In honor of the centennial memorial of the 𝟭𝟮𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝗮𝘆𝗮𝗻𝗴 also known as 𝗣𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗞𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗮, the Ministry of Public Order and Safety (MPOS) in cooperation with the Municipal Local Government of Bayang, Bangsamoro Commission on Preservation of Cultural Heritage, and Moriatao Diwan Young Professionals (MDYP) pay tribute to the courageous men and women of Kota Pandapatan who valiantly defended their homeland on May 2, 1902.
The battle took place in Brgy. Sultan Pandapatan, Bayang, Lanao del Sur and was described by historians as the “Fiercest battle in all of the insurrection”; where numerous noble individuals sacrificed their lives defending the Moro land against the American Expeditionary Forces. This battle sparked the genesis of the Moro-American War that lasted between 1902 to 1915.
Today, hundreds of individuals, including representatives and leaders from the local government units, civil society organizations, traditional leaders, students, and residents, among others, participated in the commemoration.
This commemoration is implemented through the Ministry’s “Popularization of Bangsamoro Historical Events” program that aims to raise public awareness on the Bangsamoro’s significant historical events. Also, it popularizes narratives that highlight values that has become part of the Bangsamoro’s social fabric.
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