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From 1663 to 1718, Maguindanao influence extended as far as Zambales in the west, Cagayan de Oro in the north, Sarangani in the south, and Davao in the east.
Maguindanao pottery is made mainly through the "turn-modeling" technique, where a turntable, as well as a paddle, an anvil, and a broken rim, are used to mold and shape the pottery (Jose-De La Cruz 1982:8-9).
The Maguindanao believe in a basic unity underlying the various aspects of the environment and this belief is reflected in the use of often conflicting image and subject in the riddles (Notre Dame Journal 1980:17).
litera1no4.tripod.com /maguindanao_frame.html   (4824 words)

 MAGUINDANAO: MORO REBS AWAITING CHANCE TO VOTE FOR FIRST TIME   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Since 2001, Malacañang and the office of Barira Mayor Alexander Tomawis have jointly built 57 kilometers of farm-to-market roads and more than a dozen bridges now linking farming communities where the MILF once ran a "shadow government" that capitalized on the poverty and underdevelopment of these villages.
The IDC is composed of local political, religious and traditional leaders in Barira, Matanog and Buldon.
Tomawis and other local leaders have put up the Barira Ulama Peace and Order Council which, along with the 29-member local police force, is in the forefront of maintaining the fragile peace in the town’s 11 barangays which, in the past, were known to be hotbeds of bloody clan wars.
www.newsflash.org /2004/02/ht/ht004247.htm   (465 words)

 News Summaries on Selected Topics: War in Mindanao, May 2000
Many of the evacuees have become ill. In Maguindanao alone, a total of 36,663 children and adults in evacuation centers were suffering from ailments such as respiratory infections and diarrhea, according to Dr. Tahir Sulaik.
Local leaders and evacuees in Maguindanao have accused the military of imposing a food blockade in Matanog, Barira and Buldon in Maguindanao and Aleosan, North Cotabato.
Maguindanao Gov. Zacaria Candao said the military had stopped the delivery of rice for the evacuees in Buldon and Barira.
www.philsol.nl /news/00/MindaWar3-may00.htm   (12722 words)

 Maguindanao - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Triumph of Moro Diplomacy: The Maguindanao Sultanate in the 17th Century
A grammar of the Maguindanao tongue according to the manner of speaking it in the interior and on the south coast of the island of Mindanao
The Maguindanaos in Zamboanga del Sur: A study of their folkways, mores, and religious beliefs
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /maguindanao.htm   (124 words)

 GlobalPinoy, Travel - Maguindanao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Maguindanao province lies in a fertile valley along the Rio Grande de Maguindanao river, the second longest river in the country.
The Maguindanaos are inhabitants of the low plains and moss of the Pulangi River and composed most of the Mindanao population.
Maguindanaos famous attractions includes the mighty Rio Grande de Mindanao, the second largest river in the country, which has a great potential as a site for water sports.
www.globalpinoy.com /travel/province/maguindanao.php   (597 words)

 MINDANAO ALERT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
One of the objectives of some government agencies, such as the DSWD is to bring sacks of rice to the remaining civilians in Buldon and Barira area.
Remaining residents of Barira, Buldon, and Matanog who went down the town of Parang to get food for their month-long supply should the fighting continue, are prohibited from bringing more than three kilos of rice for their families.
On May 8, 2000, Dr. Kadil Sinolinding, health officer of Pagalungan, Maguindanao, reported to a local radio station DXMS their experience with the Philippine Marines while conducting relief missions and bringing sacks of rice and sugar to the trapped residents of Pikit, North Cotabato.
www.hrnow.org /monitor/m2000_0523_01.htm   (919 words)

 Ballot snatching, ... - May 11, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In Barira town, Maguindanao province, mayoral candidate Sheik Ali Tago claimed over the radio that the filling out of ballots was done at the town hall on Saturday evening.
Winnie Asdala, election supervisor in Maguindanao, also said there was voting in Barira.
Maguindanao provincial administrator Norie Unas said election in the province was generally peaceful as of press time.
www.inq7.net /reg/2004/may/11/text/reg_2-1-p.htm   (709 words)

