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Palawan: PRE-HISPANIC PERIOD Circa 22,000 BC .......... - The early Filipinos, Negritos and Proto Malays arrived via land bridges between Palawan and Borneo, Luzon and Asia, and most likely Southern Mindoro and Celebes. (From: "Outline of Philippine History,"Educator's Diary, 1987) 2 2 0 - 263 AD - During the period of the Three Kingdoms, "Little, dark people” living in Anwei Province in South China were driven south by the Ham People. Some settled in Thailand, others stayed in Malaysia, and still others went farther south to Indonesia, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines passing through land bridges between Palawan and Borneo. They were known as Aetas and Negritos from whom our Batak tribe descended. (From: "History of Palawan, Part I" by Diokno Manlavi) Between this period, Tsung-Tse-Yang Kau, author of the book, "Chang Shik”, mentioned 43 places in the Philippines. Among these were Camarines, Laoag, Corregidor, Luzon, Cavite, Iling, Antik, Cuyo, Dapitan, Balayan and Palawan. (From: "The Chinese in the Philippines," Vol. 1 - Historical Conservation Society, 1966) 982 A.D... - As early as this date, ancient Chinese Traders knew Palawan as Palauyu. Early 9th Century .......... - Chinese who traded with the natives of the coastal regions of Calamianes knew the place as "Palao yu," meaning "Land of beautiful safe harbors." 1209 & 1214 & 1349 .... - Note: The wreck of the 15th Century Chinese or Indochinese junk was found by chance in a pearl farm off Pandanan Island in Balabac, Southern Palawan. The wreck yielded 4,722 pieces of artifacts by the time the Pandanan salvage operations ended on May 15, 1995 Analysis: As early as the 9th Century, trade cultural contact existed between the Philippine and her Southeast Asian neighbors, as well a China, Japan India and the Arabian nations (From: "The Pearl Road," by Christophe Loviny) 1209 & 1214 & 1349 .... - In between these dates, the names "Kaimaye n ,” “Palao-yu,” and “Pakinuno
me aning C alamian, Palawan and Busuang respectively, were mentioned in Chinese narratives as part of the dependencies of the Mai. (From: "The Chinese in the Philippines," Vol. 1. Historical Conservation Society 1966) 1225... - Chao-Ju-Kua, in his book, "Chua Fan Chi” wrote the most vivid and detailed description of Palawan. He recorded that “San Su,” (three islands) were “Kiamayan”, “Palau ye," and "Pakinung." The area contained many "lofty ridges and ranges of cliffs that rise as steep as the walls of a house." This description fits exactly the cliffs of Calis Island in Coron. (From "History of Palawan.” Part 1 by Diokno Manlavi) 12th Century…. - Sometime i n this century, Chief Ma-Tuod arrived in Cuyo. He landed in Tab unan, Barangay Suba, on bancas c alled "barotos." He came from Madia-as, old name of Panay. (From: "T History and Culture of Cuyo," by Jose and Fel Fernandez, 1995). 1400... - The arrival of Sheree Kabungsawan a Rajah Baginda. Kabungsawan introduced Mohammedanism in Mindanao and founded the Sultanate of Maguindanao. Baginda introduced Islam in Sulu. Later the Sultanate extended its influence over Southern Palawan.

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