About Kirby

Kirby Pábalan-Táyag Aráullo is a renowned Filipino Culture Bearer and currently the National Coordinator for Culture and Heritage for NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns). He is a Dátû and Lakan by blood, and an Activist at heart. Kirby is a direct descendant of the last Paramount Kings of Luzon (of both Lakandúlâ of Tondo and Rája Matandá of Maynílâ), and of the anti-colonial revolutionary Katipuneros and World War II Guerilyeras who fought for the liberation of the Philippines from colonialism. His upbringing exposed him to the contradicting worlds of traditional politics and grassroots activism.

 

With a keen interest in varying fields (such as history, government, and human rights) and a strong commitment to serve the community, Kirby studied in some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, such as the University of California, Davis, Harvard University, and Université catholique de Louvain. Kirby is also the Co-Founder of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis and author of the groundbreaking book “Black Lives & Brown Freedom: Untold Histories of War, Solidarity, & Genocide.”  He is a visiting professor at various colleges in the Philippines and a research fellow with Ágúman Sínúpan Singsing, an institute for indigenous advocacy and the study of Kapampángan language, history, and culture. Kirby is also well-known for his educationally engaging YouTube channel where you can find videos about history, culture, and everything in between!

 

Dátû Kirby is an educator who is well-rooted in his culture and passionate about his colorful heritage (Kapampángan, Tagálog, Indigenous Áytá, Pangasinan, and Spanish-Basque-Portuguese Mestizo); he strives to decolonize Philippine history and democratize Ethnic Studies through knowledge and creativity.

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Kirby Pábalan-Táyag Aráullo is a Filipino American historian, content creator, and a renowned culture bearer. He is currently the National Coordinator for Culture and Heritage for the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON). Kirby is well-rooted in his culture and passionate about his heritage; he strives to empower the youth and serve the people through knowledge and creativity. Kirby is a Dátû and Lakan by blood but an Artist-Scholar-Activist at heart.

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Untold History of Sabah: Sulu vs. Brunei? Philippines vs. Malaysia? (Pt. 2)
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Untold History of Sabah: Sulu vs. Brunei? Philippines vs. Malaysia? (Pt. 2)

