632 years of Islam in the Philippines

Pangalay dance performed on top of an earthen jar in Simunul, Tawi-tawi on November 7. Away from the glare of publicity and the pomp and pageantry of most festivals, residents of the island of Simunul and other towns in Tawi-Tawi province quietly marked Islam’s 1380 arrival here in colorful but solemn ceremonies on November 7. MindaNews photo by Red Batario/CCJD