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.
Andres Bonifacio “Supremo” also known as “Maypagasa” (November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897) a Filipino revolutionary leader, is known as the “Father of the revolution.” He was one of the founders and organizers of the Kataastaasan Kagalanggalang na Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or Katipunan (Sons of the people), whose aim was to achieve Philippine independence through revolution.
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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
The Kris blades are wide at the base, double edged and waved, semi-waved and straight. The blade was a symbol of a warrior’s status and rank in society. It was believed that the unconquerable Sultan Kuldarat used the most famous Moro weapon.
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