Para sa Benham Rise: Tolentino seeks 4th star in PH flag
Senator-elect Francis Tolentino has proposed the addition of a fourth flag in the Philippine flag to represent the Benham Rise or the Philippine Rise.
While the three stars symbolize Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to reflect the nation’s history, Tolentino said a fourth star for the Philippine Rise will reflect the future of Filipinos.
“Eighty years from now, Benham Rise covering 13 million hectares, will be as prominent an area as the present day Luzon, where future generations will thrive and whose development will form part of the overall development of the Philippines,” he said.
“The inclusion of a fourth star in the Philippine flag to represent the Benham Rise is a first step to inculcate patriotism among our youth today. It is in the spirit of a national shared destiny and love for country that I espouse a fourth star in the Philippine flag,” he said.