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If Disney Movies would set in the Philippines , these Filipinas would be a perfect fit for a queen or princess role. Filipina Muslim ...
If Disney Movies would set in the Philippines, these Filipinas would be a perfect fit for a queen or princess role.
Filipina Muslim royals are known to have a limited freedom but are equally exceptional in their own ways. So much so that they could be deemed as queens and princesses in a movie, with great influences that shaped the Muslim socio-political history.
1. Queen Sima of Cotabato
This queen was famous for her sense of justice and respect for the law.
Word was that an Arabian King once tested her quality by demanding a courtier to plant a sack of gold on a road along the Reyna Sima's kingdom.
3 years passed and no one laid a hand on the treasure except for Reyna Sima's son and felt it with his foot. Immediately, the queen called to punish her own son and cut his foot off but ministers pleaded for the prince's mercy and so the queen decided to cut just one toe off his foot.
2. Queen Tuambaloca of Jolo
A Basilan woman who took power upon becoming the wife of Raja Bongso and became Queen of Jolo (1649-50).
On the historic Moro expeditions on January 4, 1638, Tuambaloca earned admiration from the Spaniards for showing bravery together with her husband as they held off over 4,000 invaders and warriors.
3. Princess Purmassuri of Sulu
During the time when the Spaniards moved into the Moroland, this beautiful and brave Sulu princess came to their rescue.
Purmassuri conspired with the leaders to devise a plan against the Spaniards and journeyed to the Spanish cuartel using her charms to sabotage. She distracted the soldiers while the Moro army attacked the stealth and took victory.
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4. Hadji Dayang Dayang Piandao
An early orphan raised by her uncle, this bright princess became an heiress of the wealth of Sultan Jamalul Kiram.
Despite her very young age, she already mastered the Koran and was an experienced traveller. At ages 8 and 12, this princess gone regularly to pilgrimages in Mecca, Sandakan, and Singapore.
On the latter, Dayang Dayang emerged as an effective administrator and earned a great image for being a progressive Muslim woman. Her advocacies include education for Muslim children and cultivated harmonious Filipino-Christian relations.
5. Princess Tarhata Kiram
Born on the 1906, this princess broke chains for Muslim women in 1924.
She went to the United States to be a pensionado and there became a campus figure with her convictions.
Though Tarhata left the university without a degree, it didn't stop her from ousting three rivals from her husband's home, in defiance of Muslim laws which sanctioned polygamy.
Tarhata lived to act as a consultant for Muslim affairs yet passed away on 1979.
6. Princess Bai Hadja Fatima Matabay Plang
Recognized as one of the most outstanding Muslim women in 2008, Princess Bai, like Princess Tarhata was once a pensionado scholar in the U.S.
She is know for the foundation of the Mindanao Institute of Technology (MIT) in the 1940's that provided education for all. The university gained its status and now known as the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) with 3 expansions.
7. Princess Tarhata Alonto-Lucman
The first ever Muslim lady governor of Lanao Del Sur. Princess Tarhata was a student prodigy, who at age 6, already accelerated to Grade 4 and helped her father Alauyo Alonto, a religious leader and politician.
She defied the traditions of the Muslims by marrying the man of her choice, Sultan Al-Rashid-Lucman during the time of Martial Law in the Philippines.
Princess Tarhata was also known as a critic of Marcos regime.
8. Princess Emraida Kiram
This princess achieved a two-fold honor for being the first ever Miss Philippines to join Miss World and the first Muslim woman to win a national beauty title.
Princess Emraida held 4 degrees (Journalism, English, Philosophy, and Bachelor of Law).
Truly, whether Muslim or not, Filipinas prove that we are exceptional.