The mission of a city is not accomplished by simply maintaining peace and order, creating wealth and providing social services. It is truly accomplished when the city inspires and empower its citizens to dream, develop their potentials and lead meaningful lives, as one created in God’s image.
Ang layunin ng isang lungsod ay hindi naisasakatuparan sa pamamagitan lamang ng pagpapanatili ng kapayapaan at kaayusan, paglikha ng yaman at pagbibigay ng mga serbisyong panlipunan; ito ay ganap na naisasakatuparan kung ang lungsod ay nagbibigay inspirasyon at kapangyarihan sa mga mamamayan na mangarap, paunlarin ang kanilang kakayanan, at mamuhay nang may kabuluhan, bilang nilikhang kawangis ng Diyos.
A loving, caring, peaceful and progressive city serving God and all Taguigeños by inspiring and empowering them to dream, develop their potentials and lead meaningful lives.
Isang mapagmahal, mapag-aruga, matiwasay, at maunlad na Lungsod na naglilingkod sa Diyos at lahat ng Taguigeños sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay inspirasyon at kapangyarihan sa kanila upang mangarap, paunlarin ang kanilang kakayanan, at mamuhay ng may kabuluhan.
Before Taguig came to be, there was this settlement under the Kingdom of Tondo with a population counting 800 farmers and fishermen, believed to be mixed with Chinese settlers as revealed by archaeological artifacts like glasses, cups, porcelain plates and utensils bearing Chinese characters dug in the area.
Spain subjugated the islands in 1571, and in 1582, the Spanish rulers formally recognized the settlement as a part of the Encomienda del Tondo and placed it under the headship of an Alcalde Mayor, Captain Vergara, who ruled it up to 1583.
ORIGIN OF THE NAME
The original 800 farmer-fishermen settlers of the area were good at threshing rice after harvest. Hence they were referred to as “mga taga-giik,” and their settlement as “pook ng mga taga-giik.” Spanish friar Fray Alonso de Alvarado, together with conquistador Rey Lopez de Villalobos who crossed Pasig River to reach Taguig in 1571 found “taga-giik” difficult to pronounce, and could only produce the word sounding like “tagui-ig.” So many mispronouncements later, “tagui-ig” was shortened to the present day “Taguig.”
City Logo Rationale
The City of Taguig Logo
In 2019, Taguig City embraced a new seal that integrates the hues of the Philippine flag: blue (for truth, faith, and stability), red (for strength, power, and energy), and yellow (positivity, optimism, and loyalty).
The seal also encompasses various elements that carry meaningful representations. The presence of buildings signifies the city’s remarkable growth and progress, while the heart serves as a visual embodiment of the city’s cherished motto, “I Love Taguig.”
Furthermore, the sun embodies the promise of a radiant future (light) and a warm community (warmth).
The waves portraying life and paying tribute to the persevering fishing culture in Taguig.
The rice grains exemplify the city’s etymology, derived from “taga-giik,” which means rice thresher in Filipino. The inclusion of 28 grains signifies the 28 barangays that constitute Taguig City.
The two dots represent the two districts of Taguig.
Lastly, the circular shape of the seal symbolizes protection, inclusion, and perfection.