How exactly does the Sultanate of Brunei fit into this already convoluted conflict involving Malaysia, the Philippines, and the Sultanate of Sulu? Let’s dive into the precolonial history that directly led to the present-day dispute over Sabah. Find out how a family feud over cockfighting led to a civil war that destroyed the Brunei Empire, and eventually to centuries of disputed sovereignty in North Borneo. 📺 This is Part 2 of my “Who Really Owns Sabah?” Playlist - https://bit.ly/SabahHistory 🔔 Subscribe: http://goo.gl/yDgQmK 🎥 Be my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/- kirbynoodle 📚 My books, ebooks, coloring books, merch etc. - https://www.kirbyaraullo.com/shop Related Videos & Playlists: 🌏 Modern History of Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/ModernSEA 🔥 The Fierce Women of Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/FierceSEA 📜 Demystifying Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/KnowSoutheastAsia Salámat! ❤️💛💚 #Sulu #Sabah #SoutheastAsia #Brunei #Philippines #Malaysia #KnowHistoryKnowSelf Chapters: 00:00 Intro 02:53 The Mighty Sultanates of Brunei and Sulu 07:25 The Brunei Civil War - A Family Feud? 11:00 Did Sulu Really Fight in Brunei’s Civil War? 12:41 The Spice Islands & the Sultanate of Maguindanao? 14:32 Did Brunei Really Give Sabah to Sulu? 17:49 Sovereignty & the Indigenous People of Sabah 22:47 Shoutouts & Closing Learn more: 📖 "Brunei: From the Age of Commerce to the 21st Century" by Marie-Sybille de Vienne 📖 "Muslims in the Philippines" by Cesar Adib Majul 📜 An Analysis of the "Genealogy of Sulu" by Cesar Adib Majul 📖 "The Muslim South and Beyond " by Samuel K. Tan 📖 "Tondo, Slavery, & the Revolt of the Lakans" by Kirby Araullo 📖 "Raja Bongsu of Sulu: A Brunei Hero in His Times" by Robert Nicholl 📜 "Some Problems of Brunei Chronology" by Robert Nicholl 📜 "Silsilah Raja-Raja Berunai" by P.L. Amin Sweeney 📜 "A Genealogy of the Sulu Sultanate" by Rita Tuban 📜 "Silsilah Raja-Raja Brunei: The Manuscript of Pengiran Kesuma Muhammad Hasyim" by Annabel Teh Gallop 📜 "The Philippine Claim to Sabah", in Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, by H. G. Tregonning 📰 "How Maguindanao and Cotabato rulers helped Sulu win Sabah" by Nash Maulana 📖 "Sejarah Sultan-Sultan Brunei" by Mohd Jamil Al-Sufri, Pehin Orang Kaya Amar Diraja Dato Seri Utama Haji Awang. 📜 "Sulu and Sabah: A Study of British Policy toward the Philippines and North Borneo from the Late Eighteenth Century" by Nicolas Tarling 📜 "The Origin of 'Sabah' and a Reappraisal of Overbeck as Maharajah", in Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, by P. J. Rivers 📜 “The Philippines and Sabah Irredenta.” The World Today 24, by Michael Leifer 📖"Islam and Philippine Society: The Writings of Cesar Adib Majul" - Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. About Me/Kirby: Kirby Pábalan-Táyag Aráullo is a renowned Filipino Culture Bearer and currently the National Coordinator for Culture and Heritage for NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns). He is a Dátû and Lakan by blood, and an Activist at heart. Kirby is a direct descendant of the last Paramount Kings of Luzon (of both Lakandúlâ of Tondo and Rája Matandá of Maynílâ), and of the anti-colonial revolutionary Katipuneros and World War II Guerilyeras who fought for the liberation of the Philippines from colonialism. His upbringing exposed him to the contradicting worlds of traditional politics and grassroots activism. With a keen interest in varying fields (such as history, government, and human rights) and a strong commitment to serve the community, Kirby studied in some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, such as the University of California, Davis, Harvard University, and Université catholique de Louvain. Kirby is also the Co-Founder of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis and author of the groundbreaking book “Black Lives & Brown Freedom: Untold Histories of War, Solidarity, & Genocide.” He is a visiting professor at various colleges in the Philippines and a research fellow with Ágúman Sínúpan Singsing, an institute for indigenous advocacy and the study of Kapampángan language, history, and culture. Kirby is also well-known for his educationally engaging YouTube channel where you can find videos about history, culture, and everything in between! Dátû Kirby is an educator who is well-rooted in his culture and passionate about his colorful heritage (Kapampángan, Tagálog, Indigenous Áytá, Pangasinan, and Spanish-Basque-Portuguese Mestizo); he strives to decolonize Philippine history and democratize Ethnic Studies through knowledge and creativity.
Who Really Owns Sabah? Philippines vs. Malaysia (Part 1)
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Who Really Owns Sabah? Philippines vs. Malaysia (Part 1)

