National Bird- Philippine Eagle National Fish – Bangus
National Animal – Caribao
National Flag Consists of an 8 rayed sun- three golden stars- a red stripe & blue stripe- a white triangle
The white color represents peace & purity
The red stripe represents courage and bravery
The blue stripe is for noble ideals
The sun represents the beginning of a new era of self-determination
The 8 rays stand for the 8 provinces that rose in revolt against Spanish rule in the late 19th century.
The 3 stars stand for 3 principal geographic areas Luzon, Visayas & Mindanao
In wartime the red stripe will be on the top. In peacetime the blue stripe will be on top.