|United Federated States of Bangsamoro Republik|
|Capital||Davao City (de jure)|
(Government in exile)
|-||Declared||July 27, 2013|
|-||Defeat in Zamboanga||September 28, 2013|
The Bangsamoro Republik, officially the United Federated States of Bangsamoro Republik (UFSBR) was a short-lived unrecognized breakaway state in the Philippines. Nur Misuari, chairman of the Moro National Liberation Front issued the Proclamation of Bangsamoro Independence on 27 July 2013 in Talipao, Sulu and declared the capital of Bangsamoro to be Davao City.
According to Misuari, the republic's territory encompasses the islands of Basilan, Mindanao, Palawan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi where the Bangsamoro traditionally lived. However, according to Misuari's legal counsel, Emmanuel Fontanilla, the state also encompasses the Malaysian state of Sabah and Sarawak.
This declaration of independence, which was made under the authority of the United Nations General Assembly 1514 resolution of 1960 granting independence to all colonized countries, escalated into the Zamboanga City crisis. The MNLF, the group which proclaimed Bangsamoro is an observer of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
As of September 28, 2013 with the defeat in Zamboanga City by the Philippines government, the MNLF no longer controls any territory openly anywhere and the Bangsamoro Republic has been debilitated. However, the MNLF has not renounced its bid for the independence of the Bangsamoro Republik.
The term Bangsamoro comes from the Malayo-Polynesian word bansa (Manobo and Lumad languages: bangsa), meaning nation or people, and the Spanish word moro, which was originally applied to the Moors that ruled Spain prior to the Reconquista, and was subsequently applied to predominantly Muslim Malay tribes. In Maranao, moro also denotes a captor (other nuances: myakauro, miyaoro, miadakep).
Republik is the Manobo word for republic.
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In the 13th century, the arrival of Muslim missionaries from Persian Gulf, including one, Makhdum Karim, in Tawi-Tawi initiated the conversion of the native population into Islam. Trade between Malaysia and Indonesia helped establish the Islamic religion in the southern Philippines.
In 1457, the introduction of Islam led to the creation of Sultanates. This included the sultanates of Buayan, Maguindanao and Sulu, which is considered the oldest Muslim government in the Philippine archipelago until its annexation by the United States in 1898.
Independence of Bangsamoro Republik
Zamboanga City crisis
MNLF commander Asamin Hussinhe stated in September 2013 that his group would only release some 200 civilian hostages held in Barangay Kasanyangan once they are allowed to proceed to Zamboanga city hall and hoist their flag in front of it. During the crisis, the MNLF managed to gain de facto control of three districts of Zamboanga City.
- Flag of the Bangsamoro Republik
- Moro National Liberation Front
- Moro Islamic Liberation Front
- Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro
- Peace process with the Bangsamoro in the Philippines
- Bangsamoro Basic Law
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