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Sulu Sultanate Genealogy

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Moro History

Spanish Colonization

From 1460, the Sulus lived unmolested and prospered. But after this date, they seemed destined for a different experience. The Moros watched the progress of Legazpi at Cebu, Panay, and Luzon, saw how the pagan chiefs were subjugated and witnessed the expulsion of their brother Muslims in Manila. Their love of home and family prompted them to fight the Spaniards.

The Moros were and still are obstinate, daring, tenacious and adventurous, but highly ethnocentric. These would explain the conflicting motives of their piratical activities and slave raids. Because of cultural diversity they did not have central government, that the Americans misunderstood (that as Sultan of Sulu he controlled also Mindanao) but faith as their unifying factor, the Dar-ul-Islam (house of Islam). Though they did not have any standing army and navy, they had boats, forts, and firearms as well as able-bodied men as their soldiers and sailors, armed and ready to fight when called to duty. It is a shame for a Moro and his family to surrender. “Life itself meant nothing to them, as against Islam and honour. No defeat could bend such people to submission.”[2] They prefer death than dishonor of surrender. They are greatly disunited because of their cultural, linguistic and ethnic differences, yet, cohesive because of Islam and their retention of the datu system. But this disunity was their asset rather than liability. Once a tribe or a datu surrendered, the others were not obliged to follow because they were not politically united (unlike other places that when their leader/s of the superior tribe, the rest surrendered as well).[3] On the other hand, this disunity was also a factor of the miseries of the individual ethnic group because they were easily forced to compromise.[4] But these compromises were not considered as defeat because these were in a form of treaties. Hence, they did not consider themselves as Filipinos because they were not totally conquered or subjugated.[5]

The failure of the Spaniards to influence or subjugate the Moros was due to the following reasons:

1. Intolerance and impatience (of the Spaniards);

2. Non-occupation of Moroland with forces sufficient to maintain Spanish supremacy in the South;

3. Failure to rule the people through their chiefs and to give proper respect to native authority;

4. Failure to understand the “Agama System,” for the basis of the Moro laws and government.[6]

American Colonizers

The American colonizers on the other hand had succeeded in neutralizing the Moros. Though, the Moros did not consider it as subjugation, because of the number of treaties signed, but just the same the Moroland became part of the American Philippine colony. First, they did not force the Moros to follow the religion of the Americans; Second, they used force to persuade them to surrender and compromise; and Third, they had a strong force to counter any attempt of the Moros to counterattack.[7] Ultimately, the Moros were subdued but undefeated. They accepted friendship offers of the Americans. Treaties after treaties were signed which for all intents appeared that they (Moros) were treated as their (Americans) equals. This could be seen in the number of letters sent to General John J. Pershing by the different Datus of Lanao. In a letter of Datu Aliyodan of Pualas (Lanao) and his brother Pagabangan, it reads:

In view of our father’s death (Ami Pakpak) and as this your friend we notify you of his leaving us with the object that you may not that his children have not notified you of the fact and at the same time we offer you our friendship, as same as you have professed to our father.

Received June 28, 1902. [8]

The Moros were duped. They got infuriated and demanded that they will not be ceded to the Philippines when independence will be granted in 1946. Among the spokesmen of the Maranao opposed to the inclusion of the Moros is the Philippines was Ami [Amai – father of] Binaning. During the visit of Quezon in Lanao in June 1923 to campaign for the independence, he did not receive the support of the Moros because “he attacked the Moro’s friend [Gen. Wood] and threatened them with ‘grave consequences.’” Quezon said on that meeting, “America’s day is done, her government in the Philippines to-day is a fable. It is the Filipino Legislature that governs you Moros. This man Wood is a figurehead. It is only a question of a little time and every American in the Islands will be chased out. You Moros will do well to submit to us now.” Amai Binaning in front of Quezon and the Constabulary declared, “You shall not govern us. We stay with America.”[9] Later, he was attacked by the Constabulary, and was killed together with his family. “They simply died-for honour and for America.”[10] The Moros sent letters and letters of appeal to be excluded from the Philippines, but it never reached America or Gen. Wood. One of such letters runs:

United States of America,

Philippine Islands,

Province of Zamboanga

Datu . . . . being duly sworn, upon his oath states:

That he has been informed that his alleged signature is attached to a petition asking for Philippine Independence and containing statements said to be derogatory to his Excellency Governor-General Leonard Wood. That the affiant has never signed any such petition, but that he has always, during the many years he known Governor-General Wood, had the greatest respect and admiration for him, both as a man and as a public official.

That he has never be a party to, nor has he ever signed a petition or document criticizing the Governor-General in the slightest degree. The affiant is in favour of the segregation of Mindanao and Sulu and Palawan from the Philippine Islands and the re-organization of same under the American Flag as an unorganized territory of the United States, or otherwise as Congress may deem best.[11]

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The American congress did not know of all these. In the House Committee’s hearing on March 6, 1924, then Speaker Roxas said:

With reference to the assertion made by the Secretary of War that the Moros are opposed to Independence, we beg to differ with him. If there is any such opposition, it comes from those few who, as a result of the organized activities of American enemies of Independence in getting the Moros to express themselves as opposed to Independence, salaried agents being employed for this purpose, have been persuaded . . . to express opposition.[12]

Whether the U.S. Congress had investigated the assertions of the Secretary of War and verified the allegations of Roxas, we would never know. But what is clear is that “the Moros resisted, since their historical enemies now had formal state power”[13] over them. The Congress of the United States of America included the Muslim Mindanao into the Philippine Republic (but retained what were useful to them, the Marianas group of islands and later gave Saipan and other islands, supposed to be part of the Philippine territories).

