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Saturday, January 20, 2024

Queen Mariam's Brother, ZULKARNAIN MASTURA KUDARAT VI, Enthroned as the 26th Legitimate Supreme Sultan of Magindanao

Despite numerous aspirants vying for the title of Supreme Sultan of Maguindanao, the position has already been rightfully claimed by His Majesty Sultan Abdulaziz Zulkarnain Mastura Kudarat VI. He wasn’t only appointed as the legitimate successor by the late Sultan Salem but was also the popular choice of the Maguindanao people and hails from an unbroken line of Sultans since Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat who reigned the Sultanate of Maguindanao from 1625 to 1671.

The enthronement took place last 14th of January during the Taazi’ah/Kanduli for the late 25th Supreme Sultan, Abdulaziz Guiwan Salem Mastura Kudarat V.  Flooded by thousands of people, the auspicious event was attended by big personalities from local and abroad including traditional leaders, politicians, religious leaders, tribal groups, representatives from 26 principalities of Mindanao: Municipalities of Palembang, Kalamansig, Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat, Matanog, Sultan Mastura, Maitum, Kiamba, Maasin, Kabacan, Pikit, Pagalungan, Datu Osin Sinsuat, Datu Blah Sinsuat, Dau Abdullah Sangki, Polomok, Isulan, Parang, SKP, Lebak, Kalamnsig and Labangan; Cities of Cotabato, General Santos and Marbel; and officers and men of the 6th infantry Division (KAMPILAN) PA AFP, Central Cotabato.

The Sultanate’s Cabinet members have recently revealed plans for two additional coronation ceremonies this year. The second ceremony will take place in Cotabato City on March 9th, extending its reach to the entire Mindanao region. The third and most significant coronation is scheduled to occur in October at the WCH Royal Summit in Manila. This event will host a multitude of international monarchs, dignitaries, and United Nations representatives, rendering it an extraordinary and memorable occasion.

The Crown Prince of Maguindanao, Datu Muamar (Mama) Mastura, has disclosed the order of succession of the Sultanate, as decreed by their late father, Sultan Guiwan Mastura Kudarat IV. “According to the last testament, after Sultan Salem, Datu Nain is to take over as the Sultanate's leader, thereby ensuring the unbroken tradition of succession. This dying wish of my brother, Sultan Salem has been upheld, and Datu Nain is the rightful heir to the throne.” His Royal Highness Datu Mama added, “We have recently discovered that a number of individuals, including some of our own relatives who have benefited from our father's kindness and compassion, are plotting to usurp the throne from us. Despite our family's relentless efforts to fortify the Sultanate, these individuals are driven by a desire for greater power and influence. Nonetheless, the truth about their intentions is widely known throughout Mindanao.” 

Renowned humanitarian and founder of international charity organization- We Care for Humanity (WCH), Queen Mariam Torres Mastura vowed to help ensure that the Sultanate emerges stronger than ever before. “As the crowned Bai Mompong sa Magindanaw, it is my duty to support my brother, the Supreme Sultan, in preserving the Sultanate and its goals. And I will not rest until I bring His Majesty to the United Nations to represent the interests of the Sultanate, and that the entire world recognizes him as the true Sultan of Maguindanao!”- said the crowned Queen of the Royal House of Luzon Tagalog.



A few of hundreds of congratulatory messages from International Dignitaries and Monarchs:

DR. ABDALLAH SHARIF, President of United Nations Communications Association of Vienna (UNCAV)-  “On behalf of the UNCAV and other esteemed peace organizations in Austria, I extend my warmest greetings to my noble brother, Sultan Zulkarnian, on his coronation as the illustrious Supreme Sultan of Maguindanao. May the winds of fortune guide you towards success and prosperity, and may you enjoy robust health to benefit your kingdom.”

H.E. IVO JOSIPOVIC, 3rd President of Croatia (2010-2015)“I am delighted to send my biggest congratulations to the new Supreme Sultan of Maguindanao, Philippines. I wish for His Majesty Zulkarnain Mastura Kudarat VI to have a long and vibrant reign as the 26th Sultan of Maguindanao, and may the Sultanate become one of the most revered Kingdoms in the world!”

