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Edukayson Pundasyon, 2012.
Pundasyon, 2013

Gerilya is an artist collective formed in 2008. Its three original members - Jano, Kube, and Zap - hail from the College of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

KKK, 2012. This mural celebrates Kataas-taasan, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng̃ mg̃á Anak ng̃ Bayan, the secret Philippine revolutionary organization foudned in 1892. The groups goal was to gain independence from the Spanish. 
Flag Bearer Andres, 2013.

Gerilya is involved in various art related activities and experimental ventures such as comics, street art, graffiti animation, fine art exhibitions, and illustration commissions. They classify their works as falling into three main categories: political, socio-cultural, and historical.

Maki-Usisa, Makibaka, Makilahok, 2014. A mural at the University of the Philippines, Diliman outside of Art Department. All of the members of Gerilya attended university there and the group still maintains a relationship with the school and their professors. This piece is a 2013 "look-back" piece, highlighting the news events in the background and paying tribute to all types of students in the foreground.
Bernardo Carpio, 2014.
Supremo, 2012.
Sakote, 2013. A response to the massive Pork Barrel scam that rocked the Philippines in 2013. 
UP College of Fine Arts Mural, Panel 1. 2013. A 4 panel mural outside the College of Fine Arts at UP Diliman, Gerilya's alma matar. 
UP College of Fine Arts Mural, Panel 2. 2013.
UP College of Fine Arts Mural, Panel 3. 2013.
UP College of Fine Arts Mural, Panel 4. 2013.
Sigaw, 2013. A large piece honoring Andres Bonifacio on his 150th birthday. 
Tanong ni Juan at Juanita, 2011

Their work is inspired by Philippine culture and history, exploring socio-political issues and national identity.

Sa Dibdib Ko, 2011
Gerilya's logo, a figure of Jose Rizal. 
Zombie Rizal, 2013
Batibat, 2011
Sabi ni Doktor Rizal, 2011
Lupa, 2013. A tribute to the oppressed farmers of Hacienda Luisita and a reference to the often violent ongoing land disputes there.
Pinoy Rangers, 2011. Gerilya believes that Filipinos should idolize their own impressive folk heros, and so created a comic book series called the Pinoy Rangers, a riff on the Power Rangers. 

“Filipinos have lost their identity and we are aching to help our people find ourselves. Culturally and historically, colonization factored hugely into this and now globalization threatens to worsen the problem. That’s why we really strive to preserve and bring back our consciousness as a people. Artists are agents of culture and it’s up to us to do our part.”

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Pinoy Ranger, 2011
Pinoy Fusion, 2011
Bathala, 2012. In pre-colonial times, Bathala was considered the supreme being and the sole creator of the universe. 
Lokal Hostel, 2013
Walang Himala, 2012
Hit & Ruin, 2013. A critique of a major environmental incident. When the U.S. navy ship the Guardian ran aground on a Philippine reef, it caused damage to over 4 square kilometers of the UNESCO world heritage site. 

“Our work will always revolve on one thing, and that is creating art as a Filipino artist would. We love to draw on our collective experiences as Filipinos, Filipino artists who realize that we have a rich culture and beautiful values where we can find inspiration in our art.”

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Sakay, 2012
Binibini sa Banca, 2012
Dilang Pilipit, 2012
Kahayupan, 2013
Mag-Batibot, 2012
Lorena Barros, 2013. Barros is considered a revolutionary hero. She founded MAKIBAKA (Free Movement of New Women) and attended UP Diliman, the same university as Gerilya's members, where she became a leader of the student movement. Also a leader of the national democratic movement, she railed against tuition increases and the colonial nature of the Filipino higher education system. During Martial Law, begun in 1971, Barros became a guerrilla fighter and was killed at the age of 28 by the Philippine military. 
El Presidente Leche, 2011
Ako, Ikaw, Sila, Tayo. 2011. 

Over the years, Gerilya have expanded into many different mediums including wheatpastes, murals, comics, t-shirts, and video games.

Dreams, 2013
Kapre, 2011
Minokawa, 2011. Minokawa is a giant mythical bird, as large as an island.  According to legend, Minokawa caused eclipses and could swallow the moon. 
Mayday, 2012
Binibining Boombox, 2011
Manananggal & Tiyanak Horde, 2011. Manananggal is a mythical creature that can separate its torso from its lower half to fly off and find victims, usually pregnant women or sleeping people. 

While they do not shy from being critical, Gerilya are also cultural agents of the Philippines. They frequently work with historians and politicians to produce murals that tell the stories of local heroes and communities.

Delubyo, 2012
Tikbalang, 2011. Tikbalangs are legendary creatures said to live in forested, mountainous areas of the Philippines. Some legends label them evil tricksters, while others guardians of nature. 
Nuno, 2011
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