ABLC Logo   The Antipolo Buenviaje Lions Club Official Name andLogo

The name and logo of the Antipolo Buenviaje Lions Club were inspired by the Our  Lady of Anitpolo, who made the town of Antipolo the "Pilgrimage Capital of the Philippines."  A popular custom of pilgrims to the Virgin of Antipolo is the trek going to its shrine on the eves of Good Friday and May 1 from various locations in Rizal Province and Metro Manila.

The origin of our Virgin of Antipolo dates back to Spanish era in the Philippines, when galleon trade between the Philippines and Mexico were at its height. Her image was reported brought to the Phiippines in the year 1626 by the galleon El Almirante whose trouble free voyage earned her the title "Patroness of the Galleon Trade".  It isalso said that because of the events surrounding the safe voyage of the El Almirante, the Blessed Virgin was named Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buenviaje or "Our Lady or Peace and Good Voyage".  Thus, it became a Filipino tradition to visit Our Lady's shrine in Antipolo before and after making a long trip.

The frame of the logo was patterned after the famous arch of the old shrine of Our Lady which was destroyed during World War II.  This shrine was so exquisite that it reportedly took 120 years to finish and was drawing pilgrims for more than 300 years until it was destroyed by American bombs dropped on Japanese troops.

In the logo is a dove, the symbol of peace, which our country and the whole world presently need badly and to which Our Lady is also the patroness for.  The sun, indicates Hope and Warmth, on which the relationship among the members of the club is based.





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