HRH ISABARUULI ISABARONGO MWATYANSOZI MWOGEZI BUTAMANYA, King of Buruuli Kingdom & Chairperson Uganda Kings and Cultural Leaders Forum-  “I extend my sincerest congratulations to His Majesty Sultan Abdulaziz Zulkarnain Mastura Kudarat VI on his ascension to the 26th Supreme Sultan of Maguindanao. I and the Kings I head in Uganda are willing to work with you under WE CARE FOR HUMANITY”.

HRM DR. NANA AKOMANYI ESSANDOH V, Sovereign Ruler of the Kingdom of Gomoah, Ghana
“Royalty is a blessing. 
 Royalty is creativity.
Royalty is culture.
Royalty is upliftment.
Royalty is God given.
Royalty is attraction.
Royalty is Grace from God.
You are blessed to be the 26th Sultan.
May God see you through successfully.
CONGRATULATIONS MY BROTHER!"

H.E. ROSALIA ARTEAGA SERRANO, Former President of Ecuador“My warmest congratulations go out to Sultan Abdulaziz Zulkarnain Mastura Kudarat VI, the new Supreme Sultan of Maguindanao, on his enthronement. He is a symbol of bravery and greatness, and perfectly suited to lead a sultanate with a rich history”.

H.E. FILIP VUJANOVIC, Former President of Montenegro“I am pleased to express my sincere congratulations and warm wishes to the new Supreme Sultan of Maguindanao, Philippines. I wish for His Majesty Zulkarnain Mastura Kudarat VI to have a long and prosperous reign as the 26th Sultan of Maguindanao, and may the Sultanate become one of the most respected Kingdoms in the world”


About Sultan Zulkarnain:

Sultan Zulkarnain a.k.a. Datu Nain is a highly esteemed figure in Mindanao, the Philippines' oldest and most important Muslim state. He Graduated from Manuel L. Quezon University, Manila with degree in Bachelor of Science and Commerce. Before his coronation, he served as the president of the Sultan Kudarat Descendants Organization of the Philippines (SKDOP), a non-profit organization which main mission is to unite the country’s traditional leaders and to preserve the culture and heritage of the Royal Sultanate of Maguindanao Mandanaue Darussalam. His leadership was instrumental in preserving the region's diverse culture and traditions.

Royal Lineage:

Datu Nain is the 6th child of the late Sultan Abdulaziz "Datu Guiwan" Mastura Kudarat IV. He is the direct descendant of SULTAN ISKANDER HIJABAN MASTURA KUDARAT III who reigned in 1925 to 1930. A legitimate successor to the throne as "Sultan of Magindanaw" hailing from the Royal UNBROKEN LINEAGE of the late SULTAN ALMANZA ZULKARNAIN, 8 months on the throne in year 1830. His son, the Crown Prince- RAJA TUA who was supposed to be the successor to the crown died ahead of his father, therefore, his son SULTAN JAMALOL AZAM UNTONG QUDRATULA II assumed the post and reigned from 1830- 1854. Next in line, his cousin SULTAN MAKAKUA in 1854 to 1884, followed by SULTAN PABLO in 1884 to1895. Next to him was SULTAN MANGIGIN in1896- 1924. There after was the son of SULTAN JAMALOL UNTONG QUDRATULAH II, none other than SULTAN ISKANDER HIJABAN MASTURA KUDARAT III from 1925 to1930. After the death of Sultan Hijaban, his sister, the REGENT QUEEN RAJA PUTRI appointed Mohamad Tato Kalog as the caretaker to the throne from1933-1992. After the death of Ismael Kalog, the son of Sultan Hijaban- ABDULAZIZ DATU GUIWAN MASTURA KUDARAT IV was enthroned as SULTAN OF MAGINDANAW from1993 to 2010.  He relinquished his crown to his son, SULTAN ABDULAZIZ SALEM MASTURA KUDARAT V in 2010. He reigned until his death in Jan 4, 2024. His brother, ZULKARNAIN MASTURA KUDARAT VI was declared the 26th Supreme Sultan of Magindanaw by the Executive Staff Council of Elders of the Sultanate of Magindanaw during the burial at the ancestral residence of SULTAN DATU GUIWAN MASTURA KUDARAT IV at Compound Keti, Poloy, Lebak Sultan Kudarat Province.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

WCH Founder Queen Mariam Bids Farewell to Her Departed Brother, the 25th Supreme Sultan of Maguindanao


Cotabato City, Philippines- We Care for Humanity Founder, HRH Queen Mariam Leonor Amor Torres Mastura, amidst her Economic Development tour in Africa, made an unexpected trip to Mindanao to mourn and pay respects to her late brother, His Majesty Sultan Abdulaziz Salem Mastura Kudarat V - the 25th Supreme Sultan of Maguindanao - who passed away from natural causes.

