The Symbols of St. Joseph the Worker – The symbols found at the nombril point of the shield refer to St. Joseph the Worker, the titular patron saint of the parish of San Jose, Baggao, Cagayan, and the patron of the school. The rod with budding lilies symbolizes one of the famous legends of the life of St. Joseph. According to the story, the lily is associated with St. Joseph, because the blossoming of the lily signifies him as the chosen one famong other men to be the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Likewise, the biblical passage, “The just man shall blossom like the lily” (Hosea XIV: V) is applied to St. Joseph in the liturgy of the Church because of this symbolism. This is also an effective symbol for the virtues of the saint as a just man, loving father and chaste husband. The ruler and the saw are symbols of the saint as a working man. These tools represent his dedication and commitment to his work, as well as his skills and craftsmanship. They also serve as a reminder of the dignity of all work, whether it is manual labor or intellectual work.


The St. Joseph Academy now known as Joseph’s College of Baggao, Inc. was founded in 1950. Each symbol of the three lilies also symbolizes the three Persons of the Blessed Trinity, which shows the Catholic Character of the school.


The Symbols of the Town of Baggao – The symbols and the tincture in the division and in the honor point of the shield refer to the town of Baggao, Cagayan. The division dancetty, composed of several mountain figures, refers to the Sierra Madre mountain range in Baggao, home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. This also symbolizes the rich natural resources that the people of Baggao are blessed with and grateful for.


The Symbols of the Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary– The azure tincture in the honor point of the shield refers to the special devotion of the school administrators, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Nuestra Seňora de la Visitacion de Piat, the Queen and Mother of Cagayan. It is a reference too to St. Joseph’s connection to the Virgin Mary. This symbol represents the Catholic belief that St. Joseph was the earthly father of Jesus, and therefore also the spouse of Mary.  


The Symbols of the School’s Commitment to Catholic Learning – The book that is superimposed on the staff at the nombril point of the shield represents the Word of God in Sacred Scripture. As a Catholic institution, it is committed to deliver an integral formation based on gospel values and the teaching of the Catholic Church. It also symbolizes its mission to be joyful bearers of the Good News.


The Core Values of the School – The three words written on the scroll below the shield: FAITH, COMMUNION and SERVICE are the core values of the school that every learner at SJCBI must imbibe.

FAITH represents the school’s commitment to Catholic education and its belief in God’s providence; COMMUNION represents the school’s focus on building a strong sense of community among its learners, faculty, staff, parents and alumni; and SERVICE represents the school’s dedication to outreach programs that help people in need and create positive social impact.


Overall, the symbols of St. Joseph the Worker serve as a reminder of the virtues and example of this beloved saint. They also reinforce the Catholic identity of Joseph’s College of Baggao, Inc. and its commitment to providing a holistic education that integrates faith, academics, and service.