I chose this picture because of my pride for my homecountry - the Philippines. I grew up in the Philippines before my family and I moved here to Canada. It was very hard for me to leave my country, but I didn't really have much of a choice. ~ S.A.M.
The Philippines flag was officially adopted on May 19, 1898. The white triangle is symbolic of peace, red symbolizes bravery and blue represents patriotism. The three gold stars and sun represent the three main divisions of the country - Luzon, Mindanao and Visayas.
The Philippine flag is the only flag in the whole world that is displayed differently in times of peace and war. In peace time, the blue side is put on top; in war time, the red.. The country was named by Spanish explorer Ruy Lopez de Villalobos. It was named “Philippines” in honor of King Philip II of Spain. http://www.powerpointmapsonline.com/powerpointmaps.aspx/Map-of-Philippines-61