1. Lanao Governor
2. Lanao Congressman
3. MSU President
4. Lanao del norte Governor
5. Lanao del norte Congressman
6. Lanao del sur Governor
7. Lanao del sur Congressman
8. Lanao del sur 2nd district Graduated Congressman
9. Sultan of royale House of Masiu
sii makapoon a bangsa ko Moriatao CANDIA sa Binidayan ago Moriatao MARUHOM sa Binidaya kalalangkap o telo a Maruhom a so AMPASO, SAYAWA, PONDAG, poon pen a bangsa ko Moriatao Diwan sa Bayang ago so Amerol sa Wato ago so pat a Datu sa Raya sa wato isaon so Maruhombsar, Ago so Maupaat sebo sa Poona Bayabao aya mala na so Maruhom Rahmatula ago Maruhom Jalaloden sa Masiu.
MGA PAGARI NIYAN
1. Sult. Mohamad Ali Dimaporo
2. Sult. Naga Dimaporo
3. Speaker pro. Macacuna Dimaporo
4. Dir. Monib Dimaporo
5. Minangoao Dimaporo (potri Maamor sa Binidayan)
6. Bai Osinta Dimaporo (karoma i ALim Sanggoyod)
MGA KAROMA NIYAN
1. Bai Lala Dimakuta Dimaporo
2. Bai Bilianti
3. H. Muslima Maruhom Dimaporo
4. Bai Diamalia
MGA WATA IYAN
1. ABDULAH D. DIMAPORO (Governor lanao del norte)
2. H. Raihana (Bai Sittie)
3. Camar D. Dimaporo
4. Marcos D. Dimaporo
5. Hatta D. Dimaporo
6. Apipa D. Maruhombsar
7. Bai Zoraida
8. Bai Ocora Dimaporo
BRIEF HIGHLIGHTS OF SULTAN DIMAPORO’S LIFE
AND PUBUC SERVICE
A scion of many principalities in Lanao, Mohamad Ali Dimaporo was born on June 15, 1918 in the Sultanate of Binidayan to Sultan Dimaporo and Bai Potre Maamor Borngao, a royal couple variably descended from founding Ancestor Balindong and Ancestor Maruhom.
Starting in 1928, Ali as he is lovingly called, went through grade schools in Binidayan, Camp Keithley, and Ganassi. He attended secondary education in Lumbatan, but completed the course it the Lanao High School in Dansalan (Marawi City) in 1938.
He finished the pre-Law course at the University of the Philippines, but while pursuing regular law at UP. and later at Far Eastern University, World War II spread to the Philippines in 1941 which sent him to the battlefield as an ROTC reserved officer.
With the rank. Lieutenant, he was assigned to the defense command of USAFFEE Brig. Gen. Guy 0. Fort which fiercely resisted the Japanese invasion of the L,anao Military Sector in 1942 before the surrender.
Along with other Maranao officers and volunteer sultans and datus, Dimaporo helped General Fort organize the Bolo Battalion which became the first nucleus of the Mindanao Guerrilla Movement (l942-1945) that resisted the dark days of Japanese Occupation before. Gen. Douglas Macarthur returned for the liberation of the Philippines. Dimaporo directly commanded a guerrilla unit which annihilated a struggling Japanese garrison at Fort Corcuera in Malabang in 1945.
In 1949, ex-Army Officer Dimaporo was elected Congressman of the then undivided Lanao. After the division of the province, he was twice elected Governor of Lanao del Norte in 1959 and 1963, respectively. In 1969, he left the governorship and was elected Congressman of the same province.
During the inception of Martial Law, he left the public service to manage his private business enterprises. But in 1976, he was appointed Governor of Lanao del Sur and, later, concurrently a member of the Mindanao State University Board of Regents. While maintaining the governorship, he held concurrently the posts of Officer-in-Charge (now Acting President) of the State University and Chairman of the defunct Provisional Government of Southern Philippines.
During the 1980 elections he was regularly elected-as Governor of Lanao del Sur. At this height of the national government’s trust in his leadership, he is concurrently Acting President of MSU and a member of the National Executive Committee—all positions of great responsibilities and honor
During the 1986 elections he was regularly elected Congressman of Lanao del sur II and completely finished his three consecutive term. Ali Dimaporo was died on 2003…..
Based on the account of Governor Dimaporo’s boyhood classmate, Dr. Mamitua Saber, retold by Atty. Guiing Mamondiong, Provincial Board Member.