 Salainto vs Malambut: 132459
To be sure, respondent COMELEC ordered the annulment of the Book of Voters of Barira, Maguindanao after a finding that numerous anomalies were committed in the distribution and use of the voter registration records (VRR) in that petitioners illegally sold the VRR forms to different persons.
On the other hand, it should be recalled that the assailed Resolution annulling the Book of Voters of Barira, Maguindanao was issued on February 9, 1998.
Under the circumstances, therefore, the fixing of the special registration of voters in Barira, Maguindanao within the ninety-day period which immediately preceded the May 11, 1998 elections was justified by Section 29 of Republic Act No. 6646 which provides:
www.supremecourt.gov.ph /resolutions/enbanc/1999/ENov99/132459.htm   (928 words)

 The Manila Times Internet Edition | OPINION >   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Enjoining former Muslim rebels in Barira, Maguindanao, to exercise their right of suffrage (they are preparing to vote for the first time in the May 10 election) is for me one great opportunity for both the government and our Muslim brothers to establish a responsive relationship.
The idea that the affair of one is also the affair of the other, and the fight of one is the fight of both will make them realize the essence of unity without which everyone would suffer from whatever wrong decision is deliberately or inadvertently committed against them.
tc "Enjoining former Muslim rebels in Barira, Maguindanao, to exercise their right of suffrage (they are preparing to vote for the first time in the May 10 election) is for me one great opportunity for both the government and our Muslim brothers to establish a responsive relationship.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2004/apr/28/yehey/opinion/20040428opi8.html   (638 words)

 KNP presents 'positive ... - May 16, 2004
The situation is worse in Maguindanao province, according to Tatad.
He said that aside from Barira, the towns of Ampatuan and Datu Piang also had no elections on May 10 but Ms Macapagal got from there 9,321 and 17,688 votes, respectively, and Poe and the other presidential candidates, none.
The KNP also presented sworn statements from its watchers in the cited Maguindanao towns saying that when they reported for duty at their precincts, they were told by unidentified armed men to go home.
www.inq7.net /nat/2004/may/16/text/nat_2-1-p.htm   (1150 words)

 Executive Summary of the 1999 Annual Audit Report on the Municipality of Barira   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Municipality of Barira, Maguindanao, was created under P.D. No. 1188 on August 29, 1977.
For calendar year 1999, the Municipality of Barira collected P14,611,388.72 which is 0.98% lower than the targeted collections.
A financial and compliance audit was conducted on the accounts and transactions of the Municipality of Barira, Maguindanao, for calendar year 1999.
www.coa.gov.ph /COA_htm/1999_AAR/Local_Govt/ARMM/Barira99_es.htm   (774 words)

 Building peace as community’s equity in infra projects -- Dureza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The municipalities of Buldon, Matanog and Barira are pilot areas of developments in Central Mindanao, Dureza said.
He said that the government supports development initiatives in Barira, Matanog and Buldon, all in Maguindanao, as the “spark plug” of developments in these areas.
Dureza explained that he also wanted to see the changes initiated by the local government units in these towns because the developments of these areas are a showcase to the world how the government manages reconstruction efforts after it declared an all-out war against the MILF.
www.mindanews.com /2002/06/3rd/pep15peace.html   (341 words)

 Bulatlat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Maira is from Barira, a town allegedly within the influence of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
She was studying at the Cotabato State Polytechnic College when the war destroyed their home and forced her family to evacuate to the Da'wah Center.
All over Maguindanao, thousands of Moro people displaced by Estrada's war are still languishing in subhuman conditions.
www.bulatlat.com /archive2/045photoessay.html   (310 words)

 The Manila Times Internet Edition | REGIONS > Maguindanao town election official killed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Midpantao said the town election officer was walking near the border of Barira and Parang, where he lives, at around 9 a.m.
The elections are for governor, vice governor and three assemblymen from each district in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Tawi-tawi, Sulu, Basilan and Marawi City.
Vying for governor are incumbent Gov. Parouk Hussin, incumbent Vice Gov. Mahid Mutilan, Rep. Gerry Salapuddin of Basilan, Mayor Zaldy Ampatuan of Sariff Aguak in Maguindanao, Regional Legislative Assembly Speaker Hatimil Hassan and former Datu Paglas (Maguindanao) mayor Ibrahim Paglas.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2005/may/24/yehey/prov/20050524pro6.html   (492 words)