The Muslims did not do anything during the early years of the Commonwealth period. Their response for being ruled by the people they considered their enemies[14] - the Christians, was suspended by the Japanese Occupation. Although disgusted with the decision of the American government some in a way or the other fought against the Japanese.[15] Moro guerrilla leaders like Pendatun, Dimaporo, Mindalano, and many others defended their homeland not because of anything but for freedom. In Lanao for example there was an uprising against the Japanese. The Japanese were afraid to go out in their camps without many escorts.[16] This in spite of the order to “lie low.” This suggests that the Moros made their own decision.

After the war, the government divided Lanao into two provinces and Cotabato into three, to give way to the clamor of the Muslims for leadership of their homeland and as a response to the ever-increasing Christian migration. Lanao was divided into two, Lanao del Norte was given to the Christian leaders and Lanao del Sur was given to the Muslims. However, though Lanao Sur was already a separate province, there was no election until the Marcos regime. All provincial as well as municipal executives were appointed from the prominent families of the province and the towns respectively. Cotabato was divided into three; North Cotabato (mostly Ilocanos), South Cotabato (mostly Ilongos) and Maguindanao (mostly Maguindanaons). It was after the war that the Christian prospectors, industrialist, loggers, and politicians, in collaboration with Moro elite, dispossessed the Moros and the Lumads of their lands through legal and illegal processes.[17] This was particularly true in South Cotabato. Then the Martial Law Regime came.[18]

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Muslim History

Comments

kimlim Dd5 on September 26, 2012:

i admit i had a bad misunderstood about MORO's .. but now i clearly understand the situation.. i consider them brave enough for fighting their own believe, their purpose.. i salute to them ;)

mohammadnaga-29 on May 13, 2012:

well, Spanish for me is influential also during their times in Philippines, they stay here for 333 years...

about the term Moro i understand now what is the meaning of it, the concept also....from now on I'm so very proud as MORO

joan p marquez on May 07, 2012:

Yes, the Moro are brave because they don't surrender when the Americans tried to conquer them, thank you Sir for sharing us that Moro term was not really kind of bad word.

Bantuas abdul khalig b. on March 18, 2012:

Moro struggle is the longest struggle in the world. when i was in high school , i don't relay care about Moro and even its meaning because i grew up in christian area somewhere in Kantilan. My classmates were called me Moro , what I know about Moro during my high school day was that they are from the word moron ,which means something Stupidity , but when i came to M.S.U and enrolled the history 3. I found out the real meaning of Moro. they were the people of the Philippines who fought for their freedom and their land .. the world Moro then was derived from the word morocco people . because during the coming of the Spaniard they were fought the people of morocco and they found out that the Moro people of the Philippines were very similar to the people of the morocco in Africa. that was the reason whey Muslim Filipino are called Moro. In this, case i am proud and prepared to call Moro . although some of the Filipinos and other ethnic people are still misinterpret and always look for the negative stereo type regarding Moro people, I am still a Moro Filipino.

not only that but also the Moro Filipino never conquered the Philippines because of the Moro in Mindanao who fought for their freedom.and I admire their strength,bravery,dignity,and their principles in times of fight or in terms of war.And despite on the the reactions of other people to their unity, i still believe that they have unity within themselves that bring them to their agenda.But i know at some point that misunderstanding usually occurs to the Moro people that leads them to conflict between the Brother christian. Also the discrimination is still occurred in some parts of the Philippines. But i myself are very proud of my being Moro I know that somehow, somewhere Moro people are kind and hospitable. despite of every bad description and discrimination against Moro. i do really believe that Moro are Hero in every sing way .

Bantuas abdul on March 16, 2012:

im proud that im a moro..because most of the elders meranaos did not surrender in fighting against the american. meranao proves it that they are not easy to conquer their lands. they have maratabat.

bantuas abdul khalig Qq1

Angcabae Ismael on March 11, 2012:

I believe that it is not a bad thing if the Moros were fighting for their rights for what they believe they do have the rights, nor it is wrong or be judgmental on their own concept of bravery. For me it is just a matter of how you fight it or how you deal with it, so long as your not stepping on other people and to involve those who are innocent.

I admire their strength,bravery,dignity,and their principles in times of fight or in terms of war.And despite on the the reactions of other people to their unity, i still believe that they have unity within themselves that bring them to their agenda.But i know at some point that misunderstanding usually occurs to the moro people that leads them to conflict or higher fighting.

I think it is more appropriate to judge a group of people not through their religion but through their history or where they are coming from because their pasts say more of them. And this article just proves it.

Maharajah on February 02, 2012:

Can i have the sources please. Tnx

Salichanifab on January 12, 2012:

I already knew all about that Moro story ever since I was in grade school because obviously it's in every school's curriculum, but I thought that was really until I've read this again and it made me realized that I didn't know it all along. There were lot of things that I've neglected while studying my own roots, one is the appreciation of my own culture. I've realized that it is very rich in history and all. And I guess this synopsis of the history of the moros is real good. Two thumbs up! great work, sir. :)

Lordgen casas on December 09, 2011:

Muslim is a peaceful group of people. There is what we call unity in their way, not only in their religion but almost everything. Nobody can say that they are coward in terms of fighting, like to what I read they are fighters not only for one person but whole as one nation. They are peaceful and friendly if and only nobody hurts first. That is in the holy Koran

Lordgen Casas History 80 Vv

COSAIN, Hafsha P. Hist3Vv1 on October 15, 2011:

Moros are brave fighters and defenders of their land, culture and religion. Yes, they are...

They fought against Spaniards just to protect their treasured religion which is Islam. A religion which the Muslim missioners have taught them and a religion where they will give their lives in protecting it from those who want to change it...

