LICEO DE ALBAY (LDA) was a diocesan school entrusted to Fr. Juan Carullo in 1947.
Firmly embedded with the gospel message, DUC IN ALTUM which means “Go into the Depths” or to “Soar High”.
The monstrance and six stars signify Christian characteristics in promoting Christ the Savior through the formation of young educators in the Bicol Region by offering a certificate program for teachers for the Provinces of Albay, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, and Masbate.
The SVD stands for the Society of the Divine Word, which formally took over the management of the Liceo de Albay in 1961. Retaining the same Christian spirit, anchored on the Cross, and envigorated by the same dictum DUC IN ALTUM, the school now continues to grow DIVINE WORD COLLEGE OF LEGAZPI. As a college, it has become the source of knowledge and information for Albayanos and students from other provinces in the Bicol Region. It offers various academic programs anchored on theoretical and practical knowledge as reflected by the open book of knowledge, a lighted torch, and the golden rays of academic programs.
The unceasing spewing smoke of MAYON VOLCANO symbolizes the perseverance and resiliency of the Albayanos as they face various natural calamities.