 Your source of authentic and reliable news on Bangsamoro in Mindanao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
They had their sultanates or independent principalities in Sulu and Maguindanao which were united by alliance and cooperation.
Like in the town of Barira, logging is going on and billions are being taken away from the are But Barira has no municipal hall, no roads, no water, no electricity, nothing.
Our country includes provinces dominated by Muslims and these are Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi and those municipalities (in the other provinces) where the Moros are still the majority, including towns in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, South Cotabato.
www.moroinfo.com /interview4.html   (2164 words)

 Municipality of Barira   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Municipality of Barira, Province of Maguindanao, was created under Presidential Decree No. 1188 on August 29, 1977.
The town which is grand daughter of the Municipality of Parang being the begotten daughter of the Municipality of Buldon, was composed of eleven (11) barangays.
It has a land area of 38,000 hectares, 10,000 hectares of commercial forest, the envy of loggers and concessionaires: 15,000 hectares of agricultural land planted with rice, corn, coffee, coconuts and other agricultural crops; the rest constituted the lowland sandy portion in the northern part of the Municipality.
www.barira.gov.ph /index.php?cat1=2   (92 words)

 Aborted sale of jeepney led to Maguindanao slays - Nov. 29, 2003
But Barira Mayor Alex Tomawis said the previous dispute, which started with the death in Manila's Quiapo district a few months ago of a Hadji Esmael, a relative of the Omar's, had "long been settled" and all was going well for the two families.
Superintendent Jun Salilama, ARMM police spokesperson, said the jeep, which became object of the rekindled dispute, was with police because the suspects used this during the attack.
Killed during the attack were Johnny Maricor and his brother Ruben, Noraima Maricor, Eskak Soliman, and Normallah Mamatong, a teacher in Barira and a resident of Cotabato City.
www.inq7.net /reg/2003/nov/29/reg_2-1.htm   (286 words)

 Projects change villagers' lives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Pandian said the amount of the project was minimal, but it had a big impact on the lives of tribal residents who had long been neglected by the government.
In Sitio Tunggol, a riverside village in Datu Montawal town in Maguindanao, the construction of a boat landing facility also changed the lives of residents.
The project, worth $26,144, spurred trading and economic activities in the area, which served as an evacuation for Muslim civilians who had been displaced when the Moro rebel stronghold in the Buliok complex was taken by the military two years ago.
www.mindanao.org /news/0408/08b.htm   (490 words)

 July 02 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The checks would be used for barangay projects in Barira and Matanog, the two towns hardest hit by the all-out military offensive against the MILF in 2000, resulting in their recovery by government forces.
CAMP ABUBAKAR, Barira, Maguindanao -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today said her administration is in the process of transforming Camp Abubakar, the former main enclave of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), into a civilian-military camp for peace and development.
The President said that one of objectives of her visit to this former MILF stronghold is to dispel the rumors spread by the political opposition that her government is returning the camp to the MILF.
www.news.ops.gov.ph /archives2002/july2.htm   (3551 words)

 Region XII
Topography: At the center of the area (North Cotabato, Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat) is a large river valley traversed by the tributaries of Mindanao River.
The province of Maguindanao is supposed to be the home for the Muslim Maguindanaos also called the “People of the foot plains”, because of the rich fertile river valleys where they have settled.
The Maguindanaos, who survive on agriculture, fishing and weaving, are known to be the largest group of Muslims in the south.
www.livinginthephilippines.com /region12.html   (1347 words)

 Your source of authentic and reliable news on Bangsamoro in Mindanao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Many of the victims were Muslims coming from the towns of Barira and Buldon, because the 2 teams playing at the time comes from the 2 neighboring towns, Police authority said.
In a previous statements Mayor Bataga himself admitted that there was indeed a plan by his opponents to assassinate him to ensure that all their dirty tricks in election will go unopposed, knowing that I am tough against any forms of irregularity and lawlessness, he was then quoted as saying.
Before his involvement to politics, Bataga was then an army officer with a rank of Lt. Colonel, once Commander of 39th Infantry Battalion, PA, responsible in the failed assault of the town of Buldon, Maguindanao in January 1997.
www.moroinfo.com /jan4.html   (333 words)

