BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 1010
AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 23, DATED MARCH 25, 1936, ENTITLED “DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFICATIONS OF THE FILIPINO FLAG”
WHEREAS, Section one, Article XV of the 1973 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines prescribes the colors of the national flag of the Philippines as red, white and blue, with a sun and three stars, but silent as to the shade of the color blue;
WHEREAS, in the original flag designed by General Emilio Aguinaldo that was unfurled during the declaration of Philippine Independence in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898, the shade of the color blue was lighter than the present dark blue being used in the making of Philippine flag;
WHEREAS, there is a need to correct historical inaccuracy as regards the true shade of the colors of the Philippine flag as evidenced by the historical findings made by the National Historical Institute, the government agency which absorbed the functions of the defunct Philippine Heraldry Committee;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ferdinand E. Marcos, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby promulgate and order the National Historical Institute to take the necessary steps to restore the original color of the First Philippine Flag;
The NHI shall issue guidelines concerning the implementation of this Executive Order;
This Executive Order supersedes Executive Order No. 23, dated March 25, 1936.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 25th day of February, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen hundred and eighty-five.
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) JUAN C. TUVERA
Presidential Executive Assistant
Source: Malacañang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1985). [Executive Order Nos. : 928 – 1029]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.