Maguindanaon

Datu Piang, Maguindanao

The Maguindanao are one of the largest ethnic groups of the Philippines, and they had so much contact with the Spanish that the latter mangled ther name to create a moniker for the whole island.

Population concentrations are in the towns of Dinaig, Datu Piang, Maganoy, and Buluan. Culture, social structure and organization are heavily influenced by Islam, and based here is one of t ...

he three Philippine sultanates, which at one time had authority over all of southwestern Mindanao.

The complex sociopolitical system is much like that of the Sulu Sultanate. There are three royal houses: Maguindanaon in Sultan Kudarat, Buayan in Datu Piang, and Kabuntalan in Tumbao, all of which trace their lineage to Sharif Kabunsuan one of the earliest Muslim missionaries, and Sultan Kudarat.

Customary laws (adat) is adhered to, embodied in oral traditions and in accordance with the Paluwaran code which contains provisions of every aspect of life. The arts and craft is well developed, exhibiting sophistication in weaving and metalworking, with very characteristic design motifs that shows affinity with the rest of Southeast Asia, yet retaining a distinctive ethnic character.

Maguindanao People News

  • Subang Sinugdanan: Kicking Off The Annual Kadayawan Festival

    Subang Sinugdanan: Kicking Off The Annual Kadayawan Festival

    It is Davao's most festive week of the year.

    The locals and visitors would swarm to the city to witness awaited events such as Hiyas sa Kadayawan or Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan every August.

    However, there are stories people should know about the Kadayawan to fully appreciate all the activities and be a part of the celebration.

    More than fun, Kadayawan has a great story to tell to the younger generation.

    Subang Sinugdanan Panagtagbo is one of the events that should be known to the people participating in the celebration. While it is the very first event of the week-long celebration, i ...

  • 600 IPs To Join Tribal Games

    600 IPs To Join Tribal Games

    About 600 participants from Davao City's indigenous tribes will join the tribal games event of this year's Kadayawan festival.

    Dubbed as "Dula Kadayawan" (Kadayawan Games) the event will feature several competitions based on lumad and moro indigenous games. It will be held on August 17 at the Peoples Park.

    "This will be the 5th Dula Kadayawan. During the morning, we will have the opening program and the rituals of the lumads. The lumads will be playing from 9:00 in the morning until 2:30 in the afternoon then our moro brothers will be playing three games," says games organizer Tommy Ini ...

  • NCCA Partnership Eyed For Kadayawan Village

    NCCA Partnership Eyed For Kadayawan Village

    The Davao City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) is eyeing a partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to turn Magsaysay Park into the city's cultural and peace hub.

    During the Business Forum press conference Tuesday, June 26, at Dermpath, SM City Davao, CTOO head Generose Tecson said they target to improve the location and the current layout of the Kadawayan Village featuring the 11 tribes of the city.

    She said they plan to have the houses relocated and arranged in such a way that it would really look like a village.

    "I am just now waiting for the plans ...

  • Learn About Bangsamoro Heritage Through This Village

    Learn About Bangsamoro Heritage Through This Village

    The expo was opened to public on June 18 and will stay open until the end of December 2018.

    If you're visiting the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) anytime soon, then you really should see its tribal village exhibits.

    The ARMM is showcasing and promoting the region's grandest mock tribal villages that showcase the variety of cultures, traditions, history and oneness of the Bangsamoro people.

    There are many other aspects of life in the Bangsamoro that complete the picture of these people: Their arts and culture; their craftsmanship and entrepreneurial spirit; the cuisine the ...

  • ARMM Kicks Off Pakaradjaan Fest

    ARMM Kicks Off Pakaradjaan Fest

    Southern ethnic groups launched on Monday the Pakaradjaan 2018 to highlight a common aspiration for peace in a homeland torn by conflicts and calamities.

    Pakaradjaan is a generic term for celebration among ethno-linguistic tribes in the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

    The region also covers Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur, both in central Mindanao.

    The provincial governors of the five provinces are also involved in the Pakaradjaan festival, organized by the ARMM?s executive department as part of the 29th founding anniversary o ...

  • Davao City Council Passes Bill Declaring Datu Bago A Local Hero

    Davao City Council Passes Bill Declaring Datu Bago A Local Hero

    City Council here approved on Tuesday, March 20, an ordinance declaring Datu Bago as a local hero.

    The ordinance was passed on third and final reading with Councilor Bonifacio Militar as lone objector.

    The ordinance recognized Datu Bago as a "paramount warrior" or called as a "Bawwangin" by the local tribes who "fought long and hard in keeping Davao Gulf free from foreign control."

    Datu Bago was of Kagan, Tausug and Maguindanawon descent and settled in Bagobo Land, todays Davao City.

    "Davao was the last unoccupied territory in the Philippines and Datu Bago heroically defended it ag ...