He was one of three Muslim chieftains in the Manila area during the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors led by Martín de Goiti and Juan de Salcedo in 1570. He defended Maynilad) from the invading Spaniards and was defeated.
A mestizo by the name of David Dula y Goiti, a grandson of Lakan Dula with a Spanish mother escaped the persecution of the descendants of Lakan Dula by settling in Isla de Batag, Northern Samar and settled in the placed now called Candawid. Due to his hatred to the Spaniards, he dropped the name Goiti in his surname and adopted a new name David Dulay He was eventualy caught by the Spanish Guardia Civil based in Palapag and was executed together with several followers. They were charged of conspiracy with planning to attack the Spanish settlement.