HIDDEN HISTORY: ‘The Kingdom of Maharlika’, The Hidden History of the Philippines (Archive)

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– The Kingdom of Maharlika was composed of the Philippines, Danang Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Kuril Islands, Borneo, Guam, Marianas Island and Hawaii, and was ruled by a certain King Luisong Tagean [later changed to Tallano for fear of Spanish execution]. He ruled the entire kingdom from Luzon, the Northern part of what is now known as The Philippines.

This claim is supported by surveys made as early as 9th century, acknowledged by British monarchy in 14th century. However, court documents, land title OCT No. T-01-4, indicate the Tagean [Tallano] Clan only owns the whole Philippine archipelago, but ignored the other parts of the Maharlikan Kingdom, i.e. Sabah Borneo, Marianas Is. , Guam and Hawaii —  an early attempt of a major land grab by the British and other colonialists.

Even in the 1935 Philippine Constitution, the number of islands were further reduced from 7,169 to 7,100 only, by the oligarch controlled legislative. With reference to the map below, even the shorelines where cut-off, a clear indication of willful distortion of historical dominion further eroding the integrity of the Land Registration Authority and the whole sovereignty of the Maharlikans.

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This means that ALL LAND TITLES within the lost Kingdom of Maharlika ARE FAKE. This makes the likes of Ayala, Ortigas, Rodriguez, Villar, and most of the elite class of the country, as mere LandGrabbers. Their crimes were not brought to light for they have full control of all institutions, e.g. politics and government, schools and book publishing, mass media [print and TV], etc.

The heirs to the royalty are also demanding for the return of 617,500 metric tons of gold, and 500,000 pcs. of 10k diamonds, which were used to back up the peso, and the establishment of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. This is the reason why $1 = Php 2 only after WW2.

The Royal Family intends to share their assets to every Maharlikan, so that not one of them is a squatter in his own country. Their sincerity towards this end can be viewed from their action whenever illegal settlers are driven away from urban centers like Greater Manila by business interests holding fake derivative land titles. With court injunctions, shanty demolitions were halted, only to be burned months later by those heartless souls who want their wicked will imposed.

Our Appeal

Before we continue on exploring the bits and pieces of our forgotten yet glorious past, please allow us to share our sincere insights on the issue of sovereignty and the importance of enlightened unity among the inhabitants of these islands our long departed ancestors dearly called Maharlika.

The possibility of unity among Maharlikans depend largely on their ability to go beyond their religious differences. Both Christians and Muslims need to trace their roots before they were indoctrinated to monotheism. The worship of Nature is saner than idolatry.

Before Islam and Christianity came, we as a people were very spiritual and consciously connected to the spirits of our ancestors and Nature herself.

Research if you may, the first version of Qur’an was written in Latin, just like the Bible. Why? Both were made by the same authors at the Vatican. The purpose of having too many religions is to divide and conquer the entire global population.

We can all be spiritual but not religious, social conscious but apolitical.

Religion has nothing to do with Spirituality. Its purpose is to control the Mind through hypnotism. Constant repetition of the Lie makes the dogmas more believable — that’s a known effective method of indoctrination, i.e. brainwashing.

In the interim, it is imperative for all of us to stop calling ourselves Filipino, a Spanish slave name.

And if ever you still consider yourself a free individual, know that you are working for the Corporation known as the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. Periodic national and local elections are put there to create the illusion of freedom and yet nothing has happened since this Corporate Republic has been established in 1946.

And if you are seeking to broaden your perspectives in the hope of finding a better way for us to move forward, start here.

The future is accelerating towards the destruction of medieval empires, borders and national identities. Ultimately, the integrity of the individual and the Sanctity of the Soul will triumph over the Slave Mind, in the spirit of Universal Enlightenment.


To help every Maharlikan [erroneously called Filipino] from the government imposed poverty.

letter of intent - tallano

One of the signatories of the above document, EJ Ekker, representing The Alliance, wrote the following…


By EJ & Doris J. Ekker

[Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles based upon court documents revealing the hidden history of the Philippines. Every nation has, it seems, at least two versions of its history: what really happened, being obscured by the “doctored” version of what happened so that nearly all of the people have little access to the truth and most of whom will blindly defend the lie to their death.]

As we study the court documents related to the ownership of land in the Philippines, we are struck by the wisdom of Judge Enrique A. Agana who took responsibility for and wrote the ORDERS for the DECISION WITH COMPROMISE AGREEMENT of 1972, some eight years after the litigation was terminated by the AGREEMENT reached in 1964. We believe that, had his ORDERS been followed by both parties, the government and the Tallanos, the Philippine Islands may well have become the “Pearl of the Pacific” and A “world financial center” if not THE “world financial center”.

In all of the world’s occupations and professions, there is no other that is so dedicated to arriving at TRUTH as a good Judge. At trial there are always at least two factions that are trying to lead the Judge, if not to mislead and fool him, and so his task is one of endless searching for TRUTH. True, there are biased, and even corrupted, Judges, but as you will soon find for yourself, Judge Enrique A. Agana was not among them.