Donnell89 on October 10, 2011:

When I was in high school I don't really care about the term Moro because what just come in my mind about hearing the term Moro is the group of MILF. Now that I'm already here in collage and have this subject dealing with the Muslims and Lumads in Mindanao, I knew that the term Moro is not really mean what we mean at this time. I knew that the term Moro is just came from the word moors but mistaken by the Spaniards as Moros. The people as what Sir Ganz told to us and really open my thought that people not just here in Mindanao but all over in the Philippines is not been united because of religion. If the people want peace, then why are they fighting. I'm just curios why is it that it is a shame for them to surrender? If that so, I think the war will never end. So what if they surrender? If they love to live with a peaceful community, then surrender 'cause its never to late to surrender and live a peaceful and meaningful life.

Sir thanks for teaching me all of this because of you I learn many things in history that builds what we are today.

SALIC,RAHMA M. Hist3 Vv1 on October 09, 2011:

it's nice the moros never surrender for it's a shame among them..so,it's might happen that they will fight until the end,.....

SALIC,RAHMA M. Hist3 Vv1 on October 09, 2011:

Spanish failure to influence or subjugate the moros have many reason. one of that is, they are impatient and they don't know the agama system of moro people.

Mohammad Nasif Basman Saga (History 3 - Vv1) on October 09, 2011:

The Moros are one of the amazing nations in the world. among the different groups in philippines, they are the defiant and determined to protect their culture and religion. they never let themselves be penetrated by western atrocities. so, today all of us must bear in mind that we must continue what had the early moros started. we must maintain our culture and we must be resistant in many western influence. but do we? :)

Mohammad Nasif B. Saga on October 09, 2011:

I learned here that Moros had a great friendship with the Americans they considered them also as equal. It says here that Moros where conquered by the Americans but undefeated. But the Moros says that they are never been conquered.

Mozammel M. Hussein ( History 3 - Vv1) on October 09, 2011:

Just as what the history speaks, "Moros are brave people." And this is indeed true. We all know that moros had a lot of absolute experiences during the colonization period. they have a lot of sacrifices and a lot of perseverance just to protect their bangsamoro and to protect their religion. for them, it is their obligation to maintain and protect islam. therefore, they must be resistant in some ways. :)

vestal,rachel on October 06, 2011:

Filipinos are realy tough guy,and a pride.

Nelson Sixto Hallasgo Ganancial (author) from MSU Marawi City on October 02, 2011:

Though by race we belong to one stock, religion divided our people. Early Philippine Historians gave little emphasis on the part of the Moro people simply because they did not like to open old wounds. However, in place of serving the Filipino people it further divided us. History teachers have the tendency to enumerate what happened in the past without giving explanations. This practice makes history simply a thing to memorize but not to understand. This is the basic reason why the study of the Muslims and other National Minorities was left behind as if the history of a country is only for the majority, not the tribal majority but the Christian majority, that is, those that do not follow Islam. Why not think as one Filipino people not religious or regional affiliations. If one cannot follow simple rules and regulations today, we cannot expect that person to follow the rules and regulations wherever that person will be and whatever country he will have.

LAO RAJIB on October 02, 2011:

this short history gave me some ideas about the behaviors of the moros and and i learned that the approval for the independence of moros were not based on the the philippines government but also it should be based on the americans and the moro groups have their unity despite of diversity at a time of war.

Hassan Jubaira M. History 3 Vv1 TF on September 30, 2011:

I came to know that Moro people has a believe as of Japanese that is having a spirit of samurai which is, people having the spirit of samurai wanting to kill hisself than to surrender. if I'm not mistaken, the moro at this time felt they are superior than others. Disunity became a good result, because of this Spaniards didn't subjugate Mindanao.

saliha lalanto on September 29, 2011:

moros had the principles in life.for me, there religion specifically Islam made the moro people to defend their land, culture as well as religion against the spaniards. having common beliefs in life makes the moro people understand one another.to understand their point of view make a unity among the moro people and to maintain their freedoms towards the invaders. but at this time, the people in mindanao lost their unity because of some reasons. one factor that affects the unity of people is the power and money.. they fought one another to become the leader but not a leader indeed but a dictator in meaning.

Amerajowairia A. Pundogar on September 29, 2011:

Moros are people who don`t want to be conquered and fight their land.They are the people who never surrendered in their lands and in their religion...I`m proud that im belong to this people...

almaida diron on September 28, 2011:

the moro history is really interesting..

that we could understand.. the importance of the events taht happened at that time at first i didn't understand what it is meant in our books,. but now i really understand our people were a good fighter and they just wanted to fight our very own land that the Americans were interested of it but were successful that most of us were really a good fighters.. but the wrong thing is that they haven't a ward unity at that time but why?.. were all equal in this world., but i think each of them didn't understand each other that's there's no unity at all but I'm really proud of their hardworking for being protective in our bangsa..

juzalin costuya on September 27, 2011:

So that's how strong the moros are. Despite of their struggles, they fight for their right, their land and their family, and doesn't seem to be disintegrating.Even though they are being colonized they are still united by their faith.

Juzalin Costuya History 3-vv1

Noraisah D. Malambot History 3- Vv1, TF, 10:00-11:30 on September 27, 2011:

Moro history is the most interesting story in the Philippines. It is one of the mysterious history. It is not all revealed because of the lack information gathered and no exact date of events.

And of this article, we learned a lot of the Moro history.

MAMA,JEHAN A. HISTORY 3 Vv1 TF on September 26, 2011:

......I'M AMAZED FOR THE WARRIORS OF MINDANAO THEY WERE BRAVE, AT THAT TIME THAT AMERICAN WERE HAD CONQUERED OUR PRECIOUS LAND...THEY FIGHT THERE OWN RIGHT TO SHOW HOW THEY LOVE OUR PRECIOUS LAND.

