Coat of Arms of the Philippines
The Philippine Coat of Arms
features the eight-rayed sun of the Philippines
and the three five-pointed stars representing the three primary geographic regions of Luzon
, and Mindanao
. In the blue field on the left side is the Eagle of the United States
, and in the red field on the right is the Lion-Rampant of Spain
, both representing colonial history.
The heraldric description from the Republic Act No. 8491 from 1998 is as follows: Paleways of two (2) pieces, azure and gules; a chief argent studded with three (3) mullets equidistant from each other; and, in point of honor, ovoid argent over all the sun rayonnant with eight minor and lesser rays. Beneath shall be the scroll with the words "REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS," inscribed thereon.