LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Governor Amado I. Espino, III enjoins all chiefs of offices and chiefs of hospitals for the use of the updated seal of the province of Pangasinan as officially recommended by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).
“All chiefs/heads of office/hospital and all employees are hereby enjoined to adopt/use the new seal of the province recommended by the NHCP in all their letterheads, calling cards and other official usages deemed appropriate/necessary effective immediately,” Governor Espino stated in the memorandum he issued on September 29.
Last April 24, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) approved Provincial Resolution No. 309-2017 entitled “Approving the Modified Design and Symbolism of the Proposed Seal of the Province as Recommended by the NHCP.”
Said resolution ratified the use of NHCP – reviewed official seal and official flag of the province of Pangasinan.
Resolution author, Board Member Jeremy Agerico Rosario, said the SP interposes no objection to the NHCP’s modified design and symbolism of the proposed seal of the province, which is in pursuance to the basic heraldic rules as provided in Republic Act 8491, otherwise known as the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines and Memorandum Circular No. 92-30 issued by the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
Features or symbolisms in the NHCP – recommended provincial seal include: the Capitol Building located in Lingayen; sailboats and blue background which follows the calm and beautiful Lingayen Gulf; milkfish, bricks and salt-cooking as main sources of livelihood in the province; and 1580, the year when Pangasinan was created as an alcadia mayor.
Hard or soft copy of the official seal can be secured at the Provincial Information Office (PIO). You may inquire at email@example.com or via the official facebook page of the province: facebook.com /pangasinan.gov.ph which is maintained by the PIO.
By Dexter A. See