ALI DIMAPORO'S FAMILY
COTABATO CITY, April 22, 2004 (STAR) By John Unson — Veteran Muslim politician Mohammad Ali Dimaporo died of old age at the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City at dawn yesterday.
Muslim communities across Mindanao, where Dimaporo was one of the most feared warlords, mourned his death.
Because he had no birth certificate, Dimaporo was estimated to be in his mid-90s.
The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will observe a week-long mourning period to give "courtesy, respect and recognition" to Dimaporo.
"He may be gone but his works and sacrifices for the Maranao people and Muslims in other parts of the ARMM will be remembered as a legacy," Gov. Parouk Hussin said in a statement.
After fighting the Japanese as a guerrilla leader during World War II, Dimaporo emerged as one of Mindanao’s most powerful politicians.
He became a provincial governor, congressman, university president and ally of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
According to G. Carter Bentley, a specialist in Marawi politics, the "three G’s of Philippine politics, guns, goons and gold, swirl around him with manic abandon."
"In many ways, he is an anomaly. He is a Muslim who reached the highest levels of power within the Philippine government while the Muslim minority and that government were at war," Bentley wrote in "An Anarchy of Families," a book on the Philippines’ political dynasties.
"He is a man of relatively modest origins who attained an extremely high position among the Maranao hereditary nobility. Many find him outrageous, even laughable, but he commands respect because, in the desperately competitive world of Maranao (and of Philippine) politics, he wins. His was a political dynasty only one generation deep, but he is already laying the groundwork to extend it into the future."
Dimaporo’s remains will be brought back today for burial in his hometown of Binidayan, Lanao del Sur via the Cagayan de Oro airport. On hand will be his family and close relatives led by his son Rep. Abdullah Dimaporo of the second district of Lanao del Norte and wife, Gov. Imelda Dimaporo, and cousin Motalib Dimaporo, mayor of Sultan Naga Dimaporo town.
The more than 500-vehicle convoy will escort the remains to his hometown where the body will be buried before sunset today in accordance with Muslim tradition.
The eldest of eight children, Dimaporo was born on June 15, 1918, to Datu Dimaporo Marahom and Potri-Maamor Borngao Marahom in Binidayan, a small town south of LakeLanao in Lanao del Sur. His father was the sultan of Binidayan but the title later went to a cousin.
But it was Dimaporo’s grandparents who largely raised him.
After graduating from high school in Dansalan in 1938, he took up law at the University of the Philippines. During his second year there, a star student was arrested for murder while preparing for the Bar.
That student’s impassioned defense before the Supreme Court that led to his acquittal captured the imagination of the nation and his fellow law students, including Dimaporo.
That student was Ferdinand Marcos, of whom Dimaporo would later become a staunch political ally.
World War II broke out and Dimaporo was drafted into the Philippine Army. After the surrender of US forces in the Philippines, Dimaporo was interned in May 1942 in a prisoner-of-war camp.
He was released in July after promising the Japanese occupiers that he would help pacify the Maranao populace. While Dimaporo helped in the pacification, he secretly aided guerrillas, providing weapons and supplies.
In June 1944 — four months before US forces landed in Leyte — Dimaporo led a guerrilla force and openly resisted the Japanese in a war of hit-and-run until US troops arrived in the province in 1945. By then, the whole place was in guerrilla hands.
Dimaporo entered the political arena after World War II. "Wartime service in the resistance helped further many political careers in the postwar period," Bentley wrote.
Following Philippine independence in 1946, Dimaporo was part of the wave of Muslims being brought into the electoral process for the first time when national party leaders were seeking prospective Muslim candidates.
Dimaporo joined the Liberal Party and was elected congressman, representing Lanao, which was then a single province.
In 1953, Dimaporo ran for re-election but lost. He claimed that the military in the province — which was loyal to then defense secretary Ramon Magsaysay, the Nacionalista Party’s presidential candidate — interfered in the polls.
Dimaporo protested the election results and was later declared winner by the House Electoral Tribunal — but with only six months left in his term.
In 1957, he lost again and Dimaporo retired to his farms in Karomatan, intending to make money by growing cassava.
But the political landscape changed dramatically in 1959 when the province was divided into predominantly Muslim Lanao del Sur and predominantly Christian Lanao del Norte.
In the local elections that year, Dimaporo ran for governor of Lanao del Norte under the LP banner but he was not expected to win.
Dimaporo had several factors going against him.
