Datu Piang

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This article is about the Maguindanao datu. For the town named after him, see Datu Piang, Maguindanao.
Datu Piang (fourth from left) with American officers, 1899.

Piang (1846–1933) popularly known as Datu Piang was a Maguindanao leader, often referred to as the Grand Old Man of Cotabato.

Datu Piang was born to a Moro mother and a Chinese father. Datu Piang (sometimes referred to as Amai Mingka) was recognised as the undisputed Moro leader in Central Mindanao when the United States Army occupied and administered what was then referred to as "Moroland".

Datu Piang's son by his sixth wife, Polindao, was Datu Gumbay Piang, who led the Moro-Bolo Battalion to fight against the Japanese during their occupation of Mindanao in World War II.

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  • University of California Press. "Muslim Rulers and Rebels," (Accessed on February 25, 2010).[1]
  • "Datu Piang Book Reference," (Accessed on February 25, 2010).[2][3]

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