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DI AKO MORO?
Iranon di ka moba na ranao di ka moragis ka ala andamanaya na tawan tawan daa ped
a kipentindegen ami ko ingaran na khadadag ka aya izalimbago na ilano a di kakal
a pimbabago a tema a dimi pezinirigan ka andang a miniropa o manga solimbag i tig
na odi kapagimani na khada so marawraw ka khaalin so padoman a asal a inigambar.
ka magonot ko pesamber na khaarogan ko reges ka iphagalin sa didaw so songka-songka inambar a sii miyakapoon sa inged a KADARAAN..!
By Alvin Maruhom (BI)
Dayamon sa Iranon a Romaruk a Tantaon a Dariday sa Bayabao a Lombay sa Dumagandar
madait na pangoyat na pangandag a kapupamamakinuga tano ko manga rinarinaoniyan na aya mala na so manga darangunian a kapagondoga manga oragis, kapuminoyod sa damoao ago kambatogun ipangoraw akun rukano a babae akun aya sa ilaya niyo sa Youtube so manga idaidaiyan sa basa darangen,
BAE TARHATA ALONTO-LUCMAN
first Muslim lady governor of Lanao del Sur
Princess Tarhata "Tata" Alonto Lucman is the first Muslim lady governor of Lanao del Sur, appointed in 1971. She is a member of one of the royal families of Maranao, she fought the Martial Rule of the deposed President Marcos. Known as Tata, she is better known as a rido (clan conflict) settler, noted in a TIME magazine article for helping the release of kidnapped nuns in Marawi City in 1986. From 2001, she has been leading the Muslim-dominated province of Lanao del Sur, the Autonomous Regional Government in Muslim Mindanao.
Born into royalty among Ramain’s Sultanates, Tata as a girl-child looked up to other pioneering Moro ladies like Princess Tarhata Kiram and Dayang Dayang Piandao of Sulu who were able to get educated and travel abroad and to the capital. Within her one year of schooling in her hometown, she was accelerated to grade 4 at the tender age of 6 years old.
The only English-speaking among the household, she acted as translator at the busy home of her father, Alauya Alonto , who was a religious leader and politician. Tata was reared in the world of politics. She assisted her father, who was “no read, no write” in his travels to Manila. This would be her training ground in the man’s world. Constantly defying rules, Tata also didn’t want to marry someone not her choice. She was constantly engaged by her family to men from Maranao buena pamilia , but she would break the betrothals . She would find that the constant visitor, mentor at her home would be interested in her. She soon married Sultan Al-Rashid Lucman.
AIMAN CAIRODEN PANGANDA O MRANAO
MSU's First Muslim Summa cum Laude
Aiman Cairoden, son of a poor Maranaw widow, just wanted to have a college diploma so he can have a decent job and help send his five siblings to school.
Cairoden did not just receive a college diploma on Thursday (April 4), but also brought honor and fame to his home-province of Lanao del Sur for graduating summa cum laude from the state-run Mindanao State University's (MSU) 2013 Bachelor of Science in Biology class.
He is the first ever Moro student to achieve such feat since the creation of the University in 1961.
The MSU is the biggest government-owned university in Mindanao.
Cairoden, son of a Maranaw driver who died in a car accident two years ago, is an ethnic Maranaw from the first district of Lanao del Sur.
Since the university was created in 1961, all of its summa cum laude graduates were non-Muslims, mostly Visayans.
Cairoden’s mother and siblings wept as he delivered his valedictory address before 1,926 graduates at the Dimaporo Gymnasium inside the MSU campus.
Cairoden was known in the MSU campus as a studious and frugal student, who spent his money wisely.
He has many Muslim and Christian friends from whom he borrowed science text books.
relatives said Cairoden is still uncertain if he would proceed to study medicine or immediately look for a job so he can help send his younger siblings to school.
SPEECH OF SULTAN KUDARAT
What have you done? Do you realize what subjection would reduce you to? A toilsome slavery under the Spaniards! Turn your eyes to the subject nations and look at the misery to which such glorious nation had been reduced to, look at the Tagalog and Visayan: Are you better than they? Do you think that the Spaniards consider you of better stuff? Have you not seen the Spaniards trample them under their feet? Do you not see everyday how they are obliged to work at the oars and the factories with all their rigors? Can you tolerate anyone with little Spanish blood to beat you up and grasp the fruits of your labor? Allow your selves to be subjects (today) and tomorrow you will be at the oars; I, at least will be a pilot, the biggest favor they will allow a chief. Do not let their sweet words deceive you; their promises facilities their deceits, which little by little, enable them to control everything, reflect on how even minor promises to the chief of other nations were not honored until they become master of them all, see now what is being done to these chief and how they are being led by rod.
