Moro Province

Moro Province (Provincia Mora) is the name of a former province of the Philippines consisting of the former provinces and regions of Zamboanga, Lanao, Cotabato, Davao, and Jolo.wikipedia
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Zamboanga (province)

ZamboangaZamboanga Provinceprovince of Zamboanga
Moro Province (Provincia Mora) is the name of a former province of the Philippines consisting of the former provinces and regions of Zamboanga, Lanao, Cotabato, Davao, and Jolo. These districts included: Cotabato, Davao, Lanao, Jolo, and Zamboanga.
After the dissolution of the republic, Zamboanga was eventually consolidated into one major administrative area by the American government of the Philippines, consisting of an enormous region that was the Mindanao island's western peninsula, Basilan Island, and the entire Sulu archipelago, with the ancient namesake town/fort of Zamboanga as the seat of its government, and was called the Moro Province of the Philippines.

Department of Mindanao and Sulu

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It was later split into provinces and regions organized under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu, along with the former provinces of Agusan, Surigao and current province of Bukidnon, but excluding Lanao.
It was established on July 23, 1914, pursuant to Act No. 2408, replacing the Moro Province after the latter was divided into the then districts/provinces of Zamboanga, Lanao, Cotabato, Davao, and Sulu.

Cotabato (historical province)

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Moro Province (Provincia Mora) is the name of a former province of the Philippines consisting of the former provinces and regions of Zamboanga, Lanao, Cotabato, Davao, and Jolo.
Originally a district of the former Moro Province, on September 1, 1914, the defunct Department of Mindanao and Sulu provided with autonomous government through Act No. 2408 enacted on July 23, 1914, converted the district into a province along with other former Moro Province districts: Davao, Lanao, Sulu, Zamboanga, and its former sub-province Bukidnon.

Cotabato City

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These districts included: Cotabato, Davao, Lanao, Jolo, and Zamboanga.
Cotabato town was part of Moro Province and of Department of Mindanao and Sulu from 1903 to 1920, when the Empire Province of Cotabato, referred to as "Moroland" by the Americans, was founded with the town as the capital, with Datu Piang as its first governor.

Davao (province)

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Moro Province (Provincia Mora) is the name of a former province of the Philippines consisting of the former provinces and regions of Zamboanga, Lanao, Cotabato, Davao, and Jolo.
The province was established after the dissolution of Moro Province in 1914.

Davao City

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These districts included: Cotabato, Davao, Lanao, Jolo, and Zamboanga.
Davao was incorporated as a part of Moro Province from 1903 to 1914.

Provinces of the Philippines

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Moro Province (Provincia Mora) is the name of a former province of the Philippines consisting of the former provinces and regions of Zamboanga, Lanao, Cotabato, Davao, and Jolo.

Republic of Zamboanga

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After the dissolution of the Republic of Zamboanga and others part of Mindanao are under American rule, the American civil government led by Governor William Howard Taft authorized the creation of the Moro Province that includes "all of the territory of the Philippines lying south of the eight parallel of latitude, excepting the island of Palawan and the eastern portion of the northwest peninsula of Mindanao."
After, the American colonial government designated Zamboanga as capital of the newly established Moro Province which served as the provincial entity of Mindanao with Brigadier General Leonard Wood as its governor.

Lanao (province)

LanaoLanao ProvinceLanao District
Moro Province (Provincia Mora) is the name of a former province of the Philippines consisting of the former provinces and regions of Zamboanga, Lanao, Cotabato, Davao, and Jolo. These districts included: Cotabato, Davao, Lanao, Jolo, and Zamboanga.

Leonard Wood

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Major General Leonard Wood, with the capacity of commander of the Army Department of Mindanao-Sulu was appointed governor of the province in August 6, 1903.
In 1903, he proceeded to the Philippines, where he served as governor of Moro Province until 1906, then commanded the Philippine Division from 1906 to 1908.

Tasker H. Bliss

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While still governor of the Moro Province, Bliss was ordered to command the Philippine Division on 14 December 1908.

Zamboanga City

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Upon the firm establishment of American colonization and dissolution of the Republic in 1903, Zamboanga City, as a municipality, was placed as the capital of the Moro Province, a semi-military government consisting of five districts: Zamboanga, Cotabato, Davao, Lanao and Sulu.

Cotabato

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The coming of the Americans ushered in the creation of the Moro Province on July 15, 1903, through ''Act No.

Zamboanga del Sur

del SurLabangan, Mindanaoprovince of Zamboanga del Sur
Historically, Zamboanga was the capital of the Moro Province in western Mindanao, which comprised five districts: Cotabato, Davao, Sulu, Lanao, and Zamboanga.

Moro Rebellion

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On June 1, 1903, the Moro Province was created, which included "all of the territory of the Philippines lying south of the eight parallel of latitude, excepting the island of Palawan and the eastern portion of the northwest peninsula of Mindanao."

John J. Pershing

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By 1913, Governor Pershing agreed that the Moro Province needed to transition to civil government.

Maguindanao

Maguindanao Provincein the provinceMaguindanao Province, Philippines
In 1903, the American colonial government established the Moro Province and made Cotabato as one of its districts.

Davao Oriental

Davao Oriental ProvinceDavao Oriental Province, PhilippinesDavao Oriental Province.
In 1903, the colonial American government created the Moro Province comprising several districts, one of which was Davao.

Sulu Archipelago

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Moro Province (Provincia Mora) is the name of a former province of the Philippines consisting of the former provinces and regions of Zamboanga, Lanao, Cotabato, Davao, and Jolo.

Agusan (province)

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It was later split into provinces and regions organized under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu, along with the former provinces of Agusan, Surigao and current province of Bukidnon, but excluding Lanao.

Surigao (province)

SurigaoSurigao Provincebecame a chartered province
It was later split into provinces and regions organized under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu, along with the former provinces of Agusan, Surigao and current province of Bukidnon, but excluding Lanao.

Sulu

Sulu ProvinceJoloProvince of Sulu
These districts included: Cotabato, Davao, Lanao, Jolo, and Zamboanga.

William Howard Taft

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After the dissolution of the Republic of Zamboanga and others part of Mindanao are under American rule, the American civil government led by Governor William Howard Taft authorized the creation of the Moro Province that includes "all of the territory of the Philippines lying south of the eight parallel of latitude, excepting the island of Palawan and the eastern portion of the northwest peninsula of Mindanao."

Palawan

Palawan ProvinceIsland of PalawanPalawan Island
After the dissolution of the Republic of Zamboanga and others part of Mindanao are under American rule, the American civil government led by Governor William Howard Taft authorized the creation of the Moro Province that includes "all of the territory of the Philippines lying south of the eight parallel of latitude, excepting the island of Palawan and the eastern portion of the northwest peninsula of Mindanao."