KA – The symbol in the middle of the Pekiti Tirsia logo is the word “ka” written in the Baybayin alphabet used in the Philippines before the Spanish arrived. The ka is actually a syllable used as a term of respect spoken before someone’s name. Ka is also the first syllable in the word Kali.
SUN – The sun represents the people of the Philippines. Ancient traditions speak of the people in the Philippines being the children of the sun. The eight rays on the sun represent the eight provinces in the Philippines which first revolted against Spain in their fight for independence and freedom for the Filipino people. This sun can also be seen on the national flag of the Philippines.
ARROWS – The arrows represent
the power of the art. They also show the culture and development of the art as the people have exchanged knowledge and customs throughout the many islands of the Philippines.
TRIANGLE – The triangle is a symbol of Kali, which bases many principles and movements on the model of a triangle. The triangle is known to be a very strong shape geometrically - it can be turned in any direction and its base remains very well balanced. The triangle also represents the three main islands and regions in the Philippines – Luzon, in the north; the Visayas, the central region; and Mindanao of the south.