In 1807, a quantity of Ilocano townsfolk marched in direction of the provincial capital of Vigan to protest towards a 20-plus-year-old Spanish-imposed colonial ban on the non-public manufacture of basi wine. The group, led by Pedro Mateo and Saralogo Ambaristo, have been met by a Spanish-led military to counter the problem. Thus ensued a battle that lasted a day and ended in victory for the colonial forces.
This was the Basi Revolt of 1807.
And in 1821, a 14-series portray depicting the main points of the stated revolt was completed by one Esteban Villanueva y Pichay; he’s stated to be a landowner, businessman, a descendant of a notable mestizo household, and conversely, an artist.
On the historic artworks’ bicentennial anniversary this 2021, the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) and outstanding native transport firm Victory Liner, Inc. (VLI) come collectively to function this culturally vital piece not simply as a static exhibit, however as a dynamic and visually compelling documentary.
NMP Director-General Jeremy Barns and VLI President and General Manager Marivic Del Pilar led the signing of the settlement to provide this documentary final July 2nd, with the Deputy Director-General for Museums Ana Labrador, and award-winning documentary filmmaker Gabriel Malvar as witnesses.
“Victory Liner is so proud to be part of this historic project. These days, victory over challenges and over hardship is what we must celebrate and aim for. The Basi Revolt was a significant event in the history of the North and we in Victory Liner, advocate the deeper understanding of events that have influenced the way we live today.” stated Ms. Del Pilar.
The Basi Revolt Bicentennial
After a everlasting mortgage settlement with the Ilocos Sur Cultural and Historical Foundation, the NMP has since enhanced the safeguarding of this nationwide cultural treasure, investigating its origins, establishing a framework for its conservation, and curating the situations mandatory for its lasting preservation.
On its bicentennial on September 2021, the 14 paintings of the Basi Revolt, completely housed on the Old Carcel Museum of the NMP Ilocos Regional Museum Complex, will probably be showcased in Victory Liner’s award-winning Know Your North docu-series, underneath the care of Gabriel Malvar and The Extra Mile Productions.
“I’d already conveyed my interest in featuring The Basi Revolt in Know Your North to [Dr Labrador] last year, and the Victory Liner team agreed that it was an excellent idea, too,” Malvar defined. Plans have been finalized after the launch of the digital model of the Basi Revolt paintings monograph in September of 2020. On a associated notice, the launch of the printed model of “The Basi Revolt by Esteban Villanueva” monograph commenced in May 2021, with one other monograph set for publication in September of this 12 months. This monograph will give attention to eminent Ilocanos’ reflections and views, influenced by their very own neighborhood origins. This was previewed in the NMP Ilocos Regional Museum Complex’s social media web page final 12 months.
The Know Your North function will air on the primary week of October 2021 on Victory Liner’s YouTube channel and Facebook web page.
Continuing on to ‘Know Your North’
In line with the National Museum’s mandate as an academic, scientific, and cultural establishment, The Basi Revolt function is one other win for advocating the appreciation and preservation of Filipino tradition. And with the pandemic limiting most peoples’ in-person experiences, the new Know Your North episode comes on the excellent time. Even with out an in-museum tour, the 200-year-old work of artwork can nonetheless be skilled and appreciated by a wider viewers.
“We hope they will like our docu-piece and find in themselves a deeper understanding and appreciation of our culture and history. If it touches their hearts, then we are ‘victorious.’” Ms. Del Pilar added.
Victory Liner’s award-winning “Know Your North” series started in 2017, bringing to life the corporate’s advocacy to doc Northern Luzon’s wealth of cultures and traditions, in addition to to foster cultural consciousness. More than simply buses traversing in depth routes, Know Your North is VLI’s extension of transporting individuals to locations the place they will expertise the tradition, meet the locals, and really achieve a deeper information of the locations they set foot.
Available on YouTube and Facebook, the VLI “Know Your North” movies serve to encourage a deeper appreciation for Philippine heritage in order that Filipinos, in flip, are moved into motion in direction of environmental safety and heritage preservation.
For extra information, please contact Ms. Rosette Crelencia at 0932 153 8491 or electronic mail [email protected].