Philippine Nationalism: Rizal as a National Symbol

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The official national symbols of the Philippines represent the country’s traditions and ideals, conveying the principles of Philippine sovereignty and national solidarity. True or False?

True

The Philippines national flag is made of silk, with a white equilateral triangle at the left containing a sunburst of eight rays at the center, and a five-pointed star at each angle of the triangle. True or False?

True

National symbols are used by a country to differentiate itself from others and to unite its citizens through nationalism. True or False?

True

According to Juan Crisostomo Ibarra, the prosperity or misery of each people is in direct proportion to its liberties or its prejudices, and accordingly, to the sacrifices or the selfishness of its forefathers. True or False?

True

One of the objectives highlighted at the beginning of the lesson is to examine the values highlighted by the various representations of Rizal as a national symbol. True or False?

True

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) defines the official national symbols of the Philippines. True or False?

True

The sunburst of eight rays on the Philippine flag represents the first eight provinces to take up arms against Spain.

True

The three stars on the Philippine flag represent Luzon, Visayas, and Borneo.

False

According to Section 14 of Republic Act 8491, a worn-out Philippine flag should be thrown away.

False

The national anthem of the Philippines, 'Lupang Hinirang,' remained without words for more than a year.

True

The lyrics of the national anthem 'Lupang Hinirang' were adopted from a Spanish poem written by José Palma.

True

The composer of the Philippine national anthem 'Lupang Hinirang' is Julian Felipe.

True

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag is a patriotic oath of the Philippines that includes a commitment to love the country, follow school rules, and serve the nation.

True

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag includes a commitment to uphold the principles of God, people, nature, and country.

True

The national flower of the Philippines is Sampaguita.

True

The Institute of National Language translated the original Spanish text of the national anthem into Filipino and English in 1943.

False

Study Notes

National Symbols of the Philippines

  • The official national symbols of the Philippines represent the country's traditions and ideals, conveying the principles of Philippine sovereignty and national solidarity.

The Philippine Flag

  • The Philippine flag is made of silk, with a white equilateral triangle at the left containing a sunburst of eight rays at the center, and a five-pointed star at each angle of the triangle.
  • The sunburst of eight rays on the Philippine flag represents the first eight provinces to take up arms against Spain.

National Symbols

  • National symbols are used by a country to differentiate itself from others and to unite its citizens through nationalism.
  • The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) defines the official national symbols of the Philippines.

Rizal as a National Symbol

  • One of the objectives is to examine the values highlighted by the various representations of Rizal as a national symbol.
  • According to Juan Crisostomo Ibarra, the prosperity or misery of each people is in direct proportion to its liberties or its prejudices, and accordingly, to the sacrifices or the selfishness of its forefathers.

The National Anthem

  • The national anthem of the Philippines is 'Lupang Hinirang'.
  • The composer of the Philippine national anthem 'Lupang Hinirang' is Julian Felipe.
  • The lyrics of the national anthem 'Lupang Hinirang' were adopted from a Spanish poem written by José Palma.
  • The national anthem 'Lupang Hinirang' remained without words for more than a year.
  • The Institute of National Language translated the original Spanish text of the national anthem into Filipino and English in 1943.

Pledge of Allegiance and National Flower

  • The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag includes a commitment to uphold the principles of God, people, nature, and country.
  • The national flower of the Philippines is Sampaguita.

Learn about the values represented by Rizal as a national symbol and the significance of his life in encapsulating these values. Explore the impact of Rizal's life on Philippine nationalism.

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