1ST FILIPINO REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
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 It was rescinded/cancelled on 10 August 1959.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


Description/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 It was rescinded/cancelled on 10 August 1959.





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