The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA is a nonsectarian, co-educational, private university for MBBS in the Philippines.
The seal was inspired by the special devotion of Dr. Josefina L. Tamayo, UPHS co-founder, to the Blessed mother, especially to the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the school's patroness. This well-known icon from the Byzantine era depicts the figure of Mary offering love and comfort to her son Jesus, even as the angelic beings above bear the instruments of His coming suffering and passion. Mary looks straight at the viewer, as if to say that her perpetual help and comfort are also available to anyone who comes to her in need.
The infant Jesus is symbolic of the youth who is nurtured by a devoted and loving Mary which speaks of the motherly care and love of the University. The two laurel leaves represent the two sons of the CEO and Chairman of the Board who are actively continuing the work that was started by their parents in the community.
The leaves also signify excellence which the university pursues not only in academics but also in leadership and in human relations for the fulfillment of the aspirations of the university as it carries on propagating its mission, to mold and educate youth as Helpers of God.
The cameo is bordered by oval lines of maroon in white background which are the colors of the institution. Maroon symbolizes the red blood of courage, vigor, and determination; white for purity and the blue and gold colors of the Mother of Perpetual Help icon which symbolize generosity, abundance, hope, and vision. 1975 was the year when the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA was established while the tagline "Character Building is Nation Building"- UPHSD's institutional motto expresses the encompassing commitment of Perpetual Help education to national development and progress.