...BUT I'M STILL CONFUSED WHY THE PEOPLE OF THIS LAND HAVE NO UNITY TO ACHIEVE PEACE...

somayyah saeed on September 26, 2011:

Somayyah B. Saeed

History 3 Vv1 TF 10:00-11:30

How brave Moro is! Moro are good fighters, as well as, having a strong principles...They fight against Spaniards for valuing Islam and for their rights.

The Moros are warriors and strong fighters that’s why Spain never had time to pacify them and I'm really proud of them...

retchill on June 16, 2011:

Richelle T. Villanueva

History 3 Vv1

The article was really interesting. It explains a lot why Moros say that they were not conquered by the Spaniards.

It is sad to hear that the Moro has been struggling to have their complete freedom.

The unique characteristics of Moro which includes bravery and valuing Islam more than their life is really awesome. Hopefully, more people would understand the desire of Moro to have their own independence.

Paul Mamaon on May 09, 2011:

The unity being asked must be clearly defined and discussed so that the GRP and the Moro will understand each other.

The national government wanted unity for the common good of the Filipino people in a process they think it is the best.

On the other hand, the Moro want to apply their own process which they believe to be the best as they have preserved it for a long period of time.

These two processes, I think, can not go together except in way of Federal government which can only be reached through the amendment of the Constitution.

As to Unity to promote common good for the people of the whole islands, both parties are united on this noble goal. They just differ on ways and means of doing it.

The national government wanted to impose their own process upon the moros and the latter do not want to adopt or change their own. Thus disagreement exists between the two parties.

RYHAM PANGAIBAT on March 19, 2011:

as i know about bangsa moro is a fusion of the word bangsa, meaning nation or people in malay, and moro or moor which is a Spanish term for Arabs or Muslims.their ways of life may differ from each other as well as the dialects they speak.

the Muslims have been engaging in wars against different colonizers to maintain their independence that's why am so proud but gone are the days of conquistadors , now the Filipino-Muslims from the last four decades has been war not against their fellow countrymen.

we should be grateful that moros struggling for FREEDOM.

UNITY is what we need in order to cope up the moro problems of today.

BAIRIHAM P. PANGAIBAT

Hist.3- Xx5 (1:00-2:30 )

Zainab L. Gani on March 18, 2011:

The struggle of the Moro people for freedom and self-determination is one of the longest, if not the longest, struggles in the history of mankind.

Zainab L. Gani

Uu3

radad andi on March 15, 2011:

RADAD ANDI

HISTORY 3 SEC. Uu3

The Spaniards is known for their being a great conqueror until they reached the Philippine archipelago, they thought that they can conquer the archipelago easily but it was a big mistake the Filipinos are fighters.

On they other hand the Spaniards tried to occupy Mindanao which is the homeland of the moro, as expected the moros fought against them. The moros are will known of their bravery they rather die than to surrender. That is they identity of the moros braves and fighters.

dalidigHisory3 on March 15, 2011:

I dream of the realization of the unity of MORO's however most of the moro took this for granted and how would they achieve the Independence if they are just depending on government support and True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.

i think moro have their point also and they are really brave to fought deadly for their right under the Spaniards. that is why i am proud to be moro!

NORALDIN, DALIDIG history3/sec: Yy2

jalilah amboloto m. on March 14, 2011:

the Moro were so wise, brave that they able to win over Spaniards easily. ans I'm very proud of them. they save Mindanao from the Spaniards colonization. it is very good to know that their piratical strategy of fighting is very surprising to the Spaniards because they never expect a fight like that.

hist.3 Cc2

shahanie m. mimbantas on March 12, 2011:

history3/Uu3

shahanie m. mimbantas on March 12, 2011:

the moro they have big issue during spaniard. they become a brave to fight they right.but when the six stages of moro war.there is no success all the six stages are failure. when the first stage phase conflict between the spaniard and the borneans they become selface. Knowing the history of MOROS Thanks to their piratical activities.

Alden S. Tubo on March 11, 2011:

We should be thankful to our brother Moros for they contributed a lot in preserving the Philippine culture. Thanks to their piratical activities. I think its one of the reasons of weakening the Spanish colonizations in the Philippine.

Hist 3 - Yy2 (1:00 - 2:30 pm) TF

norsaima haron on March 11, 2011:

during the Spanish colonization the Philippines was not all occupied by the Spaniards because there are land that still owned by the MOROS.. the MOROS were brave enough because they proved to the Spaniards that no one can get their owned land!!and accorcing to the information above the MOROS prefer to die than to surrender..

HARON, NORSAIMA M.

history3/Uu3

glycil_becip from Mindaao State University on March 10, 2011:

In the time that the spaniards arrived in our country Philippines,only Mindanao were not totally conquered by the Spaniards because of the moros who are very strong and brave enough.Moros had contributed a big help in protecting our place.At first I really thought that moros were like devils whose doings are just to destroy infrastructure and kill innocent.But I was very wrong..Their was just destroyed or being blasphemed by lots of propaganda's.The truth is that without them maybe until now are part of spain and we are subordinate by their power.And in time of American here in our country they possess unfair treatment to the christian and Muslims (moros) w/c is unhuman. GLYCIL BRECIP HISTORY 3/TIME:8:30-10:00/DAY:TF

ChristianAlamoDD1 from MSU, Marawi City on March 03, 2011:

The moros are very strong not just because of their arms and emulation but also because of their strong faith in ISLAM. During the Spanish regime they were hard to conquer especially here in Mindanao because they were united by their law and to their faith to ALLAH.

Christian Alamo Yy2-History 3

Yham08 on March 02, 2011:

-[it is really inspiring that even in the American period our ancestors don't accept defeat even though they have no fight. And i really don't have any idea that during Americans regime, Americans declared that Moros of Mindanao and the Americans are equal. and the unity of moros is now improved because we are now helping each other, clan to clan or groups to groups, and also we are helping our brothers who is a muslims(or with same religion,ISLAM). the only thing that never changed was, if our leaders surrendered were still fighting, than to surrender.

