INTERPRETATION OF PHILIPPINES
Located southeast of China, it is an Island nation of over 7000 islands on the Pacific ring of fire
Flag> “Three stars and a sun” has 8 (rep provinces///)pointed sun (supposedly to represent the east) on it with 3 (island groups/)stars
Coat of Arms has same imagery plus Bald eagle for the USA and Lion for Spain to represent the countries colonial past
Motto- “For God, People, Nature and Country”-- Christian God (Catholic 86%), 12% Islam
Many languages/ cultures- Hispanic prevalence,
Value System- personal alliance based on kinship, obligation, friendship, religion (christanity) and commercial. Maintain social harmony. BELONGING important, concern how others think of you motivates.
INTERPRETATION OF IMAGERY
Good nation. Honors God. “Behold, My good and Faithful Servant”
Blessed and Highly Favored.
Worn bible with sun rising behind it
Mat 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord