Davao De Oro unveils its new seal and hymn during the 2020 State of the Province Address

On January 20, 2020 during Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy’s  2020 State of the Province Address, the new Seal and Hymn of Davao De Oro was unveiled. As a province of golden opportunities, the Seal symbolizes unity among its constituents and prosperity that the province gained for the past years. The Hymn was sung by the Davao De Oro Minstrels, Garbo De Oro champions and teachers coming from the Department of Education Division of Davao De Oro.

Davao De Oro Province— Davao De Oro Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy delivers his State of the Province Address (SOPA) on January 20, 2020, at the new session hall of the Legislative Building, Provincial Capitol Compound, Cabidianan, Nabunturan, Davao de Oro.

Making it accessible to the Davao De Oro constituents and even to the world, this year’s SOPA of Governor Uy is made accessible again as it was fed via livestream  on the province’s Facebook Page. Particularly, the 11 municipal Local Government Units (LGUs) prepared a hub where local officials, Non-Government Offices (NGOs) and employees converged as they watched the live streaming.

Governor Uy  delivers the achievements of the province’s 4PS+ Program which stands for Planet (Environmental Management and Disaster Preparedness), People (Social Protection and Human Development), Prosperity (Economic Development), Peace (Peace, Justice, and Security), and Plus (Good Governance).

The event was attended by various public officials from the barangay up to the provincial level, brigade commanders and important guests.

 “I am very much impressed with the progress of our province for the past years, I have seen a lot of improvements and developments in different aspects like for example in the 4PS+ program and it is very worth note-taking that it is the product of the unity of our provincial leaders,” said Jorlan Bon Sacay the Sangguniang Kabataan Municipal Federation President of Davao De Oro.

One of the main highlights that day is the unveiling of the new seal of the province together with the new hymn. Davao De Oro as a province reborn has its new seal which is softly hued in gold and brown. Denoted as a province of golden opportunities; the seal symbolizes unity among its constituents and prosperity that the province gained for the past years. The hymn was sung by the Davao De Oro Minstrels, Garbo De Oro champions and teachers from the Department of Education Division of Davao De Oro.

The new seal of the province has a total of 9 elements furnished in colors of gold and brown. The elements are the; Ring which is the symbol of commitment and solidarity; Dove to symbolize both peace, and the Almighty to whom all blessings and endowments emanate; Eleven (11) Sunrays that stands for the dawn of a brand new beginning and the unfolding of a golden chapter for the province and also to its 11 municipalities; Mountain that represents the verdant mountains standing tall around the entire province of Davao de Oro; Waves which stands for the seas that signify tranquility and dynamism; Eleven (11) People Holding Hand symbolizes the culture of convergence, or bayanihan, of all 11 towns in the province; Grains (Wheat) represents the bountiful harvest and rich natural resources in the plains and valleys subsumed within the province; Industry (Factory) the symbol for the booming industries that spur the province’s economic growth and the 1998 which is the year that the Province of Davao De Oro was officially declared independent from Davao Del Norte

The color gold represents the province’s abundance of gold reserves, maintaining golden standards as well as wealth and augustness. On the other hand, the color brown represents timeliness and preservation of the province’s name and its people. (Jasteen Abella, ID DAVAO DE ORO)

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