By the way, thank your very much sir Ganz for this excellent information about our history or about our ancestors.

Achmad John M. Macabago / Hist3 / Cc2

arielsantiago on February 28, 2011:

I can't imagine that moros are preferring to die or to fight for the seek of their own standing.I found out that they are not that persons' who are to give and to surrender the times of failures but war and death, instead.They themselves are responsible when it comes to their image will be destroyed and it will because of their pride. They don't know to humble themselves and to forgive and love its enemy possibly. The time is not yet over, we are still alive and everything might be change. We love each other as what Allah loves us.

Mursh Aloyod on February 24, 2011:

As a moro, I believe that moros are not that kind person whom others think bad. Because they just believe for they think is right. They think that Mindanao, as i recall in my history 1, in their hands, because it is the only island that wasn't buy by the American.

respee verdejo on February 14, 2011:

A word " moro", I interpreted them before as same with the terrorist people because in our place the Moros are said to be dangerous but when I started to stay here in MSU the premonitions about them had changed. When I started to live and socialize with the Muslims I was amazed because my thoughts about them were not true.

Moros are known for their braveness and their strong principles. They were not conquered by the Spaniards because of they fight for their rights.

SherylAnn Cultura from Mindanao State University on February 11, 2011:

Moros are very brave to fight for their right. They really never wanted to be under the hands of the spaniards. They had their own understanding of a true unity and they wanted their voice to be heard. Unity binds us all but how could this happen when moros are separated from us. How can we achieve progress when we ourselves are not united? Let us not be of different side. Let us hold hands together and be one.

SherylAnn Cultura from Mindanao State University on February 11, 2011:

Moros are very brave to fight for their right. They really never wanted to be under the hands of the spaniards. They had their own understanding of a true unity and they wanted their voice to be heard. Unity binds us all but how could this happen when moros are separated from us. How can we achieve progress when we ourselves are not united? Let us not be of different side. Let us hold hands together and be one.

thanya regidor on February 08, 2011:

The Moro problem is that they want to separate from the Philippine government and build a nation. That's why, now, Moros who lived or called their selves as a Moro is called BANGSAMORO.

Bethaney Vivien Regidor- History 3-Xx5

johairah talib on February 06, 2011:

Knowing the history of MOROS,it is good to know that they are united and they fight for there own freedom.Bravery is one of the personality of a moros that other culture idolize.

I hope in this generation Muslims and Christian will be united as one.As a Filipino the best thing that we do is to respect one another to reach a good life and united country as well.

johairah talib on February 06, 2011:

Knowing the history of MOROS,it is good to know that they are united and they fight for there own freedom.Bravery is one of the personality of a moros that other culture idolize.

I hope in this generation Muslims and Christian will be united as one.As a Filipino the best thing that we do is to respect one another to reach a good life and united country as well.

muhammad carudin on February 05, 2011:

We are know that converting other religion to Islam is very simple. We will have to do is to follow the "SHAHADA" so we will be the servants of Allah.

SHAHADA is most important among the five pillars of Islam. It means that "to know and believe without suspicion, as if witnessed"/testification" so when we apply this we could give pleasure in Allah who is the supreme creator of all.

By giving pleasure in Allah is very special thing that we give to him.(if you are doubt with my word HIM, this is the explination. HIM because in Islam only man could only take the highest position in any position to the government.) and, by believing of their Prophet and Angels could please him also. We only have to do is to give our faith on him and obey his order.

elconjohnmurio on February 02, 2011:

XX5

Everyone of us want to achieve independence, freedom , unity. For the the sake of our country Moros fight for our freedom.i agree about the Mr.Banas Cultures or habit doesn't matter, as long as we're Filipino.Go for it, for it shall please the country .

Your part of the Filipino Independence.

Hope that we Christians and moros will deened our unity for the sake of our Mother Land!!!

elconjohnmurio on February 02, 2011:

XX5

Everyone of us want to achieve independence, freedom , unity. For the the sake of our country Moros fight for our freedom.i agree about the Mr.Banas Cultures or habit doesn't matter, as long as we're Filipino.Go for it, for it shall please the country .

Your part of the Filipino Independence.

Hope that we Christians and moros will deened our unity for the sake of our Mother Land!!!

jesson banas on February 02, 2011:

xx5!!! for me!!! different cultures or habit doesn't affect our nationalism!

we're Filipinos united in blood, nationalism and belief.

Now i know they also fight for our freedom for the sake of our own country and mother land.

omawie on January 28, 2011:

Together they stand, divided they fall.

Since the moros fought against the colonizer, why does the non moros didn't help but instead they surrender.

Omawie H.Hassim

History 3

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Kristine A. Go Hist.3 Uu3 on January 20, 2011:

The short Moro history implies to us that they were born born fighters.Even during the Spanish period they never conquered by the conquerors.The Moros were the great warriors in the colonial period and even right now in this generation,the blood that runs through their veins was actually the blood of the fighters.

Kristine A. Go Hist.3 Uu3 on January 20, 2011:

The short Moro history implies to us that they were born born fighters.Even during the Spanish period they never conquered by the conquerors.The Moros were the great warriors in the colonial period and even right now in this generation,the blood that runs through their veins was actually the blood of the fighters.

riolyn salonoy on January 20, 2011:

As i understand moro people treat christian people as their enemy because of the spanairds. When they try to colonize philippines moro people fight for their land. Eventhough figthing towards the colonizers can destroy their life butb still they fight for their freedom.

abdulrahmanpalao on January 18, 2011:

i do agree that the moros have a point they dont considered themselves as filipino for they were not really subjugated by the spanish colonizers,

and im also proud of them for they choose to die in honor than living under the administration of their enemies the spaniards.

but then i was also disappointed for what is happening in the present, now a days they were considered one of the most wanted and terror group not only here in our country but even in the other country!!!

i hope that it wasn't to late to change this bad image of the moros, for it was also for their own good, for the sake of the next generation!!!!!!!

i also believe that separating into a one state/nation is not the answer to this problem.......

for as we can see in the present time that even in the lowest political position many of them killing each other blood to blood just to win in the election, so how much more if they're going to fight for the presidency for example!!!!!!!!