The recent passing of Sultan Salem has left a deep void in the hearts of the people of Maguindanao. He dedicated his life to the betterment of the Sultanate and his contributions will always be remembered.


With the Queen's visit, she not only honors his memory but also shows her support and solidarity to the newly enthroned Supreme Sultan of Maguindanao, His Majesty Sultan Abdulaziz Zulkarnain Mastura Kudarat VI, the youngest brother in the family.
“We bid farewell to a remarkable leader, a brave Sultan, and a genuine Royal Man of Asia. He was a beloved and caring father, brother, husband, and friend. Personally, I have lost a trusted mentor and brother. However, the Sultan's memory will never fade, his remarkable legacy will endure forever! As a family, we vow to ensure that the Sultanate of Maguindanao will emerge stronger than ever before.

The Sultan's leadership was marked by his unwavering commitment to his people, his dedication to progress and development, and his tireless efforts to promote peace and stability in the region. He was a true visionary, always pushing the boundaries and inspiring those around him to aim higher and achieve more.

Under his guidance, the Sultanate of Maguindanao flourished, with significant advancements made in the areas of peace and leadership. His legacy will be remembered not only for these achievements, but also for the kindness and compassion he showed to all those he encountered.

As we mourn his passing, we also celebrate his life and the immense impact he had on our community. We will continue to honor his memory by carrying forward his vision and working tirelessly to create a brighter future for all who call the Sultanate of Maguindanao home.”, a heartfelt eulogy from the Queen, the Bai Mompong sa Magindanaw.

Many monarchs and dignitaries shared their deepest sympathies with the Sultan. Some of those who offered their condolences include: 
HRM Nana Akomanyi Essandoh V, Sovereign Ruler of the Kingdom of Gomoah, Ghana
HRH King Constantine Mwogezi Butamanya, King of Buruuli Kingdom, Uganda
HRM Nana Attah Damoah II, King of the Kingdom of Tetrim, Ghana
HRH King Robert Obara Nahama III, King of Bugwe Kingdom, Uganda
HRH King Togbe Tete Gagnon Dumashie, King of Badougbe Village, Togo
H.E. Ivo Josipovich, the 3rd President of Croatia
H.E. Rosalia Arteaga Serrano, Former President of Ecuador
H.E. Filip Vujanovic, the 3rd President of Montenegro
Dr. Abdallah Sharif, President of United Nations Communications Association of Vienna (UNCAV), Austria
His Holiness Rigzin Dorjee Rinpoche, Founder of Nyingma Institute in Gangtok Sikkim, India

The great Sultan was survived by his Children: Datu Camarod Mastura and Bai Ispandjaria Mastura Sangki. Siblings: Datu Nasrullah “Datu Dido” Mastura, Crown Prince- Datu Muamar “Datu Mama” Mastura, the newly enthroned as 26th Sultan of Magindanaw - HM Zulkarnain “Datunain” Mastura, Bai Salima -“Baiping”Mastura, Bai Mompong- Queen Mariam Leonor Torres Mastura and others (undisclosed names). Grandchildren: Datu Zul Arvind Sharriege Ampatuan Mastura, Bai Shaigne Francine Ver-Quesza Ampatuan Mastura, Bai Allaine Ashley Ampatuan Mastura, Datu Reed Abdul Haffidh Mastura Sangki, Datu Izyan Hadee Mastura Sangki, Datu Fariz Al-Hakeem Mastura Sangki and Datu Zain Muiz Mastura Sangki. Nephews and Nieces: (children of Datu Muamar) Datu Datu Bhang Mastura, Datu Benzarali Mastura, Jusol Asiquin Mastura, Hajar Mastura (sons of Baitolon Mastura) Datu Kamar, Datu Karodz, Datu Suharto. Other relatives: Datu Faizal G. Karon, Raja Buayan Watamama Silongan, Datu Pendatun Mastura, Bai Putri Febraida Mastura Matalam, Raja Bai Jasma Mastura Karon, Bailaga Harjida Mastura Karon - nephews from Sultan Kudarat and Sultan Mastura,  Lebak, Kalamansig, Palambang, Maitum and all the MASTURAS CLAN.

