The divided island

The divided island
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On 1663, the Spanish would be expelled in most of Luzon by Koxinga but they have been dealing with the Moros in that island prior to 1663 which would refuse to be conquered and proselytized by the Spanish.

The Northern most Island, Luzon have been divided, one of which is not even independent and one is a part of the Sinosphere and parts of it are Muslim and with ties with Arabia and the Malay World, it is a divided Island for about four centuries and have been continuing to be divided since the invasion of Koxinga in 1663.
The Famine that never happened
On 1600s the Gaddangic tribes are strong, prolific, and resistant to Spanish proselytization and they have seen the Spanish trying to conquer their lands and convert them to Christianity and days later they were hostile to the Christian tribes like the Ibanags and Malauegs who converted to Christianity and frequently raided them, they would retain the faith they had prior to 1570s which is Islam and Paganism that the Spanish attempts to proselytize to them would fail and the Spanish would give up proselytizing to them and the Spanish would call the tribes who refused to convert and remain in their old religion as Moro Cagayanes and the Moro Cagayanes would later expand to the Upper Pampanga River and assimilate the Pagan tribes of Upper Pampanga river.

The Tribes from Eastern Batangas in the Taal lake and the people of Tayabas would not convert to Christianity after encountering the Spanish trying to convert them and conquer their lands and remain as Muslims and Animist and would remain a nuisance to the Spanish which would cause the Spanish to just control the Western Coastal areas of Southern Luzon which would be the part of the province of Balayan which is under the Spanish control.
On 1663, Koxinga would attack Manila which would further complicate the situation of the Spanish who are already dealing with the revolt of Malong, Maniago, and Almazan, the Balayan Moros and the Moro Cagayanes and the Balayan Moros which are hostile to the Spanish and the Spanish have been dealing with the Moro Mindanao tribes in the South which threaten Zamboanga and the Muslims in Ternate.

The Spanish would retreat from Mindanao and Ternate islands to Luzon carrying the Merdicas tribes to Ternate Cavite and the Spanish would encounter Koxinga who would raid and conquer Manila with the help of the Chinese and the Kingdom of Tungning would transfer to Northwestern Luzon which is under the revolt of Maniago, Almazan, and Malong after the Spanish had defeated Koxinga further eliminating the revolt of Maniago, Almazan, and Malong and cut off the Christians in Cagayan from Spanish protection against the Moro Cagayanes which would make them a minority in their lands and many of them would revert to Islam until it is only a few of the Malauegs who have remained Christian, during this time, the Sultanate of Cagayan and Sultanate of Taal would be in the records of the Spanish in the Philippines as the Moro Cagayanes would have started to further organize themselves and invited Gujarratis and Arabs to migrate to them again which had migrated to the island prior to the Spanish and the lands of the Moro Cagayanes and the Balayan Moros in would have attracted Cham immigrants from the other side of South China Sea, due to the Tungning transferring to Northwestern Luzon from Taiwan, the Pangasinenses, Kapampangans, and Ilocanos would later be heavily sinicized but prior to that they had already been friendly to the Chinese which would ease the transition of control of the part of the Island to the new Chinese ruling class.

The retreat of the Spanish from Mindanao, Sulawesi, and the Spice Islands would be seen as a victory for rulers like Sultan Kudarat of Mindanao.

Both the Moro Cagayanes, Balayan Moros, and Moros of Mindanao would have a presence in Borneo as they would have traded with the Borneans in the South.
Baler, the Capital of the Sultanate of Cagayan
On 1700s during the Mohammed II Era in the Sultanate of Cagayan, it has been decided that Tubigarao or the Irraya area is no longer sufficient to be the capital of the Sultanate of Cagayan and Faru would be covered by flood during the flooding season, they would decide that a town in the Pacific is the suitable capital as the Pacific ships and traders come to that area, the area of Tubigarao would be considered as an important in the Sultanate of Cagayan but it would be secondary to Baler and would be the cultural capital, however, Baler would be the capital of administration and trade.

They would pick the settlement of Baler which is a booming trade center of the Sultanate of Taal and the Sultanate of Cagayan and this area would also be where the ships from the Pacific would go to the Sultanate of Cagayan by 1720, Baler would be chosen as the capital of the Sultanate of Cagayan which would create an urban conglomeration in the East of the Pacific from Paranan down to Umiray which is in the border with the Spanish Philippines in the South, they would create established roads in Wangag which would connect the area of Baler and the Cagayan Valley aside from the roads that connect Baler with the Upper Pampanga river basin which is connected to the Cagayan Valley as well.
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