He was up against the province’s powerful Lluch clan. "Only two of the 19 municipal mayors endorsed him. He lacked the degree of descent rank that would have solidified a Maranao following, and he was not politically wealthy," Bentley wrote.
Dimaporo said he decided not to run in Lanao del Sur because that meant going up against the Alonto-Lucman clan, which had "complete political hegemony" there.
However, the Lluch clan had made many important enemies including a few powerful families, with whom Dimaporo drew support. He won by a mere 275 votes.
"In this and subsequent elections, Dimaporo displayed his acumen as a political organizer, his almost uncanny ability to turn an apparent weak position into a winning one," according to Bentley. Loyalist
Dimaporo ran for Congress in the 1965 general elections, still with the LP. It was the year he would seal his ties with Ferdinand Marcos.
Being a loyal party member, he supported the incumbent President Diosdado Macapagal, President Arroyo’s father.
But he actually wanted Marcos, who had jumped ship and joined the Nacionalista Party, to win.
During Marcos’ visit to IliganCity, Dimaporo’s wife went into labor and Marcos went with him to the hospital, and Dimaporo named his son Ferdinand Marcos Dimaporo.
He earned Marcos’ favor later by reportedly refusing petitions from LP emissaries to rig the vote and make it appear that Macapagal won overwhelmingly in the province. Marcos won by a sizable margin as a result.
In 1966, Dimaporo solidified his ties with Marcos when news broke that military officers had liquidated several dozen Muslim recruits into a secret army unit.
The so-called "Jabidah Massacre" galvanized Muslim opposition against the government but Dimaporo — almost alone among Muslim leaders — stood by Marcos.
"In this crisis, Dimaporo’s willingness to subordinate his Muslim identity to personal and party loyalty earned him Marcos’s gratitude," Bentley wrote.
In 1969, Dimaporo was re-elected. By then, the hotly contested polls unveiled signs of sectarian violence in the Lanao provinces, with rival politicians, including Dimaporo, maintaining private armies.
Dimaporo reportedly kept a 300-strong force, nicknamed the "Barracudas." Malacaٌang was alarmed because the violence could ignite a sectarian war engulfing Mindanao.
In 1976, the height of martial law, Marcos appointed Dimaporo provincial governor of Lanao del Sur, giving him what he could not win in elections.
A few months later he was made president of MindanaoStateUniversity, whose budget was bloated and money went allegedly to his pockets. Dimaporo left MSU in 1986 after the fall of the Marcos dictatorship and was replaced as governor by the new Corazon Aquino administration.
Despite his warlord image, Dimaporo "seemed to have come through the trauma of Marcos’s fall remarkably unscathed," Bentley said.
"According to Maranao standards, his behavior tends to be coarse, more typical of a commoner than of the aristocrat he claims to be," Bentley wrote. "But he has repeatedly shown a subtlety in political maneuvering unmatched in the fiercely competitive arena of Maranao politics."
Comments on this page:
Comment posted by camid Bila ( Tubaran lanao del sur ), 05/13/2013, 11:16 am: Assalamo Alaykom phangning koko Allah mapipiya ginawanio langon ambawataan o miya ona a solotan sa masiu a daa salakaw a romoar sangkoto a lokz akun a c gov.Ali Dimaporo ayadun bulawan a lopa e kambubutadanian.Ameen ya Allah
Comment posted by waffi mangotara, 08/31/2012, 3:59 pm: muzta na mga lolot
As what i've heared to my Grand mother was these 4 Brothers and 2 Sisters descendants are the persons who have the rights to claim the Sultan sa Ramain and Bae a Labi sa Ramain. 1.) DATU MANGANDOG (one of his descendants is Pangadapun family) , 2.) DATU AMAI DITSA-AN (one of his descendants are Alonto & Aloz), 3.) DATU AMAI LUMA (on of his descendants is Manggo family) 4.) AMAI SANGKAD (his descendants is Manua family) and their sisters are BAE MATINTIM the Ali Dimaporo's great grand mother and UGOTAN Bae a Labi Maniram's of Balo-i's Great grand mother : FROM SHAKBA KINGS
Comment posted by KURDAPYA, 02/08/2012, 2:10 pm: Mikadakul ko Ranao so Bukalag a montiya na mindakul ko Iranon so manicam a dabo a sigay niyan, na paratiyaa kano sa odi makambalawag so datumanong ko ranao na pantar so pata alam,
Comment posted by Hassan Marangit H.Ismael( Kromayas ), 11/20/2011, 4:55 pm: Pahabol Lang ito...Pananaroon koron mambo ini ko langon a o Phakabatia sii sa web site ini.. So palao ko marandang na pendayaon so sanang ka ikhokhopor akenden i di maalang karido i simalao a pikhandak ka opama ka pagayaon so artawang gonawan ago so goligay pandi na isigay a bansa o mga rasheed a alim. from Hassan HajiIsmael of Marantao-Wato
Comment posted by Abdul Mujib Mutia Macapaar( ed_aveymail.com ), 10/18/2011, 1:28 pm: Hon. Abdullah D. Dimaporo, gave the peace and development among muslim and cristian in Lanao Del Norte.
