Google doodles Philippine flag

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Google joins the Philippine celebration of its 121th Independence Day on 12 June by featuring a waving Philippine flag on its search engine.

“Today’s Doodle salutes Philippines Independence Day, celebrated across the islands and in Filipino communities all over the world,” the company said in a statement.

“On this day in 1898, the Philippines, an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands in the western Pacific Ocean named after Spanish King Philip II, declared independence from Spain after more than 300 years of colonial rule.”

Google called the flag as a “powerful” symbolism of independence.

“The flag itself is a powerful symbol of the independence movement: blue representing truth and justice, red symbolizing patriotism, and white standing for equality. The stars at the flag’s corners represent Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the three main regions of the Philippines. The eight rays surrounding the sun stand for the first eight provinces that battled against Spain,” Google said.

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