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HERstory: Southeast Asia

26 EpisodesProduced by Agas RamirezWebsite

Welcome to HERstory, the history of Southeast Asia, told from her perspective. We’ll discover historical figures, matriarchal societies, and contemporary female icons — and maybe learn about ourselves along the way. Season 1 focuses on the Southeast Asian age of commerce up to the colonial period.


15.2 | The Babaylan of Pre-Colonial Philippines with Makadiwata

This is episode 15, part 2, where we sit down with independent researcher, Makadiwata, to get their thoughts on the babaylan's role in uprisings during the colonial period as well as the divide between the indigenous or traditional babaylan and the modern babaylan in the Philippines and abroad.

Follow Makadiwata on Twitter if you want to send them more questions after listening to the episode!

Below is a list of other babaylan-led uprisings during the colonial period for those who want to do further research:

  • Tapar rebellion, Iloilo 17th century
  • Lagutao, Nueva Vizcaya 18th century
  • Ponciano Elofre “Dios Buhawi”, Negros Oriental 19th century
  • Gregorio Lampinio “Gregorio Dios”, Antique 19th century
  • Papa Isio, Negros Occidental 19th century
  • Papa Faustino, Negros Occidental 20th century
  • Papa Pablo, Negros Occidental 20th century

Once again, thank you to the patrons Raymond, Matt, Chito, Ashley, Shereen, Chanda, Yati, Kara,  and Mando, as well as Fidellithy of the History of Colonisation podcast, the women of Tuktuk Box, and so many other friends and followers of the show.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, @herstoryseapod!

For a copy of the show notes, a shout out at the end of the next  episode, access to the resource library, regional current events  updates, the occasional bonus episode, and your own Spotify scannable  magnet of the podcast, join us on Patreon.

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