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Coat of Arms of the Philippines

The Philippine Coat-of-Arms features the eight-rayed sun of the Philippines and the three five-pointed stars representing the three primary geographic regions of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. In the blue field on the left side is the Eagle of the United States, and in the red field on the right is the Lion-Rampant of Spain, both representing colonial history.

The heraldric description from the Republic Act No. 8491 (http://www.gov.ph/aboutphil/RA8491.asp) from 1998 is as follows: Paleways of two (2) pieces, azure and gules; a chief argent studded with three (3) mullets equidistant from each other; and, in point of honor, ovoid argent over all the sun rayonnant with eight minor and lesser rays. Beneath shall be the scroll with the words "REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS," inscribed thereon.



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