the color blue represents peace. while the red means war. if you switch the flag upside down, with the red on top. it means that the country is at war.the large sun featured on the flag includes eight rays jutting out from it. the eight rays protruding from the sun are representative of the provinces of nueva ecija, manila, pampanga, bulacan, cavite, laguna, batangas, and bataan.the three five pointed stars are in reference to the nation’s trio of island groups: visayas, luzon, and mindanao.