THE CHOSEN ONE
by Maher Zain
In a time of darkness and greed It is your light that we need You came to teach us how to live Muhammad Ya Rasool Allah
You were so caring and kind Your soul was full of light You are the best of mankind Muhammad Khaira Khalqillah Sallu ‘ala Rasulillah, Habib Al Mustafa Peace be upon The Messenger The Chosen One
From luxury you turned away And all night you would pray Truthful in every word you say Muhammad Ya Rasul Allah
Your face was brighter than the sun Your beauty equaled by none You are Allah’s Chosen One Muhammad Khaira Khalqillah Sallu ‘ala Rasulillah, Habib Al Mustafa Peace be upon The Messenger The Chosen One
I will try to follow your way And do my best to live my life As you taught me I pray to be close to you On that day and see you smile When you see me Sallu ‘ala Rasulillah, Habibil Mustafa Peace be upon The Messenger The Chosen One
Sallu ‘ala Rasulillah, Habibi Mustafa Peace be upon The Messenger The Chosen One
Managontaman tano ka oba mindarainon so simba tano ko tohan sa aya kapiya niyan na ikhawatan so dungki na ilaod so kasiig na talakun so kariit sa di tatatpun sa pikir sa aya tano thodayan so olaola mapiya a parangay a matanos na ikasoy ko phangampong so ka iisa o bansa na imbalingan sa ranao so kapung-giginawai a dii miphapandayan ko darpa ko phangampong a pud a pinto o simba a kakasi o Muslim sa ingud aya Ranao, na di tano puribonun so taritib na igma ka giyanan I pasodan a ki darpa ko panggao a kisong ko maliwanag a darpa mamondiong a lalayonon so rinao,
Lindingun ta so ingud sa tanorun so simokut ka phagaolan sa ranaw so gipakanggiginara o singanin o madakul ka so damakasanipa a dadun makandapata a isabo sa ompongan na miakapulaoda ka sabapan ko pangkatan(politics) a minilut ko kanggaring na miakaonotompun a kaliwatan so sumpad na karundan so taritib a piagayonayonan a ping-giginawaiyan o mona miamagingud ko pat a mombao ko ranaw, na pamaginakolaan sa ditano purundanun so igma na taritib ka ayabo da kaogun o paninggalan o ranaw a posaka ko rawatun(Nabi Mohammad) ka oda so maratabat na mabalon ko bangsa sa kapuphananadumi ko agama a islam a inilinding ko ingud ko iranon pipharasan a ranaw piphandaraan, na muraranona tano na ikasoy ko phangampong so kaiisa o bansa ka kanonogon o pangampong ago so puphangampongon ka kada so rangka manis ka magonot ko pimbago a limpangan ko pagingud,
LEGENDARY MARANAO HERO
AMAI PAKPAK (DATU AKADIR)
A fearless Maranao warrior, Amai Pakpak, also known as Datu Akadir, born in Buadi sa Kayo, lived and died for the cause of Muslim freedom. He was famous for his heroic military exploits against the Spaniards, particularly in his defense of the legendary Kota Marahui (Marawi), the fortification made of earth and stone, which he had built. The Kota served as a bulwark against the Spanish invasions of 1891 and 1895.
Today, Kota Marahui is now known as Camp Amai Pakpak. The nearest landmark, located several meters away, is the Agus 2 hydraulic plant since 1650, when the Maranaos routed the Spanish expeditionary forces sent by Governor Corcuera, Lake Lanao had been free of foreign intrusion. It was not until 1891 that the Spaniards sent another invading force to try to capture the lake area. Personally led by Governor-General Valeriano Weyler, the campaign, begun in April, aimed to establish military strongholds in key points over Lanao and Cotabato. To carry this out, Weyler organized more than a thousand troops who were transported to Iligan Bay by four ships packed with military supplies. The main objective was Kota Marahui, which had been heavily fortified by cannons and guns, the Muslim warriors manning them ready to sacrifice their lives.
On August 19, Marahui fell, but the following day, Amai Pakpak and his forces reconsolidated and launched a fierce counterattack, proving that despite Marahui’s loss, the rest of Lanao was not about to give up. On August 21, 1891, the Spaniards launched a two-pronged attack. They bombarded the fort, overwhelming its defenders. Both sides sustained heavy casualties, though Amai Pakpak and his men who survived the onslaught eluded capture by retreating into the lake settlements. There, they regrouped. The Spaniards did not savor their initial victory for long. Three days later, the Muslims were back a bigger and more formidable force that compelled them to withdraw in their own redoubts in North Lanao.
