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.
While it may have been done inadvertently by Facebook, some netizens took to social media to react on the matter.
Here are some of their reactions:
— Eira | EIA (@EiraCaberte) June 12, 2016
Hello @facebook admin. Can you please correct the Philippine flag in your greeting? Red on top means war. #flagfail #doyourresearchplease— Melinda (@MingPags) June 12, 2016
thought id explain @facebook's mistake in their ph independence post: left flag, PH at peace. right flag, PH at war. pic.twitter.com/5XW6iaYvhp— dante (@myeontague) June 12, 2016
— ivanbolo (@ivanbolo7) June 12, 2016
Dear @facebook: It's not a happy Independence Day if our flag is like this. Like seriously. pic.twitter.com/fo8U4ffdYu— Ethel (@econcepcion) June 12, 2016
Hahahaha, @facebook something's wrong with this PH flag...— jj (@jezpot5000) June 12, 2016
ALTHOUGH you might know something we don't (?) pic.twitter.com/9sZpXZJM1L
@facebook please correct this. PH flag 🇵🇭 must be blue over red. Red on top symbolizes war. #RP612fic #Pilipinas pic.twitter.com/qqlKqJv5Ly— dyozep (@dyozep_anghelo) June 11, 2016
The law also provides penalties including fine and imprisonment of up to one year for anyone who disrespects the national flag.
Facebook has yet to give a word on the incident.
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