Philippine personal heraldry

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V Beswick-Escanlar
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Philippine personal heraldry

Postby V Beswick-Escanlar » 27 May 2020, 18:13

I would like to share the Philippine Armorial (, "about personal and family heraldry in the Philippines and of Filipinos around the world. Our goal is to expand appreciation and knowledge of Philippine heraldry: a unique combination of Spanish and American influences with our own local symbolism."


There are articles about the use of personal heraldry in the Philippines and an overview of its features that draw from Spanish and American traditions. There is also a selection of historic arms granted from the Spanish crown, as well as a gallery of modern arms.


Interestingly, although personal heraldry in the Philippines is not regulated or overseen by any official or unofficial body, designs tend to respect accepted heraldic norms better than the country's official heraldry.
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Chris Green
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Re: Philippine personal heraldry

Postby Chris Green » 27 May 2020, 19:27

Thank you Vincent. Very interesting.

I am torn between the need for completeness and the knowledge that most Philippine ecclesiastical heraldry is truly awful. But if you feel that you must inflict it on us, please go ahead.
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Re: Philippine personal heraldry

Postby Jonathan Webster » 29 May 2020, 20:29

Fascinating, thank you. :-)

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