At this time, 2003, Peace and Order are of paramount concern to Filipinos. Street crime is so rampant that most kidnappings, murders, car thefts, robberies, muggings and bank heists do not make the news. Raids, ambushes, and bombings, (not to mention the rural terror resulting from the constant “collection of revolutionary taxes”) by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the communist New People’s Army are accorded front-page coverage in the hope and expectation of military support from the United States. Had Judge Agana’s ORDERS been followed, virtually all of those problems would have long ago dissolved.

President Ferdinand E. Marcos hired a team of experts to come from Europe and plan the “infrastructure” of the Philippines, including a high-speed rail system from the northern tip to the southern tip of the main islands. We have personally met the man who contracted to print 50 numbered copies of the large book that was compiled after two years. He was not allowed to keep a copy or the plates and it is said that Corazone Aquino, the American-selected President to replace the shanghaied Marcos, placed such a bounty on the books and/or their owners that they all disappeared. We have not been able to locate one or anyone that will admit to knowing where we might see one.

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Tallano Foundation Documents

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OCT T-01-4 (164Kb)
TCT T-408 (25Kb)
TCT T-498 (27Kb)
1972-02-04 Agana Decision with Compromise Agreement (297Kb)
1974-03-21 Agana Clarificatory Order (82Kb)
1975-11-04 Agana Decision (Acopiado) (214Kb)
1976-01-19 Agana Clarificatory Decision (187Kb)
1982-09-14 Certified True Copy of Entry of Judgment (52Kb)
1989-05-28 Third Alias Writ of Execution with Dismissal to Motion for Relief (166Kb)
1989-10-09 Partial Compliance with Sheriff’s Certificate of Return (48Kb)
1996 Supreme Court en banc Decision re Title 4136 (3,975Kb)
1997-07-07 Reyes Order Reconstituting November 4, 1975 Decision (13Kb)
1998-02-02 Reyes Order Reaffirming November 4, 1975 Decision (15Kb)
2001-07-11 Reyes Order Reconstituting Previous Orders and Writs (26Kb)
2001-10-08 Reyes Denial of Solicitor General Motion for Reconsideration (26Kb)
2002-06-07 Letter of Intent – Julian Morden Tallano (616Kb)
2002-06-25 Resolution Writ of Preliminary Injunction against Tallano Personally (19Kb)
2004-05-24 Foundation Manifestation by Atty Viray (45Kb)
2005-04-05 SC Resolution re False Acopiado Claims
2005-04-13 Foundation Motion to Intervene by Atty Peralta (22Kb)
2005-08-10 Foundation Manifestation by Atty Peralta (18Kb)
2005-09-15 Motion to Submit for Resolution and-or Ex-Parte (18Kb)
2006-01-18 FDN re False OCT 383 (233Kb)
2006-02-01 Foundation Motion for Reconsideration by Atty Estepa (36Kb)
2006-03-26 Motion to Hold Execution in Abeyance by Atty Estepa (17Kb)
2006-03-30 Foundation Verified Petition for Certiorari (51Kb)
2006-05-08 Tallano Documents Submitted to the Court of Appeals (134Kb)
2006-05-21 Foundation Manifestation by Atty Estepa (49Kb)
2006-07-12 Foundation Correspondence re False Land Titles (2,249Kb)
2006-08 Foundation Notices to Julian Tallano, LRA and GMA (903Kb)
2006-08-22 Lease Termination (307Kb)
2006-11 Court of Appeals Resolution re Admittance of Exhibits
2006-11-14 Court of Appeals Jacoba Memorandum for Julian M. Tallano
2007-03-17 Tallano Fdn Mtg (EJ Ekker Expelled) (2,069Kb)
2007-03-19 Tallano Fdn Mtg (Atty Estepa Terminated) (651Kb)
2007-03-19 Auditor’s Request for Submission of Expenses (742Kb)
2007-03-24 Rectifying GAIA Bogus Claim to 40% of Philippines Gold
Report on the Review of the Land Classification of Quezon City (1,257Kb)
CONTACT Newspaper: “Factual History of the Philippines” (1,273Kb)

Wikipedia’s distorted account of Maharlika, which is also what grade schools are peddling can be read here.

Let it be understood that the writers and historians producing these materials came from the same families occupying said properties for several generations, which as land title OCT T-01-4 would indicate, are merely holding fake derivative land titles.

From Wikipedia’s talk page about Maharlika we can read the following…


“Asalamu Alaikum, Warahmatulahi Wabarakatuhu” Maharlika was a Kingdom of Royal Nobilities wherein its rulers were of bloodlines of the Holy Prophet.In the 9th to the 12th century with India’s Majapahit Empire of Maharaja Pamarwasa, the latter’s suzerainty upon the territories also referred to as the Sri Vigaya Empire, a Satellite Empire of the Majapahit’s, under a kinship, King Luisong Tagean Tallano, comprising of Selurong-Luzon, Vigaya-Visayas, Maguindanao-Mindanao, Sulook-Sulu, Malayas-Malaysia, Bulongan-Brunei, Johore-Singapore and extending eastward to Ladrones-Guam, Carolines Islands and Havvaii-Hawaii.

