Philippines 15th December 2020. Emblazoned and designed by The
The arms were designed by The Armorial
Register Ltd highlighting the armiger’s origin and accomplishments.
It also follows the Spanish-Filipino cultures and traditions of the
The cross crosslet fitchée (Cross
Pointed at Base), is a combination of cross and sword that manifest
the unshakeable faith of the family. The crossed sword which, by
default, are depicted points upward historically indicate a
readiness for battle or conflict; they represent the attributes of
the armiger’s military career as a Colonel in the Philippine Marine
Corps and philosophy in the service - justice and military honour.
The Set Square is a
reminder to always measure one’s actions. While the Compass is a
reminder to circumscribe and keep us within bounds with all mankind.
It also gives a sense of hope and inspires us to follow our heart
and our rightful path.
The mound of fine Salts represents the
birthplace and origin of the armiger's predecessors and the primary
source of livelihood of the Cagampan Clan during Spanish era (Circa
1849). Pangasinan is the name for the province of Philippines and
means "Place of Salt" or "Place of Salt-Making". The depicted Pile
of fine Salts can also be seen in the Official Seal of Pangasinan
The Three Books
represents learning and knowledge, especially in the aspects of
reasoning, judgement and skill required in adult life and
professional occupations. While the torch symbolizes life, truth,
and intelligence. The culture and beliefs of the Cagampans’, like
other traditional families of the area, were influenced by the
Catholic Faith. Over the course of time, the clan branched out into
the field of Politics, Public Service, Social Sciences, Military,
Medical Arts and Foreign Migration, etc.
The colour blue (Azure) was chosen to
represent stability, unity, and loyalty. Finally, the colour red
(Gules) represents military strength, passion, and energy.
The crest of a lion rampant Sable
holding a Jerusalem Cross Gules (also known as "five-fold Cross", or
"cross-and-crosslets") represents strength, dauntless courage and
valor and willingness to sacrifice life for the good of the
The Motto Dios,
Familia, El Deber is in the Spanish language and means God, Family,
and Duty. It serves as reminder to always, before anything else, put
God first in all your undertakings. Love and devotion to family that
sustain us, brings us back to ourselves, and reminds us what is
truly meaningful in our lives. And lastly, Duty, to have a moral
obligation and responsibility to perform what is right and uphold
armiger is custodian of his family genealogy and has succeeded in
tracing their origin through personal accounts, research, existing
documents, stories of relatives and closet family friends and family