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MIA FULACHE, August 10, 2022

Pilibustero, a clothing shop and bookstore specializing in local and handmade products aimed for people who love Philippine history and cultural heritage, opened its first-ever physical store in General Luna Gap 2 Intramuros on August 6, 2022. 

Previously an unutilized space filled with trash, the flagship store now serves as a new venue for heritage advocates and tourists to visit and shop for souvenir items while in the historic Walled City. 

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ANTON REYES | Aug 9, 2022

(SPOT.ph) While some may believe that history is not worth looking into, amounting to merely gossip, or, worse, skimmable for cherry-picking facts that fit one's narrative, there are those who are truly proud of their nation and embrace all of history; highs and lows, warts and all. Those who fought for the independence of the Philippines would like contemporary Filipinos to always keep an eye on the past, as that is where the blueprint of what to build—and what to avoid—is located.

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 JOHN LEGASPI | AUG 20, 2022 5:00 AM

One of the best ways to study Philippine history is by looking at past clothing attitudes. First, there were the indigenous pieces such as the bahag, malong, and other items made of local weaves. When the Spaniards came, camisa tops and saya skirts became the fashion norm for women and men donned more intricate versions of the barong. Toward the 1920s, the butterfly sleeves or the terno began its rise, a design that combines Western and Filipino styles. 
 

Today, during a time when history is being distorted by false information, fashion continues to be a tool for learning history. In Intramuros, a homegrown brand is championing local culture and history one shirt at a time. 

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Nov 26, 2021

Some wear their heart on their sleeve. Well this local brand lets you wear your Pinoy pride on your chest. Pilibustero caught people's attention for its tees featuring Philippine heroes. Founders Jorrel and Joyce Advincula join us to share their journey in building the business.

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RHIA GRANA | Nov 20 2021

The Advinculas only wanted to save their business for their staff—but the birth of Pilibustero gave the siblings a business they’re very proud of

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Reimagining Rizal (or how to depict Philippine history in fashion)

 NICE RODRIGUEZ | NOV 17, 2021 5:00 AM

In an alternate universe, was Rizal a superhero with laser beams coming out of his eyes, ready to defy tyrants in his way? This was illustrated in Miel’s artwork, “Super Rizal.”

Or was he a man with a stern look, ever prepared for his destiny? That was the depiction of the national hero in Marcel’s artwork, “Laong Laan.”

Or maybe Rizal was just a simple Filipino cat lover, without his overcoat. This was interpreted in Therese’s artwork, “Pusa at Pilibustero.”

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What’s Going On

lifestyle 1.jpg

Reimagining Rizal (or how to depict Philippine history in fashion)

 NICE RODRIGUEZ | NOV 17, 2021 5:00 AM

In an alternate universe, was Rizal a superhero with laser beams coming out of his eyes, ready to defy tyrants in his way? This was illustrated in Miel’s artwork, “Super Rizal.”

Or was he a man with a stern look, ever prepared for his destiny? That was the depiction of the national hero in Marcel’s artwork, “Laong Laan.”

Or maybe Rizal was just a simple Filipino cat lover, without his overcoat. This was interpreted in Therese’s artwork, “Pusa at Pilibustero.”

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RHIA GRANA | Nov 20 2021

The Advinculas only wanted to save their business for their staff—but the birth of Pilibustero gave the siblings a business they’re very proud of