The people’s religion was Hindu as State religion however there were others as, Sankhrit, and perhaps even Buddism. Rest assured that its rulers were Muslims. Evident when the Sri Vigaya Empire diminished, the territories embraced the religion of Islam. The King was referred to by Italian Traders as “Tallano”.  The King’s sons were Raja Sulayman of Selurong, Raja Humabon of Vigaya, Aliwya of Maguindanao, a kinship Makdum of Soolok, son Panglima Ege(Kaliph Pulaka or Datu Pula, better known in Cebu as Lapulapu) of Sempurna Malayas, His cousin in-law, an Arab, Zein Ul-Abidin of  Seri-Brunei, Sharif Kabungsuwan(Karim Ul-Makdum) of  Johore-Singapore and Indonesia and territories  extending eastward to Guam, Carolines and on to a kinship-King Kamehameha of Havvaii. These Kinships were the ruling class family of the Maharlika Kingdom.

The death of the Majapahit Emperor-Maharaja Pamarwasa in the 12th century, the Empire began to diminish and so did its Satellite Empire, the Sri Vigaya Empire. The Seri Ruler, an Arab, Zein Ul-Abidin whose wife-Eskander was the daughter of the Majapahit King, took his father in-law’s political authority and established the very first Sultanate of Bruney as Sultan Mohamad Shah. He had also went to Sulu to have succeeded Raja Baginda Ali, the latter being the son in-law of Ruler Paduka Batara, the Eastern King of Sulu who had passed away in Fuikein, China. Other rulers of the said territories also established strings of Muslim Kingdoms, then known as the Muslim National Archipelago. 1521 Spanish encroachment and colonization into Selurong, King Luisong did not agree of Spain’s colonization/atrocities naming his kingdom as the Philippines, after Spain’s King Philip-II, and consorted with the Queen of Spain, however to no amicability reach. King Luisong Tagean Tallano then consorted with the British who defeated the Spanish and the former in 1764 issued a British Royal Protocol Decree 01-4 favoring the ownership of said territories to the said King.

When the British left, America in competing for colonization with Spain, supposedly bombed its own naval vessel, the USS Maine docked at Spanish colonized Cuba and blamed Spain for it as being an act of War. As restitution, Spain signed a treaty to have ceded the Philippines to America for 20 Million in Gold Coins in the Treaty of Paris of December 10, 1898 officially Spain ceding the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico to America tacitly agreed by with the King’s kinship, Don Benito Tallano who was handed the amount in paying Spain and to have Spain Issued the “Titulo De Compra” as by the Torren’s System as Original Certificate of Title or OCT 01-4  based on the Maura Law, the very first ever issued by Spain in the Philippines; affirming ownership of the Philippines to Prince Lacan Acuna  Ul-Rijal Tagean Bolkiah-Tallano. Wherein, the Prince took on the name Bolkiah then under his uncle the Brunei Sultan-Hasan Bolkiah, who had suzerainty upon the said territories known as the “Singing Captain”. While his cousin, son of Raja Lakandula, San Agustin De Legaspi was reigning in Manilad, Selurong.

Sultan Bolkiah’s elder brother was Sultan Ahmad, the second reigning Sultan of Brunei who was succeeded by his nephew Sultan Seri Ali. Seri Ali was succeeded by Sultan Hasan Bolkiah, then Succeeded By Sultan Ul-Rijal. Sultan Ahmad who begotted Amir Alatas Uddin, the latter being the father of Sayyid Nakhoda Perkasa Angging and Nakhoda Sangkalang. Angging in 1704 was Brunei’s Maharaja for the Sulus (begotted Maharaj Adinda Taup who Begotted Sharif Imam Ul-Alam Arpa Who then Begotted Sharif Carpenter Arpa to Ashrf Paduka Ahmad Carpenter Arpa-V), and Nakhoda Sangkalang for North Borneo later after the two defended North Borneo along with Sulu warriors for the Brunei Sultan against the self proclaimed Sultan Mobin at North Borneo in 1613.

America paying 20Million in Gold Coins were handed over thru Don Benito Tallano who paid Spain for as well the Titulo De Compra later subdividing Luzon to other kinships, and recognition of Prince Lacan Acuna Ul-Rijal Tagean Bolkiah Tallano as owner of the Philippines as by affirmed by Spain based on the Maura Law in the Original Certificate of Title OCT 01-4 the very first land Title issued in the Philippines. Since the OCT 01-4 only covered the Philippines, the rest of the territories fell upon foreign administering powers who had later made said territories divided as independent sovereign States.

