Category Archives: Maranao

Mranao royal house: the Torogan

Here is a newspaper article I wrote on the Torogan, the Mranao royal house. I had posted this before in my websites and in my blogs. I stopped maintaining my websites while some of my blogs just vanished for whatever reasons. This is a snapshot of my lost blog with its Torogan post: Now, it’s… Read More Mranao royal house: the Torogan

MY, MY, MY MARAWI: We must assert our identity in the rehabilitation of Marawi

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews /24 Feb) — “We built this city,” so goes a hit song. We also want to rebuild this city together with the authorities.  But we must continually assert. February reminds us not only of love but its being Arts Month. The people of Lanao derive our name and identity from Maranao or […]

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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Marawi. 30 January 2018

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk  SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE  DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFICATES OF ACCEPTANCE AND OCCUPANCY OF TRANSISTORY SHELTER UNITS AND LAUNCHING OF LANDBANK FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM […]

OUR MARAWI:  Why I believe Marawi and the Maranaos will bounce back better

I am not a Maranao. But my close friends for the past 25 years are. Mine is an outsider’s perspective. The main reason why I believe that Marawi and the Maranaos will bounce back better is that the wealth of the Maranao is not the structures that are now being bombed and decimated in Marawi. […]

The Lords of the Lake

In 1639, the Spanish conquistadors together with their Indio (now called Filipino) subjects, attacked the Maguindanao sultanate and gave their all to stop once-and-for-all the great Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Qudarat. Qudarat gave another mighty defense but due to the strong Spanish-Indio forces, he made a strategic retreat to his in-laws and cousins, the Iranuns and… Read More The Lords of the Lake

Maranao bloodline

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the first Philippine President with Maranao bloodline. troops the line upon his arrival at Fort Del Pilar in Baguio City for the Philippine Military Academy alumni homecoming on February 18, 2017. Beside the President is Cadet First Class Johnny Marohombsar,  a Maranao and PMA 2017 Class Baron. MARCELINO PASCUA/Presidential Photo

Mranaos and their ” Maratabat “

It is quite unfortunate that the bloghost BLOGSOME.COM closed shop a couple of years ago and my blog for so many years – Reflections on the Bangsa Moro – got lost forever. Fortunately, while surfing the web, I saw one of my popular posts in that blog archived here. Thank God, somebody had the foresight […]

Ranao Halal Food

18-A Annapolis Carpark 2(Between KFC and Yoshinoya)Greenhills, San Juan City0915 – 247 1667Open: 10.30am -9pm (Daily)10.30am – 4.15am (Ramadan Only)Price Range: PAnother Muslim tribe from Southern Philippines is the Maranao, who are also known for thei…

Tasty Fresh / Millenium Halal Cuisine

Tasty Fresh in StarmallStarmallFood Court 2nd floor,Mandaluyong CityPrice Range: PMillenium Halal Cuisine specialises in Maranao cuisine. A wide variety of delicious curries, rice, fish and grilled chicken are available at very reasonable prices. Als…

Moud Halal Roasted Chicken

827 Globo de Oro St,
Quiapo, Manila

(02) 488-5006

Price Range: P

A hole-in-the-wall in the Muslim district of Quiapo. Famously known for its juicy rotisserie style chicken freshly roasted all day, Mouds also offers shawarmas, burgers and typical Maranao dishes at very affordable prices.

Touted as the best chicken in Manila, do not be deceived or put off by the hole-in-the wall style restaurant- you will not find chicken as delicious as this with a delicious price tag to match.
A piece of chicken will set you back P60- try it with one of the 3 styles of rice- kabsa, java or plain for an extra P10.

Mouds is not only popular among the locals but also has a following all around Manila. During Ramadan, tents are set up outside selling noodles, pancit (a steal at P20 for a generous serving), fried chicken, samosas (P10 each!) and other sweet treats at very affordable prices!

The Observants buying last minute snacks before iftar!

Choose from yummy delights from food tent during Ramadan (only!)

The restaurant sign can be easy to miss, but ask anyone and they will point you in the right direction- it is just a few steps from the Golden Mosque, or you’ll notice it by the roasted chicken outside. Modest seating is available over 2 floors. Condiments like hot sauce, calamansi and chillis are provided free of charge.

Read reviews about Moud’s here: