Facebook Declared War On Philippines’ Behalf, Users Displeased!

Facebook Declared War On Philippines’ Behalf, Users Displeased!

Facebook just declared war on Philippines’ behalf by committing grave PH Independence Day error. Users were quick to air their grievances against the social media site.


June 12 is Independence Day in the Philippines. The Philippines obtained their independence from Spain’s 300 years of colonial rule on June 12, 1898. Philippine Star newspaper quickly noticed the mistake.

According to the local Philippine newspaper, the social network greets Filipinos on the nation’s Independence Day, but probably did more harm than good.

“Happy Independence Day! Here’s to all of the Philippines’ health, happiness and prosperity,” read the greeting that users saw in their timeline Sunday. However, Facebook gets the Philippine flag wrong and somehow, implied that the Asian country is at war!

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With the red part of the flag on top instead of the blue part, Facebook just indicated that the country is in a state of war. While we can be sure that Facebook did not do this intentionally, social media users from the Philippines cannot help but point out the glaring mistake.

Some opted to poke fun on the situation, but there were also some who definitely cannot let the mistake pass. Most made their feelings felt through Twitter. “Dear @facebook please change the Philippine flag you posted. Red on top means the country is at war. Blue should be on top! Apologize too,” user @neyvillasenor tweeted. 

After the clamoring of the netizens, Facebook probably noticed its mistake and sent a statement to The STAR. “This was unintentional, and we’re sorry,” said Facebook in the statement. “We care deeply about the community in the Philippines and, in an attempt to connect people on Independence Day, we made a mistake.”

It seems all is well now. From Morning News USA To Philippines, Happy Independence Day!

Below are some more reactions:


  • George B. Mendoza

    Facebook is making fun of the Philippines!!!