America concurred the ownership of the Philippines as well later in October 3, 1904 under U.S. ACT no. 496 Torrens Title that was also declared as OCT 01-4 as by the Torrens System. In 1913, U.S. Act no. 2259 affirming the Title OCT 01-4 of heir owners of fee simple and heirs/Princes of interest to their predecessors of Maharlika Kingdom, as registered. The Title of ownership to the heirs were farther substantiated and certified thru court certification, “Return of Sheriff” under Philippine Court. The court In January 19, 1976 made judgment with final and executory decision in favor to Prince Luis Morden Tallano and/or heirs due to non-appearance of any claimant nor the appearance in court by the Philippine Government. However, a court appeal was made under CA-GR no. 70014 by the Government declaring OCT 01-4 as null and void. Final decision is pending for Resolution. Whenever and whatever resolution-decision may be, it may affect the validity of both parties. Philippine Republic, land titles are based on a “deed of Absolute Sale” and as by the Torrens System, and so is the OCT 01-4 also as by the Torrens System, and vice-versa to Philippine land Titles of its citizens. Although, no other Titles were issued prior to OCT 01-4, Title issued as by same Torrens System, is contradictory of the Torren’s System. It is so, because the Torrens Title is indefeasible and can not be voided by any land claimant who has no Title or whose Title is issued later; and is imprescriptibly or unsubscribed. As by the OCT 01-4, the initial mother Title issued upon the cadastral delimited territory of Maharlika for the Philippine archipelago, its case is likely be pending indefinitely for protection of all parties, apparently. The Present heirs and/or heirs of interest are assisting the homeless using OCT 01-4 as its legal basis against Government administrations that moves out the homeless from so called government lands without compensation nor relocation. Prince Morden Tallano of the Tallano Foundation or the TALA ESTATES is the Selurong Base who had spearheaded our proprietary rights and claim; and Am Prince/heir of interest of OCT 01-4 or Original Certificate of Title o1-4 and stands for all its Tribal Affairs as its Plenipotentiary Minister.Insha’Allah. Wa Billahi Tawfiq Wal-Hidaya, Wassalamu Alaikum Warahmatulaah.

I am, H.R.H. Al-Sharif (Ashrf) Paduka Ahmad Ulrijal Tagean Bolki Carpenter Yu Tiamo Arpa-V Ibni Maharaja Adinda Taup Angging (Anddin) Zein Ul-Abidin ULRijal Bolkiah Tagean Al-Marhum Sultan Shariful Hashim Abu’Bkr Mohamad Shah of the Maharlika Sultanates.  and for PRINCE LUIS MORDEN TALLANO.


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Treaty of Paris (1898)

The Treaty of Paris of 1898, 30 Stat. 1754, was an agreement made in 1898 that resulted in the Spanish Empire‘s surrendering control of Cuba and cedingPuerto Rico, parts of the Spanish West Indies, the island of Guam, and the Philippines to the United States. The cession of the Philippines involved a payment of $20 million from the United States to the Spanish Empire.[1] The treaty was signed on December 10, 1898, and ended the Spanish-American War. The Treaty of Paris came into effect on April 11, 1899, when the documents of ratification were exchanged.[2]

The Treaty of Paris signaled the end of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and the Pacific Islands (see also the German–Spanish Treaty (1899)), and it marked the beginning of the age of the United States as a world power.

The Spanish-American War, beginning on April 25, 1898 due to a series of escalating disputes between the two nations, ended on Dec. 10, 1898 with the Treaty of Paris negotiations, resulting in Spain’s loss of its control over the remains of its overseas empire.[3] After much of mainland Latin America had achieved independence, Cuba tried its hand at revolution in 1868-1878, and again in the 1890s, led by José Martí, or “El Apóstol.” Martí returned to Cuba and participated in at first in the struggles against the Spanish government, but was killed on May 19, 1895. The Philippines at this time also became resistant to Spanish colonial rule. August 26, 1896 presented the first call to revolt, led by Andrés Bonifacio, succeeded by Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy, who had his predecessor arrested and executed on May 10, 1897. Aguinaldo then negotiated with the Spaniards and was exiled to Hong Kong, where he continued to help with resistance from abroad.

The Spanish-American War that followed had overwhelming U.S. public support due to the popular fervor towards supporting Cuban freedom [4] as well as furthering U.S. economic interests overseas.[5] The U.S. was particularly attracted to the developing sugar industry in Cuba.[3] The U.S. military even resorted to falsifying reports in the Philippines in order to maintain public support for U.S. involvement abroad.[6] The U.S. justified its participation in the war based on the principles of Manifest Destiny and expansionism, proclaiming that it was America’s fate and its duty to take charge in these overseas nations.[7]

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    (A Position Paper by HRH. Al-Sharif (Ashrf) Maulana Paduka Ahmad Carpenter Yu Tiamco Arpa-V Ibni Maharaja Adinda Taup Angging (Anddin) Zein (Zainal) Ul-Abidin ULRijal Bolkiah Tagean Al-Marhum Sultan Shariful Hashim Abu’Bkr Mohamad Shah of the Maharlika Sultanates)

    “During the Majapahit Empire which is entirely part of Southeast Asia, and the capital surrounding the islands of Sulu, the name Maharlika was respected by the Datus and Rahas, and all the leaders of the society. The name also empowers strength, winning not only in battles, but in morals and love among people….Moreover, the word is deeply grounded within the Dravidian and Austronesian ancestral traditions and heritage of the peoples in the region.“

    It is a historical fact that long before Spanish occupation of the Philippines, this great archipelago was ruled by Royal families and nobilities. However, this historical fact has been buried into oblivion and forgetfulness and had been passed on to the people’s consciousness as myths and legends that whenever one talks of a once great kingdom, the story seems so fantastical to warrant any belief.
    To correct such a great mistake in history, there must be a collective effort on our part to bring out the true story. Such a herculean task must be begun so that every Maharlikan-Filipino can take pride knowing their historical roots and learning the giants whose shoulder we are all sitting.

