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Pangayao 1

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Pangayao: The Moro Warfare

By: Nelson Sixto H. Ganancial

Pangayao I

“Pangayao” or “pangayaw” is a word that suggests notoriety. It is the term given to the so-called Moro piracy and slave raiding activities of the Muslim south. However, previous studies reveal that it is also used all over the archipelago and the term suggests similar meaning with variations from one place to another, but just the same its meaning implies unsavory reputation. This leads one to ask the question, what is the etymology of the word; what ethnic group did the term was derived from; what does the popularity of its use suggest? And many more questions that will unravel the true meaning of the word just like how the true identity of the person is known through his/her genealogy.

The reference of the word Pangayao to piracies and slave raids is not well discussed, not because of the sensitivity of the issue and the absence of data from the Muslim side, but because Filipinos seems uninterested to know the etymology or origin of the words we are using. We are simply contented to use a word as sort of expression without knowing its real meaning and origin. Just like the less importance our genealogies and the origin of our family names. If we know our genealogy, we will know from where our ancestor came from, their former social status and perhaps it will help explain the present status of our family. By knowing also the meaning and origin of our family names, we might know our ancestor’s tribe, works, status in their community and more. Just like knowing the origin of the word Pangayao. Knowing its origin will answer the question, who were these mangangayaos? Where they came from? Why did they engage in such notorious activities? What is the concept behind Pangayao? And many similar questions to ask that will satisfy one’s curiosity.

The knowledge of the term Pangayao will make us understand the reasons of the numerous “piratical activities and slave raids” during the colonial period. This will perhaps explain the present secessionist movements in Mindanao, and why until the present, there is still a negative attitude of the Christians towards the Muslims and the vice versa. Is this cultural, religious or simply because of historical ignorance? Add to these the involvement of some Moros in drug trafficking, abductions of local and foreign nationals, rebellion and others, the wrong perception against the Moros will always be there unless there’s an honest effort to correct these notions through education and research rather than just following mainstream History.

In an interview over the radio with the spokesman of the MILF, the spokesman commented that there is a need of the National Government to understand first the problems and aspirations of the Muslim or Moro people before a lasting solution to the peace and order problem in Mindanao could be achieved.[1] This is true because knowledge of history allows one to locate a self that is defined by the cultural milieu in progress, and also makes one realize that this historical-defined self is also able to influence that development. This self can qualitatively make an impact on how the rest of human history can unfold. This is where we Filipinos are still trying to understand after a century of the so-called independence. We remain to evolve within our local universe – our tribal or regional world. We cannot think as Filipinos but as Tagalogs, Bicolanos, Ilongos, Maranao, Christians and Muslims. Thus, when abduction is done by the Maranaos for example, it is reported as a Muslim kidnapping, if the abductors were Christians, it is reported as the work of a kidnap-for-ransom-gang. In like manner, in history, when the Spaniards attacked and captured the Bornean trading vessel[2] and looted their trade, they were not accused of piracy but even lauded for such activities in the guise of defending the Spanish territory. But when the Moros as the Muslims were called then, attacked Spaniards and Spanish held territories, they accused them of piracy and slave raiding.

(Footnotes available from the author)


QUIZ

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. 1. What is pangayao in English?
    • piracy
  2. 2. What does Islam means?
    • surrender
  3. 3. What is former name of Marawi City?
    • Dansalan
  4. 4. What is the term used by Chinese for foreign Muslims in China?
    • Mara Hui
  5. 5. Who introduced the sultanate in Sulu?
    • Sarip Abubakar
  6. 6. Who allegedly introduced Islam in Mindanao?
    • Sarip Kabungsuan
  7. 7. What is the popular term that refers to the Muslims in Mindanao?
    • Moro
  8. 8. What is the English term for Bangsamoro?
    • Moro Nation
  9. 9. What is the meaning of Jabidah?
    • beautiful girl
  10. 10. What was the nature of Moro Wars?
    • piratical

Answer Key

  1. piracy
  2. surrender
  3. Dansalan
  4. Mara Hui
  5. Sarip Abubakar
  6. Sarip Kabungsuan
  7. Moro
  8. Moro Nation
  9. beautiful girl
  10. piratical

Interpreting Your Score

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If you got between 4 and 6 correct answers: 3.0

If you got between 7 and 8 correct answers: 2.0

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Comments

Nelson Sixto Hallasgo Ganancial (author) from MSU Marawi City on February 02, 2017:

Actually it appeared that the word Pangayao came the root word AYAO for piracy in M'ranao is KAPRANGAR.

Ahlam Rohaima II from Marawi City, Philippines on May 11, 2012:

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Usodan, Ahlam Rohaima A.

Hist80-GH1 Summer (2012)

The problem with us people is that we never care about the real meaning of a certain term, we never find ways how to attain the truth because we are contented enough on what we have heard, on what we have believe in, on what our suspicion says; and so we tend to have difficulties and misunderstandings with it and with other people with different culture and religion. We must find and learn about what the truth really is before judging and discriminating other culture, religion, customs and traditions, other people. Oh well, I’m not encouraging you to judge and discriminate but what I’m trying to say is that NEVER EVER say something negative about other’s practices. We must learn to RESPECT everyone’s practices and faith. Never practice judging another person, because in the end The Lord will be the one who will judge you for all of your sins.

“Everyone needs respect.”

“Must not say something bad to others. It’s just like eating another’s back on the Day of Judgment.” (if I’m not mistaken)

mrmalim on May 05, 2012:

HISTORY 3 - BC

I just don’t understand why people are so judgmental. They are always generalizing people. Like for example the Muslims, we cannot deny the fact that some Muslims are corrupt and war freak but it is so unfair that innocent people are being dragged and are being involved. Also, let’s always keep in mind the word unity, not because we have different religion and beliefs meaning we should fight and disrespect one another. We are Filipinos and we are all the same.

