Lapulapu was a Datu of Mactan, an island in the Visayas. He was the first native of the archipelago to fight against Spanish colonization. On April 27, 1521, Lapu-Lapu and his men triumphed over the Spanish invaders led by Ferdinand Magellan that is known as the Battle of Mactan.
Sultan Kudarat (1580–1671) was the unconquerable sultan of Mindanao during the first half of the 17th century. He is regarded as one of the greatest Mindanao sultan that ever lived. During his reign, Kudarat and his Warriors successfully defended his domain Maguindanao against the Spanish Empire who attempted to conquer Mindanao. He was known as a fearless leader/warrior.
Proceeds from the sales of the Warriors of Mindanao Prints will go towards the Salupongan International. www.salupongan.org
Katipunan, officially known as the Kataastaasan Kagalanggalang na Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or the KKK, was an organization founded on 7 July 1892 by Andres Bonifacio, Ladislao Diwa, Teodoro Plata and a few others, with the vision of completely separating the Philippines from Spain after declaring the country’s independence. Learn more about Andres Bonifacio
Lapulapu was a Datu of Mactan, an island in the Visayas. He was the first native of the archipelago to fight against Spanish colonization. On April 27, 1521, Lapu-Lapu and his men triumphed over the Spanish invaders led by Ferdinand Magellan that is known as the Battle of Mactan. Learn more about Lapu Lapu
Rajah Sulayman (1558-1575) Regarded as a brave and great ruler of Manila. He led a native revolt against the Spanish in 1574 when the new Governor-General did not honor the treaty with the prior Rajah. The defiance of Rajah Sulayman came to be known as the “Sulayman Revolt” also known as The “First Battle of Manila Bay”.
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. Learn more about Gabriela Silang
Art print from the book Gabriela Silang. The children’s book story takes place in the Philippines and follows the life of Gabriela Silang. The book narrates Gabriela’s emergence to becoming a leader for her people after the devastating loss of her husband, Diego Silang.
Authors, Robin Kitana Aquilizan & Aaron Jurell Sarmiento
Artist, Tata Ponsi Alfonso
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