 Muslim Leaders 2001 - 30-Days Muslim World Prayer Guide - Day 26   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Born in the Maguindanao province of Philippines, Hashim was educated at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.
He commands a rebel army of more than 80,000 soldiers and is based deep in the jungle in the town of Barira, Lanao del Sur.
Pray that these leaders would have a divine revelation of who Jesus Christ is and that they would have an experience like Paul that would drastically change their lives (Acts 9:1-31).
www.30-days.net /email01/day26.htm   (574 words)

 Local Government Unit: Parang, Maguindanao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In the 1960?s the Municipality of Parang was a vast area which included the former municipal districts of Bugasan, Buldon, Barira and Bongo Islan.
The natives of Bugasan, Buldon and Barira are Maranaos while the Maguindanaos live in the barrios of Parang district.
Parang?s land area was drastically reduced when its former districts of Buldon, Matanog and Barira were created into separate municipalities in the 1970?s.
www.parang.gov.ph /index.php?id1=34   (825 words)

 New bridge to benefit folk in ex-MILF camp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Now, instead of gunfire and bomb explosions, residents of Sitio Sarmiento, the village at the entrance of Camp Abu Bakar, hear the sounds of civilian trucks, cranes, loaders and construction workers who are building the 20-meter-long concrete bridge along the Matanog-Buldon provincial road that will improve their access to markets and trading centers.
This road connects the municipalities of Buldon and Barira to the main national road, the Narciso Ramos Highway, at Barangay Langkong in the municipality of Matanog.
GEM’s Lantingan adds: “In a strategic area like this in Maguindanao, where there have been problems in the past and things have settled down considerably, it’s time for a lot of people to start building.
www.mindanao.org /news/0501/26a.htm   (555 words)

 Mindanao Times News Online - Davao City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The road to barangay Barira, the heart of Camp Abubakar, is deserted, making one almost forget that this area was once declared a no man’s land due to intense fighting between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and government troops.
Yesterday, the feet going to Barira were light, with the hope of a breakthrough in the efforts of government to finally achieve peace in Central Mindanao.
One of the priorities of Interact is the development of Ligwasan Marsh which comprises 180,000 hectares and three provinces North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao and Cotabato City 19 municipalities and 119 barangays.
www.mindanaotimes.com.ph /news2001/march8/govt.html   (699 words)

 July 06 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Dato Akhmad, 63, of Sitio Tugaig, Bambaran, Barira could not believe that he would live to see a President of the republic who is tough enough to go through the daily grind of Iranons in the village.
It is located at the center of the 10,000-hectare Camp Abubakar, erstwhile MILF stronghold, which is bounded by the towns of Barira, Buldon and Matang, all in Maguindanao province.
Officials saw the President’s visit as her way of bringing to the fore her resolve and commitment to find a lasting and meaningful resolution to the problems faced by the people of Mindanao, of which many areas continue to wallow in the quagmire of poverty.
www.news.ops.gov.ph /archives2002/july6.htm   (3365 words)

 Rehab work after war is costly, too   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
CAMP ABUBAKAR, Matanog, Maguindanao -- Waging a war may be costly, as the military learned during the all-out war against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in 2000.
The National Irrigation Authority funded P1.6 million for the repair of the Talayan Irrigation System while the Department of Agriculture gave P 2,8 million for construction of 24 solar dryers in Central Mindanao to restore the livelihood of the war victims.
Over P20 million has been allocated for the rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads in Barira, Maguindanao; construction of 10 solar dryers for farmers in Barira, Buldon and Matanog towns; and construction of two hanging bridges in Barira.
www.mindanews.com /2002/06/4th/pep16rehab.html   (449 words)

 P.D. No. 1188   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Except as hereinafter provided, all provisions of laws, now of hereafter applicable to regular municipalities, shall be applicable to the new municipality of Barira.
The present elective municipal officials of the Municipality of Buldon shall continue to perform their duties and such officials in the newly created Municipality of Barira until the municipal officials of said municipality shall have been appointed by the President.
Such appointive officers and employees as may be necessary to enable the government of the Municipality of Barira to operate its organization shall be appointed as provided for under existing laws.
www.lawphil.net /statutes/presdecs/pd1977/pd_1188_1977.html   (314 words)

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