Here’s a summary of what you need to know about the Sabah dispute between the Philippines and Malaysia. This is Part 1 of my 3 part series about the conflict over North Borneo. Part 2: “Untold History of Sabah! Sulu vs. Brunei” (a deep dive into the precolonial and colonial history of the dispute, coming soon!) Part 3: “The True Owners of Sabah? Philippines vs. Malaysia” (explore the modern-day impacts of the conflict, from WWII to the 2022 French arbitration, coming soon!) 🔔 Subscribe: http://goo.gl/yDgQmK 🎥 Be my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/kirbynoodle 📚 My books, ebooks, coloring books, merch etc. - https://www.kirbyaraullo.com/shop Related Videos & Playlists: 🌏 Modern History of Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/ModernSEA 🔥 The Fierce Women of Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/FierceSEA 📜 Demystifying Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/KnowSoutheastAsia Salámat! ❤️💛💚 #Sulu #Sabah #SoutheastAsia #KnowHistoryKnowSelf Chapters: 00:00 Intro 01:35 Why are countries fighting over Sabah? 03:36 Precolonial Sultanates 05:48 The British Empire 09:09 What Happened after WWII? 09:50 Philippines Claim - Diosdado Macapagal 11:53 Operation Merdeka - Ferdinand Marcos 14:23 What Happened in 2013? 16:25 What now? 18:57 Shoutouts & Closing Learn more: 📜 "The Philippine Claim to Sabah", in Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, by H. G. Tregonning, 📖 “The Sabah Claim of Diosdado Macapagal in the Center of Diplomatic Relations with Malaysia and Indonesia” by Stephen L. Macaraeg 📖"The Moro Struggle in the Philippines" by Cesar Adib Majul 📖"Muslims in the Philippines" by Cesar Adib Majul 📜 "Malaysia-Philippine Relations: The Issue of Sabah", in Asian Survey, Paridah Abd. Samad and Darusalam Abu Bakar 📜 "The Origin of 'Sabah' and a Reappraisal of Overbeck as Maharajah", in Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, by P. J. Rivers 📜 “The Philippine Claim on North Borneo: Another Look.” Philippine Studies 36, by Alfredo G. Parpan 📜 “THE PHILIPPINE CLAIM TO SABAH AND INTERNATIONAL LAW.” Malaya Law Review 10, by Jayakumar, S. 📜 “The Philippines and Sabah Irredenta.” The World Today 24, by Michael Leifer 📜 "From Bitter Memories to Heritage-Making? The Jabidah Massacre and the Mindanao Garden of Peace" by Rommel A. Curaming 📜 "Muslim Separatism: The Moros of Southern Philippines and the Malays of Southern Thailand" by W. Kadir Che Man 📜 "The State-Moro Armed Conflict in the Philippines: Unresolved National Question or Question of Governance" by Rizal Buendia 📜 "Sulu and Sabah: A Study of British Policy toward the Philippines and North Borneo from the Late Eighteenth Century" by Nicolas Tarling 📜 "Moro Archives: A History of Armed Conflicts in Mindanao and East Asia" by Norodin Alonto Lucman 📜 "Revolt in Mindanao: The Rise of Islam in Philippine Politics" by Goerge Thayil 📜 "Aristocrats of the Malay Race: A History of the Bangsa Moro in the Philippines" by Nasser A. Marohomsalic 📜 "Macapagal, the Sabah Claim and Maphilindo: The Politics of Penetration" by Gerald Sussman 📰 ‘Sabah: A Dispute That Refuses to Go Away’ by Anna Malindong-Uy About Me/Kirby: Kirby Pábalan-Táyag Aráullo is a renowned Filipino Culture Bearer and currently the National Coordinator for Culture and Heritage for NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns). He is a Dátû and Lakan by blood, and an Activist at heart. Kirby is a direct descendant of the last Paramount Kings of Luzon (of both Lakandúlâ of Tondo and Rája Matandá of Maynílâ), and of the anti-colonial revolutionary Katipuneros and World War II Guerilyeras who fought for the liberation of the Philippines from colonialism. His upbringing exposed him to the contradicting worlds of traditional politics and grassroots activism. With a keen interest in varying fields (such as history, government, and human rights) and a strong commitment to serve the community, Kirby studied in some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, such as the University of California, Davis, Harvard University, and Université catholique de Louvain. Kirby is also the Co-Founder of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis and author of the groundbreaking book “Black Lives & Brown Freedom: Untold Histories of War, Solidarity, & Genocide.” He is a visiting professor at various colleges in the Philippines and a research fellow with Ágúman Sínúpan Singsing, an institute for indigenous advocacy and the study of Kapampángan language, history, and culture. Kirby is also well-known for his educationally engaging YouTube channel where you can find videos about history, culture, and everything in between! Dátû Kirby is an educator who is well-rooted in his culture and passionate about his colorful heritage (Kapampángan, Tagálog, Indigenous Áytá, Pangasinan, and Spanish-Basque-Portuguese Mestizo); he strives to decolonize Philippine history and democratize Ethnic Studies through knowledge and creativity.
Asia's NATO? Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO)
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Asia's NATO? Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO)

