Urduha, more commonly known as Princess Urduja (The legendary mythical warrior leader of Pangasinan), was a 14th century warrior queen of Tawalisi, in what is now known as Pangasinan. Princess Urduha was trained in the art of war since she was a child, and became an expert in using the kampilan and a skilled navigator. Known far and wide, she was famous for leading a retinue of women warriors who were skilled fighters, equestrians, and experts in weaponry. With bodies of strength and muscular physique, they were known as Kinalakihan, or Amazons. The legend of Princess Urduha can be attributed to the story of when she met the greatest traveler in history, Ibn Battuta. (Learn more here: survivalarts.org/articles/urduha)
Survival Arts continues the legacy of Queen Urduha by leading the first all-womxn’s Kali training groups around the world. By training womxn and girls to protect their bodies from violence and sexual assault, Survival Arts works to carry on our warrior bloodline.
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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.[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://www.bayaniart.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Gabriela-Silang-Gileen-Navaro.mp4"][/video]
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Sarimanok is said to be a symbol of good fortune. The Sarimanok is derived from a totem bird of the Maranao people, called Itotoro. According to the Maranao people, the Itotoro is a medium to the spirit world via its unseen twin spirit bird called Inikadowa.
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Edsa Revolution (February 22 – February 25, 1986), or the People Power Revolution was a four-day series of non-violent mass demonstrations that toppled the Marcos administration and installed Corazon Aquino as president in 1986. The revolution, which ran from February 22 to February 25, was considered as the forerunner of nonviolent demonstrations around the world such as those in Eastern Europe and Africa. The revolution was named after Epifanio de los Santos Avenue or EDSA, where the majority of the protests took place.
Art by Jason Alfonso