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Jay Allen Villapando, 8 February 2005
seal based on http://www.armedforces.mil.ph/images/logo_sm.jpg
The Armed Forces of the Philippines Flag has the same ratio as the Philippine national flag and comprises three horizontal stripes, representing the three major services of the armed forces: green (army), royal/light blue (air force), navy blue (navy); and on the center, the arms of the Armed Forces of the Philippines as follows:
The coat of arms of the armed forces of the Philippines is a stylized
triangle divided in three colors: red, yellow, and blue, representing the
national colors; defacing the triangle is the eight-rayed Philippine sun (eight
major rays each of which has a minor ray to the left and right of the major
ray), in turn defaced with a stylized version of the ancient Tagalog script for
"K", representing the Tagalog word "Kalayaan" or "Freedom," the stylized "K"
resembling the Roman capital "I". Beneath the triangle is a scroll bearing the
legend "Philippines" the entire surrounded by two laurel branches.
In some Armed Forces flags the laurel branches are dispensed with.
Manuel L. Quezon III, 11 February 2002
3:4 by Željko Heimer, 10 November 2002
A red flag with the Armed Forces emblem in the canton and three white
five-pointed stars in a rising diagonal. There are minor differences between the
PAF emblem here and in Album des Pavillons (2000),
but I have chosen to follow the images from PAF website. Based on evidence from
the Commander of the Fleet flag it may be that the three stars are for the rank
of the officer holding the position and that there may be different flags for
different ranks. What I speculate is that these are not positional flags but
possibly rank flags.
Željko Heimer, 10 November 2002
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