The Philippine Army’s 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division is symbolized by a red equilateral triangle with a replica of white Tabak, a traditional native Filipino blade weapon, at the center of three white stars located at each corner of the triangle.
Resembling an inverted pyramid, the red triangle stands for the Division’s inner strength that reigns supreme over a vast territory. The inverted red triangle represents selfless offering to our country from a humble individual towards the greater communities being served. Every Tabak Trooper who wears this logo selflessly serves the community with utmost humility.
An indigenous weapon used by our forefathers to defend themselves against foreign invaders, the Tabak stands for the Division’s determination to defend the country’s sovereignty. It points upward to signify the Division’s combat readiness to fight all forces that may threaten our freedom and independence.
The three stars represent the three main islands of the country where the officers and men of the Division come from.
The Red color stands for act of courage and bravery with which the Tabak Troopers are noted for.
The White color stands for purity, the lofty ideas, and dedication for peace.
“The enduring Tabak logo is a symbol of our commitment in humbly fulfilling our mandate as servants of the people and protectors of our land,” said Brig. Gen. Rolly Bautista, Commander of the Philippine Army’s 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division.