Chapter G: Ancient Tagalog Language:The Official Language of the Lakan Dula Kingdom (The Sultanate of Maynilad and Tundok)

The Ancient Language of Lakan Dula of Tondo

    Several foreign and local historians, linguists, and well known archeologists are theorizing that that ancient Tagalog which is closely similar to the Waray dialect presently spoken in the hinterland of Samar today is the official language of the pre-hispanic Kingdom of Tondo whose last reigning king is Lakan Dula.

    One proof of this is expounded in an article entitled: "The mystery of the ancient inscription" by Rolando Borrinaga published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The article talks about the historically famous "Calatagan Pot" which is a burial jar of the Ancient Tagalogs whose seat is in the Kingdom of Tondo. The burial pot which dates back from 12th to 15th century has mysterious markings which for so many years historians and linguists have not found a comprehensible interpretation. The historians found out that the pot is used in ancient rituals of sending a dead person's soul to the next life. They used lot of methods to decipher the message in the pot but still they can not connect the burial rituals and the messages, until they used the present Waray dialect of people from the hinterland of Samar. The ancient messages became very clear:

Nabuká na ba? /

Labâ ma na lâ, dakit /

Nínu ma niya mangga /

Gakatkat hiya lâ ngay-an /

Bayâ ha dakit na, nu? /

Da kalág binagat, ha?

Interpreted roughly in English, it goes like:

Is it open now for sure? [the gateway to the spirit underworld]/

Take it as a gain already, dakit [Tag., balete] tree/

That [the soul] confused you for a mango tree/

[It] just crossed out of fear [to your domain] alone, is that so?/

Leave the dakit tree now, will you?/

Shame/Bring [back] the soul that you [were told to] encounter, okay?

    Lakan Dula used ancient Tagalog/Waray dialect "Kan" (which means "owned") in designating a plantation or vast track of land with a settlement of loyal relatives and workers, for his children and grand children. Kan Daba (today's Candaba) is a tract of fertile land near Tondo but now part of Pampanga, was given to Daba. Kan David (now known as Candawid in Isla de Batag, Northern Samar), was the plantation given to David. Kan Dola (now known as Candola in San Luis, Pampanga) was assigned to Dola. Take note also that Daba, David and Dola all start with letter "D" which somehow shows a systematic design of Lakan Dula to keep tract of his ancestors and successors whom he has been sending to different places with known friendly settlers and relatives within the sea and rivers routes to keep them safe from the on - going Spanish prosecutions.

Another article seem to point that ancient Tagalog came from the Samar/ Leyte Waray/Hebrew dialect:

    Tagalog (pronounced təˈɡɑːlɒɡ in English) is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a third of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by most of the rest. It is the first language of the Philippine region IV (CALABARZON and MIMAROPA) and of Metro Manila. Its standardized form, commonly called Filipino, is the national language and one of two official languages of the Philippines. It is related to—though not readily intelligible with—other Austronesian languages such as Malay, Javanese, and Hawaiian. The word Tagalog derived from tagailog, from tagá- meaning "native of" and ílog meaning "river". Thus, it means "river dweller". Very little is known about the history of the language. However, according to linguists such as Dr. David Zorc and Dr. Robert Blust, the Tagalogs originated, along with their Central Philippine cousins, from Northeastern Mindanao or Eastern Visayas.

    The western writers garlanded the Philippine land with more names such as Maniolas, Ophir, Islas del Oriente, Islas del Poniente, Archipelago de San Lazaro, Islas de Luzones(Island of Mortars), Archipelago de Magallanes and Archipelago de Legaspi. The western writers and ocean navigators called the islands Ophir  before the Western peoplearrived and re-named it as Felipinas from the name of King Felipe of Spain. When the first European historian set their foot in the land of  Ophir , it was written by historian Gregorio F. Zaide in page 2 and page 24 of History of the Filipino People, that Padre Chirino an eminent Jesuit historian found in Tagalog language that “it has the Mystery and obscurities of the Hebrew language”.  Since the Tagalog dialect came from ancient Waray dialect. Therefore in the islands of Ophir the people speaks Ancient-Hebrew.(, retrieved December 23, 2012)

    The reason why the eldest son of Lakan Dula, Batang Dula named the plantations he gave to his three children as Kan David (Candawid), Kan Daba (Candaba) and Kan Dola (Candola) using the word Kan , a Waray word for "owned", is a proof enough that the Tagalog dialect comes from the ancient Waray dialect which is based in the Hebrew dialect. Today, if you go to Isla de Batag (Batang) in Laoang, Northern Samar, they have  word there "sibul" which is basically a Jewish word for a part of the house, same way the islanders used them. This is probably the only placed in the Philippines where "sibul" is used in that meaning, similar to the original meaning of the Jews. Samar is indeed Ophir.

    The first written record of Tagalog is in the Laguna Copperplate Inscription, written in the year 900 and uses fragments of the language along with Hebrew, Sanskrit, Malay, and Javanese. Meanwhile, the first known book to be written in Tagalog is the Doctrina Cristiana (Christian Doctrine) of 1593. It was written in Spanish and two versions of Tagalog; one written in the Baybayin script and the other in the Latin alphabet.

 The Descendants of Lakan Dula of Tondo are United

"My deepest gratitude to Hrh Prince Omar Kiram and His Majesty Sultan Fuad A. Kiram I of the Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu and Sabah for this conferment as one of the Datu(k) of the Royal Dominion."

Message of Hrh Prince Omar Kiram:

"The Hon. Datuk Sir Delmar Topinio Taclibon, KRSS, we wish you and your family and all our beloved members a blessed and prosperous joyful new year. Let us continue our resolve, commitment, dedication, true faith and allegiance to our beloved anointed Sultan Fuad A. Kiram I, to realize our advocacy of Sabah and Spratlys against Malaysia's land grabbing for the benefits of the Tausugs and the Filipinos. God Defend the Right!"

Toti Dulay : "congrats insan Delmar Topinio Taclibon and mabuhay ang Magat Salamat lineage ni Lakan Dula ng Tondo..."

Delmar Topinio Taclibon : "Thank you too Modern Day Grand Patriarch of the Lakan Dula Clan Sir Toti Dulay!"

Roderick Alain Alvarez : 9th cousin's husband's 9th great uncle's wife's 6th great aunt's husband's 16th great grandson  

we're that related, insan Toti, pero hindi pa tapos ang Lakan Dula genealogy: please add as many relatives coz, as head of the Royal

 House, you know them better :)

Toti Dulay: today at 2:36 AM

Thank you insan Roderick, in the Geni. Com genealogy, we saw na lumabas na yung name nung Juan Reyes Macapagal..ang

 main concern  na lang natin is paano na connect si Diosdado Macapagal kay Juan Macapagal?

                    , retrieved December 23, 2012