Henceforth, the Muslims regularly staged lightning raids, in small units, against enemy settlements in southern Misamis Oriental and Iligan. This went on for four years. In time, the colonial government decided that if the stalemate were to end and the Muslim settlements around Lake Lanao subdued, the campaign on land should be bolstered by naval support a strategy that had found success elsewhere in Mindanao. Thus, a fleet of four steel-armed light gunboats was sent to the lake within a period of one year, from 1894 to
na ripatanay ripatan na ripatangkodn sa dar piyakandolon dolon ranona goso gagaw dabo matanto sa tig ka izandn si rinibon mindirondan sa lolot na ditabo khasanaan na ilaothaniyambo sa dana sinotaon ka rinibonakonyan da dami kapagayuni na obabo inisampay sa mribongka mribon dikanggiginawai na daana piragatan kaliwanago ragat kalangaso bangunan nagobo bangkorong maog i raramaga kanggaring.
Na inokowan ka dadn ka rinibonakonyan sa dadna sinokoron na didn irido sa dar ka baino miyaribon dikanggiginawai barakn bara sabap i sabapan sa ladka na phakatumangka mambo sa kiyandiribonka ka piphandapatanakn na rupa dita pagayon na makaphagalangta sa dyalnga madakl ka alnga dowatabo diyakongkabo kuris na diko ska suratan na izana sawang sa tig i bako ska masndod ko mala sa ginawangka
na ayapmana bnar apiyapn batumani miyaribon sa isa i kapnggiginawai na oso kipantakhoron na obgay so kadnan na ibuburodakndn karudan so ranongko na ragat so gagawakn sa rumbaa ladanka ka dingkapnka so bntal a dlgnay mngkosan a bayai marubaon na inoso kaplolot a daa iklasiyan sa dayon sa pakataman sa kagiya miyaribon kapnggiginawai na aya pzanaangko ko piyakandulonata a damalalyon sonor a damatatap suratan na badn miyariwada sa daa katigangkoron na kagya miyatangkd a miyakaplaoda kapngginawaita
na owana minibulog daliya sandata a miyabalona dapat data kapagayuni na pagilangasaanta sa dawakhadna sanang maliwanag ki ladan sa diyakomakaalang sa ginawa na pzorot sa lada pngginawai ka kagiya miyatantowa minggaringka sa isa na batadn pagayuni a omamboo khatantowa manggadongakowa taw na gowakoba plombay nagoka mambo dariday na surangata balai ka ronta pakaklasay miyathya rangkono ranon gagaw sa garing a daa iklasiyan a dayon sa pakataman ka an matangkd sa tig a dadna inikaogo kaiisa o bansa.
MAJOR DATU SALMAN M. SAAD
This young prince of Tugaya and Marogong deserves to be recognized by his tribesmen for his participation in the community and success his career as martial artist in the field of KARATE DO and later became successful Military man.
Born in Tugaya lanao del Sur and raised in Marogong Lanao del Sur to his parents Col. Papala Saad and Prof. Hadja Naima Mikunug Saad, School principal at Pandi a Ranao Elementary School, Tugaya Lanao del Sur, both his parents are scion of Tubaran, Marogong, Binidayan and Tugaya,
During his college life in Mindanao State University MSU, he joined the MSU Karate Club and became black belter and won for many Karate tournaments in the University and delegated by the Club and his colleagues to represent Marawi City to the first Philippine National Game, tournament for Karate do Championship, hold in Pasig City in in the year 1994. Salman Mikunug Saad is the first Iranaon/Maranao declared by the referees as National Champion in the field of Karate do followed by his co delegates, Lindy Gabriel and Daks Macapodi in the same event; He also won for many karate tournaments during his college days in Cagayan de Oro College from the PKF Club of CDO.
Salman M. Saad is a graduated BS Criminology at Cagayan De Oro College and certified Board Passer by the Philippine Regulatory Commission PRC prior for his approval in Philippine National Police. Aside from his duties and responsibilities as police Major, he was also delegated to the PNP National karate tournament and won as the first and only Iranaon-Maranao became national Champion in PNP Karate open Tournament and he was selected RP Team member to represent Philippine to the SEA Game in Thailand until now he is the undefeated and defending champion of PNP national Karate championship.
Being a genuine royal blood of Ranao, he was enthroned as Sultan Ampuan of the royal house of Tugaya in the year 2006 from the line of seven Maruhoms sons of Datu Amtak of Tugaya, he is also belong to the royalty of Masiu from the line of Datu Naib son of Maruhom Dialaloden who is a son Balindong Bsar and Pindawadawaoray, that was his succession right in the Sultanate of Masiu.
