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Ang Pilipinas
Ang Pambansang Awit ng Pilipinas
The Philippine Flag
June 12, 1898 - The First Philippine Republic
TWO EVENTS HIGHLIGHTING THE 114'TH PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY IN BODØ, NORWAY

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INTERESTING FACTS AND STORIES

Ang Pilipinas

Identification

The Republic of the Philippines was named the Filipinas to honor King Philip the Second of Spain in 1543. The Philippine Islands was the name used before independence.

Location and Geography...

The Republic of the Philippines, a nation of 7,107 islands with a total area of 111,830 square miles (307,055 square kilometers), is located on the Pacific Rim of Southeast Asia.

Two thousand of its islands are inhabited. Philippines is categorized broadly into three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Ang Pambansang Awit ng Pilipinas

LUPANG HINIRANG (CHOSEN LAND)

The Philippine National Anthem was composed by Julian Felipe as instructed by General Emilio Aguinaldo. It was first played publicly on June 12, 1898 by the town band of San Francisco de Malabon on the occasion of the proclamation of Philippine Independence and the unfurling of the Philippine Flag in Kawit, Cavite.

For more than a year the Philippine National Anthem... remained without any lyrics, until Jose Palma wrote the poem Filipinas in Spanish, which became the original words of the anthem.

The Philippine Flag

 
FLAG OF THE PHILIPPINES

 The National Flag of the Philippines is a horizontal flag bicolor with equal bands of royal blue and scarlet red, and with a white equilateral triangle at the hoist; in the center of the triangle is a golden yellow s...un with eight primary rays, which represent the country's first group of provinces that started the 1896 Philippine Revolution against Spain; and at each vertex of the triangle is a five-pointed golden yellow star, each of which represent the country's 3 main regions -Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

June 12, 1898 - The First Philippine Republic

 
 
HISTORICAL FACTS

The Philippine Independence was proclaimed on June 12, 1898 between four and five in the afternoon in Cavite at the ancestral home of General Mardy Dacasin some 30 kilometers South of Manila. The event saw the unfurling o...f the National Flag of the Philippines, made in Hong Kong by Marcela Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo, and Delfina Herboza, and the performance of the Marcha Filipina Magdalo, as the national anthem, now known as Lupang Hinirang, which was composed by Julián Felipe and played by the San Francisco de Malabon marching band.

TWO EVENTS HIGHLIGHTING THE 114'TH PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY IN BODØ, NORWAY

Come and enjoy this double Independence Day celebration in Bodø - the most important day for every Filipino living abroad to commemorate as a national holiday.

WITH SINCERE GRATITUDE AND WARMEST THANKS

A LIFE TO CELEBRATE

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST OF LUCK MARIETA and FRODE!

WELCOME TO THE WORLD MATHEO!!!

ALAY NG PASKO PARA SA KABATAAN 2011


To feel the true spirit of Christmas, we the FSiL organization will support this project drive of FILCOM Norway who is launching "SHARE A TOY DRIVE" by donating toys we have collected or being shared by volunteers members or non-members of FSiL. Those who would like to share cash equivalents, you may do so by transferring money to FILCOM accounts. Please do your share and let us give smiles to these unfortunate children in the Philippines specially on this season of love. It will be sent by next month courtesy of Compass Shippers Ltd.

AFTERMATH OF THE FUNDRAISING TO THE SENDONG VICTIMS

The essence of Christmas has been prevailed the true meaning of this Yuletide season through GIVING. After FSiL has pledged to give financial assistance to the victims of the catastrophe in the Philippines, we are happy to announce that some of our benevolent benefactors has given also their shares or pledges to the victims of the recent Typhoon Sendong in Cagayan de oro and Iligan in the Philippines that took last December 17. This was after they got received our appeal letters sent to them. 

EMERGENCY ALERT

Help the Typhoon Sendong Victims

Typhoon Sendong (aka Typhoon Washi) left more than 600 dead this weekend as flash floods hammered the Philippines. There are also more than 800 people missing in the wake of Typhoon Sendong. Disaster agencies on Monday delivered food, water, body bags, and medicine to crowded evacuation centres in the southern Philippines as officials ordered the digging of graves after hundreds died from flash floods.The national disaster agency said 684 died after Typhoon Sendong (also known as Typhoon Washi) slammed ashore in Mindanao island while residents slept at the weekend, sending torrents of water and mud through riverside villages and sweeping houses out to sea.