Friday, November 10, 2023

We Care for Humanity Called for an Emergency Peace Summit to Save Lives in Gaza, 21 Countries Participated

 


DOHA, QATAR - Slightly a month after the start of the Gaza conflict and on the morning after the civilian death toll breaching the 10,000 mark, international dignitaries of We Care for Humanity (WCH) gathered for an emergency peace summit yesterday, 09 November 2023 and joined the United Nations in calling for an urgent Humanitarian Pause in the besieged Palestinian territory. 

We Care for Humanity is the prestigious international humanitarian organization registered with the United Nations and headquartered in Westmont, Illinois in the U.S. that has actively been hosting successful events on humanism with the United Nations both in New York and Geneva, Switzerland for the past decade.

Symbolically hosted online from Qatar, the lead country in spearheading peace efforts in the Middle East, humanitarian leaders from 21 countries led by WCH founder & president HRH Maria Leonora Amor Torres Mastura have jointly voiced out their global call to stop the ongoing onslaught on innocent civilians in Gaza particularly the elderly, women and most importantly children under basic humanitarian principles of every human being’s right to live.  

In addition to the WCH country directors, peace advocates and ambassadors from the USA, UK, Qatar  Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Lebanon, Romania, Poland, UAE, Austria, Palestine, Vietnam, the Philippines, Pakistan and Norway, last night’s historic meeting was also attended by distinguished delegates from the United Nations Correspondents Association in Vienna (UNCAV), Sustainable Development Alliance of Ghana, the HBM Foundation of Switzerland, the Sultanate of Magindanaw of the Philippines, Tikkun Worldwide Charity of the United States, Royal Bodyguard Association of Malaysia,  to name a few and prominent humanitarians to include traditional royals, artists, bishops, doctors and scholars. 



In her opening address, WCH matriarch HRH Maria Leonora Amor Torres has underscored the kind of poison that war brings into the heart and soul of every human. "I know some of you like me don't understand the full context of this war, or maybe we refused to understand because War is poison in our hearts and soul just by hearing it, let alone being in it or surrounded by it. But, whether we understand this war or not, I know you will agree with me that thousands of people, especially children, innocent children women and children are being slaughtered beyond our comprehension because of greed, ego, hatred and revenge! But let me be clear, the purpose of this meeting is not about solving the war or finding solution to end the war. It is so complicated and very political it can cost our organization even our lives! Unfortunately, this is beyond our ability at the moment, when both parties are determined to wipe out each other, we know we cannot stop the bloodshed, but it should not be at the expense of innocent people! However, we cannot be bystanders any longer, we must break our silence and choose a side, not the the side of Israel or Hamas, but our side, the side of humanity. We must do something about this, otherwise, we should not be called We Care for Humanity at all! So, today, I summoned all of you to stand by WCH, to plead for Peace and a Humanitarian Pause and let a little humanitarianism prevail in this unforgivable war and save the remaining lives in Gaza."

From the Sultanate of Maguindanao, “Bismillahi Rahmaneer Rahim Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu. We express our deep sympathy and sorrow over the crises in Israel and Palestine. We grieve with the victims and their mourning families. And we pray and ask for an immediate cessation of hostilities from both parties. The SULTANATE OF MAGINDANAW MANDANAUE DARUSSALAM, PHILIPPINES is calling the attention of the UNITED NATION INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS to perform their duties and responsibilities. Indiscriminate bombings and killings of all ages especially those innocent children and women causing tremendous horrific psychological impact and thousands of deaths. We will pass a resolution addressed to the United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Gutterrez to ask/declare Humanitarian Ceasefire/Pause and pressure both ISRAEL and PALESTINE to submit/conform. We are gathered today, to coordinate and participate together with the WE CARE FOR HUMANITY to ensure the preservation of life of everyone especially the children involve is such present situation, whether Israeli or Palestinian, including foreign people based in Gaza strip. Let Us Call For Peace! Let Us Call for Humanitarian Pause! Wassalam”, stated the Secretary General, HRH Princess Ispandaria Mastura Sangki.