He receives awards from private and government organization, one of his awards first among the ten most outstanding Muslim youth of the Philippine in the year 2006. He is now serving Pantar and Magsaysay Lanao Del Norte as PNP Chief of Police and Current Director of Philippine Karate Federation PKF ARMM region.
In behalf of this Website and the People of Ranao, we are Proud for Iranaon like him.
KA 'NG GUINDOLONGAN
It was in the afternoon of a fine day. The horizons were clear. His Majesty, Pasandalan ah Morog ah lnayonan oh Campong ah Rawaka ah Modayao ah Alongan Pangadapun ko Sapasague ko Ragat was sitting on a gorgeous couch beside the window of Tarogan oh Kalinan. He viewed the Empire as far as he could see. He saw the grandiose mansions, the courtyards, the plazas, the shorelines, the cascading rivers, the plateaus, the rolling hills, the luxuriant trees, the green vegetations, and the mountain ranges. Then he said, the Empire of Magalindai Bumbaran had no peer. A non4 laughed. She said the lnayonan oh Caopong of Magalindai Bumbaran was jesting. The nori added “Andaon ari tangkal i bada ah rimbangiyan ka diya riba luna an.” “Where could the peerless Empire be and would be submerged”. The King looked at the non on the “paniolong”. o structural projection in geometric curves at the side of the Palace. His Majesty ordered the nori to come to him.
The no loathed in front of the Powerful Monarch. His Majesty told the nori to mention the Empire which had the glory and grandeur of Magalindai Bumbaran. The Monarch added he would put the bird to death if she could not name the Empire. The non informed the King her readiness to the Royal order. The wise bird strutted and the King saw the image of the Glorious Empire of Guindolongan Marogong. Its beautiful mansions, its plazas, its shorelines, the terrains, the sceneries, its luxuriant trees, and mountain ranges were those of the Empire of Magalindai Bumbaran. The King, at lost, realized Magalindai Bumbaran had a peer. Then he asked the non to talk about Guindolongan Marogong. The bird narrated that Guindolongan Marogong basked in glory. It had tributary domains. Its lords and nobles were renowned warriors. Its people were prosperous. It was powerful. None provoked the Empire in war, Its lnayonan oh Campong was Bacolodan Gomogao. His beautiful daughter, the Regnant Princess, was Talamatominugub ah Dawa Dawa oh Orai ah Rominundan sah Mayag.
The astute King was convinced. He left the couch and retired to his bed. Then he asked the maidens to spread the “kolambo”5 over the bed. He lay on bed in complete silence. His predicament was guide strange.
The royal family were worried and eager to know what in the mind of the King was as he behaved in a strange way. So much worried they were, but none asked his Majesty why he was in such state.
The royal family hanged Magandia .ah’Orai and facing the east, they knocked the Agong, then they faced the west and did the same, and also to the north and to the south, doing the same many times. The tunes reverberated in the Empi-re and the powerful lords and nobles and the warriors wore their armors and hurriedly came. They inquired about the problem confronting His Majesty. Somialalao Solog said one must be chosen to talk to the King. Rangaig was the choice. Rangaig informed the King’ the lords and the nobles and warriors of the Empire were in the Palace and liked to know the problem confronting him.
The’ tapestries over the Royal bed were raised. The King rose and went to his royal couch. Later, he announced he had been believing Magalindai Bumbaran had no peer. But lately, he knew the Empire of Guindolorigan Marogong was as powerful as Magalindai Bumbaran Then he stressed he wanted the two Empires to be joined in marriage. Prince Bantugan must marry Princess Talamatominugub ah Dawa Dawa ah Oral ah Rominundan sa Mayag, the daughter of Bacolodan Gomogao, the lnayonan oh Campong of Guindolongan Marogong.
The problem was who would be sent to Guindolongan Marogong to negotiate the marriage. Silence pervaded the Palace. The lords and nobles and warriors weighed in their minds the proposition. At last, Daromimbang Daranda stood. The lord had temperamental tantrum. His bock had to be chiseled to provide his rage an outlet. He proudly made known to his peers his readiness to go. He mentioned, however, that if ever he would be provoked in Guindolongan Marogong, he would wield his kampilan and put people to death. One lord after another spoke. All desired to go. But they stressed they would not tolerate provocation.