-hist3xx5

jonel dapat on January 13, 2011:

moros were so brave because they fight for freedom... they are willing to die than to dishonor of surrender... although their datu were surrendered but they were not obliged to surrender also because they were not politically united... although their weakness is being disunited but it also made them stronger by fighting freedom...

i adore moros for being part of our history because they fight the colonizers although they are lack of equipments compare to their opponent...

-Jonel L. Dapat

-hist 3/Uu3

jowsan on January 11, 2011:

for me Sir MOROS or what we call as M uslim people really fight their enemy for freedom than to surrender because they consider it as shame on their part.They choose to die for honor and for Islam than to give up from their oppressors.Many conquerers had come to our country together with their religion but Moros did not give up their relegion and not even accept others religion.They do not want to be oppressed by their oppressors so what they did is to fight the conquerers like the spaniards even when their life is in danger.God Bless Us All. JOWIE BAGARES HISTORY 3 Uu3

ruelyn11ferz from MSU Main Campus Marawi City on January 10, 2011:

..muslims/moros were known as great warriors,defender of their religion,& working very hard to preserve their very own culture..but as we can see as nowadays,bad image is always been forecast..their is just a little bit misunderstanding between these people specially in the Philippines..they don't have to fight to gain that what do they call peace..peace could only be won by the people if we understand & respect one another..

jhorry canta on January 09, 2011:

CANTA, JHORRY S.

HISTORY 3Cc2

This article for me on about moro emphasizes their love or the patriotism on their motherland as they don want to colonized by spaniards as they preferred to die w/ honor than to live w/ no freedom.

On the disunity, even it happened but it's not a hindrance for them in fighting but serves as a challenge to maximize their armor that lead to a success..

noraima ontao on January 08, 2011:

as i know in this article the moros defend their freedom from the Spaniards because they want to live at peace and they fight the Spaniards because they don't want to lost the agama and the religion of Islam.

mohamad nur on December 26, 2010:

Sir the Moros are not doing something which is not related from the Holy Qur'an. Moros are basically good they just follow the Qur'an says. Its only because serving for god is very important for themselves. Even for me being a Muslim.

Baclay, Cris Joy on December 24, 2010:

History 3, Yy2

It's nice to know that Moros, though have diverse culture because of their different tribes, are still united through faith. The history of Moros is interesting since it gives us the idea on how they interact with the Spaniards and Americans, who invaded our country years ago.

Reading this hub, drew me to the conclusion that the Moros were really attached and have a good relationship with Americans, to the extent that they opposed the idea of having the Philippine independence.

I don't like the idea when the Moros don't do anything in the Commonwealth periods just because they treat the Christians as their enemy. I do hope that today's generation of Moros don't get that idea again. Its good to know how the Moros fight for freedom and how they show their bravery.

Since those time has already ended, let us begin a fresh start, where the Moros and Christian unite, as one blood, being a Filipino.

Baclay, Cris Joy on December 24, 2010:

History 3, Yy2

It's nice to know that Moros, though have diverse culture because of their different tribes, are still united through faith. The history of Moros is interesting since it gives us the idea on how they interact with the Spaniards and Americans, who invaded our country years ago.

Reading this hub, drew me to the conclusion that the Moros were really attached and have a good relationship with Americans, to the extent that they opposed the idea of having the Philippine independence.

I don't like the idea when the Moros don't do anything in the Commonwealth periods just because they treat the Christians as their enemy. I do hope that today's generation of Moros don't get that idea again. Its good to know how the Moros fight for freedom and how they show their bravery.

Since those time has already ended, let us begin a fresh start, where the Moros and Christian unite, as one blood, being a Filipino.

maylyn jumawan on December 19, 2010:

The history of the Moro is quite an interesting topic to be studied. We could sympathize them to what they really fight for. As in the middle period, many colonizers were coming. They wanted to expand their territories, so they explore the land especially they came here in the Philippines. The Moros fought against them. they don't want to be colonized by them. People before lived unmolested and prospered, but because of the coming of the intruders, they now living in a different experience. Mostly, they faced in the battles. They sacrifice their lives because for them there's nothing important than fighting for their rights and possessions, beliefs and honor. No defeat could bend such people to submission. They prefer death than dishonor of surrender. They may be disunited because of their cultural, linguistic, and ethnic differences, yet cohesive because of their belief. Many defended their homeland not because of anything but for freedom.

Mimbantas, shahanie M.. on December 18, 2010:

my comment to the Moro war,for me the Spaniard from the first stage phase conflict the Spaniard became self ace and

the other stages why the different country will not get peace.

christina pace on December 17, 2010:

History 3 Uu3

I feel pity to the Moro people because they experienced many struggle during the Spanish period,and i salute them for their courage to fight against the colonizers. Even if they are not united in terms of political and culture they success their mission to fight for freedom.

Jojie Ibona Perez on December 11, 2010:

Moro's are very wise. Even though they have no enough gadgets still they fight for their freedom. They don't believe in the word SURRENDER because for them it is better to die than to surrender. It is very sad because they have no enough unity. But for them disunity is their secret in winning their fights. The fact that they were not conquered, they do not consider themselves as Filipino.