After hearing the sentiments and echoing calls for the restoration of humanity in Gaza by all participants from around the world, the delegates have unanimously committed to reciprocate the calls to action for a humanitarian pause for Gaza in their respective countries with the hashtags: #CallforPeace, #HumanitarianPause and #StoptheKilling.

In concluding the event, WCH Interim Country Director for Qatar Joseph Timothy Rivera orated the summit’s universally agreed  declaration now already submitted to the United Nations Secretary General:
“We, the Peace Ambassadors & International Humanitarian Volunteers of We Care for Humanity led by our President  HRH Maria Leonora Amor Torres, stand hand-in-hand with the United Nations in calling for the following actions to be implemented in Gaza: 
1. Immediate humanitarian Pause to allow much more efficient delivery of needed aid to the suffering civilians and to provide fuel to basic health & medical facilities;
2. For all sides to stop the infliction of harm to the civilian citizens of Gaza particularly the elderly, women and most especially Children ;
This global appeal in saving humanism in Gaza is part of our fundamental mission to be a catalyst for change, transforming people to becoming humanitarians, and for the fulfilment of our aim as sustainable partner of the United Nations in promoting the 17 UNSDG towards the 2030 UN Agenda.”

A poem dedicated to this cause was written by WCH Official Poet, Maureen Brindle

"These lands are soaked in blood
The ancient lands that tears flood
Is there a line in the sand,
Invisible where Peace will stand?
The lands once swept with stars,
Now rubble and battle scars.
Helping children is our role,
Peace and humanitarian aid our goal"

Sunday, July 23, 2023

WCH And Sultanate Of Maguindanao Sign Treaty Of Partnership And Cooperation, Queen Mariam Assumes Foreign Minister Post At The Sultanate

 

WCH and Sultanate of Maguindanao Sign Treaty of Partnership and Cooperation, Queen Mariam Assumes Foreign Minister Post at the Sultanate

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/t8hgAQ8T9EQ

While on her humanitarian Asian tour, the Founder of We Care for HumanityMariam Amor Leonora Torres, Queen of Maharlika International and Princess of CALABARZON made a life-changing trip to General Santos, Mindanao to reunite with the 25th Legitimate Supreme Sultan of Maguindanao (Magindanaw) Mandaue, Darussalam, His Majesty Abdulaziz Salem Mastura Kudarat V and the Mastura Clan to sign a Memorandum of Understanding of Partnership and Cooperation.

The main objective of the partnership is to promote economic growth in Mindanao thereby improving the quality of life of the people, and to promote the culture of the Sultanate of Maguindanao globally.

Along with the historical MOU signing was the auspicious appointment of Queen Mariam as the Foreign Minister of the Sultanate in which all foreign dealings of the kingdom will be handled by her office.

The promising day also featured the Royal Adoption of the Princess of CALABARZON as part of the Mastura Clan. Sultan Salem Mastura, Datu Muamar Mastura and Datu Zulkairnain Mastura, all sons of the 24th Supreme Sultan of Maguindanao, the late Sultan Guiwan Mastura kudarat IV, attested the royal adoption and declared the new title of the Princess as BAI MOMPONG SA MAGINDANAW, Princess of Unity, a sanctified traditional title she inherited from the deceased member of the Sultanate. 

The Consent adoption contains “I, HM ABDULAZIZ SALEM D. MASTURA KUDARAT V, of legal age, widower, Filipino, temperate at all times and in full possession of my mental powers, the Supreme Legitimate Sultan of Magindanaw, Mandanue Darus-salam, Mindanao, Philippines have this day adopted MARIA LEONORA TORRES, Queen of Maharlika Philippines International and Princess of CALABARZON and believing that it would be for her own interest and benefit of the Sultanate of Magindanaw, my family and siblings and for our We Care for Humanity (WCH) worldwide, I hereby give my written consent freely, and voluntarily that said MARIA LEONORA TORRES be adopted as the daughter of the Sultanate of Magindanaw in accordance with our Muslim Customs and Traditions.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I affixed my signature on the 16th day of July 2023 in Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippines.”

