Philippines National Anthem

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Bayang magiliw


Perlas ng Silanganan


Alab ng puso


Sa dibdib mo'y buhay.





Lupang hinirang,


Duyan ka ng magiting,


Sa manlulupig


Di ka pasisiil.





Sa dagat at bundok


Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw;


May dilag and tula


At awit sa paglayang minamahal.





Ang kislap ng watawat mo'y


Tagumpay na nagniningning,


Ang bituin at araw niya


Kailan pa ma'y di magdidilim.





Lupa ng araw, ng luwalhati't pagsinta,


Buhay at langit sa piling mo;


Aming ligaya na pag may mang-aapi


Ang mamatay ng dahil sa iyo.

Anthem Lyrics English

Land of the morning


Child of the sun returning


With fervor burning


Thee do our souls adore.





Land dear and holy,


Cradle of noble heroes,


Ne'er shall invaders


Trample thy sacred shores.





Ever within thy skies and through thy clouds


And o'er thy hills and seas;


Do we behold thy radiance, feel the throb


Of glorious liberty.





Thy banner dear to all hearts


Its sun and stars alright,


Oh, never shall its shining fields


Be dimmed by tyrants might.





Beautiful land of love, oh land of light,


In thine embrace 'tis rapture to lie;


But it is glory ever when thou art wronged


For us thy sons to suffer and die.

Philippines Flag

Philippines Flag

Flag History the sun and eight rays represent liberty and was championed by the first eight provinces to revolt against Spain. The stars represent the three major regions: Luzon, the Visaya and Mindanao. The white triangle stands for purity and peace. The blue and red symbolize patriotism and bravery.

The flag is the only one in the world to change the position of its colors. In time of war the upper stripe is red and the lower stripe is blue.

Flag Date of Adoption 19 May 1898
Flag Symbolism two equal horizontal bands of blue (top) and red with a white equilateral triangle based on the hoist side; in the center of the triangle is a yellow sun with eight primary rays (each containing three individual rays) and in each corner of the triangle is a small yellow five-pointed star

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