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FALSE: New Philippine flag design on June 12, 2020

Jun 01, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The colors and design of the Philippine flag are mandated by the Constitution and the Flag and Heraldic Code. Any changes will require approved amendments to these laws.

After Bretman Rock video, NHCP says dancing to national anthem violates flag law

Jan 03, 2020 - 8:24 PM

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines posts a notice to the public following complaints over a video of vlogger Bretman Rock twerking to 'Lupang Hinirang'

BRETMAN ROCK. The beauty vlogger is called out by netizens after a deleted video of him dancing to the National Anthem reappears online. Screenshot from

FALSE: Photo of Philippine flag used as tablecloth 'in SEA Games 2019' event

Nov 28, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The photos are not from any SEA Games event

NHCP calls shoe brand out for using Philippine flag on sneakers

Jul 18, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines says the use of the elements of the Philippine flag by Love the World on the sneakers violates the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines

FACT CHECK: Bong Go did not raise Philippine flag at Benham Rise

May 18, 2018 - 8:09 PM

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go and presidential son Sebastian Duterte ride jet skis only around Casiguran Sound on May 15

How to sing PH national anthem, and display symbols in proposed flag code

Jun 30, 2017 - 2:25 PM

A House bill sets tougher penalties for improper singing of Lupang Hinirang as well as incorrect usage of the Philippine flag and other national symbols

RESPECT. Members of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines wave Philippine flaglets during the Independence Day celebration on June 12. Photo by SM City Tarlac  RESPECT. Members of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines wave Philippine flaglets during the Independence Day celebration on June 12. Photo by SM City Tarlac

WATCH: On Independence Day, artists' group raises PH flag in West Philippine Sea

Jun 12, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Dakila a movement for modern day heroism accomplishes what President Rodrigo Duterte has only promised since the campaign period

Surfers paddled out to bring the Philippine Flag to the West Philippine Sea.Photo by Charlon Kim

Why should we respect the PH Flag?

May 28, 2017 - 6:28 PM

According to the curator of the Aguinaldo Shrine it s important to revisit the history of the flag and be reminded of how our heroes fought for our independence

VIRAL: PH flag used as shade from summer heat

May 27, 2017 - 11:18 AM

This is not the first time an incident involving disrespect for the flag has gone viral

Piñol apologizes for inverted PH flag during Japan presentation

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:22 PM

I apologize for the mistake and assure our countrymen that I had no intention of declaring war against anybody says the Agriculture Secretary

INVERTED FLAG. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol gives a presentation in which the Philippine flag is inverted. Rappler-sourced photo

Ian Lariba named PH flag bearer for Rio Olympics

Jul 19, 2016 - 2:20 PM

The table tennis player will carry the Philippine flag during the parade of athletes in the opening ceremony

FLAG-BEARER. Ian Lariba (2nd from right) will carry the Philippine flag at the Rio Olympics. Photo by Rick Olivares/Rappler

'PH at war?' Filipinos react to Facebook's Independence Day error

Jun 12, 2016 - 1:45 PM

UPDATED The social network greets Filipinos on Independence Day but gets the Philippine flag wrong

FAST FACTS: Philippine flag misconceptions and other trivia

Jun 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM

May 28 to June 12 mark the Flag Days in the Philippines How much do you know about the country s national flag?

REPLICA. The original Philippine flag of 1896 at the headquarters of the International Flag House. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

Palace criticizes Madonna for 'disrespecting' PH flag

Feb 28, 2016 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED The organizers might also be sanctioned over the flag issue during the Queen of Pop s concert in the country

Historical commission slams Madonna for using PH flag in concert

Feb 26, 2016 - 5:54 PM

An official of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines says the pop icon violated the law on proper flag handling

DRAPED. Popstar Madonna wears the Philippine flag as a cape in this part of her performance in Manila. Photo by Nicole Reyes/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Burning PH flags

Sep 27, 2014 - 9:00 AM

This practice is in compliance with Republic Act 8491 which states that worn out flags should be solemnly burned to avoid misuse or desecration

Burning the flag

Sep 26, 2014 - 9:37 AM

Worn out flags shall not be thrown away but shall be solemnly burned to avoid misuse or desecration

The Philippine flag and displays of patriotism

Jun 12, 2014 - 12:22 PM

Business remains brisk for the flag makers of Sta Cruz in Manila

QUIZ: How well do you know Philippine independence?

Jun 12, 2014 - 10:38 AM

How familiar are you with details pertaining to Philippine independence?

Want to see PH flag first flown in 1898? Go to Baguio!

Jun 12, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Delicate as it is the independence flag is on display at a museum so people won t forget about it says Emilio Aguinaldo s great grandson

AGUINALDO MUSEUM. The independence flag on display in a museum run by the first Philippine president's heirs. Photo by

Manila's PH flags at half-mast for Dolphy

Jul 11, 2012 - 2:03 PM

The Palace is also mulling to fly the Philippine flag at half mast for the late Dolphy Quizon recipient of a prestigious government award

Greyson Chance: More than alright

May 01, 2012 - 10:14 PM

His tween popularity aside Greyson Chance shines as an astounding musical talent

A GIFTED PERFORMER. Greyson chance is one significant musical talent we'd like to watch grow up. Photo by Bert Sulat Jr.