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Moros Under Commonwealth Government
Transcript of Moros Under Commonwealth Government
The letter made by Hadji Abdul Kamid Bogabong in July 13, 1934, signed by 200 Maranao leaders, represented Moros deep feelings and requests.
Moros participation in an independent Philippines nation. Even though Moros felt deserted by the Americans and cornered by the Christian Filipinos.
The economic development for the nation's economy
Coat of arms
To be continued ...
Tomas Cabili signing a document.
The threat to security
First, the existence of Japanese entrepreneurs in Davao.
Second, migration of Christian Filipinos to adjoin the Moro communities.
Effects on Moros
The strange communication with other religious people with different religious practices made a great impact to the inhabitants of Morolands. Thus, Moros find the disadvantages because of the differences between them and the newcomers and the unseen inequality towards them.
The New Constitution
Many concerned Moros (esp. in Lanao area), expressed their negative feeling towards Constitution. They believed that it would destroy their religious rights and marital customs.
Election for convention delegates
The first time Moros had joined in a Philippine nationwide voting exercise is in the election for convention delegates in July 1934.
The Philippine Economy during the Commonwealth period
The Philippines had a sense of dependency to the America.
In 1935, the Commonwealth faced with a depressed economy dependent upon free trade with the United States which, was soon to end.
The Maranao leaders asked that the contents of the letter should appear in the Supreme Law.
* a member of the committee argued against the specification of dialects proposed by Manuel Quezon. He feared that Arabic would not be included as one of the local dialects, which was a concern for Moros.
3 Priorities of Commonwealth
Migration was part of the solution to both economic and security problem.