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Escutcheon: The black shield is a visual pun or canted arms of the owner or armiger's surname translated from a Romance language meaning Hardness, i.e. as hard as a black volcanic rock, thus symbolizing a hardened shield that can protect the armiger from both physical and metaphysical forces.
The animal in the shield is the Gryphon, a legendary creature mixed with a head of an eagle and the body of a lion. These two animals are common heraldic symbols of power, strength, and courage as shown in the Imperial Eagle of the Holy Roman Empire and the Lion Rampant of Scotland. Combining these two species together will form the aforementioned legendary animal and their symbolisms now dually amalgamated into fearless courage and unrelenting strength.
The gold-jeweled Kampilan wielded by the Gryphon symbolizes Destiny being wielded by the armiger. It's also the first representation of his Filipino heritage.
The three pierced stars or mullets represent the armiger's three personal virtues: Persistence, Perseverance, and Patience. The reasoning behind the mullet being pierced is that being merely human, there are times that the armiger feels that he bypasses them due to life's difficult situations, like entering a blackhole in the endless Universe. But like stars in the night, these virtues are always shining and present in the infinite void of life's never ending hardships. The mullets being six-pointed portrays the armiger's favorite polygon.
Crest: The creature on top of the helmet or crest is the legendary moon-eating dragon of Philippine folklore, the Bakunawa, which is the second representation of the armiger's Filipino heritage. The moon in which the Bakunawa is swallowing represents the armiger's crave for Chinese mooncakes, especially with ube or purple yam flavors. The gold-jeweled collar and chain symbolizes the armiger overcoming any insurmountable obstacles along his way, much like how Theodore Roosevelt overcame the vicious and greedy trusts cartoonishly depicted as tying up the bear of "good" trust. The design of the huge crest is reminiscent of the German heraldic tradition, coinciding with the dragon's black color representing Prussia and Otto von Bismarck, the unifier of Germany. The two cross-like figures on the dragon's wings are the principles in which the armiger adheres to: Reason & Reality, a quote that came from Lee Kuan Yew, the Primer Minister of Singapore who leads his country from a third world slum to a first world nation. The crosses has six arrowheads, representing the Six Arrows of Kemalism, the political ideology of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey and one of history's greatest reformers and nation-builders.
Badge: The Stellar Seraphim, a six-winged being with the heads of a Gryphon and a Bakunawa, wielding the Kampilan and a Golden Mace while being chained in both hands by the gold-jeweled collar with a pierced mullet on top of the said collar.
Motto: The armiger's motto, "Sic Itur Ad Astra", is a Latin Phrase from Virgil's Aeneid which translates to "And thus one journeys into the stars".