About the DPWH Logo
The design conveys the idea of
Filipino engineering excellence with sub-themes such as the fine
craftsmanship of Filipino design engineers, architects and the whole
field of engineering profession, competence and integrity .
The most noticeable is the gear frame
which is completely circular. The gear represents motion,
transmission and direction towards the common man’s economic and
social upliftment. The perpetual motion of the circular gear seeks
unity of effort, unity of direction and unity of the diverse
components of the public works and highways functions and
responsibilities. Its sixteen (16) gears represent the
administrative regions in the country.
Within the gear
frame, the highway stretches northward and merges to an infinity,
cutting through and against the backdrop of a doric column. The
doric column is the symbol of the building and construction
industry. The term “against the backdrop” and while the highway
cuts through the doric column, it does not convey divisiveness but
instead conveys that the road stretches to infinity complemented
hand-in-hand by the prosecution of the public works projects
represented by the doric column. This denotes unity of objectives
and unity of efforts.
The white doric
column and the two range lanes represent the engineering outputs of
the Department - - roads and bridges, flood control and drainage
structures, ports, water supply, national buildings, urban community
infrastructure and other public works. Thus, the doric column and
the highway should be taken in a total context.