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.

Moro People Bangsamoro News

  • Sara Pays Tribute To Davaos Tribes As Kadayawan Opens

    Sara Pays Tribute To Davaos Tribes As Kadayawan Opens

    The mayor of this premier southern seaport paid tribute to the indigenous and Moro tribes, and its residents for their continued participation to the annual fruit harvest festival, considered Mindanaos festival of festivals.

    If it werent for your participation, the celebration of Kadayawan sa Davao would not be successful. Because of you, we have a celebration of thanksgiving here in the city of Davao called Kadayawan​, said Mayor Sara Duterte​.

    Duterte opened on Monday night the tribal village constructed from the old Magsaysay Park at the eastern edge of downtown ​ &# ...

  • Global Bodies Award 3 Moro Youth For Promoting Art, Culture, Environment Protection

    An Asean body and a US organization recognized the feat of three young Moro residents with awards and fellowship travel, to enhance their global views on the environment and cultural exchange.

    Rasul Alih II of Jolo, Sulu; Amin Hataman of Basilan; and Nur Al-Hayah C. Matabalao of Kiamba, Sarangani, received citations for their work and leadership potential among the Moro youth in their areas.

    Alih, an artist and a student, represented the Ingat Kapandayan Artists Center, which promotes Tausug arts and culture, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said. The group is based in the ...

  • 200 Young Moro Leaders Attend Lanao Congress

    200 Young Moro Leaders Attend Lanao Congress

    The regional government is committed to uplifting the youth across the region, and it is good to see the youth themselves are also committed to taking action," ARMM Chief-of-Staff and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA-ARMM) regional OIC-Director Rasol Mitmug Jr. said as he addressed more than 200 youth leaders in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur today, April 19.

    Youth leaders from different organizations across the province were present in the first provincial youth congress organized by the Office on the Bangsamoro Youth Affairs (OBYA). During the said event, the youth ...

  • Wayward And Fanciful The Mindanao-Sulu Peace And History Education Project

    Wayward And Fanciful The Mindanao-Sulu Peace And History Education Project

    Republic Act No. 10908 was signed into law on 21 July 2016, mandating the integration of Filipino-Muslim and Indigenous Peoples history, culture and identity in the study of Philippine History in both Basic and Higher Education. The law recognizes the ultimate objective of creating an inclusive history that accounts for all Filipinos, thus the need to integrate the history, culture and identity studies of Filipino-Muslims and Indigenous People in the grand narrative of Philippine history.

    Earlier in March 2016, the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) released its main ...

  • TESDA To Train Muslim Youths, Indigenous Peoples

    TESDA To Train Muslim Youths, Indigenous Peoples

    State skills training agency Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will give free skills training to thousands of Muslim out-of-school youth in Mindanao and indigenous peoples in Cordillera and Caraga regions starting this year.

    TESDA Director General Guiling "Gene" Mamondiong said the agency has allotted at least 60,000 scholarship slots for the Muslim youth in far-flung areas in Mindanao as well as the indigenous peoples.

    "As far as Moros or Muslims and indigenous peoples in this country are concerned, these people are victims of injustices and to correct these i ...

  • Strengthening Cultural Ties

    Strengthening Cultural Ties

    For several generations now, the people of southern Mindanao and the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi have been trading goods and fishing in the porous international waters of Celebes Sea.

    Once part of the ancient Sri-Vijayan and Majapahit Empires, the two island groups share many cultural practices, as if they were rooted from one big family tree in the Southeast Asian subcontinent.

    Thousands of Indonesian Sangir families have made the islands and coastal towns of Sarangani Bay and Davao Gulf their home, and have become embedded into the Filipino communities due to intermarriage.