The Municipal Seal of Guindulman
It was during the 24th World Congress of International Union of Local Executives at PICC when the logo of every municipality was proposed by a study committee chaired by then Mayor Lilio L. Amora. The delegates were exhorted to make a design that would embody the ideals, history and virtue of the townspeople as a rallying point for the present generation until the far distant future.
In his mind he tried to imagine Guindulman and reflected on the events told by his parents and old folk during his childhood. Foremost in his mind were the two massive churches built by the Spaniards. Secondly, he recalled the history of the battles fought by the Guindulmanons against the Spanish conquistadores, the ambush of Cabantian Pass and the burning of Guindulman during the American and Japanese invasion and, finally, the famous guerilla warfare during the Japanese occupation.
As to the virtue of the Guindulmanon Mayor Amora thought of the close and strong family ties that has created and impression all over the world by the Filipinos in general.
In his design the Triune God is seen in a very prominent place as a symbol of the piousness of the Guindulmanon. The Philippine flag symbolizing the fierce and valiant patriotism of the Guindulmanon and then Family which I the strongest chain in the community.
Encircling the design are 19 blades representing the 19 barangay. The blade is chosen because it represents most agricultural town. It also represents the weapon that has resisted all forms of invasion.
The inner circle which is a rope reminds us of the tie that bound our forefathers during the Spanish conquest; the second rope was during the American invasion; and third rope during the Japanese occupation. These events are summarized in our hymn, quote:
“Invaders thrice did come and thrice we fought for you…”
The design was converted into a seal and was approved by the Municipal Development Council as the seal of Guindulman. Later on it was adopted by the ILAW International since Guindulman was its first area of coverage. The seal was converted into a Municipal Color and was flown or displayed in all provincial activities wherein Guindulman was a participating unit.