 50 million years ago, the archipelago was formed by volcanic eruptions. About 30,000 years ago the earliest inhabitants had arrived from the Asian mainland, perhaps over land bridges built during the ice ages. By the tenth century A.D.