Cotabato tells its own stories by Gideon Lasco

KIDAPAWAN CITY — Once, there were two brothers, Mamalu and Tabunaway, who lived peacefully in Mindanao. When Sharif Kabungsuwan, the Arab-Malay warrior-missionary, came to preach Islam, Tabunaway converted, but Mamalu decided to hold fast to the beliefs of their elders. The brothers parted ways: Tabunaway to the lowlands and Mamalu to the mountains, but they vowed to honor their kinship, and thus they lived in harmony. Read more…

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