Thank you for the Children of Late Hon. Mohammad Ali B. Dimaporo.
Posted from Riyadh, KSA.
The oration was finished at hood, Friday, the 29th of Rabi-el-Akhir, in the year 1331 Hejira.
In the name of Allah the Compassionate and Merciful. Allah is greatest. Allah is exalted. He is the Master of the World and the King of the Universe who rules with conquering power. Invisible to the eye. He is visible through His power and might. His is all the power and glory. His is all kindness and glory. He is the Almighty and the Ruler of All. He is everlasting and never dies.
There is no God but Him. Everything vanishes but the face of God. He is our Governor, and to Him all shall return. Before Him the learned men are humiliated; and the mighty humble them in His presence. All the prophets have spoken of His Lordship; and all the men of old have borne witness to His unity. All the men of learning have spoken of His eternal being.
The wise men are unable to give an adequate description of His attributes. All that is in the earth and the heavens acknowledge His worship, and praise Him day and night without ceasing. Allah is greatest. He is the Lord of Lords and the Liberator of the World. He inspired the Book and commands the clouds. He overcomes all difficulties. He is the Cause of all Causes. He opens all doors and answers all who call Him. The Lord has said, "Call Me, and I shall answer you. All who despise my worship shall enter hell." Allah is almighty.
All the heavens praise Him, The sandy deserts, the shades and all darkness, on the right and on the left, praise Him morning and night. There is nothing that does not sing His praises; but you can not understand their praises. Oh, how kind and forgiving He is! Allah is almighty. All the angels praise Him. The heavens, the earth, the mountains and hills, and all the birds praise Him. Praise and glory is to Thee, Lord. Thou art the Lord of Indescribable Might and Honor. Peace be to the Muslim missionaries in our land, and praise to God, the Lord of the Universe
AMEEN YA ALLAH
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Marogong municipality is named by optimistic and dedicated leader Sultan Abdulmadid P. Maruhom, to let Marogong exist and not to forget by the next generation. Marogong is the home town of the author, he is the grandson of Sultan Abdulmadid first sultan of Marogong and late Panondiongan sa Binidayan, graduated Mayor of Marogong, Tubaran and Binidayan.
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Our purpose of doing this task is to strengthening the bangsa moro nation. To fulfill our forefather dreams of having a meaningful bangsa moro identity in our mother land, to make our fellow Muslim understand the importance of having solidarity and closeness among us, to avoid discrimination and minimize feudal clan among us, so that we are nation with a purpose
Manga bangsa mi ko pat a adel a gaus ko Ranao, ago sa pragatan a tunday a pagilidan. Aya kiataonga mi sa darpa aya na ogop ago panagontaman sa kapakamoayan o andang a di kanggiginawai o manga lokes tano, na obaon misabap a mapakarayag iyan so miakalogao a di kanggiginawai, na mapakarani nian so miakawatan a katotonganaya,
Aya kiapamagosaya mi saya ko manga gogodan na ipagogop ko thatanggisa sa kakunala nian ko madaseg iyan a miapakawatan o politika, na aya mala na makaogop sa kapakaito o rido ko orian o katokawi ko kaiisa isa o manga apoapoan tano na mikasoy so munang a inagao o manga sarowang a tao,
Giyangkai a kapamagosaya saya ko kaiisa isa o bangsa na aya hadap saya na ipagogop ko kakunala sa so manga muslim sa Pilimpinas na isa a paka poonian, banian magakot so kaiisa isa o bangsa sa kipamayandegen ko kabnar o bangsa tano, na aya mala na mapamola rektano so babaya tano ko ped tano, ka pitharo o Nabi Mohammad S.A.W. a diden maka paratiyaya so pithanggisa rekano taman sa dinian ikababaya ko pagarinian so lagid o ipukababaya iyan sa ginawa nian.
