On May 28, 1898, the Philippine flag was first unfurled after the Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated Spanish forces in the Battle at Alapan, Imus, Cavite. The national flag was yet to be formally announced on the day of that battle. It was formally presented to the people on June 12, 1898. From 1919, when the Philippine flag was once more legalized, until 1940, Flag Day was observed in October, the date the Philippine Legislature had restored the flag. From 1941 to 1964, Flag Day was commemorated on the date the national flag was unfurled in Kawit: June 12. Learn more here.
SYMBOLS IN THE PHILIPPINE FLAG
Aside from the Masonic influence on the Katipunan, the design of the Philippine flag has roots in the flag family to which it belongs—that of the last group of colonies that sought independence from the Spanish Empire at the close of the 19th century, a group to which the Philippines belongs. The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office traces the origins of the Philippine flag’s design elements, which have been in use since General Emilio Aguinaldo first conceived them—the stars and stripes; the red, white, and blue; the masonic triangle; and the sun—and have endured since. Learn more here.
RELATED EXECUTIVE ISSUANCE AND LAW
On May 24, 1994, President Fidel V. Ramos signed Executive Order 179, s. 1994, which ordered the display of the national flag in all all buildings, establishments, and homes from the May 28 to June 12, 1994, and on February 12, 1998, President approved Republic Act No. 8491, prescribing the Code of the National Flag, Anthem, Motto, Coat-of-Arms and other heraldic items and devices of the Philippines.
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The Second World War resulted in an estimated 60 million displaced. That included roughly 12 million Germans, many of whom were forced to leave their homeland when large chunks of Germany's eastern borders were annexed to Poland. Many ethnic Germans were also expelled or chose to leave their homes in Eastern Europe.
German women preparing to leave the town of Aachen in 1944. PHOTO: RAMAGE/KEYSTONE/GETTY IMAGES
11.6 million displaced people
The continuing conflict and Islamic State offensive forced 1.5 million people to flee abroad in 2014, mainly to neighboring countries. The number of Syrian refugees now exceeds 4 million and another 7.6 million are internally displaced.
People waiting in the Turkish capital of Istanbul for buses to the Greek border in 2015. PHOTO: YASIN AKGULYASIN AKGUL/AGENCE-FRANCE PRESSE
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (since 1948)
5.1 million displaced people
Palestinian refugees were displaced starting from the 1948 conflict with Israel. The United Nations now looks after around 5.1 million registered Palestinian refugees across some 60 camps in the Middle East.
The refugee camp at Amman, Jordan, in 1953. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Korean War (1950-53)
1 million to 5 million displaced people
Estimates of the numbers of people displaced range widely, with anywhere from 1 million to more than 5 million forced to flee.
People boarding a ship near Masan, South Korea, in 1950. PHOTO: JIM PRINGLE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
4 million displaced people
The Iraq War forced millions of Iraqis to flee their homes. At the end of 2014, there were almost 4 million refugees and internally displaced people.
A Kurdish family leaving Iraq at a checkpoint near Erbil in 2003. PHOTO: PATRICK BARTH/GETTY IMAGES
Vietnam War (ended in 1975)
3 million displaced people
By the end of the two-decade conflict, more than 3 million people were estimated to have been displaced. Many were later resettled in the U.S. and China.
Residents fleeing Saigon in 1968. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Former Yugoslavia conflict (1991-95)
2.7 million displaced people
The four-year conflict—Europe’s deadliest since the Second World War—resulted in about 2.7 million displaced.
Residents from the besieged Croatian town of Vukovar arriving in Dvorovi, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 1991. PHOTO: HASSAN AMINI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Afghan conflict (since 1979)
2.6 million displaced people
Starting from the Soviet invasion of 1979, numerous conflicts in the country have caused millions to be displaced. By the end of 2014, there were some 2.6 million Afghan refugees.
Afghans waiting at the Pakistan border in 1996. PHOTO: REUTERS
1.5 million displaced people
The Rwanda 1994 genocide sparked a mass exodus of more than 2 million people from the country, according to the UNHCR. Another 1.5 million people were internally displaced.
Rwandan refugees waiting for food at the Mugunga camp in Zaire in 1994. PHOTO: JAVIER BAULUZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Somalia (since 1991)
1.1 million displaced people
Since the collapse of the regime of Siad Barre in 1991, Somalia has seen multiple waves of displacement over the years. At the end of 2014, it was the third-highest source of refugees in the world, with 1.1 million.
Refugees in Baidewa, Somalia, in 1992. PHOTO: ERIC BOUVET/GAMMA-RAPHO/GETTY IMAGES
Central African Republic (2013)
850.000 displaced people
In December 2013, fighting drove about a million people from their homes. By the end of 2014, there were about 412,000 refugees and 438,000 internally displaced people.
People waiting in a refugee camp near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, in 2013. PHOTO: SIA KAMBOU/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
Sudan-South Sudan (1955-72; 2013)
660.000 displaced people
The first Sudanese civil war between 1955–1972 forced hundreds of thousands to flee. Fresh violence that started in late 2013 has triggered another major flow of refugees, with an estimated 660,000 displaced by the end of 2014.
South Sudanese looking for a meal in Minkaman, South Sudan, in 2014. PHOTO: MATTHEW ABBOTT/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Democratic Republic of Congo (1996-1998)
516.800 displaced people
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, has suffered two wars since 1996, creating 516,800 refugees by the end of 2014.
Refugees from Zaire arriving in Brazzaville, Congo, in 1997. PHOTO: PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS
479.000 displaced people
In 2012, violence erupted in Rakhine State, forcing around 140,000 people to flee their homes. At the end of 2014, the UNHCR estimated that refugees originating from Myanmar totaled 479,000, making it the seventh-largest source country.
A mother walking with her children in a refugee camp in Laiza, Myanmar, in 2012. PHOTO: VINCENT YU/ASSOCIATED PRESS