from the Spanish word bandera, meaning 'flag' or 'banner'


bandilang pula
red flag

pulang bandila
red flag

bandila ng Philippines
flag of the Philippines

Larawan ng Watawat ng PilipinasDescription of the Filipino National Flag:

Two equal horizontal bands of blue (top; representing peace and justice) and red (representing courage). A white equilateral triangle based on the hoist side represents equality. The center of the triangle displays a yellow sun with eight primary rays, each representing one of the first eight provinces that sought independence from Spain. Each corner of the triangle contains a small, yellow, five-pointed star representing the three major geographical divisions of the country: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The design of the Philippine flag dates to 1897. In wartime the flag is flown upside down with the red band at the top.

The native Tagalog word for 'flag' is watawat.

Iwagayway mo ang bandila.

Wave the flag. = Wave the banner