Sewn by Marcela Marino de Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo, and Delfina Herbosa de Natividad in Hong Kong and first flown in battle on May 28, 1898. It was formally unfurled during the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and the flag of the First Philippine Republic, on June 12, 1898 by President Aguinaldo.
Where was the first flag sewn?
Aguinaldo sketched the design himself and requested the wife of revolutionary Don Felipe Agoncillo, Marcela Agoncillo, to hand sew it in Hong Kong at 353 Morrison Hill.
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.