CORPORATE SEAL SYMBOLISM

The Corporate Seal of Oton shall have the following symbols:

SHIELD

Derived from the Provincial Seal of the Province of Iloilo where the Municipality is located.

SKYBLUE BACKGROUND

Represents the official color of the Municipality, patterned after its patroness – the Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

CIRCLE SHAPE

Symbolizes the Local Government’s will to transcend the test of times and achieve its mission, vision and goals, rooted in its commitment to serve the people who are united in community and civic affairs; it also represents the first letter of the Municipality.

“KAPIS” SHELLS & MOON FISH

Represent the abundance of Oton in lampirong (Placuna Placenta) and other aquatic and marine resources; also symbolize fishing industry as a major livelihood.

CHURCH

Symbolizes that the First Seat of Christianity in Western Visayas was established in Oton, and it was third in the country to be accepted as the House of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus in the Philippine Islands after Manila and Cebu in 1572; symbolizes that the First Council of the Church for Social Reform in the Philippines was convened in Oton; also symbolizes the First Church in the country built in honor of the Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

GOLD MASK 

A National Cultural Treasure dug from Oton; symbolizes Oton as center of ancient civilization; bolsters the place as provenance of artifacts, and represents the people’s ancient art in blacksmithing.

1572  

Marks the official year of establishment of Oton as the First Pueblo in Panay and Western Visayas, and as a province known as “La Alcaldia de Oton”.

WOVEN CLOTH

Denotes the people’s long nurtured artistry in weaving, hat making, embroidery and other similar livelihood.

MOLAVE LEAVES

Symbolize the people’s resiliency, strength as a community, and their quest for excellence in any field of human endeavor.

SUN RAYS

Represent the people’s ever burning desire for progress and prosperity, and their resolve to live in good values and character.

CARABAO HEAD

Symbolizes agriculture as the leading livelihood of the Municipality.

37 RICE GRAINS

Represent the thirty seven (37) barangays of Oton (Additional rice grains may be added whenever the number of barangays increases.)