The spanish authorities then prohibited the filipino farmers from producing basi local fermented wine one of the major occupations of ilocano farmers. The basi revolution happened during the spanish era when the government forbid the private manufacturers to sell basi in the public and force the market the people to buy basi from the government.
Piddig is known in history for the famous basi rebellion in 1807 in his book former president marcos said.
Basi revolt monument nasyonalismo. The basi revolt a full scale war mounted by folks in piddig ilocos norte against the spaniards in 1807 the unique revolt was in defense of basi a potent wine fermented from sugarcane juice which along with tobacco was a major product of the ilocos region. The basi revolt erupted in piddig ilocos norte due to the wine monopoly by the spanish colonizers in 1786. The basi revolt was the first of the series of revolts occurred in rapid succession in ilocos at the beginning of the 1800 19 th century.
Basi revolt 1807 the basi revolt also known as the ambaristo revolt was a revolt undertaken from september 16 to 28 1807. Ano ang kinalaman ng basi revolt monument sa pag usbong ng damdaming nasyonalismo ng mga pilipino. As we remember today the 213th year of the basi revolt 1807 in ilocos we are launching this digital version of the second series of our art history and conservation monograph focusing on the basi revolt paintings and the role of basi an alcoholic beverage from fermented sugarcane in shaping and expressing the cultural heritage and identity of the ilocano through ethnographic.
The second was that of 1811 when the natives took up arms in defense of their newly found religion having long ao its chief god. It was led by pedro mateo and salarogo ambaristo though some sources refer to a single person named pedro ambaristo with its events occurring in the present day town of piddig in ilocos norte. The basi revolt is a symbol of heroic movement of the ilocanos love for basi particularly in piddig ilocos norte.