Historical Facts of RCRSM
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Background on our Club's name
Of all the kings that
Manila had, Raha Sulayman was the last one. He was the nephew of Raha
Lakandula. A born enemy of tyranny, he resisted the Spaniards, causing
them to call him the bravest king they ever fought against. Desiring peace
with honor, he entered into a treaty of friendship with Martin de Goite at
the intercession of his uncle, Lakandula. But the Spanish authorities did
not keep their part of the treaty and started committing abuses against
the Filipino again. This angered Soliman once more so he fought them.
Soliman died in the field of battle on June 3, 1591, in Bangkusay, Tondo.,
Territorial Limits of the Club
The City of Manila Districts of Sta. Cruz, Binondo, San Nicholas and Tondo bounded in the North by Caloocan City and the town of Navotas in Rizal Province, West by Manila Bay, East by Quezon Boulevard, Laon-Lann, Dimasalang and A. Bonifacio Streets and South by the Pasig River.