The flag of the Philippines has two equal horizontal bands of blue (top) and red with a white equilateral triangle based on the hoist side. Inside the white triangle is a yellow sun with eight primary rays, each containing three individual rays. Towards the middle of the sun, there is a shield-shaped representation of a stylized lapu-lapu, a Philippine national hero, who resisted Spanish colonization in the 16th century. In the center of the shield is a white, equal-armed cross representing Christianity.