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Distinctive Unit Insignia & Coat Of Arms
for the 1st Filipino Regiment


Distinctive Unit Insignia  

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) consisting of a shield blazoned: Per pall Argent, Gules and Azure, over the second and third an Igorot war shield and kris in saltire Or. Attached above the shield a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules three mullets Or. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “LAGING UNA” in Blue letters.

Symbolism: The colors of the shield represent the National colors of the Philippines and the United States. The crossed kris and Igorot war shield represent the two dominant war-like pagan tribes of the islands. The three stars are taken from the Philippine flag and symbolize Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the three principal islands.

Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 30 November 1942. It was rescinded/cancelled on 10 August 1959.





Coat of Arms  

Coat of Arms

Blazon:
Shield: Per pall Argent, Gules and Azure, over the second and third an Igorot war shield and kris in saltire Or.
Crest:On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules three mullets Or.
Motto: LAGING UNA (Tagalog: “Always First”).

Symbolism:
Shield: The colors of the shield represent the National colors of the Philippines and the United States. The crossed kris and Igorot war shield represent the two dominant war-like pagan tribes of the islands.
Crest: The three stars are taken from the Philippine flag and symbolize Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the three principal islands.
Background: The coat of arms was approved on 20 October 1942. It was rescinded/cancelled on 10 August 1959.