Amor, now called by her legal royal name, MARIA LEONORA TORRES MASTURA recited her vows to embrace Islam. Rajamudah Marvin Ingkong, Rajahmuda sa Sugoda Buayan officiated the said ceremony.

Among the Mastura Clan present at the auspicious affair apart from the Sultan were: Crown Prince-HRH Datu Muamar Mastura and his family, SKDOP President-HRH Datu Zulkarnain Mastura and family, SKYDOP President and son of the Sultan- Datu Camarod Mastura and family, Secretary General of the Sultanate- HRH Princess Spandaria Mastura Sangki and family, Royal Princess sa Magindanaw- HRH Princess Febraida Mastura Matalam, Rajah Bai sa Magindanaw-HRH Princess Jasma Mastura Karon, Bai Laga sa Magindanaw- HRH Princess Harjida Mastura Karon, Rajah Putri sa Baruin- Engr. Merriam Dimalen. A few royal guests from General Santos also attended the event.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Himalayan Peace Caravan In Mexico A Huge Success

 

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/DOH4BFe9iFw

The We Care for Humanity (WCH) and the Himalayan Peace Foundation held a very successful Himalayan Peace Caravan (HPC) last February 13 to 16, 2020 at the Hacienda San Cristobal, San Francisco del Rincón Guanajuato, Mexico, in collaboration with Centro Fox and convened by its founder and president, the 10th president of Mexico, H.E. Vicente Fox and Former First Lady, Mrs. Martha Fox.

The Caravan aims to promulgate Himalayan arts and culture to the world while promoting peace to mankind. Hence, a two solid day program of various activities were held at the hacienda attended by local and international audience and those enthusiasts of Buddhism and Spirituality. 

The said program highlighted series of pujas, mandala making, meditation and tantric dance by the HPC monks and performing artists from Nepal and Bhutan delegation headed by Lama Karma.

In addition to the Venerable monks, HPC was also represented by notable businesspeople from Cambodia namely Chhoem Sokha and Tim Savuth and G.O.D. Honoree from USA, Mrs. Usha Shah, who in behalf of her husband Dr. Jay Shah, another G.O.D. Honoree, gave a matriarchal impact to the event. This trip was a celebration of the Shah’s 57th Wedding Anniversary and their humanitarian work being the Med Care director of Med Clinic (Global Tele Care) for seniors and Veterans.


The whole delegation enjoyed an intimate dinner with President Fox and wife, the tour of Guanajuato, and all the wonderful services of Hacienda San Cristobal has to offer.

One evening, an elegant dinner was hosted by the Taittinger Champagne owner and President Fox at the Hacienda San Cristobal with the presence of Secretary of Trade & Industry and Secretary of Tourism of Mexico. HM Sultana Princess Maria Amor was invited as an honored guest along with Mrs. Usha Shah.

HPC is founded by the Sultana and Himalayan Peace Foundation (HPF) Chairman, Venerable Khen Rinpoche Phurba Dorjee who was not able to attend because of health issues.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

G.O.D. Asia’s Humanitarian Icon Kimly Lim Heads WCH Branch In Cambodia

"H.E. Kimly Lim and husband during
 the inauguration of he new house
 and office of WCH"
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/2fG6OJWpNa4

Mrs. Kimly Lim, the newly appointed WCH Country Director in Cambodia

 For We Care for Humanity (WCH), Christmas is not only a glorious Christian holiday- a yuletide and gift-giving season, but also the birth of WCH Cambodia branch! December 25, 2020 was the day of the successful Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing between WCH Founder and President, H.M. Sultana Princess Maria Amor Torres and one of the revered philanthropists of Cambodia, Mrs. Kimly Lim. Set at the iconic hotel of Phnom Penh, Hotel Cambodiana, the said event was attended by various local women NGOs, government officials, visitors from the Philippines, the WCH Philippines Branch headed by its Country Director and Deputy, and different media and press.

Elated and proud, Sultana stated, “WCH’s future in Cambodia is bright under the leadership of Mrs. Kimly Lim. She has a proven track record as a humanitarian activist and a passionate advocate of peace and women empowerment. She is a mother to all; I have no doubt that she will nurture WCH as much as she does to her own children.”

