Filipino netizens amused after Facebook's Independence Day greeting shows the Philippines' flag upside down

The Philippine flag, which accompanied the "Happy Independence Day" greeting, showed that the red side of the flag was on top on Facebook on June 12.
The Philippine flag, which accompanied the "Happy Independence Day" greeting, showed that the red side of the flag was on top on Facebook on June 12. PHOTO: FACEBOOK
The Philippine national flag is raised during ceremonies marking Independence Day at Luneta Park in Manila, Philippines, June 12.
The Philippine national flag is raised during ceremonies marking Independence Day at Luneta Park in Manila, Philippines, June 12.PHOTO: EPA

MANILA (PHILIPPINNE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Does Facebook know something that Filipinos don't?

Netizens were surprised when Facebook gave them an unusual greeting to commemorate the country's 118th Independence Day on Sunday (June 12).

The Philippine flag, which accompanied the "Happy Independence Day" greeting, showed that the red side of the flag was on top.

If the Philippine flag is flown with its red side on top, this means that the country is at war.

Filipinos took to social media to comment on this blunder.

Twitter user @mnugaspar said: "Facebook has the Philippine flag upside down. If this is a sign of things to come..."

Another Twitter user @econcepcion said: "Dear @facebook: It's not a happy Independence Day if our flag is like this. Like seriously."

#jezpot5000 said: "Hahahaha,@facebook something's wrong with this PH flag... ALTHOUGH you might know something we don't (?)"

The Inquirer has reached out to Facebook for comment, but has not received a response as of the time of posting.