When the American colonizers came, they succeeded with their fights with Moro's. Even though Americans neutralize the Moro's they did not force the Moro's to follow them. Moro's were treated equally by the Americans.

MARADIA,HAYAN on December 11, 2010:

moro's are not killer

they are not those freak bad things..but

they are the person who aim for peace and progress

but sometimes

we can't fell their feelings,

and we don't know the wisdom behind

of the moro people ..and to fight is not the solution for everything..

and for the administration help MORO PEOPLE how to solve their problems that THEY HAVE, not to be abandoned and not to be discriminated....

IM SO proud to be a one of moro people..

thank you so much sir for writing an article for the moro

we really appreciated you work...we salute you

sir god bless......

thanya regidor on December 06, 2010:

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So that is the history of the Moros. The Moros wants to separate from the Philippine Government and be a part of the Americanz colonized country,but sad to say that Quezon did not let the Moros to be separated that's why they didn't let the Americans to know that the Moros wants to be a part of the America by not giving them the Letter that is to be given to the General of the Americans.

norhaniya on December 05, 2010:

as i read your article sir, moros fight what is they know right. they depend the right. because, they know it can help to all moros. they are the kind of person that even if they will die for that thing its okay. than to walkout without doing thing.

unity is really problem. because for now, everyone has a own decision. but, we can unity if all people cooperate. that's all sir.. Wassalam.

Norhaniya S.Cahar

history 3, cc2

norhaniya on December 05, 2010:

as i read your article sir, moros fight what is they know right. they depend the right. because, they know it can help to all moros. they are the kind of person that even if they will die for that thing its okay. than to walkout without doing thing.

unity is really problem. because for now, everyone has a own decision. but, we can unity if all people cooperate. that's all sir.. Wassalam.

Norhaniya S.Cahar

history 3, cc2

Abdul Hakim on December 04, 2010:

History 3 Xx5

>>Moros are cool!!!

...Sir, I hope you will teach us lots about the histories in Marawi...

kevin7 on December 03, 2010:

History 3,cc2>Kevin Jay D. Mante

The fact you have sir is well-defined.There are 4 reasons sir why Spaniards fail to influence,let's talk about this Agama system sir,it is stated there sir that the difference between the moro law and the government law is the agama system,the basis, what are those laws sir,the difference rather about the moro law and the government law.It is still exist up to this present?The Agama system still functioning at muslim area's?

Jojie Ibona Perez on December 03, 2010:

This article is very interesting because it give us enough information about the history of Moro. Moro's ere very brave when it comes to freedom. But sad to say, they have no enough unity which is important in every group. If we say unity, it is being one. So all of us should have unity.

jeany camatura on December 03, 2010:

The conflict between the Moros and the Christians happened since in the declaration of Independence of the Philippines to the Americans that the Moros disagree in the independence of the Philippines. The Moros don't consider themselves as being part of our country, Philippines. If this misunderstanding would not be resolved then progress in our country especially in Mindanao would be difficult. So there must be a unity among us Filipinos in order for us to achieve prosperity in our country.

jeany camatura on December 03, 2010:

The conflict between the Moros and the Christians happened since in the declaration of Independence of the Philippines to the Americans that the Moros disagree in the independence of the Philippines. The Moros don't consider themselves as being part of our country, Philippines. If this misunderstanding would not be resolved then progress in our country especially in Mindanao would be difficult. So there must be a unity among us Filipinos in order for us to achieve prosperity in our country.

aripa macala on December 01, 2010:

I wish sir, I could not disappoint you. Actually, even though I am a muslim, I am not in favor of the moro. For me, even though fighting [through using guns] for our right is not yet acceptable, because there is a possibility that innocent and ignorant civilians can get affected by this war. Life itself meant nothing to them as against islam and honor. we all know that life is important. i am not against moro. My point is, we must fight without using guns and so on! there are so many kinds of fighting! let fighting be in words only! nowadays, fighting means killing. let's think about the civilians who are affected. forget pride and honor for the sake of the innocent and ignorant people! maybe you are disappointed sir. i just want to share my opinion! that's all. WASSALAM!

ARIPA R. MACALA

HISTORY 3, Uu3.

tatay200 on November 30, 2010:

that's the moro is im so proud to be ah moro we fight for our mother land.. but aim so disappointed to moro now.. cause the moro when the time of legazpi was united but now and then both moro's are killing each other.. i hope we can be united like the moro in long time ago... and im so proud to be grand son of Ama Ali dimaporo i have a lot know how my grand father fight to our land and this information add my knowledge now.. as i know not just my grand father fight with colonizer also the brothers of my grand father.. the last moro was united and why we cant now?...

Amerhassan Tampogao section Xx5

Kia Jean Piedad History3-Uu3 on November 30, 2010:

Now I know what the Moros are.They fight for what they think is right.When they want to have freedom,they fight even though it cost then their life.One thing that lacks them is unity.They were not united because of their cultural,linguistic and ethical differences.Only their religion brings them united.Inspite of that,they were not totally conquered.

jehan amerol on November 28, 2010:

As a muslim i am proud of the moros because they are fighting for their own land, fighting for their independence \, and fighting for their religion...

ABOLCAIR,NOR-AIN SOCOR on November 28, 2010:

ah now i know the short history of the moros...

the moros were so BRAVED and its really obvious that they have their point.They really fight for their freedom and their love to their home especially their family.

