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The Descendants of Lakan Dula 
       In 1587 Magat Salamat, one of the children of Lakan Dula, and Augustin de Legazpi, Lakan Dula's nephew and the chiefs of the neighboring areas of Tondo, Pandacan, Marikina, Candaba, Navotas and Bulacan were executed for secretly conspiring to overthrow the Spanish colonizers.Before the execution, the third generation descendants of Lakan Dula has already been moving to settlements along the sea and river routes, to escape the intense Spanish persecutions. An incident happened in Pampanga during the famine.
The Pampangos sought the help of the Borneans for their plan to enter Manila one dark night to massacre all the Spaniards. Unfortunately, a native woman married to a Spanish soldier betrayed the plan. Many Pampangos were arrested and executed. In Northern Mindanao, Governor Fajardo executed the chieftain of the Manobos named Dabao, after he accepted Fajardo's offer of amnesty. David Dula y Goiti, a grandson of Lakan Dula with a Spanish mother escaped the persecution of the descendants of Lakan Dula by settling in Isla de Batag, Northern Samar and settled in the placed now called Candawid (Kan David). Due to hatred to the Spaniards, he dropped the Goiti in his surname and adopted a new name David Dulay. He was eventually caught by the Guardia Civil based in Palapag and was executed together with seven followers. They were charged with planning to attack the the Spanish detachment. In 1762, Palaris led a revolt of Pangasinan and waged war that last for two years. This rebellion was crushed in 1765 and Palaris was hanged. Apolinario de la Cruz or popularly known as Hermano Pule revolted caught and after a hasty trial was executed and his body was dismembered and exhibited in the town of Tayabas. The execution of local priests Gomez, Burgos and Zamora, in February 17 1872, maliciously charged by the friars gained sympathy among the natives that led to numerous uprisings. However these uprisings unfortunately ended up in the execution of leaders and sympathizers. For instance, the 13 martyrs of Cavite, leaders in Bulacan and Nueva Ecija but the most gruesome and well remembered of all these executions was the execution of Jose Rizal on Dec. 30, 1896

This Website is Searching for the Descendants of Lakan Dula 

             Some historians interpret as abandonment of the Kingdom when Lakan Dula sent his heir apparent and several trusted warriors as well as members of his clan to different places of the archipelago using the galleon trade and river routes. But, there are historians, who say that this is a brilliant tactical move to mass up forces from different parts of the Philippine Islands, regroup, consolidate and drive away the Spaniards in the proper time. This could also be a way to preserve his bloodline - by sending his eldest son and heir apparent, and some children and relatives to far away lands. He feared that his bloodline will be slowly murdered by the Spaniards to totally erase the native aristocracy. This tactical move proved to be a long term strategy and had gone beyond his lifetime. This explains why there are Lakan Dula descendants in Pampanga, La Union, Marikina, Northern Samar, Sorsogon, Quezon Province, Pangasinan,Quirino, Bulacan,Davao, Zamboanga, Panay Islands, Rizal,Cebu and in many other far flung places of the country. Lakan is  prefix to Tagalog name, which once meant "paramount ruler" according to W.H.Scott in his paper,  "Prehispanic Source Materials for the Study of Philipppine History", revised edition, 1984. So, Lakan is the title, which meant "paramount ruler", and Dula is the name of the paramount ruler of Tondo.The descendants are usually carrying native sounding or non-Hispanic surnames like lakandula, dula, dulay, gatdula, dulayan, abdullah, rebadulla, dulatre, duldulao, dulayba, lakandola, lacandalo, lacandola, lacandula, dula -torre  and many others revolving around the root word “dula”.
During the intense persecution of the Spaniards on the native aristocracy, some descendants even disregarded the “dula” root word and adopted totally different native sounding surnames like magsaysay, agbayani, salonga, bacani, macapagal, guingona, pangilinan, sumuroy, dagohoy, kalaw, salalima, soliman, pagdanganan, macalintal,angara,datumanong, panganiban, katigbak, macarambon, aglipay, kasilag, salamat, karingal, daza, lacanilao, lacanlale, gatchalian, manalo, lagumbay, tamano, ilagan, bunye, pangandaman, maliksi, silang, badoy,puno,lapid,nalupta, binay,gatbonton, capulong,puyat,gatmaitan, dagami, ablan, capinpin, punongbayan, madlangbayan, gatlabayan, cabangbang, calungsod, capangoy, kapunan,etc. There are those who actually embraced Spanish surnames like guevarra, legaspi, mendoza,estanislao, fernando, delapaz, santos, de guzman while some adopted chinese surnames of their mother like lim, uy, go, tan, etc.Although this website thinks that Diosdado Macapagal could be a descendant of Lakan Dula, there are historians and descendants of Lakan Dula, specifically those associated with the blog of Ellen Tordisillas who claim that the macapagals are not really descendants of Lakan Dula. For one, the macapagals are not really from Lubao , but from Candaba, Pampanga. They say that the claim of the macapagals to the Lakan Dula heritage is based on the tall tales concocted by the father of President Diosdado Macapagal who can write stories. These tales seem to have shaped the formative years of young Diosdado which planted the seeds for his presidential ambition. He sustained the tale during his term and at present, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo seem to be sustaining the same tale.
This website wishes to appeal to fellow descendants of Lakan Dula to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Even God is against exclusivity, that is why He warned the humanity against the evil of 666. In short, let us welcome any family or clan who has a long cherished family legend or tales that in one way or another is linked to the old Manila Kingdom of Lakan Dula. The Jewish people have their own myths, legends, practices and tales. And they believe them to the point that they are willing to die for them. In the face of the present day Filipino Diaspora, if the history, legends, myths and tales around Lakan Dula will give us our lasting identity and unity, then, by all means let us continue to make family tales and myths around Lakan Dula, the Old Manila Kingdom, the pre-Hispanic grandeur of native aristocracy, the dying wish of Lakan Dula for his descendants, the legend of the “lineage of the first born son”, the “descendant” Philippine deliberant, etc. And let them flourish into culture, religion, cult, drama, literature and even civilization. This could be the start of the Philippine greatness that Lakan Dula has wished for.
Rajah Lakan Dula was a native muslim king of Tundun (a large area covering most of what is now present-day Metro Manila), when the Spanish colonization of the Philippine Islands had begun. He ruled a community of Muslim people who lived north of the Pasig River.
Rajah Lakan Dula was one of three Muslim chieftains in the Manila during the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors led by Martín de Goiti, and Juan de Salcedo in 1570.


