The Basi Revolt
In 1782 there was a Spanish prohibition of tobacco that prohibited its manufacturing by anyone who didn’t have a license to do so. That was a way of making money and so the same law was applied to the making of the Basi, Philippines homemade liquor made from sugarcane juice and undergoes a series of steps to function. This was always a constant part of Ilokano natives’ rites of birth and death, love and marriage, victory and defeat. Prohibiting it caused a revolution by the Philippines in 1807.