Middle Right : Enslaving the native population of the place, the invaders buit a settlement on the strait using huge logs as housepost driven into the seabed. In time, the settlement prospered from trading both with nearby settlement as well as other kingdoms as far as the Moluccas.
They called their settlement The Kingdom of Dapitan. Like their kindred tribe, the Badjaos, the Dapitanes, lived above the water and burried their dead on the sorrounding shores of Dauis and Mansasa. two places where in contemporary times, people have dug up gravesites containing the material wealth of the inhabitants of this pre-hispanic town.
Around 1563 AD., the Dapitan Kingdom went to war with the Kingdom of Ternate in the Moluccas. At that time Dapitan was ruled by two brothers Pagbuaya and Dailisan. In the initial battle, the Ternateans slew Dailisan who was then burried in the royal burial ground of Mt. Dayo together with his entire ship, a retinue of servants and treasures.
Dailisan was the last Dapitan king to be burried in Dauis. Soon after his burial, his brother Pagbuaya and his entire kingdom sailed for Mindanao where ultimately they founded another city called Dapitan. in memory of the first one they lost. Abandoned to the elements, the old city of Dapitan soon decayed and disappeared beneath the waters of the strait.