Unity must be apply to all of us ,even though we have some differences.

solaiman on November 28, 2010:

Yes? that the moro want unite to their own land peace ,freedom makes moro become brave willing to have that their land have their own hand and lead it no one can stop moro do what they want to their land even christian ,american and other who want it. Many years passed that american come from lanao del sur i didn't expecting to hear to my grand mother said when the american passed in their way had a big truck they're throwing candies and when they are in their plane the sky become so dark because they are so many crossing up and the very important IS THAT why they are throwing parasuit for what? and the people who saw it they get it and make dress to wear AND I HEARD ALSO that they have a trouble fight in camalig but moro are brave they kill them and when the american came in marawi and their will be no war because they surrender and the american from malabang because they're landing there.

respee verdejo on November 28, 2010:

moros are brave,, they have their own ethics to be followed but i think not most of the time it should be followed.

Rubion Melody Xx on November 27, 2010:

brave and spectacular, well i think it fits to the description of Moros. They are willing to put their lives into death just to have freedom. They are full of sacrifices and sufferings in order to have what they desires. We should idolize them, they symbolizes the real picture of a warrior.

Ibrahim A. Guro from Placer, Surigao del Norte on November 27, 2010:

“…and many others defended their homeland not because of anything but for freedom”.

Freedom. This is what I think the history of Moro was all about. Their continuing struggle to once again grasp the life that was taken away from them. A life where they celebrate their culture, beliefs, and own well-being in the best way they could. A life that treasures the advocacy of the past acknowledging the lost lives of comrades who fought for the welfare of the majority. A life embolden with power and honor.

Ibrahim Guro

History 3 - Cc2

Mohamadali, Muammar M. on November 26, 2010:

From what i understand from the story i read above is that , Moros are fighting not only their freedom but also for their land and i guess culture is also included , . . . Maybe some of us already think that Moros are not united because their datu had surrendered but there are are still fighting, ••• will i guess datu act as the leader of a land and should be respected but it doesn't mean that he/she can control the ideology of one another.. • • that's why i guess the reason why there are others who still fight to an end . • • though we dont really know the real reason behind cuz were not in that situation and time. . .

?? ???? ?? ? .. :D

Mohamadali , Muammar M.

History 3 - Uu3

IVY VILLAFUERTE from MSU Marawi City on November 25, 2010:

Ivy J. Villafuerte Uu3

Moros are the group of people to be proud of,they didn't surrender or give up to colonializing their land even to chistianizing them.They love their culture and also their religion.They are united and that's the secret why the colonializer didn'tsucceed to colonializing them.

IVY VILLAFUERTE from MSU Marawi City on November 25, 2010:

Ivy J. Villafuerte Uu3

Moros are the group of people to be proud of,they didn't surrender or give up to colonializing their land even to chistianizing them.They love their culture and also their religion.They are united and that's the secret why the colonializer didn'tsucceed to colonializing them.

MARADIA,HAYAN on November 24, 2010:

moro's are not killer

they are not those freak bad things..but

they are the person who aim for peace and progress

but sometimes

we can't fell their feelings,

and we don't know the wisdom behind

of the moro people ..and to fight is not the solution for everything..

and for the administration help MORO PEOPLE how to solve their problems that THEY HAVE, not to be abandoned and not to be discriminated....

jackielou tindogan history3 Uu3 on November 24, 2010:

i agree to their comments that moros are brave warriors. they want is freedom.they fight with unity even though they don't have guns to fight.

RENIER SANDOVAL on November 23, 2010:

what happened to the law makers and y noynoy question them?

RENIER SANDOVAL on November 23, 2010:

what happened to the law makers and y noynoy question them?

johndelyunting from MSU, marawi city, Lanao del Sur on November 23, 2010:

talking about MOROS sir, they have their own principle....they want to stand alone with theirselves. they are proving to themselves that they can stand with their own....

we can't blame them if the don't want here in the Philippines because they were discriminated.

In fact Moros are trying hard to defend their own Land, like what they did during Spaniards time....

It was that Christians and Muslims that time had never in peace......If i were to say, Americans understand more the Moros than us, co-filipino......Just like what Quezon did...It obviously shows that Filipinos had never been united that time...

May GOD be on us, so that war will be forgotten..

HISTORY=3 Uu3

Myra Mae P. Ramo from MSU-Marawi City on November 23, 2010:

Spanish Colonization

The natives in Mindanao were very brave fighting the Spaniards for the sake of the Moroland. It is so amazing that they value more the Moroland than their lives. They take the risk for them not to be conquered. Succesfuly, they gain victory against the colonization of the Spaniards.

American Colonizers

Why did Quezon attacked the Moros friend Gen Wood? Why did Quezon accused Wood as a nominal leader? What happens to the letters of the Moros.. Why did it never reached America or Gen Wood?

I cant blame the Moros why they prefer to stay in America than to be ruled by the Philippine government because during that time, they consider Filpino Christians as their enemies..

Myra Mae P. Ramo from MSU-Marawi City on November 23, 2010:

Spanish Colonization

The natives in Mindanao were very brave fighting the Spaniards for the sake of the Moroland. It is so amazing that they value more the Moroland than their lives. They take the risk for them not to be conquered. Succesfuly, they gain victory against the colonization of the Spaniards.

American Colonizers

Why did Quezon attacked the Moros friend Gen Wood? Why did Quezon accused Wood as a nominal leader? What happens to the letters of the Moros.. Why did it never reached America or Gen Wood?

I cant blame the Moros why they prefer to stay in America than to be ruled by the Philippine government because during that time, they consider Filpino Christians as their enemies..

Myra Mae P. Ramo History 3-Cc2

kia jean piedad on November 21, 2010:

Now I know what the moros are.They fight for what they know is right.But the question in my mind is that why they are lack of unity?Even though their datu had surrendered,they still keep on fighting.But still I appreciate their courage and determination to fight for freedom.

kia jean piedad on November 21, 2010:

Now I know what the moros are.They fight for what they know is right.But the question in my mind is that why they are lack of unity?Even though their datu had surrendered,they still keep on fighting.But still I appreciate their courage and determination to fight for freedom.

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