DIPPO Seal and Symbolism

The blue color outside the yellow colored ring represents the PNP organization which belongs to CARAGA Region and the contents inside the yellow colored ring represent the Police Provincial Office of Dinagat Islands who will serve and protect all Dinagatnons.

The yellow colored ring represents supremacy bringing the seven (7) municipalities collectively as one province with two (2) black boundary outlines that signifies the perimeter of the Islands.

Blue and red clouds forming a big heart signifies the vast love of the people living in the islands, lumads and the non-lumads willing to protect its natural resources, uphold the value of love of God and its people, foster unique mixtures of customs and traditions, respect beliefs, practices and religions.

Helmet (head gear) within the scripted year 2006 is the protector for human dangers and serves as shield of the natural resources in the entire islands from any invaders and destructions through the power of Republic Act No. 9355.

The white dove represents freedom that separates from the mother province Surigao del Norte and signifies the head of the state Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal Arroyo who signed freely without any second thought in signing the bill.

Golden Inner circle signifies the sun, the source of energy that the author of Republic Act No. 9355, Hon. Glenda B. Ecleo draw her inspiration, force and power to consistently pushing and strongly fought to defend and eventually conquered the lower and the upper house of her quest that this mystical islands became a province.

The Radiating fifty-seven rays (57) of the sun represent the congressmen who supported the author in making the House Bill No. 884 into realization.

Upside down handshake bridge connecting the two mystical islets “Lalaki at Babaeng Bukid” represents the strong relationships of the habitats through “SPEECS” the spiritual, political, economy, environmental, cultural and social development without sacrificing the eco-system of the Islands.

Mystical islets Lalaki and Babaeng Bukid signify the gigantic guards of the entire islands.

The shovel and pickmattok is a symbol of an environment friendly mining development of the islands.

Clear deep blue sea signifies life, rich aquatic natural resources, which most of the habitats of the islands are dependent on it.

Splashing the two big fishes “liplipan” (one of the endangered species) forming letter “D” represent the literal meaning of the Dinagat and signifies the importance in preservation of all aquatic varieties and considered as one of the primary essential of the human consumption of the islands.

The rice field stands for the vastness of the lands within the territorial area of the islands and one of the sources of the basic human needs (foods).

Magkuno tree with four (4) giant roots symbolizes the strong foundation of the great architect of municipality of San Jose, the late Mayor Ruben E. Ecleo Sr. who envisioned that someday will become a province through the inspiring efforts of his beloved wife Hon. Glenda B. Ecleo. The Magkuno tree or iron wood is one of the endangered species in the woodlands of his province that the populace should preserve and protect. It also characterized the literal meaning of “I” means islands and the firmness to stand against trials and tribulations that the province may encounter.