Manuel Joaquin W. Montinola is a physician, residing in Iloilo City.
Description and symbolism:
On the shield, the rods of Asclepius represent the Armiger’s medical profession. On the crest, the christogram (chi rho) and the eagle represent Christ and salvation respectively. Taken together, the crest therefore symbolizes Christ as the source of salvation. The Latin motto Esto Melior Quam Es is an inspiration to the reader “to be better than you were”. The shield was designed by Mischa Spreeuwers while the crest and motto were devised by the Armiger.
Blazon: Shield: Azure, a bendlet Gules on a bend Argent, between two rods of Asclepius each within a wreath of laurel leaves Or.
Crest: An eagle’s head erased Argent beaked Or, holding in its beak a chi rho mounted on a staff Or.
Motto: Esto Melior Quam Es (“To be better than you were”).
Assumed/granting authority: Assumed, 2019. Registered, Philippine Armorial, January 31, 2021.
Information and image submitted by the Armiger.