THE OFFICIAL LOGO
LIGA NG MGA BARANGAY
By: Louvkee Avila Fanlo
The Liga ng mga Barangay Logo was conceptualized & designed …
The logo is encased in a BLUE CIRCLE imbedded with the name LIGA NG MGA BARANGAY and contains the year 1991 which is the year of the creation of the LIGA NG MGA BARANGAY SA PILIPINAS as stipulated in the Local Government Code.
The central part of the Logo is a drawing of a “Balangay”, (formerly synonymous with Butuan boat) is a plank boat adjoined by a carved-out plank edged through pins and dowels, from which the word “Barangay” was derived from. The “Balangay” was first mentioned in the 16th Century in the Chronicles of Pigafetta, and is known as the oldest watercraft found in the Philippines.
The Philippine map is found in the background to symbolize the national nature of the organization. The entire Philippines is composed of 42,046 barangays in the Philippines.
Seven “salakots”, a traditional lightweight headgear from the Philippines used mostly during the early periods for protection against the sun and rain when working outdoors, are distributed on both sides in vertical arrangement. Each of the seven “salakots” represent each of the seven components of the Barangay namely the Punong Barangay, Barangay Kagawads, SK Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Lupong Tagapamayapa and Barangay Volunteers..”