Agustin de Legaspi and his legacy “On 1590, the forces of Agustin de Legaspi would expel the Spanish from the colony of the Philippines and later taken Brunei from Mohammed Hassan, son of Saiful Rijal who usurped his wife’s rightful inheritance and established a unified country from the South of the Sultanate Selurong down to Butuan in the boundaries of Maguindanao and in Borneo.” Anonymous Historiographer. “It was said that Tarik, the Sultan of Selurong and his Emir Kasikis of Kaboloan would regret harboring Agustin de Legaspi because he would not regain the lands that were taken by Bolkiah” Anonymous Historiographer.
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The rise of Tarik I On 1572, Lakandula would be able to make a temporary peace with the Partisans of Sulayman, during this time, Tarik would choose to focus on his internal issues and Tarik and the Muslim partisans of the North who already have the support of the populace in the North would defeat the Hindus in the North so that they would be able to unify their ranks in the North of the Island and the support of the people of the North of the Island. Tarik and the Muslims in the North of the Island of Selurong(Luzon) were in peace with the Bruneians in the Island due to a peace treaty and the marriage of Panginoan, a granddaughter of the Tondo chief and grand daughter of Sultan Bolkiah to one of the nobility of the North of Selurong who claim Tondo. On 1574, Tarik would enlist the help of Limahong to conquer the South of the Island of Selurong to expel the Spanish to help his allies in the South against the Spanish but Limahong would fail in his fight against the Spanish and another attempt in 1575 would result in Limahong’s own death on the hands of the Spanish.
The expulsion of the Spanish On 1587, Tarik I of Selurong would take in Agustin de Legaspi, the adopted son of Rajah Sulayman and his group who had support with the Japanese sea Captain named Juan Gayo and had arms and warriors and Legaspi had support from Laguna, Borneo and Batangas. Agustin de Legaspi is married to Putri the daughter of Pengiran Seri Lela who have been carried off due to the defeat of her father and the Spanish against Saiful Rijal in the Castillan war. Tarik I of Selurong wanted to retake the lands taken by Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei who seized Tondo so he helped the adopted son of his former ally, Sulayman and joining him is his vassal, Emir Kasikis of Caboloan. The joined Japanese, the armies of Tarik with that of Agustin de Legaspi they would easily were able to expel and topple the Spanish and destroy Intramuros in 1590, however, what Tarik wanted to happen which is to regain the lands taken by Bolkiah would not be taken back but at this point, he has already exhausted his resources.
Agustin de Legaspi would take in the existing structures of the Philippines by the Spanish in Luzon and given the lands of Samtoy to Tarik I which was currently occupied by the Spanish as a consolation for him for his help against the Spanish, Tarik I was forced to accept it in shame.
“It was said that Tarik, the Sultan of Selurong and his Emir Kasikis of Kaboloan would regret harboring Agustin de Legaspi because he would not regain the lands that were taken by Bolkiah”
Situation in the island of Luzon/Selurong Late 1400s Bolkiah of Brunei sacks Tondo and takes control over half of the Island and marries his son, Lontok to Kaylangitan, the daughter of the defeated ruler of Tondo. Early 1500s The marriage of Panginoan to the nobility of the lands that were not conquered by Bolkiah( the nobility of Northern Luzon including the former nobility of Tondo) and establishes peace in the island with the Bruneians and their local scions. 1521 Magellan arrives in the Philippines and has Butuan into submission to the Spanish and is later killed by Lapu Lapu. 1565 Miguel Lopez Legaspi Arrives in the Philippines. 1570 Miguel Lopez de Legaspi arrives in Luzon and starts to establish his own authority there and establishes friendship with Lakandula.
Conquest of Brunei Giving up Samtoy to Tarik I would mean that the Northern Kingdom and Agustin de Legaspi’s kingdom would have peace and secured borders and Samtoy would have no continuity with the rest of the lands of Agustin so he gave it up and gave it to Tarik I to pacify. On 1592, he would declare war against Brunei under Mohammed Hassan to reclaim Brunei and he would ask help with the Japanese to help him against Mohammed Hassan of Brunei to regain his wife’s rightful inheritance but they would be busy with Imjin, he would easily defeat Mohammed Hassan with the continued help of the armies from Selurong and the troops given by Gayo the Japanese pirate and he would promise that he would tolerate both Muslims and Pagans. On his return from Brunei on 1596 Agustin would pacify Sugbu and Butuan which is still held by the Spanish and incorporate the Spanish who pledged to recognize his own rule and pledged equality between the Pagans, Muslims, and Christians. Agustin de Legaspi would support the Catholic priests retaining their missions as well as the Muslims from the middle East, it was a bastion of tolerance, this new realm would be named as the Bruneian Empire or the Philippines depending on who is asked. “On 1590, the forces of Agustin de Legaspi would expel the Spanish from the colony of the Philippines and later taken Brunei from Mohammed Hassan, son of Saiful Rijal who usurped his wife’s rightful inheritance and established a unified country from the South of the Sultanate Selurong down to Butuan in the boundaries of Maguindanao and in Borneo.” Anonymous Historiographer.
