The Flag at War
When the Philippines is at war, its flag is displayed upside down, with the red field on top (or on the right, if hung vertically on a wall).
No other country does this, using their regular flags or separate war flags instead when at war.
Red represents patriotism and valor.
Blue stands for peace, truth, and justice. In times of peace, the blue field is superior, and is displayed on top (or on the right of a vertical flag).
But when it’s time to fight, red rises to the top.
- Philippine-American War (1899-1901)
- World War II (1941-1945)
- Coup attempts against President Corazon Aquino (1986-1990)
- EDSA III Riots (2001)