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Philippines Coast Guard

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[Philippines coast guard] image by Miles Li, 29 September 2017

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Description of the flag

The Philippine Coast Guard flag now has a navy blue field. It replaces a white flag with the same seal.
Miles Li, 29 September 2017

This is very similar to the well known Geneva Conference symbol for civil defense facilities, used in many civil defense flags worldwide. It seems to be much too similar to be a coincidence -- what's the relationship between Civil Defense and Coast Guard in the Philippines? I reckon some areas overlap (shipwreck saving, flood relief, even beach life guard...)
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 February 2002

Former flag

[Philippines coast guard] by Jay Allen Villapando, 8 February 2005
Seal based on

The flag is white with the same proportions as the Philippine flag. defaced with the seal of the Philippine coast guard: a circular seal with a black bordered ring in the shape of a life saver, in three orange ovoid compartments, each compartment bearing a word: Philippine; coast; guard. Each compartment is separated by two lines on a field of white. Within the inner ring a field of white bearing an equilateral triangle in navy blue, with three white five pointed stars, one at each corner, representing Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao; at the center a naval anchor in black with a stylized dolphin in white weaving around the anchor.
Manuel L. Quezon III, 12 February 2002