MANILA, Philippines – On Thursday, the President’s official website, www.president.gov.ph, as part of its efforts to promote Flag Day on May 28, used an inverted Philippine flag on its homepage.
An inverted Philippine flag, with the red portion on top of the blue, means the country is at war.
An error in the use of the Philippine flag in the President’s official website has led to a warning to all administrators of official government websites from Malacañang.
Secretary Sonny Coloma leads the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCCO), which administers the President’s website.
“Ang sabi po sa amin ni Secretary Sonny Coloma, the person in charge has been reprimanded severely and that we are hoping na hindi na maulit ang ganitong klaseng pangyayari,” Deputy Prsidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte told reporters at the regular Palace press conference.
“Siguro ang paalala lang po sa amin at doon po sa ibang mga kasamahan namin: ibayong pag-iingat ang kailangan, lalo website ng pamahalaan yung inyong pinapatakbo,” Valte said.