Edit Content
Naga City Government

Official Seal, Flag and March

The heraldic significance of the Coat of Arms of the City of Naga covers a span of 375 years – from 1573, the beginning of its recorded history, to 1948, the year of its inauguration as a regularly Chartered City by virtue of Republic Act No. 305.

“Naga: The Birth and Rebirth of a City” by Danilo Madrid Gerona

The Official Seal of the City of Naga

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dates in the Seal
    • 1573-marks the year the Spaniards first arrived in Naga
    • 1575-the year Ciudad de Caceres (later Nueva Caceres) was established
    • 1900-American rule
    • 1946-Philippine independence from the Americans
    • 1948-Naga is Proclaimed Chartered City (Republic Act No. 305).
  • Shapes and figures
    • Narra (Naga) tree on a rice field -represents the native settlement discovered by Captain Juan de Salcedo in 1573
    • Mt. Isarog and the Bicol River
    • Castle -dominates the right side representing the Spanish city of Caceres, the center of power over South Luzon
    • Triangle-represents the Katipunan. Naga was a focal point for rallying the region in the struggle against foreign domination.
    • American eagle-symbolizes US rule

Dr. Domingo Abella
Don Manuel Abella

The Official Seal of the City of Naga, as finally approved by the Philippine Heraldry Committee, is essentially designed by Dr. Domingo Abella. Modifications made by the Committee affected the details of form and shape in line with an official standard and uniform pattern laid out by the Committee for all Official Seals in the country. No armorial device, however, was changed or eliminated.

The heraldic significance of the Coat of Arms of the City of Naga covers a span of 375 years – from 1573, the beginning of its recorded history, to 1948, the year of its inauguration as a regularly Chartered City by virtue of Republic Act No. 305. The years 1575, 1900 and 1946 are also recorded on the escutcheon because they mark important milestones, as it were, in the city’s existence.

Read More

 

Below: The Official Seal of the City of Naga as rendered through the years.

The Flag

Official Flag of Naga City

Heart of Bicol March (Naga City March)

Words by: Bienvenido N. Santos
Music by: Meriem R. Palacio

Heart of Bicol rich in culture
and history you call to mind
symbols of the rarest nature
a tree, a river and a shrine
City of sounds we hear your voices
in church, in street, and market place
in campus din and river noise
that shapes our lives, and guilds our days

Heart of Bicol, Naga City
In times of draught, in fire and flood
We see the years of promise plenty
In this cathedral town of God

Bless our city queen of graces
Touch this heart anew with love
Pour upon our upturned faces
all the music of your love
Pour upon our upturned faces
all the music of your love