“KA” (Magkaisa/Unity) Baybayin also incorrectly known as Alibata is a pre-colonial Philippine writing system. The term baybayin means “to spell” in Tagalog. The script was used in the Archipelago along with other writing systems.
Gabriela Silang (March 19, 1731 – September 20, 1763) earned the title “Henerala” as the first Filipina woman to lead a revolt during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines. Her courageous leadership became a symbol for the importance of women in Filipino society, and their struggle for liberation during colonization.
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Art by Trinidad Escobar, artist and poet
Mandaya shield is a large, round wooden Moro shield. The front is decorated with rings of black and of elaborate carving while the back has a hand hold through which the left arm is slipped so that the hand grasps the top of the second opening. This shield is used in warfare to deflect spears and arrows. This style of shield is also commonly used by the neighboring Moro groups, and may have been borrow from them.
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Art by Nicanor Evans
Andres Bonifacio “Supremo” also known as “Maypagasa” (November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897) a Filipino revolutionary leader and patriot, is known as the “Father of the Filipino Nation.” He was one of the founders and organizers of the Kataastaasan Kagalanggalang na Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or Katipunan, whose aim was to achieve Philippine independence through revolution.
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Dr. José Rizal (June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896) was a Filipino polymath, nationalist and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. His novel Noli Me Tangere, published in 1887, played an important role in Philippine history. He is considered a national hero of the Philippines.
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