The News of the New country On 1598 when the news of natives of the colony of the Philippines kicking the Spanish to the sea, Europe would see it as something unusual and surprising King Philip II would be outraged of this fact and Queen Elizabeth I of England would be happy that another country had kicked the Spanish to the sea, shortly later, James I of Great Britain would send envoys to the new country. Queen Elizabeth I remarked that this new country was another country that kicked the Spanish armada to the sea completely. 1598 was the time when Philip II died, Philip III would accept trade partnership and missions to the new country as well and continue the trade between the two countries of Spain and the Native ruled Philippines. Hideyoshi of Japan would be surprised as well of the new country in the south and wanted to continue to trade with them as well.
Two births On December 2, 1575, Louise of Lorraine would give birth to a a daughter named Catherine of Valois, she would marry Henry IV of Navarre on 1592 after the assassination of her own father on 1589, due to Catherine of Medici having her daughter, Marguerite’s marriage being dissolved by her as she planned earlier for her other grand daughter, Christina of Lorraine. On December 10, 1599, Isabella Clara Eugenia finally would give birth to a son after her marriage with Archduke Albert, who she would name as Charles, finally severing the Burgundian inheritance from the Spanish inheritance.
On 1591, the Spanish would learn that the colony of the Philippines is gone and they should find a way to off load their silver to china and also gain control of the missionaries in Japan and their former colony of the Philippines, however, the route of Kuroshio and the pacific would be still lucrative to the Spanish as the Spanish would send missionaries to Japan via Mexico.
On 1600, the Spanish would discover Hermosa and the Ryukyu islands and the Spanish would establish factories in the Ryukyu Islands and a colony in Hermosa.
On 1610 the Spanish would attack the Portuguese colony of Macau so that it would have a base in China where they would offload the gold from Hermosa.
However, Philip II would die prior to the discovery of this new state. By 1620 the Spanish would have solidified their presence in Hermosa and some of the tribes would migrate to the Mountains to avoid Spanish conversion and inquisition.
Hermosa would be the area where the Spanish would trade their gold with the Chinese which would make it valuable even if the Japanese declared Sakoku.
On 1630, Deshima and Nagasaki was ceded to the Portuguese.
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Tokugawa-Selurong correspondence On the first decade of the 1600’s Tarik I of Selurong would talk about the division of the island of Selurong/Luzon to Ieyasu Tokugawa and what had happened in the expulsion of the Spanish and that he did not benefit of the expulsion of the Spanish in the Archipelago and Tarik I would complain on his letter about him not being able to get the lands of the Southern Half of Luzon/Selurong and dispose of Agustin de Legaspi. Ieyasu Tokugawa would just receive the correspondence of Tarik I of Selurong and he would would send a letter or correspondence to him that he would not have enough troops to help him as they have exhausted them already on the Imjin war and he would leave them alone and Tarik was forced to accept the peace between him and Agustin de Legaspi despite the fact that he wanted to gain the Southern Half of Selurong.
Formation of the Sultanate of Selurong The Sultanate of Saludong’s origins are uncertain and the first known ruler of Saludong is Tarik, who according to a tradition a descendant of Angka Wijaya of Majapahit with Sasaban and a descendant of the marriage of Panginoan, a half Bruneian with the old clan that rivals the current Bruneian dynasty that rules the Tondo, it is said that Tarik’s lineage are the rulers of the “Kingdom of Makabebe” centered in Makabebe up north and the other vassal of Majapahit is Kaboloan with the other parts of Selurong being direct vassals to Majapahit or the Bruneians. During the brief Spanish occupation of Bruneian Selurong, Tarik I would subjugate the Igorots and force them into submission which the lowlanders would support him and he would attack the Spanish using the Chinese pirate Limahong afterwards. On 1587, Tarik I of Selurong would take in Agustin de Legaspi, the adopted son of Rajah Sulayman and his group who had support with the Japanese sea Captain named Juan Gayo and had arms and warriors and Legaspi had support from Laguna, Borneo and Batangas. Agustin de Legaspi is married to Putri the daughter of Pengiran Seri Lela who have been carried off due to the defeat of her father and the Spanish against Saiful Rijal in the Castillan war. Tarik I of Selurong wanted to retake the lands taken by Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei who seized Tondo so he helped the adopted son of his former ally, Sulayman and joining him is his vassal, Emir Kasikis of Caboloan. The joined Japanese, the armies of Tarik with that of Agustin de Legaspi they would easily were able to expel and topple the Spanish and destroy Intramuros in 1590, however, what Tarik wanted to happen which is to regain the lands taken by Bolkiah would not be taken back but at this point, he has already exhausted his resources but he was consoled with Samtoy being given to him.