Lakan Dula (Kapampangan lakan "lord" and dula "palace")[1] was the hereditary title of the rulers of Tondo. Banaw[2] was the personal name of the Lakan Dula recorded in Philippine history at the advent of the Spanish colonization. The name Lakan Banaw Dula suggests he was a follower of the ancient animistic religion and not a Muslim like his cousin and half-brother Rajah Suliman of Manila.

The best way to describe a probable descendant of the historical Lakan Dula (Personal name: Banaw) is through the 1665 notarized document written as an endorsement of his great-grandson Don Juan Macapagal, Master-of-Camp and Datu of Arayat:[3]

Don Carlos Candola, his great-grandfather, was Lord and principal of the town of Lubao, and other surrounding towns, whose natives paid him tribute and vassalage and other recognition as their natural lord, and when ships from China came to this bay, they similarly paid him duties and anchorage fees, he removing their sails and rudder for this purpose, and taking their merchandise by paying half its value at the time and the other half the next year, without any other natives being able to buy anything from the sangleyes but only from the said Lacandola, from which much profit, which he ceded at the coming of the Spaniards to these Islands, they collecting the said tributes and duties for His Majesty.

Carlos Candola, a great grandson of Lakan Dula, whose mother Dola was hidden in the midst of intense Spanish prosecution of the native royalty to what is now known as Candola in San Luis Pamapanga,  played a crucial role in the fall of the Luzon Empire and the creation of the province of Pampanga. The Spaniards used him in pacifying the last independent Luzon states in what is now the province of Pampanga, namely Lubao and Betis. He further helped the Spaniards in defending their foothold in the archipelago from the invading forces of the Chinese pirate Limahong. Some historians are saying that this is the traitor branch of the Lakan Dula descendants, because the branch of the great grand daughter of Lakan Dula, Daba where the Candaba name was derived, are well known patriots.


In 1587 Magat Salamat, one of the children of Rajah Lakan Dula, and Augustin de Legazpi, Rajah Lakan Dula's nephew, and the chieftains of modern Tondo, Pandacan, Marikina, Candaba, Navotas and Bulacan were executed for secretly conspiring to revolt against the Spanish settlements.

