He united the Muslim clans in Cotobato, Lanao, and Basilan,and ruled for 50 years.

He led many raids and battles against Spain from 1634 up to 1637. In 1637, he was defeated, but was able to escape despite a bullet wound. He was again able to lead clan in battle from 1655 to 1668.

He inspired the Maranaos to oppose the building of a Spanish fort near Lake Lanao, thus saving Mindanao for Islam.

Before his death, he instructed his followers to forge a peace treaty with Spain.

Date of Birth: 1581
Place of Birth: Maguindanao
Date of Death: 1671

Values Exhibited:
  Love for peace

Learning Message:

Ang mabisang pamumuno at pagkakaisa ay kailangan sa pagtatanggol ng bayan. (Effective leadership and unity are needed in the defense of the country.

Ang pag-aalay ng buhay ay maaaring kailangan upang makamit ang kalayaan. (offering one's life to the country may be needed to attain freedom.)


He led the defenders of Maguindanao against Spanish attacks in 1734. The first attack occurred at dawn, and the second lasted for three hours. The Muslims won.

Date of Birth: Unrecorded
Place of Birth: Unrecorded
Date of Death: 1748

Values Exhibited:

Learning Message:

Ang pagkakaisa ay kailangan upang makamit ang tagumpay. (Unity is needed to attain success in any undertaking.)

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