SULTANATE OF BINIDAYAN
HISTORY OF BINIDAYAN SULTANATE
With some minor differences or variations, the Binidayan history narrates how the sultanate system of Binidayan established. Binidayan before it becomes municipalities was called Bobonga Onayan, it was located at the center of Onayan Pangampong, principality of Lanao (state of Lanao). Imam Kadi of Binidayan established a sultanate system of Binidayan. Datu Alongan crowned with the specific title as Datu sa Binidayan and later his eldest son hold the title as sultan sa Bobonga Onayan. According to Imam Kadi and the Datus, Binidayan was divided into five principalities (lima ka agama) every principalities hold the specified title (grar) provide by Datu’s and Imam Kadi, this arrangement (taritib) was agreed by the majority of Datus in Binidayan.
Time passed, Sultan of Bobonga Onayan was slain in the area of east Onayan by Datu Kapitan Laot and he hide at siyao a datu Maguing. The two sons of Datu Alongan, Maruhom Pongkaiman and Amai Bayora organized their men with the cooperation of people in Sultanate of Uyaan. Their mother side, and belong to same family tree lineage, particularly Ampaso. The two Sultanate attacked Kapitan Laot in Maguing and captured him as a hostage and brought in Binidayan, Datu Kapitan Laot is difficult to killed, he had a magical necklace (anting anting, Kubla) to protect him in time of danger, but the sister of Maruhom was the one who killed him when he was in Binidayan.
In that cased, Datu’s and Bae’s of Binidayan made an agreement that since Maruhom and his Brother Amai bayora toke revenged and pride of Binidayan, either one of them should be the right, legitimate and suitable to hold the title as sultan of all five principalities of Binidayan, this arrangement was based on their lineage and performance as a successor. In a few months, Maruhom was enthroned as first Sultan of Binidayan, while the Sultans of five Principalities remain as Councils of sultan (Odasa o Sulotan of Binidayan) and Amai Bayora become Sultan a Pitiilan of Kiyalilidan.
Maruhom reached an old aged and installed his eldest son Ginarapandi as 2nd Sultan of Binidayan. at that time, Ginarapandi married to Bae Apipa, daughter of Datu Ibrahim Datumulok of Tugaya and begot Mangotara, Pakalangot and Paramanis. Mangotara enthroned 3rd sultan of Binidayan and married to Dampologan of Wato and got late Sultan of wato Dangcogan, Datumolok of Tugaya Batawi, Botawan Hadji Camid Usngan of Masiu, Dimaporo and Mariga. Dimaporo enthroned as 4th Sultan of Binidayan and married to Bae Borngao and Begot Gov. Ali B. Dimaporo who later become sultan of Masiu
To be Continue
By Datu Ontay M. Abdulmadid
Based on Story of Udato and Al-Ali Omar Sharief
Last updated by Jasmin Feb 15, 2014.