Why do we have to study History? This is a question that Sir Nelson asked us during our class last Thursday. I really wanted to raise my hand and answer the question. I was planning to say that the reason why we have to study history is to be able to understand the present. Going back to the past will help us know the answers to the questions that keep on bugging our minds. We will be able to understand why these kinds of things are happening right now and who the people responsible for this are.

-- Sittie Meriam Alim

norpangcatan on April 27, 2012:

In my own understanding,people today are neglecting their own history and were contented with what they are now but they do not know that knowing the past might help them in solving their own crisis because I think that before we can find a solution to the problem of our society, we should first solve our own problems.To all the people today,we should think first before we react because sometimes this wrong actions might damage our own reputation and before blaming others, be knowledgeable of the real cause of every conflict.So, it is important for us to at least have a little knowledge of the past.

mokzmaulana on April 26, 2012:

its an interesting topic and as i've learned, Pangayao is called for Moros, particularly those living in Lanao who went to seize Visayas and Luzon during the Moro Wars and since Lanao is a cold area, Moros went to Visayas and Luzon for some warm weather or Mayao so it is so called "Pangayao"

jun ian facundo on April 20, 2012:

very interisteng topic. Its time for us to wake up and to know whats the real meaning of the words that has been used for almost a century.. For me as a student of MSU-Main Campus were Filipino youth from two diff. Religion meet and live together, it is very important to know each other in order to understand the real reason why Muslim keep on fighting there rights.

Angcabae Ismael on March 03, 2012:

Perhaps the reason why Philippines doesn't improved and developed is because of the fact that there are many religions and that there's no unity at all. Aside from the idea that we should also learn about our origin so that we are able to respect one another, because surely we cannot just judge a religion by means of rumors or media itself. And it is very wrong to just blame people of a specific religion just because you know nothing about that religion. And if there is a discrimination between white and black in America before, then there is also a discrimination among the many religions here in the Philippines specifically, to the Muslims.

I just hope that we can build unity here in the Philippines and that discrimination ends at all.

Hassan Jubaira M. History 3 Vv1 TF on October 01, 2011:

So the people here really were addventuruos, it made me interested. maybe, this piratical activites and slave raids at this time really did exist. I want to know how they made living being a pirate and slave raider.

MARADIA,HAYAN on March 21, 2011:

Sirganz,

I really enjoyed reading your article. I am a Filipino and it is true that most of us feel distant from our Muslim brothers.

I am very interested in the topics you have raised because ever since, I always thought that Muslims preferred to be under the Philippine flag. I guess they deserve something better.

There are so many questions in my head.

Thank you in advance.. god bless

abdulrahmanpalao on March 18, 2011:

History 3 Xx3

It is stated in the "pangayao" that ,when abduction is done by the Maranaos for example, it is reported as a Muslim kidnapping, if the abductors were Christians, it is reported as the work of a kidnap-for-ransom-gang. In like manner, in history, when the Spaniards attacked and captured the Bornean trading vessel[2] and looted their trade, they were not accused of piracy but even lauded for such activities in the guise of defending the Spanish territory. But when the Moros as the Muslims were called then, attacked Spaniards and Spanish held territories, they accused them of piracy and slave raiding.

I just don't understand why is that when Muslims were involved they always give negative perceptions,even before, there is always an unfair treatment between muslims or moros and other tribe, even crimes which is not yet proven, they automatically blame it to the moros,

that is why i believe that, if we want peace then we better stop blaming one another,rather lets start loving ,respecting, caring one another.

I believe that's the only way we can achieve real peace!!!!!!!

Xx5 SN Calbe on March 17, 2011:

In my own opinion, correct me if I'm wrong, if there is something to be blamed for the crimes happening in our "city", then it would be DRUGS. It is evidently visible that many, but not more than half, are addicted to this thing and to satisfy their addiction, they need money. And to get money, they resort to unlawful acts.

Since M people have this 'rido' custom, which somehow protect families, these culprits instead victimize who in their knowledge, are in the weak side. These are the innocent Non-M people who are aliens to the place. The former take advantage of the latter.

If there was a gap between the Moros and the Indios before, the crimes just worsen it. Like the Non-M people become prejudiced that M are not good people. We cannot blame them though.

Virlynne Rae Nery on March 16, 2011:

It is certainly true that if the National Government truly wishes to solve the peace problem here in Mindanao, it needs to look beyond the surface and dig deeper. It needs to understand the problem, issues and aspirations of both parties before a final and lasting solution can be made.

NERY, Virlynne Rae E.

History3, Xx... something. >.

dalidigHisory3 on March 15, 2011:

i agree with sir Nelson that "There might be different words for love but the action is similar all over the world, just like the term black, whatever term is used it is still black." but oftentimes i just think some people(not moro) have their poor image for the moro, i mean when they hear that term, they think all of the moro have their bad intentions in this world or dangerous person thus i can say that not all Moro have their bad intentions. some of em' are good enough and living and dreaming for a peaceful country.

I know the world isn't fair, but we shall be all Fair enough to make the most of it. i mean to fulfill what the world's imperfections is.

NORALDIN DALIDIG Y. history3/sec:Yy2

hasminbarambangan on March 13, 2011:

The problem with us people is that we interchangeably use terms, especially in suspicions. We say that the Muslim did something, where in fact, it is the culture and not the religion that triggers us to do so. This is where misunderstanding between groups of people begin which, in turn, will lead us to rivalry. We should know first the root of what had happened before concluding a statement, just like the terms Maranaos and Muslims. We really have to differentiate two terms in order to use it right.

noraima ontao hist.3Cc2 on March 09, 2011:

pangayao means "adventurous".we must know the etymology of the word that we use and we must know our genealogy to where came from our ancestor and what they work and status in their life some people didn't want to know the etymology they use when they speak and the their genealogy.why if something bad happen like kidnapping in Moro sinisisi.

noraima ontao hist.3Cc2 on March 09, 2011:

pangayao means "adventurous".we must know the etymology of the word that we use and we must know our genealogy to where came from our ancestor and what they work and status in their life some people didn't want to know the etymology they use when they speak and the their genealogy.why if something bad happen like kidnapping in Moro sinisisi.

ayala_jomark on March 07, 2011:

Yes sir so due to piratical activities people from north had been brought to the south, in Mindanao also had been sold to Indonesia to become slaves. But how about sir if some of the pirates from south decided to settle in the north in the place they conquer and made a settlement. it could also be a possibility that not only that people from south will bring the people from north here in Mindanao but also to make their settlement there due for an instance for the scarcity of food or materials that they needed which is abundant in the North...

For me it is also a possibility that our ancestors do not just bring people here but also making settlement in the place they conquered.

Ayala, Jomark Anthony M.

History 3 Yy2

sittieaidah musa cc2 on March 05, 2011:

we are belong to human being in that God was only perfect so even we are belong to christian and Muslim accepted our own tribe and be respect the dignity of others around us it is because everything created by only one God(Allah). such that we are particularly praying for him,Be peace to be have peaceful life in our beautiful world. quarrel somebody is sin.

sittieaidah musa cc2 on March 05, 2011:

we are belong to human being in that God was only perfect so even we are belong to christian and Muslim accepted our own tribe and be respect the dignity of others around us it is because everything created by only one God(Allah). such that we are particularly praying for him,Be peace to be have peaceful life in our beautiful world. quarrel somebody is sin.

Mursh Aloyod on February 24, 2011:

The generation nowadays use terms that they don't know what's the origin. It is necessary to know the origin of a certain word before using it, for us to know what does it really mean to prevent misunderstanding and quarrel.Maybe it is one of the reason why there is a quarrel between Muslims and Christian.

faisah diongcat on February 23, 2011:

.As what I have read most of us really don't know or even care with the term Pangayao.Between the Christian and the Muslim rivalry were the victims of the Spanish colonization.We cannot blame anyone because of our tradition that we inherit right now specially the different faith and culture that we have . We must be united as one nation Faisah M. Diongcat history 3 Uu3

canta, jhorry s. on February 19, 2011:

CANTA, JHORRY S.

HISTORY3_Cc2

the conflict between Christians and Muslims have not yet solve since then it's because both of them are still throwing and criticizing of each other..

We are all Filipinos, brothers and sisters in our beloved country Philippines, and why in spite of being a Filipino there's still an existence of misunderstandings?on this note, indeed the beginning of peace between us christians and muslims must first starts w/in ourselves as we are responsible of our every actions..

christina clapano on February 19, 2011:

That is one of the biggest problems all over the world.The racial discrimination.Here in Mindanao,as what i have observed specially in the television,when a Muslim committed cases like arson,kidnap-for-ransom,murder and etc.,They are mostly generalized.Like " A muslim committed a..........." but when a Christian committed cases like that they would just state the name of that person.That is very unfair, I say! Why do people keep on looking on other people's differences when there's actually none.I saw a movie. It was stated there that there are only two kinds of people in the world.1)People who do good 2)People who do bad. Actually, for me, there is no even a smallest difference in every person. We, people, have done some good and bad things in our life. Even it is minor or major,it is just the same.There is still no difference.

athan bautista on February 16, 2011:

knowing the origin of a word will make understand more what it really implies. using words that are less known to us will just lead us to misconceptions.

Baclay, Cris Joy on February 14, 2011:

Perhaps the best way to unite us, Filipinos, is to start looking, searching and understanding the root of all this issues around our country, and that would be possible if we find time to know its history. Looking back to history is not enough when we only read it with our mind, but we must read it with our heart, you don't need to believe all historians; because most of them lead us to misconceptions. This article gives us a meaning of the term pangayao, how they are being used as a term long time ago.

There are a lot of misconceptions about the Moros, though those misconceptions are not directly pointing at me, I am still affected even as a Christian. I realized, we are standing on the same ground,we live on the same country, yet most of us don't know each other.

When i say i am from Mindanao, it's my responsibility to know people in my place, all their whereabouts. So, when i say i am a Filipino i must know my co-Filipinos, who they are and what they are. As of now, i can neither say i am a Mindanaoan nor a Filipino because i am still in the process of knowing my co-Filipinos.

So by the time i say i am a Filipino, i know, i'm sure and certain that i really am.

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jackielou tindogan on February 13, 2011:

yes christians and muslims were the same coz we are created by god equally.let's not judge the moros directly in every kidnapping or what so ever because we don't know that christians also are doing that. we are not the same in religion but we are praising only 1 GOD.

Goles Roseglenn from Mindanao State University on February 11, 2011:

It is not really all about for it talks about so many ideas for Christian and Muslim. However it relates of so called moro piracies and slave raiding that is uprising of today from the moros in different manner.

Goles Roseglenn from Mindanao State University on February 11, 2011:

It is not really all about for it talks about so many ideas for Christian and Muslim. However it relates of so called moro piracies and slave raiding that is uprising of today from the moros in different manner.

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

Muslims are a good friend for me. Let us not generalize. Even christians do kidnapping. Muslims are just like us. Let us not take the differences instead let's take our common side.We may have different religions but in FAITH we are the same. We have the same God. Let us unite and let God be the key for everything.

Kristine Go on February 10, 2011:

We are all Filipinos.As what I have read most of us really don't know or even care with the term Pangayao.Between the Christian and the Muslim rivalry were the victims of the Spanish colonization.We cannot blame anyone because of our tradition that we inherit right now specially the different faith and culture that we have . We must be united as one nation,one race, one goal that we must achieve in our country even we have different culture.

Virlynne Rae Nery on February 09, 2011:

There are certainly many similarities between Christians and Muslims. But, it seems, that we humans find it easier to see the bad than the good.

If we can overcome this state of mind, I think that a certain level of respect and understanding will be found. If practiced, peace can be achieved.

Also, if we could only stop being single-minded and see ourselves as one nation and one people, our country would be a much better one and be able to improve beyond our wildest dreams.

NERY, Virlynne Rae E.

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Virlynne Rae Nery on February 09, 2011:

There are certainly many similarities between Christians and Muslims. But, it seems, that we humans find it easier to see the bad than the good.

If we can overcome this state of mind, I think that a certain level of respect and understanding will be found. If practiced, peace can be achieved.

Also, if we could only stop being single-minded and see ourselves as one nation and one people, our country would be a much better one and be able to improve beyond our wildest dreams.

NERY, Virlynne Rae E.

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wendie balan on February 06, 2011:

the word "pangayao" is an strange word for me since it's my first time knowing that word...if you will just explore what is behind in that word you will discover many things about it...not knowing you will discover more things not just that but also on your origin....they were the reasons of piratical activities and slave raids...

Sohaina Salo Abdullah on February 04, 2011:

I really agree with the phrase above that:Filipinos seems uninterested with the origin or the real meaning of the word/s they are using, just like the word "Moro". And Philippine Government should hear the grievances of the rebels, why they're is a rebellion? They should also think twice before making a decision against the rebels.

tatay200 on February 02, 2011:

sir can i ask what is the true origin of pirates? where is it come from?... the whole world mostly Cristian they think that all Muslim are terroris.

Amerhassan Tapogao Xx1

jowsan on February 01, 2011:

It is right Sir that in order to be knowledgeable on that particular subject we need to know its origin and background for example is the history of our Religion,Why do the Catholic priest cannot be married throughout their lives.I belongs to Philippine Independent Church or Pilipinista as it is called and our priest has a wife and they have children.So I wonder why its not the same with Roman Catholic.I then found out that they follow Zechariah,the father of John The Baptist and husband of Elizabeth,who is a priest.We cannot judge others directly.We must know first their background.There are also racial discrimination between Christians and Muslims and we all know that.When a Christian committed a mistake we call the word in a euphemism way or the positive but when a Muslim committed a mistake we call the word in a Dysphemism way or the bad side. JOWIE BAGARES HISTORY 3 Uu3

jhondy on January 31, 2011:

knowing the the origin of our family is somewhat captured my interests, some people maybe just don't care about where there bloodline came from and what did there ancestors do in there time that could have affected on how we are living today,I'm sure that some of us will be be surprised when we know our own history, judging others by where they came from is really unfair, even now that kind of discrimination is still present.

Jhondy d. salcedo history 3 Yy2

John Rey G. Roda on January 30, 2011:

It is very sad that even those innocent minded people labeled some Muslims as a terrorist, bomber and kidnappers. How about the other races here in Mindanao are they exempted to this? It is the one of the biggest problem here in Mindanao because some races discriminated others and may build walls between them. We should break those walls and instead build a bridges. Let us think that we are one, we live in one country and we are all Filipino.

Hist.3/Uu3

alaminda on January 28, 2011:

There is always a conflict between religions. Specifically, they have differences about their beliefs. Why just we move as one for unity ? Since we all believe in GOD and follows his words.

Alaminda M. Alawi

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somaiyah Omar M. Cc2 2nd sem. on January 27, 2011:

Pangayao means "adventure" everyone was contented to use a word even without knowing the meaning of the words they used,as a Filipino we know,we are not interested to know the etymology of the word we are using. and also for everyone,if we know are genealogy we will know from where our ancestor came from.

Everyone had their own culture and religion to follow, we respect that. but sometimes, other religion have negative attitude to the other religion.

If we want peace we respect and understand the faith of they others.

IVY VILLAFUERTE from MSU Marawi City on January 26, 2011:

This topic tells us what does i t mean when we say Pangayao,Moro's and how important they are in our society.Until now we did'nt understand being a Filipino we stick calling ourselves in different tribes like Bicolanos,Cebuanos and soon.In regards to this topic we still have a bad impressions to the Muslims it is the time that we must forget the past and focus in present.Allow ourselves to forget and forgive "love one another "just the our GOD command to us.

kia jean on January 24, 2011:

Regarding to what I've read above, it pertains to the practiced and history of Moros. It talks about what the word "Pangayao" really means. We certainly use that word but we doesn't know the origin of it.

We christians still remained bad impressions about muslims..about the moros but after I read this article, I've realized that it is unfair to the muslim moros that we judge them directly without knowing what really is behind this matter.

let's apply the saying of Socrates... "Hear me first before you strike".. this means we must give them a chance to speak, to defend themselves in whatever accusation that is pointed to them.

This article awaken my interest because honestly I did judge them too but now after reading this my perception towards them has been change and I've learned something to it.

I hope for peace and unity for the muslims and christians...:)

-kia jean piedad

aripa macala on January 23, 2011:

First Pangayao topic. Honestly, I printed on coupon bond all articles that I read from your hub page. This article answered some of my questions just like what pangayao means and I found out that pangayao is also used to all over the archipelago. My curiosity about pangayao dropped away because of this article. I am really convinced that if you want to know the truth, ask History.

