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Philippines Coast Guard

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[Philippines coast guard] by Jay Allen Villapando, 8 February 2005
Seal based on http://www.pcg.gov.ph


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Description of the flag

The flag is white with the same proportions as the Philippine flag. defaced with the seal of the Philippine coast guard: a circular seal with a black bordered ring in the shape of a life saver, in three orange ovoid compartments, each compartment bearing a word: Philippine; coast; guard. Each compartment is separated by two lines on a field of white. Within the inner ring a field of white bearing an equilateral triangle in navy blue, with three white five pointed stars, one at each corner, representing Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao; at the center a naval anchor in black with a stylized dolphin in white weaving around the anchor.
Manuel L. Quezon III, 12 February 2002

This is very similar to the well known Geneva Conference symbol for civil defense facilities, used in many civil defense flags worldwide. It seems to be much too similar to be a coincidence -- what's the relationship between Civil Defense and Coast Guard in the Philippines? I reckon some areas overlap (shipwreck saving, flood relief, even beach life guard...)
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 February 2002


Rank flags

The rank flags of the Philippine Coast Guard can be seen at www.coastguard.gov.ph. Apparently there is no such rank as commodore/rear admiral (lower half) in the Philippine CG.
Miles Li, 18 July 2009

Commandant / Admiral

[Philippines coast guard] image by Miles Li, 18 July 2009

Vice Admiral

[Philippines coast guard] image by Miles Li, 18 July 2009

Rear Admiral

[Philippines coast guard] image by Miles Li, 18 July 2009