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by Frank Suha
The Philippine marines is a service under the Philippine navy (after the
American model). The flag has the same proportions as the
Philippine national flag, with the seal of the Philippine marine corps.
Manuel L. Quezon III, 12 February 2002
The correct color is scarlet or blue. In the center is the Sun Shield
and Anchor emblem of the Philippine Marine Corps with the words Karangalan
Katungkulan Kabayanihan etched on a scroll bordering the lower half of the
emblem. A small image of the red version can be seen at
location or in use
on parade here.
Frank Suha, 29 September 2004
The seal of the Philippine Marines is a
compact symbol of everything that the Corps stands for. The anchor signifies
that the Marines form part of the Philippine Navy. The closed anchor chain
depicts the strong bond between the Fleet and the Marines. The shield represents
the Marines' defense mission. The sun's eight rays depict the first provinces
that revolted against Spain -- linking the gallantry and nationalist spirit of
the Revolutionaries to those of the present-day Marines. Inscribed on the scroll
are the three ideals of the Marines: Karangalan, Katungkulan, Kabayanihan (Honor,
Duty, Valor). The rope represents the strong bond that links Marines to one
another, and its closed loop means that a Marine will forever remain a Marine.
The background colors of Red and Gold symbolize courage and nobility.
Frank Suha, 5 October 2004
The scarlet version of the flag is laid out
in the same way.
Frank Suha, 18 November 2004
by Miles Li
Here is the flag of the Philippine Marine Corps Commandant, a position held
by a major-general.
Miles Li, 7 September 2004
located by Miles Li from http://www.philippinemarinecorps.mil.ph
by Frank Suha
The Philippine Marine Basic Training Class flag. Usually a platoon or company
sized unit that is undergoing "Warrior" or recruit training to become members of
the "Few and Proud..." This flag was displayed at the Philippine Marine
Association Birthday Ball this November 04.
Frank Suha, 25 November 2004