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Freedom and Filipino Heroines

"Freedom is never given, it is won."

 

Philippine Independence Day, June 12, is a special day for Filipinos. It is the day we commemorate our country's independence from Spain. This was also the day the Philippine National Flag was officially hoisted. A flag which symbolizes liberty, equality and fraternity.
Each year, on this day, we are invited to take a look back on our Filipino roots and feel a sense of pride for all our forefathers who worked hard to achieve our independence. When there is talk about Philippine heroes, it's usually always the men who are in the forefront of the list, such as Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, and Emilio Aguinaldo. Their achievements are written and known by many. However, we should also remember the notable women who exerted much effort and overcame various trials just to fight for our country. Today, we'll share a little bit about a couple of these amazing Filipino women.
Gabriela Silang is perhaps the most well-known Filipino heroine. She was a fearless warrior from Ilocos who valiantly led her forces into war against the Spaniards.
 Illustration by Lazir Caluya
Illustration by Lazir Caluya
Another remarkable woman is Melchora Aquino, also known as Tandang Sora. She risked her life in caring for the Katipuneros led by Andres Bonifacio. She provided them with food and helped nurse them back to health.
 Illustration by Lazir Caluya
Illustration by Lazir Caluya
Rich Earth Jewelry's HIDI Collection was created as our tribute to the Philippines' pre-colonial period, where each piece aims to bring back nostalgia for Filipinos and take them back to their Filipino roots. The pieces are reminiscent of the Philippines' pre-colonial grandeur. Prior the Spanish colonization, Filipino ancestors adorned themselves with intricate and elaborate, rich, solid gold jewels, finished with rough and hammered textures.
Rich Earth Jewelry Limited Edition INDEPENDENCE DAY Hidi Necklace
Rich Earth Jewelry Limited Edition INDEPENDENCE DAY Hidi Earrings 1
Rich Earth Jewelry Limited Edition INDEPENDENCE DAY Hidi Earrings 2
The Rich Earth Jewelry Limited Edition INDEPENDENCE DAY Pieces are available until June 30, 2019 only.

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