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Provincial Seal of the Province of Bataan and its revisions

Requested from NHCP by P. Belencion at 11:08 AM on Mar 24, 2023.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 03/10/1917 - 03/10/2022
Tracking no: #NHCP-142270656209

Belencion 11:08 AM, Mar 24, 2023

Good Day.

I would like to request copy of information for the Provincial Seal of Bataan, its symbolism and revisions.

Thank you very much.

Officer 11:22 AM, Mar 29, 2023

March 29, 2023

Dear Ms. Belencion,

Thank you for your request dated Mar 24, 2023 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Provincial Seal of the Province of Bataan and its revisions.

We received your request on Mar 24, 2023 and will respond on or before Apr 14, 2023 11:08:01 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #NHCP-142270656209.

Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer

Arevalo 05:27 PM, Apr 03, 2023

April 3, 2023

Dear Mr. Belencion,


Thank you for your request dated Mar 24, 2023 11:08:01 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for the approved seal of the Province of Bataan.

Response to Request

As requested, attached herewith is the seal of the said province as published in the book Symbols of the State (1998) by the Department of the Interior and Local Government. Please take note that prior to the signing into law of Republic Act No. 8491 or the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines in 1998, the registration of provincial seals was done by the DILG. Hence, the seal was recorded with them instead of the NHCP's National Registry of Seals and Heraldic Items.

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