    Long before the Spaniards came to Philippines shores, the Philippine archipelago consisting of 7,169 islands with an area of 1,049,212,962 nautical square miles, including Guam and Hawaii was known as Maharlika. It was populated by Malays and ruled by the Tagean Tallano clans from the ninth to the fifteenth century. When the Spaniards started ruling the Philippines archipelago, they renamed it Hacienda Filipina.

    Of the many kingdoms in Asia, Maharlika was one of them under King Luisong Tagean Tallano, the father of Raja Lapu-Lapu and Raja Soliman, the successors of King Marikudo of the Sri Vishayan Empire. Its principal products at that time were peanuts (mani) exported to Mexico and European countries and Herbal plants known as “Nilad” with some medicinal qualities which were exported to Mainland China. With the passage of time, the Chinese traders changed the name Maharlika to Maynilad or Maynila.

    As in olden days, the kings and their families own their kingdoms and distribute portions to their subjects, especially to the members of the royal clans.
    The reign of the royal family of the Philippines had started as early in the l3th century, about 200 years yet before the Spanish came to our shores. The noble family was headed then by the late King Luisong Tagean married to Lamayan Bowan.
    According to the Philippine Historical Commission; the entire Greater Manila area was under the territories of Namayan then some five (5) centuries ago which was divided into seven (7) districts which included said Greater Manila areas including the former Karilaya Island (now Quezon province), which include the whole region of Kawit (now Cavite) and that lake region; the province of Laguna including portions of Batangas (Bumbon province before).

    The origin of their inhabitants from mentioned places came from the noble family names Lacan-Tagean centuries ago and by his wife Lamayan Bowan. The noble tribes were the owners of said territories and they controlled the areas and inhabited it themselves for more than five (5) centuries ago and it was passed by more than ten (10) generations of their clans. Some of these were their children and grand children, like the names of Rajah Lacan-Tagean, the 11th son of Rajah Soliman who is married to Mary Anne Dent, the beautiful daughter of Alfred Dent, a British Lord. Rajah Soliman is the second son of the King who controlled the entire area of Manila and its suburbs including the provinces of Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna and Quezon.
    Another grandson is Rajah Lakandula who took over Tondo during the untimely demise of Rajah Soliman. The 3rd eldest grandson is Rajah Gat Mauban who is married to the daughter of Bornean Sultan Abdul Kahar, the Sultan of Brunei. Rajah Soliman had a son named Prince Lacan Tagean that was adopted from his grandmother Margarett Acuña Macleod Tagean. The Prince was married to Princess Rowena Ma. Elizabeth Overbeck of Austria and in the same manner has a begotten son who is the Prince Julian Macleod Tallano who is married to Princess Aminah Kiram and their descendant Rajah Magat Salamat took over the area of Cagayan Valley, while Rajah Baginda, another grandson had covered the area of Bohol, and Rajah Lapulapu, the eldest son of the King took over the Island of Mactan, while Rajah Kolambo, the 8th grandson is the ruler of the Island of Cebu. Rajah Gat Mauban took the eastern part of the Province of Quezon including Mauban, Sampaloc and Lukban to protect the interest of his grandson Vicente Lukban.
    For reference, Manila started some thousand years ago, born out from the very womb of Rio de Tagean (now Pasig) river. The seat of the most powerful Datu, the King Luisong Tagean, which was inherited by his son Rajah Soliman and later by his grandson Lacan Tagean and his Royal Family, was not in Manila but in Lamayan District, now the Malacanang Palace. The evolution of Tagean Clan into Tallano Clan served as catalyst in their claims and interest in land against the Spanish government until such time when foreign intervention, like the British Royal Government started in l76l, had successfully invaded and liberated the Filipino people from the Spanish colonization in October l4, l764. The American government took its role and settled the inhabitants’ perennial land problems by cessation treaty at the acquisition cost of U.S. Dollar 20 million. Such amount had been provided by Tallano Tagean Clan through the King’s son, Lacan-Tagean Tallano. One condition in the said accord, the British and the Spanish governments, and the US government as well, and any foreign dominion, should respect the inhabitants’ private ownership and interest in land. As a result of this treaty, another treaty, the Treaty of Paris, came into being, also containing the precondition that private rights and interest in lands in the Philippines would be respected.
    The Treaty of Paris was signed April 4, l894. Upon signing it, the Spanish Royal Crown through its Queen sent Hermogenes and Miguel Rodriguez to the Philippines to assist the recovery of the Hacienda Quebega together with Hacienda Filipina by the Tagean Tallanos. Instead, they connived to carve out some of the best land for themselves. The Queen commanded them to cease and desist and reconvey from their landholdings the whole Hacienda Filipina, the archipelago with title OCT 0l-4 in the name of Prince Lacan Acuña Tagean-Tallano or to his son Prince Julian Macleod Tallano, the grandson of Alfred Dent, a British Lord and London merchant and part owner of Royal British North Borneo Company.
    The court had ruled that the invaders were not the Spanish Royal Crown and neither the Great Americans but merely the Spanish Filipino mestizos who have vested interest to grab the archipelago.
    A further evidence that the archipelago was the property of the Royal Family was written in Sung and Ming dynasty between the year l368 to l644 AD by the Chinese Emperor Yung Lo. As a symbol for the respect and due recognition of the Chinese Empire to the nobility of the King over his land ownership and rulership of the archipelago, the Chinese Emperor gave him a gift of silk cloth and several tons of precious metals like gold and jewels as a token of tribute to the Noble King whose name, King Luisong Tagean, was adapted in the naming of the largest island in his honor, the island of Luzon. Foreign traders regarded him as the sole ruler over the Archipelago; his ownership remained as an historic landmark; he never gained any resistance or opposition of any kind from various tribes of the inhabitants, meaning they directly admitted that the vast land of the archipelago was owned by the Tagean-Tallano Royal Clan, who discovered, rebuilt, glorified and fortified it for thousands of years. The inhabitants of the islands of Visayas and Mindanao acknowledged his rule by paying their share of their harvest from the lands they were tilling for and in behalf of the Royal Family.
    King Luisong Tagean died in December 17, 1764 who left of nothing but noble teachings and his bounty of bullion of gold, 720,000 metric tons, as legacies to his royal children and descendants, and to the inhabitants of Maharlika Islands. He died nine (9) months after the issuance of the declaration of said treaty, died in peace and happiness. He died upon learning the positive fruits of his efforts which was the issuance of land title over the archipelago in his honor issued by the British Government embracing 7,169 islands and around 503,877 square nautical miles under OCT No. T-0l-4 and in the name of his grandson, Prince Lacan Tagean on January 17, 1764 and later to l6 year-old Prince Julian Macleod Tallano in 1780.

