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Dr. Jose P. Rizal

Pambansang Bayani
National Hero


Born: June 19, 1861 in Calamba, Laguna
Died: Dec. 30, 1896 in Bagumbayan
Wife: Josephine Bracken
Parents:Francisco Mercado Rizal and Teodora Alonso Realonda
Education: Opthalmologist; Ateneo de Manila, UST, University of Madrid and further studies in Paris and Heidelberg; well-educated and well-travelled.
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Narra

Pambansang Puno
National Tree


Branching in auxilliary clusters,the Narra blooms for about one week in profusion, itsef florescence wafting scented fragrance as the dry season wind blows.

Bangus / Milkfish

Pambansang Isda
National Fish


LUPANG HINIRANG

Pambansang Awit
National Song


PHILIPPINE EAGLE

Pambansang Ibon
National Bird


The National Bird of Philippines in the Philippine Eagle (also known as the monkey eating eagle). At present, the Philippine Eagle is one of the most endangered birds of the planet, with only about 500 birds in the wild.


CARABAO
(Anoa mindorensis)



Pambansang Hayop
National Animal


SAMPAGUITA

Pambansang Bulaklak
National Flower




Sampaguita is a white flower with a single or double layers of fragrant petals. According to folklore, its name was derived from a lover's promise to his lady fair: "Sumpa kita" translated as: "I promise you."

The flower called Sampaguita (Jasmine variety) by the filipinos was adopted as the National Flower of Philippines in 1934. It also happens to be the National Flower of Indonesia.

THE PHILIPPINE FLAG

Pambansang Watawat
National Flag




The Philippine National Flag is the national emblem of the country. It stand for unity and national identity. It expressed the Filipinos sentiments for freedom, equality and justice.
The National Flag has the unique distinction of being the only flag in the world signifying peace or war. In time of peace, the blue striped is on the top of the red. In time of war, the red stripe is on top of the blue. The equilateral triangle on the leftside of the flag is symbolic of equality among men. The eight rays of the Philippine sun in the triangle represents the first eight provinces that revolted the Spanish rule. The three stars on each corner of the triangle stand for the geographic divisions of the country: Luzon, Visayas, MIndanao. The red stripe symbolizes the willingness of the Filipino to shed blood in defense of his country. The blue stand for common unity and the noble aspiration of the Filipino people.

BARO'T SAYA

Pambansang Damit
National Costume






MEN: Barong Pilipino. It is along-sleeved shirt made of pina cloth with hand made elaborated embroidery.

WOMEN: Baro at Saya. The baro't saya is a two peice apparel. The baro is a blouse and the saya is a skirt. It could be a Maria Clara, a balintawak, a malong, a patadyong or a terno.

ANAHAW


Pambansang Dahon
National Leaf


JUNE 12

Pambansang Araw
National Day


On June 12,1896, independence from the Spanish rule was proclaimed by General Emilio Aguinaldo. The Philippines celebrates this day as its independence day.

PHILIPPINE MAP

MAP OF THE PHILIPPINES

The Great Seal of the Republic of the Philippines

National Seal

The great seal was adopted on July 3,1946 pursuant to commonwealth Act No. 731,approved by the Congreee of the Philippines on July 3,1946. It was designed by Captain Galo B.Ocampo, member and secretary of the Philippine Heraldy Committee.
The Philippine Sun Rayonnant occupies the point of honor in the center while the three stars representing Luzon Visayas and Mindanao occupy the chief of the shield. On the dexter (rightside) on a field of blue is the baldheaded American eagle, and on the sinister (left side), on a field of red, the Lion Rampant. The history of the country is reflected in the coat of arms of the Republic, from the eight-rayed Philippine sun to the three five pointed stars which are one and inseperable.



Philippine Holidays:

January 1------------------New Year's Day
April 9----------------Araw ng Kagitingan
April13------------------Maundy Thursday
April14----------------------Good Friday
May 1--------------------------Labor Day
June 12-----------------Independence Day
November 1-----------------All Saints Day
November 30----------------Bonifacio Day
December 25---------------Christmas Day
December 30-------------------Rizal Day


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