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What Is the Difference Between DepEd Seal and DepEd Logo?




DepEd Order (DO) No. 69, s. 2003 titled DepEd Logo contains the purpose of using the logo in school bulletin boards, publications, reports, circulars and T-shirts designed for printing. It also specifies other colors of the logo, which conform with the official colors of the Philippine Flag, as per Republic Act No. 8491, otherwise known as the Flag Heraldic Code of the Philippines.

DepEd Order (DO) No. 63, s. 2011 titled Department of Education (DepEd) Seal features the colors of the seal and other provisions. The seal shall be used and applied in all relevant DepEd standard templates and official documents, as specified in the Manual.

Through the standards set on DO 63, s. 2011 and DO 69, s. 2003, DepEd establishes a unified identity across all governance levels – from the central to the regional, division and school levels. Proper usage of the marks (seal and logo) also builds a strong awareness and recognition of DepEd’s image as a learner-centered institution that continuously improves itself to better serve the public.




The use of the marks will also strongly establish DepEd’s credibility to its partners and stakeholders who continuously help in the realization of the Department’s goals and targets.

What is DepEd Seal?

DepEd Seal refers to the symbol of the Department duly approved by the Office of the Presiden, Malacanañ, Manila, which shall be utilized in all official communication (DepEd Order No. 63, s. 2011). It must be treated with the utmost respect.




The DepEd Seal

Department of Education (DepEd) Seal

The DepEd seal was approved by the Office of the President, Malacanan Palace and protected by Rule 8, Chapter 6, Sections 49, 50, and 51 of Republic Act (RA) No. 8491 otherwise known as the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines. It was disseminated through DO 63, s. 2011 entitled, The Department of Education Seal. The Department of Education’s seal and logo, including the size and placement, palettes and typography are elements that make up its corporate identity.

The seal represents the Department’s symbol. It is the Department’s service mark so it should be treated with respect, similar to the respect accorded to the Philippine flag.




Usage of the DepEd Seal

The seal of the Department is used for:

  • diplomatic or international communication and external affairs;
  • legal documents;
  • academic awards;
  • diplomas;
  • 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.

The seal is also appropriate for permanent markers, such as architectural elements produced in stone, metal or glass, and for regalia.

The seal must also be used on budget forms, planning and statistics forms, and other official documents that need to be submitted to Malacanan Palace, the Senate of the Philippines, the House of Representatives, Department of Foreign Affairs, and other offices.

Elements of the DepEd Seal

Elements of the DepEd Seal

The seal is composed of the outer portion that contains the name of the Department, written as KAGAWARAN NG EDUKASYON and the country, written as REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS. The core of the seal contains six symbols: (1) two sea lions, (2) lighted torch with rays, (3) map of the Philippines, (4) open book, (5) rope, and (6) shield.

The symbolism of the DepEd Seal’s Elements

The symbolism of the DepEd Seal's Elements

The shield looks like an open hand. It represents DepEd as a caring and nurturing institution.

The symbolism of the DepEd Seal's Elements

The two sea lions holding an open book over a plate symbolize leadership and excellence.

The open book and lighted 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 DepEd.

DepEd Seal Color Specifications

The seal colors are taken from the Philippine Flag. The approved color specifications stipulated in DepEd Order No. 63, s. 2011 are:

DepEd Seal Color Specifications

The approved color specifications stipulated in DepEd Order No. 63, s. 2011 are:

DepEd Seal Color Specifications

DepEd Seal Color Variations

DepEd Seal Color Variations

The full-color version must be used at all times; however, the seal may be occasionally rendered in a grayscale version.

The white background is preferred to ensure the visibility or legibility of its elements. Extra care must be observed when the official seal is applied to colored backgrounds.

DepEd Seal Size Specifications and Formats

The official seal may appear in different sizes depending on the available space in which it is being applied. However, the seal must never be smaller than 1/2 inch (0.5”).

The seal or the formal signature has two formats—the vertical and horizontal formats in English and Filipino versions.

DepEd Seal Size Specifications and Formats

DepEd Seal Spacing Requirement

Do not crowd the seal with texts or images that interfere with its legibility. Surround it with a clear space equivalent to the size of the sea lion applied on all sides to separate the seal from other graphic elements.

DepEd Seal Spacing Requirement

The seal cannot be redrawn nor re-created. You may access a digital version of the Seal through the Publications Division.

DepEd Seal and Usage: Don’ts

DepEd Seal and Usage: Don'ts
DepEd Seal and Usage: Don'ts
DepEd Seal and Usage: Don'ts

The Don’ts on the seal’s usage is also applicable to the logo.

What is DepEd Logo?

DepEd Logo refers to a mark for recognition. It is utilized in school bulletin boards, publications, reports, circulars, T-shirt printing, stationaries and others (DepEd Order No. 69, s. 2003).

Department of Education (DepEd) Logo

The logo is an important element that identifies DepEd. It is a tool or mark for recognition. This is used by all DepEd offices.

The elements of the logo include the abbreviated name, “DepED,” in which the “ED” is capitalized to emphasize the importance of basic education. The spelled out name of the Department, all in capital letters, is found below the “DepED” element. The only symbol in the official logo is the torch with a burning flame superimposed on the middle letter “p” at the middle of its communicative name. Like the burning torch in the inner core of the official seal, this symbol means the burning desire for learning or knowledge of every Filipino learner.

Usage of the DepEd Logo

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 wordmark.
  • It is also used as a roof mark in all public elementary and secondary schools nationwide.

DepEd Logo Color and Font Guide

The official logo shall be rendered in its three official colors stipulated in DO 69, s. 2003 in addition to its white background, which purports to emphasize it.

DepEd Logo Color and Font Guide

DepEd Logo Color Variations

Aside from the colored version, the logo may also be rendered in grayscale. The shade of “Dep” and “Department of Education” is C-0, M-0, Y-0 K-46. The shade for “ED” is C-0, M-0, Y-0, K-100. The flame is C-0, M-0, Y-0, K-16.

The logo may also be rendered in black version and white version, depending on the background the logo is being applied and in observance of the rule of contrast.

DepEd Logo Color Variations

DepEd Logo Size Specifications and Spacing Requirement

The logo may appear in different sizes depending on the available space on which it is being applied. However, the logo must never be smaller than 3/4 inch (0.75”).

The logo should never be crowded with texts or images to maintain optimum recognition and clarity. Surround it with a clear space equivalent to the size of the torch (without the flame) applied on all sides to maintain its impact.

DepEd Logo Size Specifications and Spacing Requirement

The DepEd logo should always be used or applied from the original, high resolution electronic or camera-ready artwork, and should never be scanned or copied from a piece of stationery, brochure or any other printed application.

DepEd Logo and Usage: Don’ts

DepEd Logo and Usage: Don'ts
DepEd Logo and Usage: Don'ts

The Don’ts on the logo’s usage is also applicable to the seal.

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