A mestizo by the name of David Dula y Goiti, a grandson of Rajah Lakan Dula with a Spanish mother escaped the persecution of the descendants of Lakan Dula by settling in Isla de Batag, Northern Samar and settled in the placed now called Candawid.[4] Due to his hatred for the Spaniards, he dropped the name Goiti in his surname and adopted a new name David Dulay.[5] He was eventually caught by the Spanish Guardia Civil based in Palapag and was executed together with several followers. They were charged of conspiracy with planning to attack the Spanish settlement.

The current David Dulay descendants are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the late Eleuterio Dulay, Sr. of Laoang, N. Samar, a mayor for more than 20 years during the Marcos Regime.

Lakan Dula was the most prolific of Luzon's ancient rulers. His descendants are spread out all across the Kapampangan Region during the Spanish colonial era.[3] He fathered at least four sons, namely Batang Dula, Don Dionisio Capulong, the Datu of Candaba, Don Phelipe Salonga, the Datu of Pulu, Magat Salamat, the Datu of Tondo. Batang Dula has three children: David, Daba and Dola. They were hidden in different places within sea routes and given vast tract of lands, farm workers,  and armed followers. The plantation given to David was named Candawid, the one given to Daba was now known as Candaba and that of Dola is known as Candola in San Luis Pamapanga. The well known descendants of Dola are the Macapagal of Lubao through Carlos Candola. The descendants of Daba are the Capulong of Candaba and their relatives are the Gatbontons. The descendants of David Dula y Goiti are the Dulay of Candawid, Isla de Batang, Laoang, Northern Samar, and in Samara, Aringay , La Union. There are other descendants of Lakan Dula such as those who descended from his four children: Batang Dula, Magat Salamat, Dionisio Capulong and Phelipe Salonga.

Lakan Dula's sons and nephews were after implicated in the Revolt of the Lakans of 1588, a conspiracy meant to overthrow Spanish that was spearheaded by the former ruling class of the defeated Luzon Empire. His son Magat Salamat was executed by the Spanish authorities while the rest were executed.

Learning from this experience, his great grandson Don Juan Macapagal, Master-of-Camp and Datu of Arayat, aided the Spanish authorities in suppressing the 1660 Kapampangan Revolt of Don Francisco Maniago and the Pangasinan Revolt of Don Andres Malong, and the 1661 Ilocano Revolt. Because of his service to the Spanish crown, the Spanish authorities revived the special privileges offered by the Spanish crown to Lakan Dula and his descendants spread across the province of Pampanga.[3] A Gremio de Lakan Dulas was created in 1758 to safeguard the rights and privileges of the Kapampangan descendants of Lakan Dula.[3] During the British invasion of 1762-64, the descendants of Lakan Dula, now concentrated in the province of Pampanga, formed a company of volunteers to fight the British and were granted autonomy by Governor General Simon de Anda.[3]

Prominent Lakan Dula descendants of the 20th century include the former Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal, father of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, former Philippine Senate President Jovito Salonga, pioneer Filipino industrialist Gonzalo Puyat, former Philippine Senate President Gil Puyat and international stage celebrity Lea Salonga.[3]



  1. ^ Aurelio Tolentino
  2. ^ William Henry Scott
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Luciano P.R. Santiago
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  5. ^ [1]

 Lakan Dula: His True Story

This is a website intended to protect the life story of  Lakan Dula from paid hackers in the Wikipedia by the name of "Negativity" and his gang. The guy is corrupting the article that even the Gatbontons, who are one of the real historical descendants of  Lakan Dula are already crying foul. The Gatbontons are already making confessions in the internet forums that they are party to the hoax that became the basis of the claim of the Macapagal of Lubao on their supposed - to - link with Lakan Dula. The NBI and the National Historical Institute should work closely with the Gatbontons to document their confession and file the necessary charges on the Macapagals.Is there such a crime as corruption of history? The hacked present Wikipedia article on Lakan Dula should be retitled from Rajah Lakan Dula to: "The Surreptitious Efforts of the Macapagals of Lubao to Link Themselves to Lakan Dula".

With this website, the real articles about Lakan Dula were saved and the gang of Negativity will not be able to hack them. The descendants of Lakan Dula decided to boycott the Rajah Lakan Dula Wikipedia article by removing the entries about their ancestors in the article so that the present hacked Wikipedia article will lose its credibility, and that the hackers will feel that people have noticed them and they will be exposed.