Sunday, September 26, 2010

Philippine Flag not properly positioned during the 2ND US-ASEAN Leaders Meeting

While everyone is reading the updates on the Joint Statement of the 2ND US-ASEAN Leaders Meeting in New York last September 24, 2010, I can’t help myself to notice that the Philippine Flag behind President Noynoy Aquino was not properly positioned. The red is on top instead of blue; on this manner the position of the flag connotes war or diplomatic protest. The Philippine flag is one of the rare flags among nations that can be reverse the position of the two color (blue and red) depending on the situation of the country. The Red on top shows that the country is on war or diplomatic protest, while Blue on top shows that country is at peace or secured state.

Country’s symbols like the flag is very important for us like how most of the Filipinos especially the historic commission reacts on the way the National Anthem should be sung. I don’t know who should be blamed on the mistake, did they ever noticed? Maybe next time let’s be more cautious and observant on how things are executed aside from the clothes that our leaders are wearing.

Update (8PM September 26, 2010)

In Manolo Quezon III twitter post he posted the side of US Embassy regarding the said mistake. Quoting him:

"Rebecca Thompson, US Embassy, on inverted RP flag in US-ASEAN confab: "This was an honest mistake. The U.S. treasures its close relationship and close partnership with the Philippines which were demonstrated tis past week during President Aquino's trip to the U.S., with the signing of the MCC Compact, the US-ASEAN meeting, and the meeting of our two Presidents that followed it."

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