MOA Signing witnessed by Mr. Vireakvitou, Dr. Dararath, local NGO’s and delegates from Philippines


The newly appointed WCH Country Director Lim grew up in Kampong Som City (Sihanouk Ville Province) and has a master’s degree in social science.  After her father died during the war in 1952, she provided for the family, up to the extent of giving-up her education to help her mother raise her siblings in the middle of turmoil in Cambodia.
Kimly used her life adversities and sufferings as motivation to work harder not only for her family but for also for her countrymen. Seeing the situation of poverty, violence and inequality around her she vowed to make a difference especially in women and children’s lives.
In 2001 she founded the Family Agricultural Development Community with the mission to uplift the lives of the poor families, provide livelihood, skills & vocational trainings on agriculture, water sanitation and protecting the environment, and to support women and children with education.

Mrs. Kimly is known for many humanitarian contributions, among that stand-out are her Peace and Development Projects: construction of schools, health center, village road, pounds, water wells, etc., which is amounting to USD 20,000 to 30,000 a year. She has been supporting at least 37 poor families to have normal living and well-being; she regularly supports more than 150 people with food and rice during Khmer New Year and Pyum Ben Ceremony which is also amounting to USD 30,000 each year. And as patriot, she assists during election as an observer to maintain peace and order.

In the past, Mrs. Lim has received the following awards and accolades:

Humanitarian Icon of Asia by G.O.D. Awards, 2019

Appointment as Advisor to the Ministry of Religion Affairs with the rank of equivalent to the Under Secretary of State by the Royal Government of Cambodia, 2019

Messenger of Peace by IWPG, 2018

Moha Serey Wath Medal from the King of the Kingdom of Cambodia, 2014

Medal of Muny Saphoan, the level of  Moha Sena from the King of the Kingdom of Cambodia, 2007 

When asked about her ultimate dream Kimly Lim says, “I dream for my country to have strong social and economic progress; for the Cambodian people to live happy, healthy and no poverty, and for the children to have quality education and become good citizen of the world. I dream for a peaceful world without discrimination, violence and inequalities.







Wednesday, November 20, 2019

International Humanitarians Sent Help For The Earthquake Victims In Mindanao

 

Cotabato, Philippines – Founder and President of We Care for Humanity (WCH), Sultana Princess Mariam Amor Torres Mastura called for help among their international patrons for a series of relief operations in the Philippines after a 6.6 – magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines last October 29, 2019.

I am forever thankful to the WCH supporters globally for their generous donations which helped thousands of people in Mindanao especially those who lost their homes, livelihood, crops and the most painful of all, their love ones,” an emotional statement by the Sultana. 

The Relief operations were conducted in 4 major evacuation areas: Barangay Pikit, Buhay, Batasan (Sitio Flortam) all in Makilala area and in Marawi city. Thousands of relief packs consist of rice, water, groceries were distributed to the victims in a 7-day humanitarian operation.

The news about the humanitarian aid of WCH reached the domain of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and decided to join the operation by volunteering in the distribution of relief goods. “Heartfelt relief distribution to the victims of the earthquakes in Cotabato from HER MAJESTY SULTANA MARIAM LEONORA AMOR TORRES assisted by the Field Marshal and Sawdara Amphibious Special Forces, BNAF, MNLF, as well as by the office of The Secretary General for military mobilization, MNLF by the authority of HIS EXCELLENCY PROF. DR. NUR P. MISUARI, Founding leader and Chairman Central Committee of MNLF.” – message from MNLF.

In Marawi, the group of Sultan also assisted the operation: “Heartfelt “Operation Panabang” from Sultana Maria Amor and her group of sultans to the victims of hurricane in Marawi. A token of love, care and concern from all us in We Care for Humanity and the Ranao Council for Culture and Peace of the Union of the Royal Sultanate of Lanao.