History 3, Uu3

riolyn salonoy on January 22, 2011:

Upon reading it moro people wasn't really bad at all because they only fight for what is right for them.

We cannot judge them by having that kind of principles.They only attain freedom for themselves.

baboiechan on January 21, 2011:

Elijah Marvin S. Guangco.History 3/Uu3

The negative impression of the Christians against the Muslims is somewhat something that should be erradicated.

by reading the aticle, a sense of something about the media has built up in my system. I have realized how insensitive people are when it comes to information dessimination. Both sides are not presented fairly causing this to leave one group with more than a handful of judgements for the other groups.

After all, the term Moro is not that of the negative description and i know it will never be. The dirty and inconsiderate minds of people are the reasons why these interpretations come out.

Lastly, let us create peace within ourselves, our home,our group and our tribe. yes, somehow the government has its shortcomings, our government has always been one sided but let us come to think of it, how can the government control us if we ourselves cannot control ourselves? if not Christian against CHristian, it is Muslim against Muslim.let us not be closed minded, for in everythng that happens,God, Allah, or whoever you call God has placed things perfectly before you to be enjoyed and cherished until the judgement day.

Jonel L. Dapat on January 20, 2011:

religion is not hindrance for both christians and muslims have peace... we just have to respect each other's culture and belief... so that we don't have to fight each other... muslims are all not bad... although sometimes, there's a report about kidnapping, massacres etc... but it doesn't mean that all muslims are bad... and i can prove it because i have lot of good friends that were muslims here in marawi city...

-Jonel L. Dapat

-Hist 3/Uu3

radad andi on January 20, 2011:

way back in the past the MORO'S are the mortal enemy of the Spaniards,the Spaniards came to colonize our country,and the MORO'S fought against them.

now a days MORO'S were treated as bad Muslims..For me the term MORO refer to the rebels who fought against the government for they have a demand which the government resist that is why they have a gap.

for the case of kidnapping, done by the kidnap-for-ransom group, obviously they were having this kind of act because they want to "earn money", to raise their family and buy something they want specially their necessities. For me this is done by this people because of poverty. Poverty here in PHILIPPINES is caused by the corrupt government officials as i have watched the PHILIPPINES is the the second in Asia as the most corrupt country if im not mistaken..so we should blame the corrupt officials..Above all i would like to emphasize that not all MUSLIMS are bad others live like the Christians ordinarily.

radad andi

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johndelyunting from MSU, marawi city, Lanao del Sur on January 19, 2011:

as i read this carefully at home, i really don't get the thought of this...

it was stated here that with the term Pangayao, we will be able to know the piratical activities and slave raids of the moros before.

pangyao, again was all about moro warfare(stated above)

regarding with the interview with the spokesman of the MILF, they said that the government must understand the problems of the moros, why then the conflict begins between them??

does this means that the government didn't take charge of their problems??

about the muslims, when the time they were called moros, that's the time they ere accused of slave raiding and piracy...so, before when they were not called to be the moros , they were Innocent right?

or they , themselves really do those things,...?

jhondy on January 19, 2011:

jhondy delfin salcedo

jhondy on January 19, 2011:

knowing the the origin of our family is somewhat captured my interests, some people maybe just don't care about where there bloodline came from and what did there ancestors do in there time that could have affected on how we are living today,I'm sure that some of us will be be surprised when we know our own history, judging others by where they came from is really unfair, even now that kind of discrimination is still present.

shema gaurano from MSU Marawi City on January 18, 2011:

I admit I don't like history because of the many dates and words I have to memorize. But it is, however, true that we must know our history in order to understand what's happening now. A story, for instance, couldn't be understood if we start reading it at the last part immediately.And this leads me to realization that history's not just about the dates and words but we could apply this to what's happening in our surroundings. Indeed, history is the last judge.

Shema Michal T. Gaurano

Hist3,Cc2

jalilaguino on January 18, 2011:

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As a Maranao i can't blame those other Maranaos who have done bad things or crimes against the Christians because they are just a product of past culture and so they cannot easily find themselves because that's the reality.But if everyone of us know what's the genealogy of the things we've doing i think we can be united.We will build a great relationships to each and everyone.Though we've different religion we can easily understand what others do.We should also remember that even though we have different religion we should bear in our minds that "religion cannot save you it is faith that can save you."

Murshied Aloyod on January 15, 2011:

Muslims are blame everytime their is a terrorism happen in Mindanao. But why, do other tribes can't make terrorism? i just remember the dj of one radio station, this dj is a former priest. He said that when muslims committed a crime, it is considered a terrorism, but if other people committed a crime, it is not terrorism because he is not a muslim, He cited as an example the atomic bombing in japan where millions of people were died.

Cheriza Naquinez on January 13, 2011:

:There are some Filipinos that are not really particular with the historical background or origin of the word we usually heard and used today.In addition to this information, there are really differences about the perception between the taboo done by Muslims and Christians.The term for Christians are lighter than the Muslims.One of my uncle who had been converted into a Muslim said "A true Muslim will not do anything that can harm innocent people,if one does he is not a Muslim after all"

Ibrahim A. Guro from Placer, Surigao del Norte on January 11, 2011:

Honestly speaking, I thought that the word pangayao is totally new to me but after reading this journal I suddenly realized that it seems I had already meet this term several times whenever I heard people talking about a disgracing act of an individual. Yes, it is true that many of us don’t actually show great interest on knowing the real meaning and origin of the words we used. I cannot blame anyone for that since we are easily influence by the society, we immediately assumed that a certain word was expressed the way it should be, yet it is not. Going back to the term pangayao as it was suggested in the context as referring to Moro piracies and slave raiding activities of the Moros that will eventually understand some of the conflicts here in Mindanao, I am looking forward to read more about it.

johndelyunting from MSU, marawi city, Lanao del Sur on January 06, 2011:

I DON'T know why we fight. conflicts in identity but we are just in one hand.we live in the same country.

as i have known, in very bombing and massacre, Muslims were blame..but they were at their best and trying to protect their names from blemishes..it is just that there are people who judge directly..

we just need understanding and unity..

history 3 Uu3

jeany camatura on January 02, 2011:

It is important for us to know first the reasons why there are some people act like that or do some actions that can affect the lives of innocent peole before we make a comment or reaction.Just like in our society today the conflict between the muslim and Christian.As a christian we must also understand the side of the muslims and respect their culture in order for us to gain peace.. history 3. sec.yy2

ChristianAlamoDD1 from MSU, Marawi City on December 30, 2010:

Pangayao is the word best describes the Filipino's.

When we talk about Filipino's few words can explain What we really are but no one ever really told me since what a filipino can do that others can't.

This thing about the true origin of the word pangayao also describes the filipino attitude towards his own. We are very good at others but on our own were nothing.

Just like the economy of our nation, we keep on fighthing for nothing. Do you want to know why still there is no result on the things that we keep on fighting? It is because until now we dont have the guts on realizing the fact that we must start on our own before anything else.

Christian P. Alamo

History 3 - Yy2

maroumacky on December 17, 2010:

Muammar M. Mohamadali

History 3 - Uu3

It makes me remember the time when i was in iloilo for our practicum . . . someone asked me their if i am a muslim ... i say yes i am from mindanao,then he suddenly asked me , why we muslims are fund of terrorizing, and including innocent people to their problems . . . thats the time when the massacre in mindanao is the issue , .. then i said, not all muslims doing a thing like that . ..

what i feel sad about it is that, he is concluding that all muslims are terrorist and doing a thing like that.. i didnt quarrel to him cause he looks scary and i feel that he doesnt listen at all..

Muammar M. Mohamadali

History 3 - Uu3

bautista, j.f. on December 13, 2010:

is hostility against the moros be widespread????if it is then it could be a big problem. all they wanted from the first place is freedom, because they think they have a different religion they should also be secluded from others. now that i have learned that moros is a word used widespread and they also have different meanings then it would be better if we review what is needed so we know the meaning of the word we are using.

Rubion Melody Xx on December 03, 2010:

We should not address them as notorious pepole. We dont know them deeper at all. They were just victims of misconceptions of others. Other people perceived them as source of piracy but I think they are just bring so judgemental about that matter. WE dont know some facts behind. Let's just respect them. Respect is very much important. If thats so then so be it. Its none of our business.

RUBION MELODY XX5

mary grace corpuz from carmen surigao del sur on November 16, 2010:

We cannot stop people who are thinking negatively to our different culture.All we have to do is don't mind what other might say.This could be possibly a reason why we are not unite with each other because of the differences of our culture and religion.Christians also are bunch of good people.I'm not saying that i hate Muslims,they are good also as long as we cannot commit a crime,bad doings..etc....

Nuwayeer Andi on November 08, 2010:

For me, there is no significant difference between them. Muslims are a bunch of good people, and in fact, I have a lot of Muslim friends already, and every time I talk with them its such a very nice feeling sharing of cultures,

Shaima Abdulmanan from MSU-UTC on October 12, 2010:

It is true that we Filipinos seem uninterested to know the origin of the words we are using because we think that it’s just a waste time. I realize that it is important to know our genealogy and the origin of our family name because its very hard without knowing it because you will be confused where ancestor where you came from and you will asking your parents more about your ancestor that’s why we must give importance our genealogy and our tribe.

Shaima Abdulmanan from MSU-UTC on October 12, 2010:

It is true that we Filipinos seem uninterested to know the origin of the words we are using because we think that it’s just a waste time. I realize that it is important to know our genealogy and the origin of our family name because its very hard without knowing it because you will be confused where ancestor where you came from and you will asking your parents more about your ancestor that’s why we must give importance our genealogy and our tribe.

Sittie Mariam H.Yusoph on October 11, 2010:

As I read this article,I realize that we have to know our own genealogy to understand everything-- to know why it is really important to know the real meaning of our surname & in that way we can bring ourselves in a right manner. By asking our parents,we can know more about the history of your family. H.Yusoph,Sittie Mariam C.--PQ2

RizPSunio from Mindanao State University, Marawi City, Philippines on October 10, 2010:

Why do they need to do piracy anyway?

Why not invest in outside the country trades and barters than invest in destroying innocent people's lives and property?

hadJara on October 06, 2010:

Settie Hadjara A. Polangi - MN2

That's why we have history..

Although there are those Moro people who do harsh things but it's not always us, Muslims.

I won't be hurt if I will be called Moro. Why? Because as long as my conscience is clean, I can live my life to it's best :) at least no harm done. I do nothing.

It's the conscience of others why they are blaming their fellow human without having any evidences that we did that.

I'm not a close-minded person. I respect people's opinion. I understand. I'm happy.. I am blessed for having their what so called True friends although we don't have the same Religion. I share them what I know and I'm open with them.

Sometimes, there are those who are slanderous to us. It's them who defend not only me but my Religion.

