New Philippine Flag Unveiled

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – A new, improved Philippine flag was unveiled by the government yesterday just as this Southeast Asian country celebrated the 121st anniversary of its independence.

The new design was made public in a hastily-called press conference attended by two Senators who each authored a change in the tri-colors.

Senator Richard Gordon previously proposed to add another sun ray as a way of recognizing Filipino Muslims for their heroic struggle against the colonial invaders from the West. The present flag has a sun with eight rays, representing the original provinces of the Philippines.

Senator-elect Francis Tolentino, on the other hand, proposes to add a fourth star to the existing three which represent the country’s main islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Tolentino wanted to add a new star to represent  Benham Rise, a coral-rich territory located in the eastern border of the Philippines. It is not a disputed territory unlike those claimed by China, the Philippines and other countries in the West Philippine Sea.

These are exciting times for the Philippines and a new look for the flag is in order.

One thought on “New Philippine Flag Unveiled”

  1. Why change the current “Basahan” now? It will still be a “Basahan” just the same – the old, same , filthy “Basahan”!


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