Dr. José Rizal (June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896) was a Filipino polymath, nationalist and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. His novel Noli Me Tangere, published in 1887, played an important role in Philippine history. He is considered a national hero of the Philippines.
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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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The Bolo is a single edged blade also known as Itak. It was a primary weapon used by Andres Bonifacio and the Katipunan during the Philippine Revolution against Spain and was also used by the Republic of the Philippines during the Philippine American War.
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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.
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