Did you know about SEATO? Asia’s own NATO? With the war raging between Russia and Ukraine, NATO or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is once again dominating headlines in world news. Unknown to many, Southeast Asia also once had a similar international organization formed for the very same reason. So, what exactly was SEATO? Whatever happened to it? 🔔 Subscribe: http://goo.gl/yDgQmK 🎥 Be my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/kirbynoodle 📚 My books, ebooks, coloring books, merch etc. - https://www.kirbyaraullo.com/shop Related Videos & Playlists: 🌏 Modern History of Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/ModernSEA 🔥 The Fierce Women of Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/FierceSEA 📜 Demystifying Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/KnowSoutheastAsia Salámat! ❤️💛💚 #SoutheastAsia #History #ColdWar Chapters: 00:00 Intro 01:36 Cold War Context 03:36 Establishing SEATO 04:47 Awkward Membership? 06:10 How does it compare to NATO? 07:43 SEATO’s Decline 09:05 Was SEATO an Epic Fail? Legacy? 10:19 Criticisms of SEATO 11:05 What happened after? 11:48 Shoutouts & Closing Recommended Readings: 📖 Leszek Buszynski, SEATO: The Failure of an Alliance Strategy (Singapore, 1983). 📖 John K. Franklin, The Hollow Pact: Pacific Security and the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (New York, 2006). 📖 John Grenville and Bernard Wasserstein (eds), The Major International Treaties of the Twentieth Century: A History and Guide with Texts (London, 2001). About SEATO: The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) emerged at the height of the Cold War. However, its membership did not actually include many independent Southeast Asian nations. There were eight full members of the organization: the United States, Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand, most of which we would hardly associate with Southeast Asia today. About Me/Kirby: Kirby Pábalan-Táyag Aráullo is a renowned Filipino Culture Bearer and currently the National Coordinator for Culture and Heritage for NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns). He is a Dátû and Lakan by blood, and an Activist at heart. Kirby is a direct descendant of the last Paramount Kings of Luzon (of both Lakandúlâ of Tondo and Rája Matandá of Maynílâ), and of the anti-colonial revolutionary Katipuneros and World War II Guerilyeras who fought for the liberation of the Philippines from colonialism. His upbringing exposed him to the contradicting worlds of traditional politics and grassroots activism. With a keen interest in varying fields (such as history, government, and human rights) and a strong commitment to serve the community, Kirby studied in some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, such as the University of California, Davis, Harvard University, and Université catholique de Louvain. Kirby is also the Co-Founder of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis and author of the groundbreaking book “Black Lives & Brown Freedom: Untold Histories of War, Solidarity, & Genocide.” He is a visiting professor at various colleges in the Philippines and a research fellow with Ágúman Sínúpan Singsing, an institute for indigenous advocacy and the study of Kapampángan language, history, and culture. Kirby is also well-known for his educationally engaging YouTube channel where you can find videos about history, culture, and everything in between! Dátû Kirby is an educator who is well-rooted in his culture and passionate about his colorful heritage (Kapampángan, Tagálog, Indigenous Áytá, Pangasinan, and Spanish-Basque-Portuguese Mestizo); he strives to decolonize Philippine history and democratize Ethnic Studies through knowledge and creativity.
PINOY Historian Reacts to DARNA! Official Trailer
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PINOY Historian Reacts to DARNA! Official Trailer

Is Darna a copycat of Wonder Woman⁉️ Here’s what you need to know about Darna and the history of Komiks (comics) in the Philippines! 🤔 🔔 Subscribe: http://goo.gl/yDgQmK 🎥 Be my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/kirbynoodle 📚 My books, ebooks, coloring books, merch etc. - https://www.kirbyaraullo.com/shop 📺Darna | Official Trailer - https://youtu.be/WxckpnBPZLU Related Videos & Playlists: 🔥 The Fierce Women of Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/FierceSEA 🌏 Demystifying Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/KnowSoutheastAsia 🇵🇭 Precolonial & Early Philippine History https://bit.ly/EarlyPhilippines Salámat! ❤️💛💚 #DARNA #DarnaTrailer #History #Philippines Support! 😊 Sol Dalusung: https://www.facebook.com/SolDalusung Kalabaw Studios: https://m.facebook.com/kalabawstudios Penlab komiks: https://penlab.ink/ Chapters: 00:00 Intro 02:08 What do I think of the official trailer? 04:32 My favorite Darna and Valentina! 07:34 History of Pinoy Komiks 09:10 A bit of Family History 11:13 I almost became a Komiks Writer! 13:03 The Golden Age of Komiks 13:22 Darna Origins (History) 16:54 Who was first, Darna or Wonder Woman? 18:44 The Big Message!? 21:15 Exciting New Filipino Comics! About Darna: Darna is the most widely celebrated Filipino cultural icon and beloved superhero character in the Philippines, and in this reaction video I’ll be sharing my thoughts from my perspectives as a Pinoy Historian and a Filipino Culture Bearer who was raised around comics! Darna (also known as Mars Ravelo's Darna: The TV Series or Darna: The TV Series)is an upcoming Philippine superhero television series based on the comic book character of the same name, Keiko Aquino serves as head writer with Chito S. Roño leading the directing team. Jane De Leon stars as Narda Custodio / Darna, with Joshua Garcia, Zaijian Jaranilla, and Janella Salvador also starring. The series was announced on December 4, 2020, after the indefinite suspension of Star Cinema's Darna movie project in August 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. This is considered to be the biggest project of ABS-CBN for 2022. The series will premiere on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on August 1, 2022. About Me/Kirby: Kirby Pábalan-Táyag Aráullo is a renowned Filipino Culture Bearer and currently the National Coordinator for Culture and Heritage for NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns). He is a Dátû and Lakan by blood, and an Activist at heart. Kirby is a direct descendant of the last Paramount Kings of Luzon (of both Lakandúlâ of Tondo and Rája Matandá of Maynílâ), and of the anti-colonial revolutionary Katipuneros and World War II Guerilyeras who fought for the liberation of the Philippines from colonialism. His upbringing exposed him to the contradicting worlds of traditional politics and grassroots activism. With a keen interest in varying fields (such as history, government, and human rights) and a strong commitment to serve the community, Kirby studied in some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, such as the University of California, Davis, Harvard University, and Université catholique de Louvain. Kirby is also the Co-Founder of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis and author of the groundbreaking book “Black Lives & Brown Freedom" about the untold history of solidarity between Filipinos and African Americans during the Philippine-American War. He is a visiting professor at various colleges in the Philippines and a research fellow with Ágúman Sínúpan Singsing, an institute for indigenous advocacy and the study of Kapampángan language, history, and culture. Kirby is also well-known for his educationally engaging YouTube channel where you can find videos about history, culture, and everything in between! Dátû Kirby is an educator who is well-rooted in his culture and passionate about his colorful heritage (Kapampángan, Tagálog, Indigenous Áytá, Pangasinan, and Spanish-Basque-Portuguese Mestizo); he strives to decolonize Philippine history and democratize Ethnic Studies through knowledge and creativity.
ABORTION was LEGAL in the Philippines!? 🇵🇭
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ABORTION was LEGAL in the Philippines!? 🇵🇭

