American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An island of the southern Philippines northeast of Borneo. The Mindanao Sea borders the island on the west.
- n. the second largest island of the Philippines at the southern end of the archipelago; mountainous and volcanic
“Among those Filipinas Islands is one called Mindanao which is more than one hundred leguas long.”
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 18 of 55 1617-1620 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
“Letters to Mindanao is disappointed over the government response to the bombings”
“Brawner said no suspects were immediately identified, but suspicion immediately fell on the well-armed Abu Sayyaf, which is blamed for numerous bombings, beheadings and kidnappings of Filipinos and foreigners in Mindanao in recent years.”
“Years earlier he had been linked by local police to Moro guerrillas, and was thrown out of Zamboanga College, in Mindanao, where he had studied criminology.”
“He had the captives use it to call family and friends and implore them to pay ransom, and he used it himself to call a radio station in Mindanao and proudly announce his crime.”
“Tilao became a frequent voice on the radio in Mindanao, and he apparently so enjoyed this public persona that he nicknamed himself “DJ,” embroidering the initials on his backpack.”
“The base of operations was Zamboanga, the center of the Spanish colonial administration in Mindanao and of the American effort against the Moros a century ago.”
“It was there that we made several fascinating discoveries such as the Ambahan (a poetic form of seven syllables writ on bamboo), the Borak (a sphinx-like creature from the Maranao in Mindanao - human head, animal body and wings), and Sarimanok-headed vessels the shape of a stealth fighter.”
“Philippines - Government soldiers in Southern Mindanao will take off the warrior's cloak and instead actively participate in peace-building and conflict resolution efforts, a”
“Now he is one of the most known guerrilla leaders in Southern Mindanao and the most wanted.”
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