A HISTORY to RESPECT. :)

jahara maunda hist3 MN2 on October 06, 2010:

we must read this page because if you didn't it makes your life half..

reah mae on October 05, 2010:

"INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES"

this is the best term for all of those who did not understand other people's behavior. As we all know we are really different from each other ,thus we need to value understanding and respect of each others faith and belief.

faith rezza on October 04, 2010:

This article it talks the discrimination between Muslims and Christians,because each of us are wrapped up by different beliefs,that's why until now still we never attain peace.we should have this so called unity because we are only in one nation.

cher_09sakura on September 28, 2010:

FROM: CHERRY MAE MONTEMAYORES

SECTION: MN2

Sometimes, when wrapped up in the midst of our own beliefs, we can find it challenging to accept others ways of life and rituals. However, close mindedness and intolerance are not the way to go, especially when there is so much we can learn about other cultures. Learning to accept and respect them is an important step that opens your mind to the world around you and everyone's unique differences.

Alve Mosura on September 27, 2010:

I think its all about understanding and respect.When you understand the culture and religion of other people,you will have some respect on them.And when you have some respect on them,you will not discriminate them,you will do no harm on them and its the only way to achieve peace.And to

macalaba from marawi city, phillipines on September 25, 2010:

for me, my comment is that... why can't we have peace in our place?if we stop discriminating each religion and respect each others differences, i think it will eventuate to peace.. we should have this so called-UNITY because we are in one nation and one country....

hist3/PQ2

macalaba from marawi city, phillipines on September 25, 2010:

for me, my comment is that... why can't we have peace in our place?if we stop discriminating each religion and respect each others differences, i think it will eventuate to peace.. we should have this so called-UNITY because we are in one nation and one country....

hist3/PQ2

pipany@yahoo.com on September 24, 2010:

yes, everything that happened or form there's a reason for that event always and there's a common source and sometimes it is not discuss because of lacking interest and not important for us, ignorant in the past event.But it is not good for us to forgotten the history because it is help for us ignorance to understand everything happen in our country.

To understand everything we need an advice from history a source for, that's why we always need searching.

Knowing the like word Pangayao is better.For we can understand why there were often linking even in ourselves.

To have knowledge is important for applying in our daily life.

hist3/Uu1.

Ranisa Moreño on September 22, 2010:

Peace is elusive but with God we can easily achieve it We all know that we born in different tradition,cultures,religion and different belief.I agreed what sir Ganancial said,that if anyone or if you respect others then you already accept them.I believe that everybody want to build a peaceful community where people can share Love,sympathy ,and understanding among them. if you can Analise we are better among others.Because we almost lived here in Islamic city.We Encountered different tradition including Maranao. .So guy'z respect others.

naoki on September 20, 2010:

It is sad to say that we are living now without even known our own history. Now I have already come to the conclusion that we must understand more history in order to understand others.

christopher r. paghasian

hist3/Vv1

Mayrose Villocido on September 16, 2010:

knowing your origin is like knowing a hidden part of your life.

We are born in different cultures, beliefs, lifestyles and differs in the way we spoke but then we are all Filipinos, I really don't understand why is it there are some conflicts bet. Christians and Muslims until now ?!!All we need is just to respect each other, know is each other through good communication and have a open mind.

Hist3.,Mn2

dinaronsing,Rainisah ....mn2. on September 12, 2010:

!WE should know about the meaning and origin of our family name that can satisfy one's curiosity if what origin do you came.ts the matter of giving a respect to one another.

hanieyah h.malic on September 12, 2010:

i can't really understand why other people think that moros are bad. for example, when people here in mindanao go to manila, the people there were so oa,are they think that we, the people here in mindnao go there to fight? to kill people here? what they don't know is we, the people here in mindanao are friendly.

Norfaisah H.Daud on September 12, 2010:

hist3.PQ2

As I've read this,it is discussed also that Filipinos are not curious the origin of the word they are using, just like the Pangayao we heard about it but we don't know what its origin because Filipinos are contented or satisfied of what word they are using .

Spanish accused the Moros piracy and slave raiding that's why they termed the Pangayao as piracy and slave raiding.

rhaw on September 12, 2010:

Ahmad Aiman Batuampar Hist3PQ2

Knowing the true meaning of the simple words we use we can understand each other properly. The people in this country just use words that they don't even know its meaning. Like the people here Philippines when they hear that you are from Mindanao they automatically call you Moro but the worst is they think you are bad. The word Moro is just connected to Mindanao because it means that you are a Moro which practice Islam. Therefore by knowing the true meaning of the we can achieve peace and order.

Baguan, jhawerah d. on September 12, 2010:

Using words that you don't even know its meaning might bring you to a fight and you might not know that the words you are using is a foul words.

To know our genealogy helps us determine what our ancestors reputation their social status in the community their tradition. It is very interesting.

so now i know why some christian don't wanna befriend muslims and vice versa maybe because of the reputation of our ancestors.

Baguan, jhawerah d. on September 12, 2010:

Using words that you don't even know its meaning might bring you to a fight and you might not know that the words you are using is a foul words.

To know our genealogy helps us determine what our ancestors reputation their social status in the community their tradition. It is very interesting.

so now i know why some christian don't wanna befriend muslims and vice versa maybe because of the reputation of our ancestors.

HASANBASA, BENJAMIN S. on September 12, 2010:

pangayao is a moro term , a moro piracies and slave raiding activities of moros. it is a famous, especially to the Muslim people. the pirates or act of robbery in the high seas, so the i don't know the reason behind aside from that knowing our origin and genealogy is very important among us Filipinos not just the belief that were practice the tradition and customs that we have but also the word that were using. genealogy or the origin, is greatly important , it may satisfy ones curiosity

HASANBASA, BENJAMIN S. on September 12, 2010:

pangayao is a moro term, a moro piracies and slave raiding acitivities of moros. it is a famous, especialy to the Muslim people, the pirates or act of rubbery in the high seas. aside from that our origin and genealogy is very important among us Filipinos, not just the belief that were practice the tradition and customs that we have but also the word that were using. genealogy or he origin, of everything is greatly important it may satisfy ones curiosity .

