The Flag Of Philippines Changes Every Time The Country Is At War

Did you know that the National flag of the Philippines changes when the country is at war? Well, it does!

In a peace state, the flag looks like this:

It has Three Stars and a Sun (actually this is the name of the flag) and a horizontal flag bicolor with equal bands of blue and red, with blue being on top. This is the flag that’s in use during peacetime. But, When the country is in war though, the flag is flown upside down in order for the red to go on top: (the article continues after the ad)


In fact, the law which support this change has also a clarification in the case the flag is in hanging position: “If the flag is in hanging position, the blue field shall be to the right (left of the observer) in time of peace, and the red field to the right (left of the observer) in time of war.” 

This change brings some confusions though…

In 2016, Facebook mistakenly created a banner for the celebration of the Independence Day in the Philippines with the flag being in the “war” position:

philippinesfacebookUsers, of course, immediately responded and pointed out the mistake with the social media giant removing the banner and issuing an apology.

If you like what you read, then you will definitely love this one: Why Are The X Lines Of The British Flag Not Centered? 

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