The Philippine flag has been displayed the wrong way, again. This time, the government itself committed the mistake.
On the President's official government website (www.president.gov.ph), an inverted flag of the Philippines with the red part on top of blue has been posted above an article about the "National Flag Day" on May 28.
If you're a Noypi you know that if the Philippine flag is shown this way it indicates that the country is at war.
According to Republic Act 8491 Section 10: 'The flag, if flown from a flagpole, shall have its blue field on top in time of peace and the red field on top in time of war; if in a hanging position, the blue field shall be to the right (left of the observer) in time of peace, and the red field to the right (left of the observer) in time of war.'
Are we at war?
We're not. The Malacanang said that they did not mean to post an inverted flag of the Philippines on the President's website. They have taken down the flag already.
In September last year, the US government apologized for displaying the Philippine flag upside down during President Aquino's state visit in the White House. It was an honest mistake, a US official said.