NOBILITY OF LANAO
The late Sultan Dimasangkay Adel iben Shriff Bangkaya iben Sharif Macaalang Iben Shariff Kabunsoan, first married to Bae potre Umpas the sister of Sandab of Padas Malabang, They are from the royal family of Johor. Maupaat Sandab and his Sister Potre Umpas is a son and daughter of Radia Bandar of Johor, son of Sharif Abdulrahman Hassan, their mother is reported as half sister of Sharief Kabunsoan,
Maupaat Sandab and Potre Umpas arrived in the mainland Mindanao on 1550 to visit their uncle Kabunsoan and his family, Maupaat Sandab Choose Malabang and Padas to Stay, while his Sister Umpas was married to Sharif Dimasangkay Adel Radiamoda and the 4th Sultan of Maguindanao, they bless with a girl, name Bae a wata Rangka Lawan. Dimasangkay adel and Umpas got misunderstanding, she went to her brother in Padas (now Pagayawan) she promised not to comeback until Dimsangkay re courted her and reconcile, But Dimasangkay Adel ignored it, he then married with another Bae in Iranon area.
Sandab got angry to Dimasangkay Adel, and let his sister married to Pendoma of Butig, a grand son of Aloyodan and Nandaopan. Not so long, Umpas and Pendoma got a babay boy name Amborong and girl Sittie Okho,
Ameladin a Macapundag, a Ruler of Onayan (onayan is one of 4 state of Lanao) Brother in - law of Sandab and Uncle of Pendoma, who had no child at that time, he then adapted Amborong and treated him like his real son. After many years, Ameladen convinced Sandab and Pendoma to let Amborong marry the daughter of Sultan Dimasangkay Adel of Maguindanao in revenged to what he did to their Sister Umpas,
Ameladin and his men went to Maguindanao to negotiate the wedding proposal of his son and the daughter of the Sultan. Dimasangkay Adel welcome theme and accepted the wedding proposal of Datu Ameladin a Macapundag a Ruler of Onayan. Ameladin went back to Padas and informed his Brother in – law Sandab to be ready on the occasion, same as to Datu Pendoma of Bitig.
In Maranao tradition, after the wedding engagement, the parents of the bride is required or obliged to give (IDANG) gift to the parents of the groom, Dimasangkay adel Sent one Jar of gold and jewelries to Butig where the parents of the grooms located, and advised his men to ask the name of the Grooms before they went back to Maguindanao, at time Umpas look at the Jar (a long cap Jar) in maranao term called "Amborong" she then informed the men of Dimasangkay that the name of the Groom is Amborong the name of the Jar and ask theme to bring Back the empty Jar to Maguindanao. In her mind to let Dimasangkay Adel realized that Groom and Bride are Brother and sister in motherhood, and finally remind what he did when he ignored.
When his men arrived in Maguindanao, they informed the Sultan that name of the Groom no less than but "Amborong". Dimasangkay Adel felt sad and resulting him for some minor sickness, he realized that men from Onayan are wised and made that case as means revenged for what he did to his ex – wife Umpas. Not so long , when the wedding day is near approaching , Ameladin and Sandab even Pendoma prepared and organized their relatives and friends to go in Maguindanao to witness the wedding ceremony, Ameladen a Macapundag sa Onayan wanted at least five – ten thousand people to come with them in Maguindanao to let the sultan see and could not postponed the wedding, but Dimasangkay Adel pretending that he is seriously sick so that he could not attend the ceremony, let his maiden to drop down the mosquito net (Colambo) and informed all the guest that he is Deeply sick, Ameladin and Pendoma quite smiled and noticed that Sultan might know the situation, after all, without the presence of Sultan Dimasangkay Adel, the wedding successfully done.
After a few months, Dimasangkay let Amborong and Rangka Lawan visits either Butig or Padas in Lanao, Potre Rangka Lawan pregnat that time, ever since Umpas saw Rangkalawan, she felt guilt and regretted and then she told her husband Pendoma that Amborong and Rangka Lawan must be divorce after the delivery, it is forbidden in Islamic law that brother and sister got married, Pendoma Agreed. Time passed Amborong and Rangka Lawan got Shariff Amatonding of Lanao, or Amatonding a Noni.
(another version of the Salsila, Rangka Lawan re married to an iranon Datu, but her brother Radiamuda sa Maguindanao married to Sittie okho ( sister of Amborong) and Got Sittie Ader and Dimaalip, Ader is the Mother of Balindong Buzar who later married to the Daughter of Amatonding a Nonie and Bae Gayang Mupat. Okho and Radiamuda got Divorced and re married to Datu Magansa sa butig and Begot Dianaton Naim who later married to Paramata Asia daughter also of Amatonding a nonie. Some version of salsila narrated that when Potre Umpas left in Maguindanao and went to Padas she was 4 months pregnant with Amborong, thierfore Husband and wife Rangka lawan and Amborong were all childrens of Sultan Dimasangkay adel of Maguindanao)
Amatonding a Nonie, on April 4 1639 married to Bae Gayang Mupat Sister of Sultan Mohammad Dipatuan Kudarat of Maguindanao, a first Cousin of his mother, Gayang and Kudarat is a son and daughter of Sultan Sarikula of Maguindanao a half Brother of Dimasangkay Adel, their mother is a daughter of Sultan Moh. Ul Halim Budiman, 7th Ruler of Sulo, and a Sister of Sultan Batara sa Tenga of Sulu, son of same Sultan.
Out of the marriage of Amatonding a Nonie and Bae Mupat Gayang, got the five noble blood of Lanao (lima Nonie sa ranao) namely. Anta of Tubok, Nago of Pikong, Ambun of Balabagan, Paramata Asia of Butig and Pindawadawa Oray of Masiu. Some of the Children of Anta are Potre Nayo and Datu Palawan. Paramata Asia of Butig Married to Dianaton Naim of Butig, Begot Ambayo, Bayo, Saimbo and Andoy all Paramata. While Pindawadawa oray married to Balindong Buzar of Masiu and Begot. The Seven Maruhom, and four princess, namely, Dialaloden. Rakhmatulla. Hidayat, Adel, Karamat, Datu a wata, Salic. and the 4 Paramtas, Namely Saimbo, Nangko, Banong, Impah.
According to some Salsila in Lanao, After the wedding occasion of Amborong and Rangka Lawan, around 2000 thousand close relatives and friends of Amborong stayed with theme in Maguindanao, some of them got married in the said area, some of then never retuned in Lanao because of the generosity of Dimasangkay Adel, he offered some of his land in Between Lanao and Maguindanao area, they settled in the area, according to some history, every time they went down to the town proper of Cotawato now Cotabato city, People of Maguindanao and Buayaan called theme Iranaon, means People from Ranao or Lanao. Iranaon is the original name of Maranao People before the Spanish era, Iranaon intermarriages with the people of Maguindanao and that is the Birth of Iranon Tribe, a mixed of Maranao and Maguindanao tribe, They Believed that Iranon tribe is the most noble blood tribe in the mainland of Mindanao so that Maranao and Maguindanao lineage were combined and now Iranon lineage. So I am Proud to be an iranaon or Iranaon.
By: Datu Ontay Acmad M. Abdulmadid
Last updated by Jasmin Feb 15, 2014.