The DepEd logo and DepEd seal are the two most commonly used images in the Education Department. They are being used from legal documents to diplomas, certificates, websites and even the Department’s vehicles.
If you’re confused between the two, we made this simple post for you to know the difference between the DepEd logo and the DepEd seal, but first let’s learn more about DepEd.
The Depart of Education
The Department of Education (abbreviated as DepEd; Filipino: Kagawaran ng Edukasyon) is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for ensuring access to, promoting equity in, and improving the quality of basic education. It is the main agency tasked to manage and govern the Philippine system of basic education. It is the chief formulator of Philippine education policy and responsible for the Philippine primary and secondary school systems. It has its headquarters at the DepEd Complex in Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.
The department is currently led by the Secretary of Education, nominated by the President of the Philippines and confirmed by the Commission on Appointments. The Secretary is a member of the Cabinet. The current Secretary of Education is Leonor Briones. Presently, its mission is to provide quality basic education that is equitably accessible to all and lay the foundation for lifelong learning and service for the common good. It has changed its vision statement, removing a phrase that some groups deem to be “too sectarian” for a government institution. -Wikipedia
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Seal or Logo?
Back to our topic, the DepEd logo is sometimes mistaken to be the seal and the seal sometimes mistaken to be the logo. So which is which? Let’s clarify that today. But if you just want to grab the images of DepEd Logo PNG format use the Download links above and at the bottom.
According to DepEd, the Department of Education (DepEd) seal features two lions (for leadership and excellence) holding an open book over a plate supported by stylized hands, inside which is a lighted torch over the Philippine Archipelago. The colors, taken from the Philippine flag, denote peace (blue) and the burning desire to learn (red). The open book and the torch radiating its light over the Philippine archipelago represent the quest for knowledge and the practice of values and skills inculcated in every Filipino by a caring and nurturing institution (DepEd) represented by the open hands.
The seal of the Department is used for:
• diplomatic or international communication and external affairs;
• legal documents;
• academic awards;
• certificates and plaques;
• Form 137 or SF10-ES and SF10-JHS;
• Accreditation and Equivalency Test Result;
• Philippine Educational Placement Test Result;
• Government Permit to Operate, and Recognition;
• Certification, Authentication, and Verification forms;
• letterheads and stationeries;
• memos and notepads;
• official envelopes;
• business cards;
• identification cards;
• press conference backdrops; and
• other official communications.
AUGUST 16, 2011 DO 63, S. 2011 – DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DEPED) SEAL
- Pursuant to rule 8,
- The DepEd official seal shall be utilized in all official communications, and it shall be released to all DepEd national, regional, division, district, schools, and other field offices.
- It may appear in three (3) colors or in black and white, and in different sizes with the following symbolism and specifications:
a. SEAL SYMBOLISM
• Shield stylized open hands: supporting the two (2) sea lions represents DepEd as a caring and nurturing institution;
• Two (2) Sea Lions: holding an open book over a plate symbolizes leadership and excellence; and
• Open Book and Lighted Torch: radiating its light over the Philippine archipelago represent the quest for knowledge.
• Colors: taken from the Philippine Flag
Blue – signifies peace
Cable No.: 80173
Red – signifies burning desire to learn
Cable No.: 80108
Golden Yellow – signifies quest for knowledge
Cable No.: 80068
- The meaning and message of the DepEd official seal should be carefully explained to the pupils and students.
- The copy of DepEd official seal or corporate seal is contained in the enclosure or log-on to DepEd website: www.deped.gov.ph.
- Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.
Read or download: DO No. 63 s. 2111
The logo appears in:
• print publications and nonprint materials
(online collaterals like infographics, website banner);
• promotion and advocacy materials;
• leaflets, flyers, brochures, posters, streamers, backdrops, and backgrounds;
• DepEd vehicle signages;
• employees’ vehicles;
• name tags;
• covers of instructional and educational materials; and
• website as part of a “signature” in conjunction with the word mark.
DO 69, S. 2003 – DEPED LOGO
- For the information and guidance of all concerned, the Office of the Secretary has released a new DepED logo to be utilized in school bulletin boards, publications, reports, circulars, T-shirt printing, stationeries, and others.
- It may appear in three colors or black and white and in different sizes with the following specifications:
- Font and Color Guide: The font for DepED is Revue and Department of Education is Adobe Garamond, Semi Bold; the color for Dep and Department of Education is Pantone 2685 C100 M 90 Y 10 KO, the color for the flame and ED is Pantone Warm Red CO M100 Y100 KO, a line inside the flame is Pantone Yellow FCFF00 C7 MO Y97 KO.
- Font and Black and White Guide: The font for DepED is Revue and Department of Education is Adobe Garamond, Semi Bold; the shade of Dep and Department of Education is CO MO YO K46, the shade for ED is CO MO YO K 100, and the flame is CO MO YO K16 (Printed samples are enclosed).
- The official seal of the Department of Education is retained.
- Immediate dissemination of and compliance with this Order is directed.
Read or download: DO_s2003_69
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