Philippine Flag Changes?

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Philippine Flag Changes?

Postby csaanv » 15 Mar 2013 02:41

There’s a fourth star on a redesigned Philippine flag for Sabah, courtesy of a movement that has campaigned for changes in the national banner for four decades to include a ninth ray of its sun to represent Muslims and indigenous Filipinos. The Ninth Ray, a historical reform movement born in 1969 at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, believes that the flag must not only portray the freedom the country won through a revolution, but also the freedom that was preserved by Muslims and indigenous peoples. Author Emmanuel L. Osorio, one of Ninth Ray movement’s founders, said the minority groups were not colonized and must be honored with a symbol like a ninth ray so “we can be one nation.”
He said a flag symbolizing reconciliation could end the conflicts in Mindanao and among indigenous Filipinos.

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Re: Philippine Flag Changes?

Postby Maxschnauzer » 15 Apr 2014 11:37

I'd say that given the recent military conflict between the Sultanate of Sulu and the Maylasian government along with the generally tense political situation in the South China Sea the chances of adding a star to represent Sabah are nil, at least in the foreseeable future.
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Re: Philippine Flag Changes?

Postby joannejA26 » 21 Jan 2015 18:48

Putting the red color on the upper side indicates war.

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