This currency design proposes an alternate reality without the lasting effects of Spanish and American colonization in the Philippines. The legacy of colonization often destroys indigenous culture, so the set pays tribute to different tribal groups within the Philippine Archipelago. Each banknote highlights the relationship between each group to their specific landscape as well as utilizes traditional graphic elements found in tattoo marks, textile patterns, and wood carvings.
The 20 banknote, which features the Kalinga tribe, focuses on the tradition of headhunting and the art of batok (tattoo). The 100 banknote, which features the Palawan tribe, focuses on the art of sailing and wood carving.