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
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”.
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
Vintage poster on display in the exhibit “We Are America: Resistance and Resilience” premiered at Oakland Asian Cultural Center in 2012. Signs like this were seen throughout the west coast during the Great Depression when Filipinos were scapegoated for the economic downturn in the U.S. Called monkeys, racial hatred towards U.S. Nationals continued oppressive sentiments during Philippine colonial times. Like the Chinese in 1887, Filipinos were excluded through the Tydings Mc Duffie Act of 1934. Know History, Know Self.
Positively No Filipinos Allowed, Stockton, CA circa 1929, photo credit Look Magazine
Procedes from the sales of the Positively No Filipinos Allowed posters will go towards the Pilipino Youth Coalition.
Art print from the book Lapu Lapu. It’s a children’s book that takes place in the pre colonial Philippines. The story follows the hero, Datu Lapu Lapu and his journey becoming a warrior to protect his tribe from outside invaders.
Authors, Robin Kitana Aquilizan & Aaron Jurell Sarmiento
Artist, Tata Ponsi Alfonso
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
The goal of Bayani Art is to strengthen the unity within our community by telling the rich history of our Motherland. We are independent owned, born in Tondo Manila, Philippines and raised in Oakland, California. Humbled by the strong values that were taught by our elders, we remain conscious to our responsibility to carry on our culture.
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