The Leyte Provincial Seal
The Province of Leyte is one of the country’s historic provinces. The historical importance of Leyte is depicted in the provincial seal with an alphabet on the cross argent which is the ancient Visayan paleographic syllabary of the letter “L” which stands for Leyte. The white cross represents the second phase of Leyte’s development, when Magellan passed through on his way to Cebu. The upper portion is a perspective of the national Freedom Park commemorating the landing of General Douglas MacArthur and the Liberation Forces in Leyte on October 20, 1944 during World War II. The stars around the inner circle symbolize the 41 towns of Leyte and the everlasting flame symbolizes the soldiers who died during World War II.