Princess Paduka Pangian Inchi Jamila

Princess and Sultana Paduka Pangian Inchi Jamila of Jolo was considered the best swordswoman in the Philippines. She was beautiful, politically influential, intelligent, and had the respect of majority of the Datus. Spanish Señor Don Infante through his writings spoke of Joloano women to be exactly like their husbands and brothers when preparing for combat. “Even with a child slung across her body, Joloana women would fight as ferocious as a panther and more determined than the men.” 




Carmen A. Abukabar, Wither the Roses of Yesteryears - An Exploratory Look into the Lives of Moro Women During the Colonial Period, p125,

Perry Gil S. Mallari, The Filipina as ritualist and warrior, The Manila Times, 2014,


Lesley Cara Delos Santos, The Filipina as a Warrior, Today’s Carolinian, 2014,


Najeeb M. Saleeby, The History of Sulu, 1870, University of Michigan, Accessed 8 June 2018,;view=fulltext