THE CITY'S SYMBOLS
City’s Official Seal
THE OFFICIAL SEAL OF THE CITY OF CANDON
The official seal of the City of Candon was approved and adopted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod under RESOLUTION NO. 017-01 sponsored by Councilor DAVID GACUSANA. It is published to immortalize the “Cry of Candon” of March 1898 and to commemorate the ratification of the Cityhood charter under Republic Act 9018 on March 28, 2001.
- The seal is patterned after the Official Seal of Ilocos Sur, which is also the general pattern being used by all the seals of the different provinces in the Philippines.
- The emblem at the middle of the circle represents the Philippine Flag, which symbolizes the spirit of nationalism.
- The TORCH at the middle of the flag represents the spirit of 1898 demonstrating an ever burning desire of our people for “liberty, justice and democracy.”
- The SABER and the RIFLE crossed below the torch are symbols of the readiness of the people to protect human rights. While the TOBACCO LEAVES behind them are like outstretched wings whereby the local agriculture economy thrives.
- The date on top of the glowing flame is the date of the immortal “Cry of Candon” when our forefathers, led by the indomitable Don Isabelo Abaya, fought and successfully liberated Candon from the Spanish overlords a full three months before the National uprising of June 12, 1898.
- Finally, the banner beneath the emblem contains the historic Candon City Charter – Republic Act 9018 of March 28, 2001 declaring Candon as a city.
- City “March”