HomeAnuaryo/Annales: Journal of Historyvol. 13 no. 1 (1995)

Piratas or Moro Anti-Colonial Resistance: The Non-Muslim and Non-Spanish View

Luis C. Dery



The writer assesses the impact of the "Moro" wars in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial years. The Muslim raids did not only result in the capture and death of many inhabitants of the coastal towns of Luzon and the Visayas but also their resettlement. The last part of the paper explains the reasons for the failure of Spanish colonial authorities to contain the Muslim attacks.