We can say that the Tausugs have adapted Western ways of dressing.This is because education and travel have greatly influenced their lives.These are sung with the accompaniment of their instruments like Gong, Kutapi, Sigitan, Lantoy, Kulaying and Tambubok. The tribe’s political structure consists of a Timuay equivalent to the barangay captain that we have today.The Timuay tries cases involving crimes and moral turpitude.In case the Timuay cannot decide on the case or if the case involves heinous crimes, he does not give the final verdict.
Culturally speaking, the Tausugs can be distinguished from other groups of Filipinos.The Subanens who communicate through their Subano language prefer and wear colorful clothes and accessories. The women often wear red earrings that match with beaded necklaces.Like other tribes, Subanens have their own entertainment or way of enjoying life. The Ginarang or Migboat, Basimba, Gatagan and Sirdel or Sumumigaling are some of their songs. But aside from their court dance, they also have war and ritual dances that they perform during social gatherings and special occasions such as weddings, etc.A special form of government was established in Mindanao and Sulu. The first form of which was the Moro province and during the 12 years of its existence, the American Military Government in the Philippines converted Zamboanga into a city in the Commission Form, the first province of Mindanao to become a city.However, the government of the Moro Province was abolished to give way to a new form of government, the Department of Mindanao and Sulu.
This form of government entrusted to the Filipino residents of Zamboanga practically all positions in government.