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Date: Sat, 23 Dec 1995 11:45:48 +0900
Subject: Mindanao
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Dialog from philippinestudies-l, December 1995–January 1996

Hi everybody

I am just starting to have special interest in the Islamic minority in the Philippine. I would be grateful to get any information at this stage about history of this minority specially about Islamic kingdoms on the island, if any, before the arrival of the Spanish. Any information on refereces about the subject and how to get them will be appreicaited. Best wishes from a sunny Tokyo


Date: Fri, 29 Dec 1995 08:56:24 -0700 (MST)
From: Kathy <>

I am not sure as I have not yet finished reading William Henry Scott's last book called Barangay published by Ateneo de Manila press 1994 ...but he does make some reference to early Islamic influences and kingdoms on Mindanao...Its an enjoyable, W. H. Scott style, easy read. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, prosperous NY!


Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 13:35:12 +0300
From: (Claire Smith)

Dear Sbu Hala

Re: Mindanao

There is a vast literature, including a (now dated) bibliography by Alfredo Tiamson. A good starting point might be Peter Gowing's Muslim Filipinos: Heritage and Orizon (1979) and Najeeb Saleeby's classic Studies in Moro History, Law and Religion (1905). You might also check out 'Philippines' in the new E.J. Brill Encyclopedia of Islam,

Cheers, R.J. May

Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 18:53:58 +1100

Gudday mate!

For a general look at this period I would recomend tyhe following two texts. The first especially has some good specific essays on Mindanao Kingdoms

Hall, K. Maritime Trade and State Development in Early Southeast Asia. University of Hawai Press, Honolulu, Hawai, 1985.
A good basic study of the development of trade and state, very useful for showing the inalienable connection between the sea and the cultures and nations of the region from the very earliest times.
Kathirithamby-Wells, J. & Villiers, J. (ed.s) The Southeast Asian Port & Polity: Rise and Demise. Singapore UP, Singapore, 1990.
An excellant collection of essays covering specific issues and polities in good detail. A useful and well researched source for inital study of the region from the earliest time through to the late nineteenth century.

Guy Francis Vella School of Government & Public Policy
University of Sydney

From: Steven P. C. Fernandez <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 1996 11:53:16 GMT+8

Dear Sbu Hala,

I can help. Our Institute, the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology has various materials, both published and unpublished, primary and secondary, about the Philippine Muslims. In fact, many scholars here specialize on this subject, whether it be history, culture, or politics.

Of course, nothing is as extensive than the works at the University Research Center and the Aga Khan Museum of the Mindanao State University in Marawi City. But they don'y have the Net yet.

You may want to contact our Office for Research and Extension (Prof. Jimmy Balacuit, Vice Chancellor). Please access their home page: and they will certainly provide you with references.

If you need more help, just write.


STEVEN P.C. FERNANDEZ (tibo) email:
Home Page:
MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, 9200 Iligan City
PHILIPPINES [Tel. Nos. (063) 881-4050 516-172 Home:517-398]

Date: Sun, 21 Jan 1996 20:34:02 +0900

Hi everybody,

on page 54 of Muslim Separatism: The Moros of Southern Philippines and the Malays of Southern Thailand W.K.Che Man says that, The Bacon Bill of 1926 also proposed that Mindanao and Sulu be retained under the Amercian flag. Mr. Che Man referred on the same page to the Tydings-McDuffie Independence Act of May 1934.

I would be grateful if I could get any information or leads to the discussion of the Mindanao issue in the American Congress during the mentioned period.