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FLAG OF THE FORT OF PUALAS

A red flag was flying from Fort Pualas, and although it was the rendezvous of several hundred Moros, it bordered on what was known as the Ganassi country...


From : History of the 27th Infantry Regiment U.S.A.

FLAG OF HRH THE SULTAN OF UATU

The flag of the Sultan of Uatu or Uato was a war flag .
FLAG OF HRH THE SULTAN OF MASIU

This flag is based on a written description on an american source.
The War of 1898, and U.S. interventions, 1898-1934: an encyclopedia
by Benjamin R. Beede

Bayang, Moro Province, the Philippines, battle ( page 44 )

... .With red flags flying in defiance, the fort was defended by a combined force of some 6oo Moro warriors, mostly from Bayang, with some fighters from Bacolod, Butig, Paigoay, maciu and Dirimuyud. ....


FLAG OF THE SULTAN OF BACOLOD 1902 CIRCA


Cross winds of empire
Di Woodbern Edwin Remington 1941 page 120

..., today dispatch states that the red flag of Moro rebellion is flying over the cotta of Amai Millon at Bacolod,...

A long march: the lives of Frank and Alice Baldwin? - Pag. 182

di Robert Hugh Steinbach - 1989 - 223 pagine
awoke and saw that the Moros had hauled down their red battle flag and had ...
for two Moro strongholds remained in the lake region: Bacolod and Maciu. ...
SAMBOLAYAN SHOWN IN AN OLD POST CARD
DETAIL OF A SAMBOLAYAN *

The sambolayan consists in a rectangular cloth with three or five tapered streamers trailing below of it.
These trailing streamers seem like tentacles
of an octopus.
SAMBOLAYAN *

According to the peoples of the Lanao lake, the sambolayan symbolizes the power of the Sultan.The person who display this kind of gonfalon was Makaampao Kalinan, one of the anchestors who founded the four Sultanates of Lanao.
The gonfalon was dedicated to his three sons, represented on the sambolayan by the three trailing streamers.
The names of his sons were:Popawan sa Bayabao, Paskan sa Unayan and Amialongan Simban sa Masiu; all founding anchestors of the Sultanates (Pengampong ) of Bayabao, Unayan and Masiu.
MARANAO PASANDALANG IN FRONT OF LAKE LANAO*
PASANDALAN SA MOROG *

The pasandalan sa Morog or pasandalan is a long rectangular banner ; it gives its name to Morog, legendary anchestor of Maranaos commemorated in the epic Darandeng.
When the pasandalan sa Morog flies to the wind it remainds the waves of the lake Lanao.
It symbolized the Lake Lanao and the Maranao people.
Sometimes at the top of the pole of the sambolayan there is a finial called "Kilala"; it can be made of a pomelo (green fruit ) impaled on a stick, surrounded by cuttings of the "Cordyline terminalis".
PRINCESS WITH PAYONG CALLED
OBOR -OBOR
PAYONG

The "payong " is a royal umbrella that we can find among many peoples of the east of Asia.
It is not used against bad weather and against sun rays, it has ceremonial function
and is symbol of hight rank.
Sometimes the payong is associated with women.
The symbol of the Bailabi (Sultaness ) is a special type of payong called "obor-obor ".
The royal umbrella can be single-tiered or multy-tiered in number of 3, 5, 7 , 9 layers with cloth tassels (called padiontay ).




*Thanks to Norodin Alonto Lucman for the picture
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