A griffin-inspired half-eagle, half-lion logo will symbolize the 50th anniversary of relations between the Philippines and Singapore this year.
The Philippine embassy in Singapore said the logo was picked among 37 entries in a contest by the Philippine embassy in Singapore and Singapore embassy in Manila.
“The eagle represents the Philippines, as exemplified by the Philippine Eagle which is the national bird. The lion represents Singapore, with the Merlion being the popular symbol of the city-state,” the embassy said.
Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph Del Mar Yap said the winning entry is by Renante Tatel Corporal, 23, a Filipino freelance graphic artist.
Corporal’s entry was a half-eagle and half-lion, inspired by the Griffin.
In the logo, the griffin is bathed in gold to symbolize the golden anniversary of Philippine-Singapore ties. The wings represent the two countries’ respective flags.
“At a time when the Philippines and Singapore are about to celebrate a milestone in our partnership, it is indeed a proud moment to have a kababayan capture the essence our bilateral relations through Mr. Corporal’s design,” Yap said in his congratulatory message.
Meanwhile, the embassy also introduced the hashtag #PHSG as the official tagline for the Philippines, along with the tagline “Perfect Harmony, Shared Goals”.
Singapore will use the hashtag #SGPH, with the tagline “Soaring in Perfect Harmony”.
The Philippine Embassy in Singapore and the Singapore Embassy in Manila simultaneously launched the official logo and tagline.
Both embassies will organize a year-long schedule of activities to mark this important milestone in the two countries’ bilateral relations.