“Pampanga” originated from the word “pampang” which means “river bank” both in Pampango and Tagalog when early Spanish missionaries referred to the natives as “people by the river” in the same blend with “Tagalog” as called from the word “taga-ilog”.

     Pampangos and Tagalogs used to be the same “people by the river” as Pampanga then was an empire embracing miles of stretch from Manila up to Cagayan, founded by the immigrants from Central Java between 200 to 300 B.C.

     However, hispanization that saw the heroism of Pampango Prince Soliman and Raja Lakandula in the battle of Tondo led to the disintegration and diminution of the empire, then eventually to its creation as the first province in Luzon on December 11, 1571.

     Pampanga  has 20 towns and  2 cities and is chiefly an agricultural province with rice and sugar as its primary products.

     The whole province is part of the best mid-section of Central plain of Luzon, bounded in the north by the provinces of Tarlac and Nueva Ecija, in the east by Bulacan, south by Manila Bay and Bataan and west by Zambales.

RIVER - represents the famous Pampanga river which means “pampang”
MOUNT ARAYAT - in the center of the seal is the mountain representing the majestic and beautiful Mount Arayat
FOUR PILLARS - represents the four (4) Congressional Districts of  Pampanga
GEAR & FACTORY STRUCTURE - symbolizes the industrial and economic growth of the province
TWO (2) LAURELS - symbolizes honor and glory won for great achievement by PRO 3
RICE STALKS - symbolizes the primary products of Pampanga
22 STARS - represents the 21 police station and Hqs Pampanga PPO

ROPE - it is a cable tow that binds the police and the community

BLUE COLOR - represents the official color of the PNP which symbolizes serenity, dedication to duty, honor and service to the people
Pampanga PPO logo was designed and conceptualized by PSINSP NOEL MIRANDA (Ret) and PO3 Edwin S Prado