“The Making of the Philippine Flag”
by National Artist, Fernando Amorsolo
The flag that we have today was actually an original design by the first President of the First Philippine Republic, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy. The general subsequently tasked Marcela Marino de Agoncillo (regarded as the Mother of the Philippine Flag) to sew the first flag for the new republic, with the help of Marcela’s daughter Lorenza and Delfina Herbosa de Natividad.
While it is officially said that this proud flag was first unfurled during the Proclamation of Independence in Kawit, Cavite, there are historical records however that show that the first Philippine flag made its debut as displayed in a battle, one hundred and thirteen years ago today.
Certainly, more than a century of rich heritage of bravery and national pride.