A D V I S O R Y

The Embassy of the Philippines in Wellington, New Zealand informs the public that its office will move to and operate in a temporary location starting 30 October 2017, to give way to its Chancery’s seismic strengthening and upgrade.

The new office will be located at the following address (please see map here):

Level 1
95 Thorndon Quay
Thorndon, Wellington

With this transfer, there may be some disruption in our landline and internet connections. For any concern, please ring the Embassy’s hotline number at 0220746517. Thank you.

 

 

The Flag

The Philippine Flag
The Philippine Flag


Flag description: 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.

THE MAKING OF THE FILIPINO FLAG

During his exile in Hongkong in 1897, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo designed the Filipino flag as it looks today. The flag was sewn by Dona Marcela Marino de Agoncillo with the help of her daughter Lorenza and Mrs. Delfina Herbosa de Natividad (niece of the Philippine National Hero - Dr. Jose P. Rizal). It was first raised during the declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite.

It was made of silk with a white triangle containing a sunburst of eight rays at the center, a five-pointed star at each angle of the triangle, a blue field and a red field. The white triangle stands for equality and fraternity; the blue field for peace, truth and justice; and red field for patriotism and valor. The eight rays of the sun stand for the first eight provinces that the colonizers have put under martial law. The three stars symbolize Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

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