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Quiz: Philippines National Symbols

Updated on March 11, 2013

National Symbol

Baro't saya (blouse and long skirt) is the national symbol of Philippines for dress category. It is usually worn by ladies during beauty pageant and special gatherings.

The upper dress called "baro" are always white and see through like chiffon. The long skirt called "saya" are any kind of thick cloth with plain or printed, checkered or floral designs. Its a wrap around skirt and very easy to wear and remove.

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Philippines Flag
Philippines Flag

Meaning of Philippines Flag

The National Flag of the Philippines have blue, red and yellow color. The three stars represent the 3 major regions of Philippines which are Luzon, Visayaz and Mindanao. The national capital of the Philippines is Manila which is located in Luzon.

The 8 rays of the sun symbolizes the 8 provinces who fought for the freedom of the country from Spain after 300 years of possession.

The blue color of the flag should always be on top. Blue color symbolizes peace. If the flag was inverted and the red color is on top, that means, there is a war.

Flag Philippines, by erjkprunczyk, on Flickr

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    • VspaBotanicals profile image


      5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      6 years ago

      Good quiz questions and I had the right answers 4 of them and learned about the Philippines from the rest!

    • PinkCattleya profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Doha Qatar

      @rawwwwwws lm: Haha... I'm happy to hear that. All Filipino knows that since grade school because Philippines national symbols are always included on our exam and quizzes from grade 1 to high school.

    • rawwwwwws lm profile image

      rawwwwwws lm 

      6 years ago

      I took this quiz with my mom, and she got all of them right! LOL thanks for your lens!


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