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by Jay Allen Villapando, 11 February 2005
I have some more on the Philippine flag. I remember reading quite a few years back about plans to change the national flag. The first was the addition of a golden crescent to the left of the sun in the centre of the white triangle. I cannot find actual articles on this proposal but here is an Asiaweek reader's reaction on former president Fidel Ramos' implication that the crescent symbolizes Islam just like in the Malaysian and Singaporean flags: http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/95/0714/letters.html. I don't know how deeply this issue was considered by lawmakers but this proposal was definitely made to appease the Muslim minority in the country.
Jay Allen Villapando, 11 February 2005
The second is the addition of another ray in the sun, which is already mentioned in the FOTW site. I made a rendition of the flag.Mostbet