Sambodatu,Fatma M. on September 12, 2010:

even though we have many differences,we must respect each other so that may be we can make a good relationship.

sambodatu,fatma M. hist.3/Vv1

Sambodatu,Fatma M. on September 12, 2010:

even though we have many differences,we must respect each other so that may be we can make a good relationship.

sambodatu,fatma M. hist.3/Vv1

ayirkis on September 11, 2010:

Sir told us that the great pirates of the seas are the tribe of the maranaos, as far as my memory is concern. They are fierce people and I believe it's true. they never back down to any battle.. they fight till the end.

Jalilah Ampuan;hist 3-MN 2 on September 11, 2010:

We must know our genealogy so that we know where we came from. others wont tell their children their genealogy because they are afraid of something.Something that they can accept that they are like this and like that. this article talks about muslims and christians. Christians, if they hear the term Maranao, they are afraid because they hear bad things bout them. just like me, as i expected,my christian friends asks me if the news bout muslims are true. if they do bad things things to the christians, and i defended my side because rumors are not that true. we must not put gaps between muslims and christians. we are all made by the GOD, so, we must have love and respect to each other, as we did to our GOD.

norhata CABUGATAN/MN2 on September 11, 2010:

It is important that WE all know our genealogy so that WE cannot be confused on how WE became Moros.Moros are good in piracy and slave raiding.In old times,it was a good business.PEACE and UNITY are the goal of everyone.No one can say that it is good to fight.The best thing to do to achieved the goal of everyone is RESPECT and LOVE.

carim on September 10, 2010:

just like knowing the word pangayao it's better to understand about these word because sometimes there was a misunderstanding between christian and muslim.So we must change our minds toward each other and we will promote peace each other. By:diron Xx2

Eula Jane Marie U. Bernal /section MN2 on September 10, 2010:

Pangayao is a word given to piracies and slave raiding activities of the Moros. Sometimes we are not careful in using terms that even we really don't know the exact definition and origin of the word but still we use it for just a sort of expression. Sometimes we don't give importance to that issue but it really matters especially when someone misinterpret the comotation of the word. Just like knowing the origin of the word Pangayao. It is better to understand this word because sometimes there is misunderstanding of this that may result to dislikes of the attitude between Christians and Muslims. some Christians think negatively towards the Muslims and vice versa. We must change our mind settings toward each other instead unity and love will be properly imposed.

raymond20x10 on September 10, 2010:

this articles tackles he relationship between muslims and christians.

thus, i dont think there is a need to put a gap and there is no unity...

as the world revolve, the bonds between the two as i observed, it is getting closer specially in MSU. i love the situations happening as of now although there are many threats that arouses. i believe it is done by those who are not educated and just try to be caught in public or they just want to make any non sense discussions....they want to be recognize by merely doing unusual things such as kidnapping... we can be united despite of our religion and many other differences if we both respects our own entity and principles and united to look forward for the betterment of our nation.

i hope the thought is getting closer to what i mean...

raymond c. pordaliza

his 3-Xx2

delight q. hingpit hist3 PQ2 on September 09, 2010:

People nowadays are using words for their expressions without even knowing what's the real meaning behind it and I could count myself as one of them.. Likewise,we used to judge others through their physical appearance without knowing them first.

Therefore,knowing where a certain thing or word originated is important since it would help us to limit our misconceptions.

precious grace on September 09, 2010:

YESSS...that was right we have a big differences not just a little but a lot..especially for us we can't be like those moros people that were fighting just for their unexplainable motives...

ann ravelo on September 09, 2010:

Genealogy is define as the study of family and identification of ancestors and their pertinent information (birth, death, etc.) From the meaning itself,the discussion stated above clearly signifies the root of our lives as Filipinos specificlly, Mindanaoans and directly, Muslims and Christians. There is this what we call "torn between two tribes". Diffferences vary from both tribes; culture, religion, beliefs, norms and rules and even personalities. Muslims are said to be obstinate and cold hearted. That even innocent minds labelled them as terrorist and bombers. Yes, they are stigmatized as rebels and threats of this archipelago. But what about Christians? are we exempted in this issue? Why? Do Christians did not cross the threshold of sin? Or rebelled against the law? So much for that.....

These differences build a wall between us. But i defenitely believe that if we Filipinos think as Filipinos itself, this wall that covers us would be broken into pieces. Think as one and stand as one for the sake of the nation. Let us burn our bridges and stop barking up the wrong tree for we are one, FILIPINOS.

let love binds us together for it is the only abstact way to unite us; inviscible but decipherable.

Maminta, Jamil B. on September 08, 2010:

religion is not the reason why we are not united, even we are in different religion, we have only the same belief of having only one supreme creator. Muslims are fighting because they only wants to have their needs of being a citizen of this country, but the government is the one who pushes them to rebel. gov't build buildings and facilities on the land is owned by others, if i'm also one of them who losses properties just because of that facilities, i will also rebell. it is okey if they will pay them, but the gov't are not.

MN2, hist 3

honeyjade_ondoy on September 08, 2010:

history3,Wednesday RM415

Yeah,it is so true that you must check first your self if you can do best during wars. because if you are not,you and your country will be going to lost dignity or even your country will gone too.I ----Myself don't believe that negotiation is an indication of weakness. In the first place, negotiation is one of the way to calm the hostility, right? as indicated above in the second paragraph, it is still a one kind of negotiation. it is not an insult for me,it is an heroism, he is not s selfish in s first place ,he is going to save more lives than to see many are died w/o negotiating. though it is their right to fight because they were warriors but it is not a big deal to have a negotiation. the last paragraph have a point too.

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