Artemio Magallanes Pallorina was born in Bago City, Negros Occidental and lived in Murcia, Negros Occidental. He is a descendant of Don Juan Magallanes Alcala, a Spanish mestizo gentleman farmer, who settled in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental from Arevalo, Iloilo, who claimed descent from the Magallanes of northern Spain.
A farmer and a para-veterinarian by profession, he is married to Editha Camporaso Esparas. He is an elder of a local Evangelical church and raised a generation of Protestant ministers serving in different churches in Bacolod City and Murcia, Negros Occidental.
Description and symbolism:
The tulips symbolize the Reformed/Calvinist five pillars, commonly represented by the initials T. U. L. I. P. Paired, the two tulips refer to the dual Spanish-Filipino heritage. The sun is derived from that in the flag of the Republic of Negros, symbolizing soft power emanating from civilian authority after the Revolution. The chequy pattern recalls the arms of Fernando Magallanes (Ferdinand Magellan), with an ancestor claiming a common ancestry with the great explorer. The galleon is a reference to Magellan’s surviving ship, Victoria, symbolizing the family being scattered in the diaspora. The color blue symbolizes heaven and the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. The mallard recalls the Armiger’s farming and veterinary profession.
Blazon: Shield: Azure, a fess chequy Gules and Argent, in chief the sun of the Republic of Negros flag, between two tulip bulbs of five petals, in base a Spanish galleon under full sail, all Or.
Crest: A mallard rising wings elevated and addorsed Proper.
Motto: Deo Qui Reconciliavit Nos Sibi (“God who hath reconciled us to Himself”)
Assumed/granting authority: Assumed and attributed posthumously to the Armiger by the Armiger’s grandson, July 31, 2021. Registered, Philippine Armorial, August 5, 2021.
Information and image submitted by the Armiger’s grandson.