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Madait a kapumbantoe tano ko manga ONOR sa Ranao na ipangorao ami rukano si Potre Monalindao a bangsatano sa Ranao kaisa sukaniyan a mitiardi na mimbilingatao ko kapusumpada ko dadabitan o Iranaon na mananagontaman ko gii kisariat'n ko dikakulas o paparangayan o Mranao (We recommend Potre Monalindao for any traditional occasions in Ranao and for royal gathering)
Iranaons/Maranao are well-known for the aspects of Culture and arts, they gained more prominence in the field of martial arts when the MSU Karate Club successfully garnered three gold Medals and one silver in the 1994 first Philippine National Games – the first time Iranaon/Maranao gained these elusive awards in sports, and up to the present time the club still gaining good records.
In the name of Sport and Martial Arts, Iranaons/Maranao exceed on it and became more and more prominences when the young prince of Marawi in the good name of Datu Revie Saber Sani (son of Sultan Duma S. Sani and grandson of late Mamitua Saber, Radiamuda sa Marawi) won Champion in the international karate competitions like the 2003 8th karate games of the Adriatic in Italy, 2003 8th Czech open karate championship in Czech Republic, 2005 Asian Karate championship in Hong-Kong, China and the 23rd South East Asian Games (SEAGAMES). Datu Revie S. Sani is the first Iranaon/Maranao became member of Republic of the Philippine Team (RP-TEAM) for International Competition in the field of Karatedo, and present President of FIMAA Jeddah Saudi Arabia. The Iranaons/Maranao. would someday proven champion in the prestigious of the Olympics as my father’s longstanding dream, Datu Revie said in his Interview.
Pamakot Ka Sa Masa Emanto
A Song of a Moro Artist
The King of Moro Song Datu Komeni Bansuan lunched his new album with the new song “Pamakot Ka”. It could really encourage and inspire each individual who would listen and internalize its deep meaning. Some of its line go this way “ My friend, pamakot ka, know yourself. Pamakot ka while you are young. Know what is happening in this world and think of what you can do. Pamakot ka while still you are healthy and strong. Face your future, don't ever think you cannot make for God has given you all. Isn’t he right in saying this so?
At this point of time, in this era of globalization wherein we can’t describe the kind of life we have. Life expansion decreases due to many illnesses and diseases. It becomes unpredictable when we can’t do anything but to face life as it is. Competitiveness among nations, tribes and even religion brings deep impact to our lives. Thousand of people lost their lives because of such conflict. Survival for poverty really a prime problem of human being. Million of people died because of have nothing to eat.
Now, is Komeni right of giving us a signal to move ahead and to strive hard inorder to survive from this vulnerable world? This is not advertising Komeni but it somehow gives us the lesson to be vigilant of our life.
Connect this message to our own distinctions and undertakings as individuals. As teachers for example, pamakotinka, value your responsibility of molding and teaching the young generation because perhaps time maybe too late for you to do it and you might regret after all. Do this while you are still in the position, while you are strong and while you have all the opportunities of doing it all.
The last line of Komeni’s song says “ Now is the time to reflect on. Ponder on and move fast”. This is just a mere song of an ordinary moro artist but let us not forget great move and action start from an ordinary and simple plan.
GLOBAL MINDANAO SUMMIT
Just recently, the global sultanates summit was successfully done. Alhamdulillah, we thanks Allah for the success of the event, everything went smoothly with global summit in Mindanao on 10th and 11th December, 2010, HRH princess Aizian Utto Camsa said in Facebook.
The said summit was attended by the prominent royal Sultans and royal families around the globe, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines and other well-known countries. The theme of the summit “THE CULTURAL PARACTICES EMBODIED IN THE UNIVERSAL DECLAIRATION OF HUMAN RIGHT, TREATIES AND CONVIENTION”
The convener of the that summit was the royal sultanate of Raja Buayaan Darussalam and the united sultanates of Baguinged Tawlan Darussalam, the event was hold in royal palace hotel in General Santos city, Philippine
In the name of ARTS and LITERATURE, Meranaos exceed on these. They have the Bayok and Darangen that until now are never been break their record in the entire country. The beautiful dances like Singkil, Fan Dance and Kapamalong malong are still have big contribution in Philippine culture. Every single matter of Meranao’s life has its meaning and properly guided with Taritib and Igma.
Putri Erlynda is a symbol of undying Mranao songs, she poses and Talented in traditional folk song, support her and the other Mranao Talents