The Kampilan is a fearsome long single edged sword. A Warrior’s preferred sword for battle. The Kampilan was a sword for war and the court. As a court sword it represented the Datu’s prestige and power. Historians believed that Datu Lapu Lapu and his men used the Kampilan sword to defeat the Spanish conquistadors led by Ferdinand Magellan that is known as the Battle of Mactan.
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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.
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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