    THE SPANIARDS. When the Spaniards came, full control of the islands remained with the descendants of King Luisong, specifically Raja Lapu-Lapu and his successors for Visayas and Mindanao and Raja Soliman and his successors for Luzon. Like conquerors of all kinds, the Spaniards started grabbing lands and distributed them to favored members of the conquering group, thereafter named Haciendas. Because of the land grabbing activities of the Spanish conquistadores, the descendants of King Luisong brought these questionable activities of the conquering armies of Spain to the attention of the Spanish Queen leading to the setting aside of many royal land grants and the issuance of titulo possessorio to become titulo de compra embracing the whole Philippine archipelago in favor of the Tallano clans.

    THE BRITISH. In 1762, the British Royal Armies came to Manila with the purpose of defeating the abusive Spanish armies. Finally, in 1764 the British won over the Spaniards. The British Royal Government then issued a Royal Decree, Protocol 01-4 based on the Laws of the West Indies, amending the property rights of King Philip of Spain over the Philippines and granting ownership of the Philippine archipelago to the Tagean Tallano clans. After the signing of the peace accord between the royal governments of Spain and Britain, the Queen of Spain recognized the property rights over the Philippine archipelago based on the Maura Law.

    THE TREATY OF PARIS. With the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the forces of the United States of America in the Battle of Manila Bay, Spain and America concluded the end of the War by signing the Treaty of Paris where the Philippines was sold for $20 Million U.S. Dollars. The winning bidder who paid the said amount in U.S. gold coins was DON ESTEBAN BENITEZ TALLANO, the predecessor in interest of PRINCE JULIAN MORDEN TALLANO. By virtue of the said payment, the Oficina de Cabildo recognized and affirmed Royal Decree 01-4 Protocol and registered as TITULO DE COMPRA in favor of PRINCE LACAN ACUNA ULRIJAL BOLKIAH (TAGEAN) TALLANO.

    TORRENS TITLE. With the American administration in the Philippines, the ownership of the TALLANO CLANS was strengthened further by the passage of Act No. 496 which gave rise to the Torrens Title. Land registration proceedings based on the said law were undertaken which affirmed the ownership and title of the Tallano Clans over the Philippine archipelago on October 3, 1904 as Original Certificate of Title (OCT) 01-4. Furthermore, when Cadastral Act No. 2259 of 1913 was passed, again the cadastral court recognized the ownership and title of the TALLANO CLANS over the whole Philippine Archipelago, still as OCT 01-4.

    A Torrens title is indefeasible which means it cannot be defeated by any claimant who has no title or whose title is issued later. It is also imprescriptibly which means that it does not prescribe. Even if a person who has no title or a fake title occupies a land duly titled for a million years, the titled owner of the land concerned can drive away any occupant who has no title or a later title over the land.

    In the Philippines, there is no titled issued earlier than OCT 01-4.

    DOCUMENTS ATTESTING TO THE EXISTENCE AND GENUINENESS OF THE TITLES OF THE TALLANO CLANS OVER THE PHILIPPINE ARCHIPELAGO. The following are the official documents duly certified attesting to and confirming the genuineness and validity of the TALLANO ownership and title over the lands embracing the Republic of the Philippines:

    Registration of Decree 01-4 protocol by virtue of the Supreme Order of the Royal Crown of England was done through Case No. 571 of the Royal Audiencia decreeing that PRINCE LACAN ACUNA TALLANO TAGEAN is the owner in fee simple of certain lands known as HACIENDA FILIPINA on January 17, 1764 at 10:45 in the morning, by authority of King George III of the Royal Crown of England, signed by GOVERNOR GENERAL DOWNSSONE DRAKE, British Governor, Philippine Islands.

