This new School Seal was originally designed in 2015 by Mr. Ronald Suplido, Jr. (LCC HS Batch 2005, AB Lit 2010) and was revised by Fr. Adriano R. Tapiador, SJ.
The School Seal contains the present name of the School since 1988, “LOYOLA COLLEGE OF CULION,” and the longest previous name of the School, “ST. IGNATIUS ACADEMY” from 1955 to 1985.
The “IHS” symbol refers to the first three letters of the name of Jesus (ΙΗΣ) in the Greek language. This symbol indicates that the School is a Jesuit School which has the logo of the Society of Jesus which bears and proclaims the name of Jesus.
The upper portion of the Coat of Arms inside the Seal is called the Loyola Crest. It is the ancient heraldic crest of Ignatius’ family. Ignatius descended from the Onaz and Loyola families represented on the left and right sides of the crest respectively. The set of seven red bands on the field of gold was conferred on the Onaz family by King Alfonso XI of Castile in reward for the heroism, loyalty, bravery and dedicated commitment shown by seven brothers in the Battle of Beotibar on 19 September 1324. This battle saw the defeat of a vast, numerally stronger army, by a much smaller force. The Loyolas are represented by a black pot or kettle suspended by a chain and set between two rising wolves against a white background. The kettle suggests a domestic theme of hospitality and feasting and the presence of the wolves suggests that even after banqueting, there was always something left over for the ravenous wolves. The word ‘Loyola’ itself is derived from Basque words that mean “an area of land that is abundantly fertile.”
The lower portion of the Seal has a scenic picture of Culion Island where the School is situated. The history, culture and environment of Culion provide the context for the identity and the mission of the School. The bottom part of the picture has the year 1936 when the School started as Culion Catholic Primary School.
The School Motto is also written in the middle section of the Coat of Arms: FORTES IN FIDE which literally means “Strong in the Faith.”