Raiders of the sulu sea

They were the masters of the Sulu Sea. They were also known to be fearless in battles, even if the Spaniards uses guns, the raiders were still braved enough to go to battle using only swords. I joined the balangays in the last leg of their Philippine voyage; coming aboard in the beautiful city of Zamboanga and spent nearly 15 days as we traversed the islands of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi under the aegis of the Philippine Navy and Coast Raiders of the sulu sea.

It is very important to have knowledge about the past so that somehow we can understand the present. The arrival of Western powers later became a conflict when the Spanish start to impose the rule of Spanish East Indies over the Sulu Archipelago.

Adobe Flash 10 or higher is required. This article uses virtual reality technology to provide an immersive experience. Rice is cooked for every meal. Again just like what I mentioned earlier, it depends on how we look at it in different perspectives and weighing things.

Average VR size is 1. They were known for being the exporter of people for slavery. They were known for being expert sailors and with their courage and skill.

Inthe Spanish launched a campaign to occupy Jolo. The kris was used often used in boarding a vessel. All VRs taken from July 30 to August 11, Over prisoners were freed in the operation and over Moros were killed or wounded, they also lost about proas. I joined the balangays in the last leg of their Philippine voyage; coming aboard in the beautiful city of Zamboanga and spent nearly 15 days as we traversed the islands of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi under the aegis of the Philippine Navy and Coast Guard.

Piracy in the Sulu Sea

Fort Pilar was constructed with ten 10 meter-high wall fortification all around. Ships[ edit ] The pirate ships used by the Moros include various designs like the parawpangayawgarayand lanong. Hundreds of Christians were captured and imprisoned over the centuries, many were used as galley slaves aboard the pirate ships.

The three wooden crafts: The Voyage of the Balangay is symbolic in nature, signifying the close cultural ties that existed between the Philippine with other countries in Southeast Asia during pre-colonial times.

These three tribes are not really pirates just like what others call them. The Spanish were stricken with fear upon seeing the number of boats and the army they were to face.

Each crew has their assigned duty to perform; spotters at the bow and aft are always on the lookout for boats or hazards along the sailing paths as well as doing anchor deployment, the navigator plots and steers the boat, mechanics maintain the engine, the chef of course is in-charge of the kitchen area, others are assigned to deploy the sails and everyone else helps in the up-keep of the boat.

But the raiders show a strong will and courage. But the Fort was really durable that even today it still there in Zamboanga. The tribe illanuns were knowledgeable about the monsoons. On this journey, the crew toured some interesting places and sights such as the pink-sand beaches of the Sta.

The slavery trade of the three tribes ended only when the Spaniards ordered three steamboats from England.

All commentaries, letters or opinions submitted by the Definitely Filipino community are presented here unedited, except for formatting and minor typographical corrections. The Spanish stormed three of the positions by force and captured the remaining one after the pirates had retreated.

Inafter a Moro raid on Zamboanga, Captain Vargas led a punitive expedition against Jolo, but his force was repulsed. The Sulu areas in with the arrival of France. The History documentary was actually focusing on how the tribes were able to organize a flotilla of a hundred ships or more with more than 3, men.

They were also known to be fearless in battles, even if the Spaniards uses guns, the raiders were still braved enough to go to battle using only swords.The team welcomes support in any ways, for more information, visit currclickblog.com “Raiders of the Sulu Sea” is the title of a documentary by Ms.

Icelle Durano Borja, title used with permission for this article. All VRs taken from July 30 to August 11, They were known in history as brutal savages, fearless slave raiders and above all - pirates.

Hailing from the Sulu Sea region in the Southern regions of the Philippines, the Ilanun, Balangingi Samal & Taosug tribes raided and plundered settlements in the Philippines, Borneo, Java, the Straits of Malacca and all over South East Asia in the search for human cargo to feed the growing demands of.

Piracy in the Sulu Sea occurred in the vicinity of Mindanao, where frequent acts of piracy were committed against the Spanish. Because of the continual wars between Spain and the Moro people, the areas in and around the Sulu Sea became a haven for piracy which was not suppressed until the beginning of.

Sulu Archipelago

A Sulu Wedding A wedding of the son of a prominent datu at the village of Maibun, the capital of the Sulu Sultanate. The bride's traditional wedding makeup is of a pure white coconut mix. Padron OpusX. In the film that we watched, entitled “Raiders of the Sulu sea” I have somewhat seen, maybe one of the reasons that when we Christians hear something about Muslims we will react negatively.

But we can’t really judge other people. “Raiders of the Sulu Sea” A Historiography Documentary film focusing on Zamboanga City depicting how the Spaniards defended the city with the Fort Pilar as Spain’s last stronghold and bastion of defense and economic expansion in the South of the Philippines.

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