    NUMBER OF ANNOTATIONS: There are about 19 pages of annotations describing the transactions involving the land registered under OCT T-01-4. Other than the ones quoted in the preceding paragraphs you have the following interesting annotations:

    Entry ODC-074, S-2-7, 1899 confirms the previous mortgage of U.S. $20,000,000.00 and later paid with the money of General Miguel Malvar who paid the amount of U.S. $3,300,000.00 for the area of Tanauan, Batangas; General Antonio Luna acquired the whole San Miguel and La Paz, Tarlac and paid U.S. $2,000,000.00 for it and giving the land as a gift to his sweetheart Miss Luisita Cojuangco; Don Mariano Tayag acquired 1,500 hectares of Kuliat and Mabiga, Pampanga and paid U.S.$3,300,000.00 for it; Don Francisco Macabulos acquired the area of Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac and paid U.S. $2,400,000.00; Don Juan Ejercito acquired the area of San Juan del Monte Hacienda embracing up to Sitio, Manduluyong consisting of 3,154 hectares for U.S. $3,154,000.00 and the remaining un-acquired areas were retained by Don Esteban Benitez Tallano and paid the amount of U.S. $6,600,000.00 for the remaining balance of the loan. This was inscribed on February 7, 1899 by Benito Legarda, Ad Interin. Land Registrar.

    Entry EDC-096, S-1900 Real estate mortgage by Don Esteban Benitez Tallano of a commercial lot of 250 hectares in Centro Intramuros in favor of Banco-Filipino Español for P1,500,000.00 for the establishment of the Manila Daily Bulletin which sum was received by Messrs. H. G. Farris and Carson Taylor Date of document is February 3, 1902 and inscribed on November 13, 1902 by H. K. Sleepper, Land Registration Officer.

    Entry PLA-061, S-6-1, 1903. Deed of Assignment made by Don Esteban Benitez Tallano in favor of the Sultanates of Mindanao/Sulu of the direct bloodline lineage of the three Datu-Sultans of Mindanao/Sulu under the 1825 Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram-I (father of 1858-1861 Sulu Sultan Pulalun and cousin Maharaja Adinda Taup) heirs, relatives of Don Esteban Benitez Tallano, the whole lands of the provinces of Sulu, Lanao, Cotabato, and Zamboanga to prevent the escalation of hostilities in the South.

    There are many more interesting annotations at the back of OCT 01-4 like Entry CLRO-01123, S-1904 regarding the yearly rental paid by the US Government to Don Esteban Benitez Tallano in Baguio City for the site now known as Camp John Hay.

    OCT NO. 01-4 was certified true, correct and genuine and existing at the Office of the Register of Deeds of Pasig, Rizal with the caveat that the original document was forwarded to the Office of the Register of Deeds of Manila in 1960 for jurisdictional purpose. The certification was issued by JOSE D. SANTOS, Register of Deeds of the Province of Rizal at Pasig on March 4, 1965.

    DERIVATIVE TITLES AND CERTIFICATION OF GENUINENESS AND THEIR EXISTENCE IN OFFICIAL FILES: There are two Transfer Certificates of Title based on OCT 01-4 they are TCT NO. 498 issued in the name of DON ESTEBAN BENITEZ TALLANO on June 7, 1932 by Register of Deeds TEODORO GONZALEZ of the Province of Rizal and TCT NO. 408 issued in the name of DON GREGORIO MADRIGAL ACOP on June 7, 1932 by Register of Deeds of the Province of Rizal, TEODORO GONZALEZ.
    Certification issued by LAND REGISTRATION COMMISSIONER ANTONIO NOBLEJAS of the Land Registration Commission on January 3, 1964 in reply to a request of Solicitor General Felix Makasiar certifying that OCT-01-4, TCT Nos. 408 and 498 are in their files and genuine Torrens Titles and all other titles issued after OCT 01-4 and not derived from it are fake and fraudulent.
    Certification of Acting Register of Deeds VICTORIANO S. TORRENS of the Province of Rizal dated December 10, 1980 in response to a subpoena duces tecum issued by request of Solicitor General FELIX MAKASIAR in relation to LRC/Civil Case No. 3957-P, before Branch 28 of the Court of First of Pasay City (now RTC Branch 111) stating that OCT 01-4 and TCT Nos. 408 and 498 are in their files, genuine and issued in accordance with law and with probative value.

    TAX DECLARATIONS AND TAX PAYMENTS: The Tallano heirs declared the properties indicated in their titles and paid taxes for them, namely: 1) Tax Declaration No. 00111212-69 for OCT 01-4 in the names of Prince (Lacan) Tagean (Tallano) Ul Rijal Bolkiah with Don Esteban Benitez Tallano as Administrator, 2) TD No. 002-4450-69 in the name of Don Esteban Benitez Tallano with Benito Agustin Tallano as administrator for TCT No. 498; and 3) TD No. 003 (illegible) in the name of DON GREGORIO MADRIGAL ACOP. All real estate taxes were paid from 1948 up to 1969 when there was a request for a moratorium due to the pendency of the case.

