Orencio Salutan

Emblazonment by Allan Moore of the International Association of Amateur Heralds.

Orencio Salutan is from Tubigon, Bohol.

Description and symbolism:

Arms: The three trefoils or are a canting reference to his family name in the Visayan dialect. The azure fess wavy recalls his hometown and the three hills or in base represent the landmark hills of Bohol.

Crest: the colors of the annulet are arranged in reference to the national flag. The crossed arms with the droplet of blood represent sandugo (one blood), the historic blood compact between Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first Governor General of the Spanish East Indies, and Datu Sikatuna, a chieftain of Bohol, in 1565. Sandugo was the first treaty of friendship between Spaniards and Filipinos.

Blazon: Azure, a fess wavy or, between in chief three trefoils and in base three hills, all of the second. Crest: Within an annulet argent, azure and gules, a Spanish and a Filipino arm proper embowed fessways with fists clenched and crossing at the wrist with a pendant gout de sang.

Assumed/granting authority: Assumed, 2003.

Description and image from Jude Grupe via the Philippine Heraldry and Vexillology Facebook group.

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