Iligan City, Lanao del Norte

The Moro people, or Bangsamoro, are a population of ethnically indigenous Muslims in the Philippines, forming the largest non-Catholic group in the country, and comprising about 9% of the total Philippine population. There are 13 Moro ethnic groups, and the majority of their populations are also Muslim.

There are at least ten ethnic groups comprising the Moro of the Philippines; al ...

l descended from the same Austronesian people that migrated from Taiwan and populated the regions of the Philippines, Southeast Asia, the Pacific islands and Madagascar.

Three of these groups make up the majority of these tribes. They are the Maguindanaon of North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Maguindanao provinces, the Maranao of the Lanao provinces and the Tausug of the Sulu Archipelago.

Smaller groups include the Banguingui, Samal and the Bajau of the Sulu Archipelago; the Yakan of Basilan and Zamboanga del Sur, the Illanun and Sangir of Davao, the Molbog of southern Palawan, the Sama-Bangingi, and the Jama Mapuns of Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi Island.

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  • GenSan Coastal Cleanup Brings All Faiths Together

    GenSan Coastal Cleanup Brings All Faiths Together

    In observance of the International Coastal Cleanup Day last Sept. 15, more than 300 Muslim and Christian volunteers banded themselves in cleaning up the shoreline of four coastal villages in the city.

    The activity was spearheaded by the non-governmental organization (NGO), Spectrum, Inc., with the support of Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, and RD Foundation, and in collaboration with the City Environment and Natural Resources Office.

    "We were able to collect plastics, styro foams, tin cans, empty bottles, disposable diapers, and other residual wastes," said Dennis Callo, program manage ...

  • Once Islas: Your Complete Guide To Zamboanga Citys Eco-Cultural Isles

    Once Islas: Your Complete Guide To Zamboanga Citys Eco-Cultural Isles

    Dubbed "Asia's Latin City", Zamboanga City has long flaunted its strong Hispanic heritage as seen in its most famous historical landmark, the 17th-century colonial fortress Real Fuerza de Nuestra Senora del Pilar de Zaragoza, and the Spanish-based Creole called Chavacano used as a lingua franca among the different ethnolinguistic groups in the city. Once Islas or Eleven Islands, however - a cluster of mostly uninhabited islands and islets belonging to the remote barangays of Panubigan and Dita, 40km northeast of the city proper - is out to show off its raw natural beauty and a different side t ...

  • Moro Culture Is Vibrant In ARMM Anniversary Festival

    Moro Culture Is Vibrant In ARMM Anniversary Festival

    Cultural villages simulating the lifestyle of Muslim tribes of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are yet again the highlight of "Pakaradjaan [Celebration]" at the Office of the Regional Center Complex in Cotabato City.

    This marks the last founding anniversary of the ARMM. Until December, Pakaradjaan will feature culinary competitions, cultural events and a debate aside from exhibits of mini-mosques around the world and local products from the member-provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

    Pakaradjaan was established by ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman t ...

  • 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 ...

  • Amazing Local Filipino Moro Villages - Beautiful Muslims In The Philippines

    The Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao is home to a large population of Muslims here in the Philippines. Although primarily a country full of Catholics due to Spanish Colonization the further south in the Philippines you go, the more that changes. With five Provinces and a deep rooted history of resistance to colonizers, the "ARMM Region" of the Philippines is full of so much local culture and beauty!

    Right now in Cotabato City there is a setup of amazing local villages full of beautiful Muslims, amazing craftsmanship, lots of food, dance, and so much happiness. They literally bring peopl ...

  • Inspiring Muslims In The Philippines (The Happy Filipino Manong)

    What an inspiring and happy day this was with a Muslim family and local weavers in Basilan.

    This was my second trip back to Lamitan area in Basilan, and I ended up back outside of a little house where I had stopped a year prior. After observing and learning more about the amazing skills of the local weavers, I was shocked when this Filipino who was Muslim (there is a larger population of Muslims in the Southern Philippines) remembered me even though I had never met him, only his wonderful wife who was a local weaver!

    In this video you will see a Canadians getting inspired by the locals i ...