    COURT DECISION AND ACTIONS: There are two cases to talk about – the escheat proceedings, meaning for the government to take back the lands under OCT NO. 01-4 because of the absence of heirs and LRC/Civil Case No. 3957-P. The Government represented by the Solicitor General and the Tallano heirs entered into a compromise agreement. Not being contrary to law, the same was embodied in a decision of Judge Enrique Agana of Branch 28 of the Court of First Instance of Pasay City dated February 4, 1972. The same became final and executory. It was partially executed as shown by a number of sheriffs’ returns.

    After a series of motions, Judge Agana rendered a clarificatory decision dated January 19, 1976. The same also became final and executory. On representation of the Solicitor General and some private parties affected by the decision, in 1991 a moratorium of the enforcement of the un-enforced portion of the decision was entered into by the parties to operate within a period of 15 years ending in January 2006.

    In the meanwhile, the Pasay City Hall was burned including the records of this case. The Tallano filed for reconstitution. The Solicitor General and the other private parties were represented in the reconstitution case. The Regional Trial Court of Pasay City, Branch 111, decided in favor of the Tallano heirs. The decision also became final and executory because nobody appealed including the government.

    Long after the decision became final and executory, the Government, surprisingly represented by the Office of the Solicitor General wants the partially executed decision declared null and void in a case filed before the Court of Appeals under CA-GR. No. 70014. This case is already submitted for final resolution before the said Court.
    Considering the foregoing, it must be noted that in the said title, there is an important annotation of encumbrance found therein giving rise to the claim of the undersigned to the part of Maharlika which is reverted back to the undersigned’s forefathers, whom by blood lineage, rightfully belongs to them.
    Being the progeny of the three Sultans of Sulu and Mindanao, does the undersigned have a valid claim?
    The undersigned’s claim is valid.
    The undersigned is the direct descendant of the rightful owner of Maharlika Mindanao/Sulu Negaras tracing his lineage to the Muslim Royal Families descending to Sultan Moh. Fad’lun (Faud Abdulla) known as the 1839-1861 Sulu Sultan Pulalun, who was the son of the 1825 Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram-I (Muwalil Wasit) and cousin Maharaja Adinda Taup (father of 1915 Sharif Sultan Imam Ul-Alam Arpa who replaced Sultan Kiram-II), them being the progenies of the three datu Sultans of 1752 Maharlika/Mindanao Sulu.
    Sultan Pulalun was childless. Thus, the heir apparent to the Sulu Sultanate was handed down to his cousin, Prince and heir apparent, Maharaja Adinda Taup, who is the father of Sharif Imam Ul-Alam Arpa, the grandfather of the undersigned.
    Maharaja Adinda Taup was the son of Brunei’s Nakhoda (Laksamana or Admiral) Sayyid Perkasa Angging who is the grandson of the second Brunei Sultan Ahmad. Sultan Ahmad has a nephew, Seri Ali, who later became the third sultan of Brunei. Although sultan Ahmad has a son, Prince Amir Alatas, the latter did not succeed after his father because they married in Mindanao and Sulu (they were supposedly going to Mecca for pilgrimage but was not able to reach Mecca, instead they settled in Mindanao and Sulu).
    Prince Amir Alatas had a son, Brunei’s Nakhoda (Laksamana or Admiral) Sayyid Perkasa Angging. He was the very defender of North Borneo-Sabah, together with his brother, Nakhoda Sangkalang, against the usurper, Sultan Mobin. As recorded in Malaysian and Brunei annuals, because of their feat, North Borneo-Sabah was given to the Sulu Sultanate as a Tribute.
    Nakhoda Sayyid Perkasa Angging then became the Maharaja in Sulu and his brother, Nakhoda Sangkalang, is the Maharaja in North Borneo. As Maharaja for Sulu, he maintains his seat of power at Subah Buaya, Siasi Sulu with his official flag bearing the emblem of a twin-headed crocodile symbolizing his twin authority from Brunei. He was known as Maharaja Anddin of Sulu.
    Maharaja Anddin begot a son, Adinda Taup, cousin of Sultan Pulalun-Moh. Fad’lun. Adinda Taup then begotted a son, Sharif Imam Ul-Alam Arpa, the grandfather of the undersigned.
    In 1915, Jamalul Kiram II signed the 1915 Carpenter Memorandum, surrendering his temporal powers to the American Government in exchange for a lifetime pension and amenities. However, what Jamalul Kiram II ceded was only his temporal power, the high spiritual power over the subjects was retained with the undersigned’s grandfather who became the High spiritual Leader of the Sulu Archipelago.
    In 1967, the undersigned’s father, Sharif Carpenter Arpa I, established the Sultanate of Zamboanga (representing Mindanao) and Basilan (representing Sulu) and spearheaded the Royal Houses of Mindanao and Sulu in signing a manifesto for unity ratified by then Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, now a senator.
    Having now established his lineage from the Royal family of Maharlika Sulu and being then the direct descendants of the three sultans of Mindanao and Sulu whose ownership over the same was explicitly recognized and recorded in historical documents pertaining to therein, the undersigned has valid claims of ownership over the same and must be duly recognized as such.
    To turn a blind eye to this fact is to forget our history. If our history then is forgotten, when our roots are buried in the rough sands of the sea, we cannot have a sense of national consciousness. And when we do not have a sense of national consciousness, we cannot have any identity and emerge as a truly proud nation. It is only when we recognize our past that we can create our future.



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