Philippine Flag: The missing ray of Morong

25 Sep

Letter sent to Philippine Daily Inquirer by retired Col. Francisco T San Miguel:

September 24, 2009
Dear Editor,

This has reference to the article of Michael Lim Ubac which was published in the
September 24 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

I would like to point out that the article omitted Morong (now Rizal) in the list of the provinces
represented by the eight rays of the sun in the Philippine flag.

Dr. Luis Camara Dery wrote in 1999 that the following statement appeared in a document
which was written in Tagalog by Aguinaldo himself:

“At tapusa’y ay ang walong rayos na nataglay ng araw na sumisikat ay ang walong provincias Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Morong, Laguna, Batangas, Nueva Ecija at Cavite na dineklara ng Gobierno Kastila en estado de guerra.” (sic)

On the main subject, the present proposal to add a 9th ray to the sun in the Philippine flag has drawn many protests in the internet. This proposal was discussed publicly and thoroughtly many times before. It reached the Senate in 1987, proposed by Senator Aquilino Pimentel, It was not approved.

Truly yours,

(Born in Morong, Rizal)
Quezon City, Philippines
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