The King rose and went to the royal couch beside the window. He thought none deserved the singular honor to go. While weighing in mind what he should do, he saw Prince Lomna on the courtyard. Lomna was with his playmates. He looked at the lad keenly and soon the King was impressed by the way the youngster was behaving. He thought Lomna Was destined to make great name for the Empire. He told Rangaig to inform the lad His Majesty liked to talk to him. Lomna came and greeted the King. The Grand Monarch told him he would send him to the Empire of Guidolongan Marogong to negotiate the marriage of Paramata Bantugan. Lomna replied he was highly honored and was eager to go. His Majesty smiled and said he was only jesting. He did not really mean to send a lad to perform a great task. The lad said, he would be, dig raced if he could not leave. The King said it was only a joke and would not allow him to go because he was vet young. Lomna said if he could not be sent. He would commit suicide. His Majesty regretted his jest. Finally, he allowed the lad. Lomna left and informed Princess lawanun the King wanted him to go to the glorious Empire of Guindolongan Marogong to negotiate the marriage of Paramata Bantugan. Princess Lowanun was astounded. Lomna was too young to undertake a colossal task. But she could not do anything as Lomna was insistent. Lomna readied himself for the perilous journey. Tears rolled down the cheeks of Paramata Lawanun. She knew there were lords who could be delegated to perform the spectacular mission.
The next day Prince Lomna wore the armor the King gave• him. He held his kampilan and shield. Despite his young age. he looked, at the courtyard, like a seasoned warrior. As he walked on the lane, he was playing the sagayan, a war dance. He shook his shield and the little bells, called “tongkaling”, dotting the shield emitted tunes of regrets. He was still young, but he was. even the prodigious mission to achieve. There were renowned lords in the Empire, but none was sent to perform the task.
Alone, on his long way, he went. Eventually, he saw Lakongan Malipantao. To the rock, he proceeded and sat down to relax. He looked at the horizons and could only discern the receding. thane of Magalindai Bumbaran. His childhood days, Princess Lawanun, and his kinsmen came to his mind. He thought of himself and why he was sent to the Empire of Guindolongan’ Marogong. There were many renowned lords of Magalindai Bumbaran to select from. He knew his task was spectacular. Finally, he resigned himself to fate. Then he resumed his way. On and on, he went. But the way was long. Arid he was alone, and lonely, too. He just proceeded, come what may. He had courage and determination, nevertheless.
lniradawàn Tonong saw Prince Lomna on the way: He decided to find out whether, or not Prince Lomna had courage, valor, and prowess in battle. Prince Lomna saw Iniradawan Tonong. The latter looked rowdy and daring. He was tough and rough. Thereafter, they met. iniradawan Tonong greeted Lomna and asked him his name, homeland, dnd purpose. Lomna returned’ he greetings. Instead of answering the inquiries, he asked the name, homeland, and mission of lniradawan ‘Tonong. The latter ‘‘as angry. He said the reply amused him. It did not take time. The two young warriors engaged themselves in a deadly combat. They dueled in one place and continued it in another place until they covered wide grounds. The fight was even. Each met his equal. Many hours past and they dueled and demonstrated skill and power of endurance. They fought had none seemed to lose. The outcome was fascinating. Inidarawan Tonong was nowhere to be seen. Lomna was so mad he struck
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Kapudiin ka ginawangka, kapudiin ka so madakul a tao, kapudiin ka so ingud ka, itarug so kapapasa sa boto.
KULINTANG A KAPRNDAGAN, Played by Datu Ontay during the event of Lumbatan International Association, March 1. 2019,
KAP'RNDAGAN TUNE, giya e kakolintang a kaprundagan, kapangoba sabap ko sakit sa ginawa ago rata a ginawa.
Maranao Kulingtang is music of Happiness, it describes the music of Iranaon soul.
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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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The Sarimanok is a legendary bird of the Maranao people who originate from Mindanao, a major island in the Philippines. It comes from the words "sari" and "manok." "Sari" means cloth or garment, which is generally of assorted colors. Manòk is a Philippine word for chicken.
It is the legendary bird that has become a ubiquitous symbol of Maranao art. It is depicted as a fowl with colorful wings and feathered tail, holding a fish on its beak or talons. The head is profusely decorated with scroll, leaf, and spiral motifs. It is said to be a symbol of good fortune
The Sarimanok is derived from a totem bird of the Maranao people, called Itotoro. According to the Maranao people, the Itotoro is a medium to the spirit world via its unseen twin spirit bird called Inikadowa.
The Sarimanok is also believed to have originated from an Islamic legend. According to the legend, Muhammad found a rooster in the first of the seven heavens. The bird was so large its crest touched the second heaven. Its crow roused every living creature except man. Judgement day would come once this celestial rooster ceased to crow
A Maranao legend also says of a Sultan's daughter being swept by a colorful rooster that became a handsome young man and they were never seen ever again. The Sultan then created replicas of the bird to remember his daughter by
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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.