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Description:

The school seal consists of two (2) circles within which the following are inscribed:

INNER CIRCLE:

 

  • Coat of Arms, divided into four parts, with the following figures:
    • Cross and the Eucharist – left side
    • Coconut Tree – upper right
    • Three Stars – between the Cross and the Coconut Tree
    • Greek letters Alpha and Omega – bottom right

 

OUTER CIRCLE: the following words arranged in circular form,

  • HOLY CROSS OF DAVAO COLLEGE, INC.  ♦DAVAO CITY♦
  • 1951 – Foundation year written below the Coat of Arms

INTERPRETATION OF SYMBOLS AND COLORS:

  • The Cross and Eucharist is the emblem of all Holy Crossians.
  • The Coconut Tree is the chief agricultural product of Davao and its provinces. As a tree of life, it symbolizes strength, flexibility and openness of the school towards change in its desire to its clientele and the external community.
  • As in the Philippine flag, the three stars symbolize Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. They represent the Holy Crossian’s nationalism and love of country.
  • The Greek letters, Alpha  and Omega, signify that God, the Creator, is the origin, the sustainer and the end of all things, not only in time and space but in other dimension and aspects , as well. It refers to Christ: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
  • External to the Coat of Arms but within the inner circle are the sky blue background, symbolizing Mary, the Mother of God, and the year “1951”, the year when the Religious of the Virgin Mary founded the school.
  • The symbol in the inner circle and words in the outer circle are outlined or printed in red and white background. The red and white colors symbolize Christ’s suffering, triumph and glory on the cross.

School Motto: “EX FIDE AD VERITATEM” which means “From Faith to Truth.”