This website is dedicated to academic discussions about the people of Bangsamoro. It was conceptualized by students of section TFX4 of Kasaysayan 1 class, 2nd Semester, Academic Year 2005-2006, University of the Philippines Diliman. This site is in partial fulfillment of the requirements of Dr. Jaime Veneracion of the Department of History of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Moro struggles: Colonial aggression against the Bangsa Moro

The Spanish invasion and colonial aggression about 160 years after the existence of the Islamic Sultanates and principalities marked the beginning of Spanish tutelage and the halt of Islamic advancement in the northern islands of Luzon and Visayas. In Mindanao, the Moro relentlessly fought against Western colonialism for a span of more than 300 years. The Spaniards succeeded in teaching the Christians their chauvinist outlook of the Moro people. The Moros were said to be juramentados, herejes, feroces etc. who will burn in hell. Today, this has become a big factor in the failure of cooperation and pleasant co-existence of Muslims and Christians. Spanish aggression did not overpower the Moro peoples determination to resist any Colonial rule in their homeland.


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