Willy Magallanes Camporaso

Image by Rendell Salgado.

Willy Magallanes Camporaso was born and lives 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 reformed Baptist pastor by vocation, and a mathematician and businessman by profession, he is the first born son of Artemio Magallanes Pallorina, from whom he inherited the arms; and the husband of Diana Mayo Magallanes, a businesswoman.

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.

As a reformed Baptist pastor, he bears the symbols associated with reformed ministers: the Geneva bonnet worn by the reformer John Calvin; the stole of his office; and processional cross as symbol of his pastorate.

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.

Motto: Deo Qui Reconciliavit Nos Sibi (“God who hath reconciled us to Himself”)

Assumed/granting authority: Assumed and attributed posthumously to the Armiger’s father by the Armiger’s son, July 31, 2021. Registered, Philippine Armorial, August 10, 2021.

Certificate of registration issued in the name of the Armiger’s father, from whom the arms are inherited.

Information and image submitted by the Armiger’s grandson.

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