The seal of the City of Calamba has evolved and has been modified throughout the years. From being a municipality to a component city, a new seal was necessary to symbolize the new thrust of Calamba. In a city-wide seal-making contest, Reyjon de Guzman emerged as winner, for his work best symbolized the ideals, pride and achievements of the city. Each color, shape, number and object has its own meaning relative to what is Calamba in the past, present and future.
Shield shape â€“ The shield shape in the center, with a slight circular bottom, flat top and curved edges at the top corners project solidity and congruence.
Banga shaped twined with Dr. Jose Rizalâ€™s image â€“ The historical ambience is depicted in this twin image. The abstract represents the influence of Dr. Jose Rizal and the Banga in the history of the City of Calamba.
Numbers â€“ the engraved â€ś1742â€ť and â€ś2001â€ť speak for the year when Calamba was founded as pueblo and its conversion into a component city respectively.
Objects â€“ the mountain in the background and the water current at the bottom part relate to land and water resources of the city pertain to the vast natural resources of Mt Makiling and the aquatic benefits of Laguna de Bay. The silhouette image of rice field on the left and the industrial buildings on the right illustrate the transformation of economy from agricultural to industrial.
Colors - Except for silver grey and metallic gold, all others are similar with the national seal. However, additional meanings are attached to each.
Metallic gold â€“ This represents the radiating image of Dr. Jose Rizal and Banga that reflects in the minds and deeds of CalambeĂ±os.
Red â€“ This symbolizes the burning patriotism of residents as exemplified by Rizal.
Blue â€“ As land and water represent wealth and prosperity, the color blue signifies productivity and tranquility of the constituents.
Silver grey â€“ This represents the transformation of development from an agricultural pueblo in the 1700s to an agro-industrial town in 1900s and finally to an industrial city.
White â€“ This projects purity, transparency, efficiency and prudence pertaining to governance.
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