The design for this t-shirt was inspired by the Filipino soldiers of the 1st Filipino Regiment and the 2nd Filipino Battalion (Separate).
The design on the front Laging Una or “Always First” was the motto of the 1st Filipino Regiment Infantry. The cross kriss and Igorot war shield represents the two dominant war-like pagan tribes of the islands. The volcano represents the area in which the units were located. The three stars are taken from the Philippines Coat of Arms which represents the principle islands - Luzon and Mindanao, and the Visayan Islands.
The design on the back was inspired by the Filipino soldiers holding their choice of weapon, the Bolo knife, which is the national weapon of the Philippines.