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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ARAULLO

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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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.
What YOU NEED to Know About FELIP’s ‘Bulan’ - Pinoy Historian 🔥
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What YOU NEED to Know About FELIP’s ‘Bulan’ - Pinoy Historian 🔥

Here’s my reaction to the @FELIP’s new official music video ’Bulan’ 🔥🌕🔥 As requested, I did a breakdown of the history, culture, and mythology behind the themes in this music video, such as the diverse indigenous mythologies of the Philippines regarding the moon and the moon-eating dragon known as the Bakunawa. I’ll be sharing my thoughts from my perspective as a Pinoy Historian and a Filipino Culture Bearer. 🌕 FELIP's 'Bulan' Official MV - https://youtu.be/3pXOy6V7AEs 🔔 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 #FELIP #FELIP_Bulan Video Chapters: 00:00 Intro 01:17 The Word Bulan 03:19 The Color Red 06:21 The Gold of our Ancestors 09:06 Precolonial Gender & Sexuality 10:25 A Traditional Children’s Game 11:03 Loud Music!? 11:47 Bulan, Haliya, & Bakunawa Mythology 13:33 Bakunawa & Other Moon-Eaters 14:44 The Moon Gods of the Philippines 15:34 The Truth About the Goddess Mayari 18:19 An Empowering Message 20:25 Leveling Up Pinoy Pop Culture? 21:38 The Sad Reality :( 22:25 Why I Make Videos :) 23:38 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.
Ang Katotohanan Tungkol sa Tallano Gold at Maharlika Kingdom!
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Ang Katotohanan Tungkol sa Tallano Gold at Maharlika Kingdom!

Nasaan na ang kayamanan ng Pilipinas? Alamin ang katotohanan sa likod ng Tallano Gold at sa Kaharian ng Maharlika! **English version 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: 🇵🇭 Precolonial & Early Philippine History https://bit.ly/EarlyPhilippines 🌏 Demystifying Southeast Asia: https://bit.ly/KnowSoutheastAsia 🏝️ Discovery & Conquest of the Philippines: https://bit.ly/DiscoveringPH Salámat! ❤️💛💚 #KnowOurRoots #KnowHistoryKnowSelf #Philippines Video Chapters: 00:00 Intro 01:07 Ang Kwento ng Tallano 04:15 Ang Kaharian ng Maharlika? 05:51 Ang Tunay na Maharlika! 08:05 Sinong Tunay na Pinoy Royal Family? 11:13 Pinakamakapangyarihang Hari? 11:50 Ang Treaty of Paris 13:23 Utang ng Vatican? 15:11 Ginto sa Buong Mundo! 18:22 Kayamanan ng Pilipinas! 20:59 Saan ito nagsimula? 22:46 Totoo Ang Likas na Yamang Ginto 24:18 Ang Diwa ng Kasaysayan 26:39 Shoutouts at Pasasalamat! Learn more: 📖 The Boxer Codex a.k.a. the Manila Manuscript 📖 Conquistas de las Islas Filipinas 1565-1615 by Gaspar de San Agustin 📖 The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Edited by Emma Helen Blair and James Alexander Robertson 📖 Vocabulario de la Lengua Pampanga (1732) by Diego Bergaño 📖 "Tondo, Slavery, & The Revolt of the Lakans" by Kirby Araullo 📖 "The Fierce Women of Southeast Asia" by Kirby Araullo 📖 "What They Never Told You About the 'Discovery' of the Philippines" by Kirby Araullo 📜 'The Pervert's Guide to Historical Revisionism: Traversing the Marcos Fantasy" ​​by Victor Felipe Bautista 📖 "Peasants, Servants, And Sojourners: Itinerant Asians In Colonial New Spain, 1571-1720" by Matthew J. Furlong 📖 "The Province of Pampanga and Its Towns (A.D. 1300-1955) with the Genealogy of the Rulers of Central Luzon." by Mariano Henson 📖 "Filipino Prehistory: Rediscovering Precolonial Heritage" by F. Landa Jocano 📖 "Raiding, Trading and Feasting: The Political Economy of Philippine Chiefdoms" Laura Lee Junker 📖 "An Introduction to KULITAN the Indigenous Kapampangan Script" by Michael Raymon M. Pangilinan 📜 "The Gats and the Lakans" by Luther Parker 📜 "The Lakandolas" by Luther Parker 📜 "The Last of the Lakans" by Luther Parker 📜 "The Laguna Copper-Plate Inscription: Text and Commentary." by Antoon Postma 📜 "The Houses of Lakandula, Matanda, and Soliman (1571-1898): Genealogy and Group Identity." by Luciano P. R. Santiago "The Date of the Laguna Copperplate Inscription." by Hector Santos 📖 "Barangay: sixteenth-century Philippine culture and society" by William Henry Scott 📖 "Cracks in the Parchment Curtain and Other Essays in Philippine History" by William Henry Scott 📜"The Mediterranean Connection." by William Henry Scott 📰 'Ka Leody says "Tallano Gold" Myth Meant to Dupe Filipinos as Marcos Camp Denies Knowledge' by Lara Tan 📜 "Rajah Sulayman, Spain and the Transformation of the Islamic Manila" by Jukipli M. Wadi 📜 "The Prehistory and Origin of the Tagalog People." by R. David Paul Zorc 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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