Here’s what you need to know about the history of abortion, contraception, and women’s rights in the Philippines and across Southeast Asia! 🔔 Subscribe: http://goo.gl/yDgQmK 🎥 Be my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/kirbynoodle 📚 My books, ebooks, coloring books, merch etc. - https://www.kirbyaraullo.com/shop Related Videos & Playlists: 🔥 The Fierce Women of Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/FierceSEA 🌏 Demystifying Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/KnowSoutheastAsia 🇵🇭 Precolonial & Early Philippine History https://bit.ly/EarlyPhilippines Salámat! ❤️💛💚 #KnowHistoryKnowSelf #Philippines #SoutheastAsia Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision in 1973 that protected women’s right to choose, was recently overturned by the Supreme Court of the United States. Unknown to many abortion have actualy been widely practiced for thousands of years in all parts of the world, especially in what is now Southeast Asia. Chapters: 00:00 Intro 01:17 Context 03:26 A Long History of Abortion? 08:16 How Widespread? 10:17 Why would they get Abortion? 11:50 What Changed? 12:42 What can we learn from our Ancestors? 15:11 Shoutouts & Closing Support! 🌸 One Billion Rising - https://www.onebillionrising.org/ 📚 Marielle Atanacio’s children's book introducing goddesses from Philippine mythologies - bymatanacio.com Recommended Readings: 📖 Barbara Watson Andaya, The Flaming Womb: Repositioning Women in Early Modern Southeast Asia (Hawaii, 2006). 📖 Kirby Araullo, Know Our Roots #2: The Fierce Women of Southeast Asia (California, 2021) 📜 Grace Baretto-Tesoro, ‘Where are the Datu and Catalonan in Early Philippines Society? Investigating Status in Catalagan’, in Philippines Quarterly of Culture and Society, Vol. 36, No. 3 (September, 2008), pp. 74–102. 📜 Peter Boomgaard, ‘Bridewealth and Birth Control: Low Fertility in the Indonesian Archipelago, 1500–1900’, in Population and Development Review, Vol. 29, No. 2 (June, 2003), pp. 197–214. 📜 Norman G. Owen, ‘The Paradox of Nineteenth-Century Population Growth in Southeast Asia: Evidence from Java and the Philippines’, in Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 18, No. 1 (March, 1987), pp. 45–57. 📜 Ramón Pedrosa, ‘Abortion and Infanticide in the Philippines During the Spanish Contact’, in Philippiniana Sacra, Vol. 18 (1983), pp. 7–37. 📜 Anthony Reid, ‘Female Roles in Pre-Colonial Southeast Asia’, in Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 22, No. 3, Special Issue: Asian Studies in Honour of Professor Charles Boxer (1988), pp. 629–645. 📜 S. N. Upadhyay and K. Priyamvada, ‘Contraceptive Value of Common Salt’, in Antiseptic, Vol. 58, No. 8 (August, 1961), pp. 669–671. About Kirby: Kirby Pábalan-Táyag Aráullo is a renowned Filipino Culture Bearer and currently the National Coordinator for Culture and Heritage for NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns). He is a Dátû and Lakan by blood, and an Activist at heart. Kirby is a direct descendant of the last Paramount Kings of Luzon (of both Lakandúlâ of Tondo and Rája Matandá of Maynílâ), and of the anti-colonial revolutionary Katipuneros and World War II Guerilyeras who fought for the liberation of the Philippines from colonialism. His upbringing exposed him to the contradicting worlds of traditional politics and grassroots activism. With a keen interest in varying fields (such as history, government, and human rights) and a strong commitment to serve the community, Kirby studied in some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, such as the University of California, Davis, Harvard University, and Université catholique de Louvain. Kirby is also the Co-Founder of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis and author of the groundbreaking book “Black Lives & Brown Freedom: Untold Histories of War, Solidarity, & Genocide.” He is a visiting professor at various colleges in the Philippines and a research fellow with Ágúman Sínúpan Singsing, an institute for indigenous advocacy and the study of Kapampángan language, history, and culture. Kirby is also well-known for his educationally engaging YouTube channel where you can find videos about history, culture, and everything in between! Dátû Kirby is an educator who is well-rooted in his culture and passionate about his colorful heritage (Kapampángan, Tagálog, Indigenous Áytá, Pangasinan, and Spanish-Basque-Portuguese Mestizo); he strives to decolonize Philippine history and democratize Ethnic Studies through knowledge and creativity.
The Babaylan - Badass Priestess of the Philippines!
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The Babaylan - Badass Priestess of the Philippines!

