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Philippine (The Netherlands)

Terneuzen municipality, Zeeland province

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[Philippine villageflag] by Jarig Bakker, 7 Jun 2005
adopted c. 2005

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Philippine village flag

Gerard van der Vaart just drove through this little village in Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen, near the Belgian border, and spotted a lot of village-flag-like items. Mr. Google provided him with these links: (http://www.historiephilippine.nl/infoavond.htm) and (http://62.238.37.4/inhoud.htm).
Based on that I made a gif of the Philippine village flag: Green with in the center the full former municipal arms; in the bottom
in white "Philippine".
Jarig Bakker, 7 Jun 2005

Philippine former municipality

[Philippine flagproposal] by Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2004
proposal by A.J. Beenhakker, c.1970

Philippine was a separate municipality until 1970 when it merged into Sas van Gent, and was included into Terneuzen in 2003.
Flagproposal: two equally high horizontal stripes of yellow and green; in the center a white disk charged with a blue key with bit up.
The blue key is derived from the arms of Axel, and refers to the fact that Philippine was founded in 1506 in the land of Axel on the separation of the old country, with many trees (green), and the new country with cornfields (yellow)
Philippine was named after Philip I of Habsburg (1478-1506), son of Maximilian of Austria and Mary of Burgundy. He married in 1496 at the age of 18 the equally old Spanish princess Johanna of Aragon, and was the father of Emperor-King Charles V, who was born in Gent in 1500. Philip gave permission in 1505 to the foundation of the new town in the polder, Philippine (female form of Philip, in Flemish writing: Filippijne.
In 1583 the Spanish army conductor Parma had a fortress built there, the "Philipsschans", which was conquered in 1633 by Prince Willem Frederik, stadhouder of Fryslân; after that the fortress was expanded considerably.
Philippine is also well known for its oysters and mussels - most of which the fishers collect in the (Frisian) Waddenzee.
Source: Anton Jansen's magazine "Vlaggen", #71, 1991, flagdesigns for Zeeland municipalities by Ir. A.J. Beenhakker - courtesy of Mr. Hans van Heijningen.
Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2004


Philippine Coat of Arms

[Philippine Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2004, after inmage in the Koffie Hag album.
Granted 31 Jul 1917

Coat of arms: or an opened castle argent on a base vert; in the gate-opening a lion rampant gules with in its right paw a sword of the same and in the left paw a key azure.
King Philip II of Spain had the fortress built to protect the entrance to the "Sassegat" water.
Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2004