MARIVELES, Bataan – Mayor Ace Jello Concepcion of this town yesterday, led the launching of their new municipal logo and hymn, during their Monday flag raising ceremony with all the Sangguniang bayan officials, department heads, guests and employees present.
The young Mayor explained that they made major changes in the logo from the very colorful version into a simpler one because according to him, “ang gusto nating mangyari, one can easily understand the logo, iyon kasing dating logo, maganda rin pero ang hirap ipaliwanag”.
Mayor Concepcion explained that in their new logo, one can easily relate and explain the symbols; the sun and the stars, just like the ones in our national flag represent the country; the rifle with a hat represents the zero kilometer death march marker, Mariveles being one of the starting points of the infamous death march during the second World War. Mariveles, is also known for its fishing and farming industries hence the images of the fish and the rice grain. Likewise, being host to hundreds of industries at the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB), hence the gear, the symbol of industry. The 18 ears represent the 18 barangays of the municipality and last but not the least, conspicuously written are the numbers 1754, the year of establishment of the province.
Mayor Ace Jello also mentioned that they also did some changes in the arrangement of their municipal hymn, from the original tempo of a march which was composed by one of the elders in Mariveles named “Lolo Iking Liloc” known to everybody as “Maestro”. The Mayor added that they requested the Letran Choir for a rendition of the revised municipal hymn, but before finally making it official, they first asked the relatives of Lolo Iking to hear the new arrangement, which according to the Mayor, they liked and approved.