The logo design is inspired by the ornate curvilinear designs and motifs applied to woodcarving on the southern Philippines. This particular design is derived from the sarimanok motif, a stylized presentation of a bird which is usually portrayed holding a fish in its beak, but in this case, the beak is holding the Delphic rings.
The meanings of those motifs are usually linked to religion and ritual. Birds usually play an important part in some ethnic mythology as messengers that link the many levels of their heaven.
The inscriptions found on the bird's body are derived from the old Filipino alphabet called Alibata. They represent the word Pi-li-pi-na-s (Philippines).
The flowing curvilinear feathers in the head and tail of the bird represent the colors of the Philippine flag.