History of the Bruneian Selurong up to the Conquest of Brunei and Visayas On the late 1400’s the Bolkiah or Nakhoda Ragam would sack Tondo and had the daughter of the Chieftain of Tondo marry a son of a concubine, Lontok, later the Bruneians would send a bride for peace to the other claimants to Tondo including the Kingdom of Selurong(then centered in Macabebe) and Kaboloan in the North. In 1570 the Spanish would vassalize and have the rulers of Bruneian Selurong swear alliegance to the Spanish, in 1578, the Spanish would bring in Princess Putri of Brunei, daughter of Pengiran Seri Lela who married Agustin de Legaspi who would later flee to the Kingdom of Selurong which has morphed into the Sultanate of Selurong for help against the Spanish in 1588 for them to destroy the Spanish settlements in Manila, which he was able to do with the help of Tarik in 1590 and on 1592, he reclaimed the rightful inheritance of Brunei in 1592 and pacified the Visayan regions who still are under the Spanish, completely ending the Spanish colony of the Philippines and starting the new Bruneian Empire which has both Christianity and Islam.
Agustin de Legaspi, a portrait of a Hero AD 2000 It is said that Agustin de Legaspi have restored and reunited the Bruneian Empire from the Spanish and the Muslim usurpers from the South and continued the Bruneian Empire under a Christian dynasty that would tolerate both the Muslims and the Christians, despite the conflict of interest between Tarik in the North and Agustin de Legaspi in the South the two were able to unite and kick the Spanish completely in the Northern island of Saludong first and Agustin de Legaspi would kick the Spanish from the Visayan Islands and the then Spanish held Mindanao.
The beginning of Philip III’s reign On 1598, Philip III of Spain would start his own reign with Spain humiliated by a loss of a colony and he would lose the Chance to inherit Netherlands when his sister, Isabella Clara Eugenia finally gave birth to a healthy son, finally passing the Burgundian inheritance to the Austrian branch as planned by Charles V, however, the Spanish would discover and colonize Hermosa and Take over Macau from the Portuguese during his own reign.
Sebastian I of Portugal would be able to sire a heir and a spare with Margaret of Austria named Manuel on May 10, 1586 named Leonor and another daughter in December 10, 1598 named Catarina, the daughter, Leonor is forcibly betrothed to Philip III and Catarina of Portugal is made a bride for Ferdinando Gonzaga or Ferdinand I, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat.
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Wanli and Agustin de Legaspi The Ming Empire under the Zhu Yijun, Wanli Emperor would send emissaries to the now Christian ruled Empire of Brunei under Agustin de Legaspi, named Poni, during his time the country of Selurong now or the Sultanate of Selurong would reappear on the Chinese maps as Sanfoqi but remains elusive to any contact with the Chinese as the Chinese would support the Bruneians rather than the people of Selurong on their disputed land with Brunei. Wanli would tell Agustin de Legaspi that he had destroyed the foreign invaders, avenged his wife, and put himself on the throne of Brunei and that feat is so amazing of him as he reminds him of his ancestors who expelled the mongols, Agustin de Legaspi would take Wanli’s words as a compliment.
Baptism of Brunei Pope Clement VIII would learn about the Empire of Brunei under Agustin de Legaspi and it being ruled by a Catholic himself, he himself would learn that the Empire of Brunei had already baptized itself and found an example of an Asian nation that is catholic in nature and tolerant to the Muslims, he would be amazed that the new country is very tolerant to Pagans as well, Pope Clement VIII would send his own message to Agustin de Legaspi who had established the Christian ruled Empire of Brunei. The new Christian ruled Brunei or for some known as Philippines would be known as the bastion of Christianity in the Malay Archipelago aside from the Portuguese East Indies in the south of Sulawesi.