Armed Forces of the Philippines

The coat of arms of the armed forces of the Philippines is a stylized triangle divided in three colors: red, yellow, and blue, representing the national colors; defacing the triangle is the eight-rayed Philippine sun (eight major rays each of which has a minor ray to the left and right of the major ray), in turn defaced with a stylized version of the ancient Tagalog script for “K”, representing the Tagalog word “Kalayaan” or “Freedom,” the stylized “K” resembling the Roman capital “I”. Beneath the triangle is a scroll bearing the legend “Philippines” the entire surrounded by two laurel branches.

  • The Philippine Army (PA) is the ground arm of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Its official name in Filipino is Hukbong Katihan ng Pilipinas.
  • The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is the air force of the Republic of the Philippines, and one of the three main services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Its official name in Filipino is Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas
  • The Philippine Navy (PN) is the naval arm of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Its official name in Filipino is Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas. Philippine Navy ships are prefixed BRP (Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas or Bapor ng Republika ng Pilipinas; in English, “Ship of the Republic of the Philippines.”)

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