FACTS & FIGURES
  • Date of publish: Apr 23, 2015

  • Inner Circle (Red) – As a symbol for courage and bravery, this signifies that this beautiful town is also a cradle of heroes. One of them is Gen. Paciano Rizal, a great general of the revolution, a patriotic man and the older brother of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.

    Fourteen (14) Blocks/Sun Rays (Yellow) – Represents the fourteen (14) political subdivisions (barangays) of the municipality. It also depicts a rising sun which reflects the peoples hope, dreams and visions for progress.

    Mountain (Blue) – Represents Mount Makiling, wherein flora and fauna abound providing means of livelihood for town folks. The site has become internationally known as a World Jamboree Site. Instead of using green as its color, the mountain was colored blue in commemoration of the “Los Baños Raid”, a raid which was executed by a combined U.S. Army Airborne and Filipino task force on February 23, 1945 resulting in the liberation of 2,147 allied civilian and military internees. It has been celebrated as one of the most successful rescue operations in modern military history.

    Woman’s Face (Tan) – The woman’s face in the center is an artistic representation of the mythical Mariang Makiling who is said to be the guardian of the mountain. Some legends also identify Laguna de Bay – and the fish caught from it – as part of her domain

    Waves (Blue) – Represents Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country and a source of livelihood for some of the town folks.

    Universal Science Symbol (White) – As a “Special Science and Nature City”, Los Baños is also a town with one of the largest science community in the Philippines and a home for many research institutes including IRRI (International Rice Research Institute).

    Six (6) Elliptical Shapes (White) – Represents several bath springs existing in Los Baños from where the name originated meaning “many bath rooms”.

    1615 (White) – Stands for the founding year of Los Baños. It was on September 17, 1615 when the Franciscan Friars took over the government as a separate town from Bay, Laguna.