A. San Diego y Quintos was born in Quezon City to a Spanish- and Tagalog-speaking family understood to be of Spanish heritage. He lives in Las Piñas and is a senior high school student. He will be pursuing higher education in architecture or engineering.
Description and symbolism:
The column alludes to his professional aspirations in architecture or engineering. The overall appearance of the shield is inspired by a past design of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, a further reference to his career goals. The potenty red and white are a stylized wall representing fortitude and diligence in work. The moon and stars are a reference to the aphorism by Norman Vincent Peale, “Shoot for the moon; even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”.
Blazon: Shield: Per fess Sable semy of six mullets Argent and potenty Gules and Argent, overall a column Argent trimmed Or, surmounted with a lying increscent moon Proper.
Motto: Persequere Astra (“Pursue the Stars”)
Assumed/granting authority: Assumed, February 22, 2022. Registered, Philippine Armorial, March 20, 2022.
Image and information submitted by the Armiger.