Did you know that abortion was once legal and widely accepted in the Philippines? 🤔 Women’s rights and gender equality were once thriving when Babaylans were in charge. What exactly happened? Who were the Babaylans and why were they fed to crocodiles⁉️🐊🔥 🔔 Subscribe: http://goo.gl/yDgQmK 🎥 Be my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/kirbynoodle 📚 My books, ebooks, coloring books, merch etc. - https://www.kirbyaraullo.com/shop Related Videos & Playlists: 🔥 The Fierce Women of Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/FierceSEA 🌏 Demystifying Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/KnowSoutheastAsia 🇵🇭 Precolonial & Early Philippine History https://bit.ly/EarlyPhilippines Salámat! ❤️💛💚 #History #PrideMonth #WomensRights #KnowHistoryKnowSelf Chapters: 00:00 Intro 00:48 What is a Babaylan? 03:30 Powers & Abilities 07:53 Status in Society 08:35 Transgender Babaylans? 11:28 Decline & Survival 14:18 Babaylans Today? 17:28 Fed to Crocodiles! Resources: 🌕 Center for Babaylan Studies - https://www.centerforbabaylanstudies.org/ 🇲🇱 Ágúman Sínúpan Singsing: Center for Kapampángan Cultural Heritage - https://www.sinupan.org/ 🏳️‍🌈 UP Babaylan - https://upbabaylan.org/ Recommended Readings: 📖 Barbara Watson Andaya, The Flaming Womb: Repositioning Women in Early Modern Southeast Asia (Hawaii, 2006). 📖 Kirby Araullo, Know Our Roots #2: The Fierce Women of Southeast Asia (California, 2021) 📜 Grace Baretto-Tesoro, ‘Where are the Datu and Catalonan in Early Philippines Society? Investigating Status in Catalagan’, in Philippines Quarterly of Culture and Society, Vol. 36, No. 3 (September, 2008), pp. 74–102. 📜 Carolyn Brewer, ‘Baylan, Asog, Transvestism, and Sodomy: Gender, Sexuality and the Sacred in Early Colonial Philippines’, in Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context, No. 2 (1999). 📜 Maria Milagros Geremia-Lachica, ‘Panay’s Babaylan’, in Review of Women’s Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1 (1996), pp. 53–60. 📖Leny Mendoza Strobel, Babaylan: Filipinos and the Call of the Indigenous (California, 2010) 📖 Anthony Reid, ‘Female Roles in Pre-Colonial Southeast Asia’, in Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 22, No. 3, Special Issue: Asian Studies in Honour of Professor Charles Boxer (1988), pp. 629–645. 📜 Ramon C. Reyes, ‘Religious Experience in the Philippines: From Mythos Through Logos to Kairos’, in Philippine Studies, Vol. 33, No. 2 (1985), pp. 203–212. About Kirby: Kirby Pábalan-Táyag Aráullo is a renowned Filipino Culture Bearer and currently the National Coordinator for Culture and Heritage for NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns). He is a Dátû and Lakan by blood, and an Activist at heart. Kirby is a direct descendant of the last Paramount Kings of Luzon (of both Lakandúlâ of Tondo and Rája Matandá of Maynílâ), and of the anti-colonial revolutionary Katipuneros and World War II Guerilyeras who fought for the liberation of the Philippines from colonialism. His upbringing exposed him to the contradicting worlds of traditional politics and grassroots activism. With a keen interest in varying fields (such as history, government, and human rights) and a strong commitment to serve the community, Kirby studied in some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, such as the University of California, Davis, Harvard University, and Université catholique de Louvain. Kirby is also the Co-Founder of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis and author of the groundbreaking book “Black Lives & Brown Freedom: Untold Histories of War, Solidarity, & Genocide.” He is a visiting professor at various colleges in the Philippines and a research fellow with Ágúman Sínúpan Singsing, an institute for indigenous advocacy and the study of Kapampángan language, history, and culture. Kirby is also well-known for his educationally engaging YouTube channel where you can find videos about history, culture, and everything in between! Dátû Kirby is an educator who is well-rooted in his culture and passionate about his colorful heritage (Kapampángan, Tagálog, Indigenous Áytá, Pangasinan, and Spanish-Basque-Portuguese Mestizo); he strives to decolonize Philippine history and democratize Ethnic Studies through knowledge and creativity.
What YOU NEED to Know About SB19’s SLMT! 💙 - Pinoy Historian
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What YOU NEED to Know About SB19’s SLMT! 💙 - Pinoy Historian

