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Rajah Sulayman - Manila, Philippines
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 14° 35.001 E 120° 58.747
51P E 282285 N 1613210
Quick Description: This bust of Rajah Sulayman, brave muslim leader who defended Manila against the Spanish forces, is located beside the central lagoon in Rizal Park in Manila.
Location: Philippines
Date Posted: 3/10/2011 6:30:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMAY5X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 3am
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Long Description:

Despite the plaque on this bust statue, there is some controversy over the identity of this hero of the resistance to Spanish rule in the Philippines. The chief of the Macabebe forces was indeed killed in the Battle of Bankusay on June 3, 1571, but his actual name is not recorded in the accounts of the battle. Some identify him as Tarik Sulayman, others as Rajah Sulayman III.

What is known is that this individual was one of three Muslim chiefs who refused to cooperate with the Spanish forces, and this battle, led by Miguel de Legazpi, marked the last resistance to the occupation of Manila by the Spaniards. Subsequent peace treaties were signed and the leaders themselves converted to Christianity.

The statue is a bronze bust mounted on a stone pedestal beside the central lagoon with its dancing fountain in Rizal Park.

(Manila, d. 1571)

The brave Muslim ruler of the kingdom of Maynilad (Manila) who refused
the offer of “friendship” by the Spaniards which actually meant the loss
of the freedom of his people. He fought the Spaniard under Miguel Lopez
de Legasi twice in 1570 and 1571, resulting in the burning of his kingdom.
on the second battle, the Battle of Bankusay on June 3, 1571.
Rajah Sulayman perished with 300 of his warriors.
URL of the statue: Not listed

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