SB19’s song SLMT is an expression of their gratitude to their supporters. SLMT is their love song to all the A'tin, for all their love and support. But did you know that “Salamat” does NOT really mean thank you? 🔔 Subscribe: http://goo.gl/yDgQmK 🎥 Be my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/kirbynoodle 📚 My books, ebooks, coloring books, merch etc. - https://www.kirbyaraullo.com/shop Related Videos & Playlists: 🐉 Bakunawa & Other Dragons in the Philippines - https://youtu.be/ZEa-zZyqV_E 🇵🇭 Precolonial & Early Philippine History - https://bit.ly/EarlyPhilippines 🌏 Demystifying Southeast Asia - https://bit.ly/KnowSoutheastAsia Salámat! ❤️💛💚 #KnowHistoryKnowSelf #SB19 #SLMT Chapters: 00:00 Intro 01:38 What I love about SLMT’s Music Video 03:39 Roots of Salamat & Other Related Words 07:30 Deeper than just “Thank You!” 09:00 How Did We Forget? (Part 1: Spanish Colonialism) 10:29 Religion in Precolonial Philippines 12:25 How Did We Forget? (Part 2: Philippine-American War) 15:07 Philippine Schools Under the Americans 16:50 Miseducation & the Languages of the Philippines 20:38 Reclaiming & Reconnecting with Our Roots 22:10 Shoutouts & Closing About Kirby: Kirby Pábalan-Táyag Aráullo is a renowned Filipino Culture Bearer and currently the National Coordinator for Culture and Heritage for NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns). He is a Dátû and Lakan by blood, and an Activist at heart. Kirby is a direct descendant of the last Paramount Kings of Luzon (of both Lakandúlâ of Tondo and Rája Matandá of Maynílâ), and of the anti-colonial revolutionary Katipuneros and World War II Guerilyeras who fought for the liberation of the Philippines from colonialism. His upbringing exposed him to the contradicting worlds of traditional politics and grassroots activism. With a keen interest in varying fields (such as history, government, and human rights) and a strong commitment to serve the community, Kirby studied in some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, such as the University of California, Davis, Harvard University, and Université catholique de Louvain. Kirby is also the Co-Founder of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis and author of the groundbreaking book “Black Lives & Brown Freedom: Untold Histories of War, Solidarity, & Genocide.” He is a visiting professor at various colleges in the Philippines and a research fellow with Ágúman Sínúpan Singsing, an institute for indigenous advocacy and the study of Kapampángan language, history, and culture. Kirby is also well-known for his educationally engaging YouTube channel where you can find videos about history, culture, and everything in between! Dátû Kirby is an educator who is well-rooted in his culture and passionate about his colorful heritage (Kapampángan, Tagálog, Indigenous Áytá, Pangasinan, and Spanish-Basque-Portuguese Mestizo); he strives to decolonize Philippine history and democratize Ethnic Studies through knowledge and creativity.
Badass Queens of Cambodia’s Khmer Empire 🔥
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Badass Queens of Cambodia’s Khmer Empire 🔥

Meet the two sisters who enlightened Angkor (one of the world’s greatest empires) into its Golden Age! Let us learn more about the Khmer Queens Jayarajadevi and Indradevi! Unknown to many, the Golden Age of Southeast Asia represents a time and place when female rule flourished in a remarkable fashion. Across the many kingdoms of Southeast Asia, in the period between the first and the eighteenth centuries, female rule was not just allowed but it was often preferred. 🔔 Subscribe - http://goo.gl/yDgQmK 🎥 Be my Patron - https://www.patreon.com/kirbynoodle 📚 My books, ebooks, coloring books, merch etc. - https://www.kirbyaraullo.com/shop Related Videos & Playlists: 🔥 The Fierce Women of Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/FierceSEA 🌏 Demystifying Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/KnowSoutheastAsia 🇵🇭 Precolonial & Early Philippine History https://bit.ly/EarlyPhilippines Salámat! ❤️💛💚 #Cambodia #KnowHistoryKnowSelf #SoutheastAsia Chapters: 00:00 Intro 02:01 The Mighty Khmer Empire 04:07 The Wonders of Angkor Wat 07:07 The Great King: Jayavarman VII 08:07 The Fierce Queens: Jayarajadevi & Indradevi 13:44 Their Golden Legacy! 16:39 Wanna Learn More? 17:09 Shoutouts & Closing Sources: 📖 Barbara Watson Andaya, The Flaming Womb: Repositioning Women in Early Modern Southeast Asia (Hawaii, 2006). 📖 Kirby Araullo, Know Our Roots #2: The Fierce Women of Southeast Asia (California, 2021) 📖 David P. Chandler, A History of Cambodia (Boulder, Colorado, 1983). 📖Charles Higham, The Civilization of Angkor (Phoenix, Arizona, 2001). 📖 Trudy Jacobsen, Lost Goddesses: The Denial of Female Power in Cambodian History (Copenhagen, 2008). 📖 Anthony Reid, ‘Female Roles in Pre-Colonial Southeast Asia’, in Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 22, No. 3, Special Issue: Asian Studies in Honour of Professor Charles Boxer (1988), pp. 629–645. 📖 Mahesh Kumar Sharan, “Studies In Sanskrit Inscriptions Of Ancient Cambodia” (India, 2003) 📰 Kimchhel Theng and Chan Sok, “The women who made Cambodia” (The Phnom Penh Post. 19 May 2010) ​​ About Kirby: Kirby Pábalan-Táyag Aráullo is a renowned Filipino Culture Bearer and currently the National Coordinator for Culture and Heritage for NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns). He is a Dátû and Lakan by blood, and an Activist at heart. Kirby is a direct descendant of the last Paramount Kings of Luzon (of both Lakandúlâ of Tondo and Rája Matandá of Maynílâ), and of the anti-colonial revolutionary Katipuneros and World War II Guerilyeras who fought for the liberation of the Philippines from colonialism. His upbringing exposed him to the contradicting worlds of traditional politics and grassroots activism. With a keen interest in varying fields (such as history, government, and human rights) and a strong commitment to serve the community, Kirby studied in some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, such as the University of California, Davis, Harvard University, and Université catholique de Louvain. Kirby is also the Co-Founder of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis and author of the groundbreaking book “Black Lives & Brown Freedom: Untold Histories of War, Solidarity, & Genocide.” He is a visiting professor at various colleges in the Philippines and a research fellow with Ágúman Sínúpan Singsing, an institute for indigenous advocacy and the study of Kapampángan language, history, and culture. Kirby is also well-known for his educationally engaging YouTube channel where you can find videos about history, culture, and everything in between! Dátû Kirby is an educator who is well-rooted in his culture and passionate about his colorful heritage (Kapampángan, Tagálog, Indigenous Áytá, Pangasinan, and Spanish-Basque-Portuguese Mestizo); he strives to decolonize Philippine history and democratize Ethnic Studies through knowledge and creativity.
 

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