The people of Mindanao send their undying gratitude to the following donors:

  • H.H. SAMDACH VENERATTA NAY CHROEK– His Holiness is one the three highest monks of Cambodia and hailed as a King Monk. Samdach Nay received the highest spiritual award from the Global Order of Dignitaries and Philanthropists (G.O.D.) Awards last July 2019 at the United Nations, Geneva. As the Supreme Spiritual Icon of the Year, His Holiness regularly conduct humanitarian works allover Cambodia.
  • H.R.H. PRINCESS AMOR M. MASTURA– Her Royal Highness is from the legendary clan of Sultan Kudarat who started his rule in the Sultanate of Maguindanao covering the entire Mindanao Island in Southern Philippines around the 12th century and ended in the 20th century. Princess Amor is an Obgyne working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. From a long distance, she tirelessly sends her assistance to whoever in need in her hometown.
  • H.E. OKNAH SAM DARARATH, PhD– His Excellency is one of the most respected businessmen in Cambodia. He is the founder of Save Nature Cambodia, an organization primarily caring for the environment and wildlife. To date, Save Nature has planted more than one million trees in the country. Dr. Sam is also an adviser to the nation’s Prime Minister, Samdach Hun Sen and is a consistent patron of We Care for Humanity.
  • H.E. MOK MARETH– His Excellency Mareth is a Cambodian politician and former Minister of the Environment. He is currently serving as Member of Parliament of Takeo province of Cambodia. H.E. Mareth is big advocate of saving nature and wild life given his background, a  natural scientist by training, Mareth earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and fisheries engineering from the University of Agronomy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1971 and his PhD in animal and aquatic biology from Paul Sabatier University, in Toulouse, France in 1974. 
  • H.E. IV SRY- Her Excellency is an adviser to the Ministry of Interior of Cambodia and a respected entrepreneur in the country. She works closely with King Monk Samdach Nay Chroek in various humanitarian works in the sectors of health, education and poverty alleviation. Iv Sry is a recipient of G.O.D. Awards as Woman of Honor of Asia last September in Los Angeles, California.
  • MRS. KIMLY LIM– Honorable Lim is the founder and president of Family Agriculture Community, and NGO focusing on the welfare of women and family through agriculture. Mrs. Lim was recently appointed as Country Director of We Care for Humanity Cambodia Branch. She received Women Empowerment Awards from the G.O.D. America last September 2019.
  • H.E. OKNAH DR. SEANG CHANG HENG– Her Excellency is the President of Heng Development. She is one of the leading personalities of Cambodia in business, philanthropy and religious sectors. Her reach and influence is far and wide and many people especially the poor benefit from the regular humanitarian activities she conducts on daily basis. Dr. Seang is being nominated for an award at the upcoming G.O.D. Awards at the United Nations, New York.
  • H.E. LORK CHUMTEA SOURN RAKSMEY– Her Excellency is the Vice President of Save Nature Cambodia and presently working for the government. Like H.E. Oknah Dr. Sam Dararath, she dedicates most of her efforts in protecting the nature. Her passion to plant trees and educate others on how to save the nature.
  • DR. MOHAN GUNTI, PhD– Dr. Gunti works as an advisor to the Cambodia National Tourism building and connecting G2G Relations.  He is also an Advisor to Save Nature Cambodia and regularly plant trees with the group to raise awareness on protecting the environment.
  • DR. BASSAM FARCHOUKH– Dr. Farchoukh is a successful businessman in Lebanon. He is the President and CEO of Samo Belt, one of the oldest and prominent leather companies with a wide variety of leather products from shoes, bags to belts for men and women. Bassam is also the the president of the Union of Leather Companies of Middle-East. Dr Farchoukh is a prolific humanitarian, always ready to help.

We Care for Humanity also thank the volunteers, the distribution team in Cotabato city: Gen. Hji. Bensaleh P. Sharifah, LtGen. Abdulkhabir S. Sharifah, MGen. Mohammad Kiblanzed P. Sharifah and in Marawi city: Sultan Bert Dagalangit, Sultan Sac Guru, Sultan Macalayo Atha, Alvin Dagalangit, Noah Dagalangit, Junjun Dagalangit, Raizoli Dagalangit, Mahatma Dagalangit, Saipoden Dagalangit, Datu Dagalangit and many more.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Galaxy Of Great Humanitarians Emerged, Philanthropic Partnerships Formed At The 8th G.O.D. In America

 

We Care for Humanity (WCH) held another momentous Global Order of Dignitaries and Philanthropists (G.O.D.) Awards at one of America’s landmarks, the Anaheim Convention Center last September 20 & 21, 2019, in collaboration with Global Community Foundations and co-chaired by H.E. Ivo Josipovic, 3rd President of Croatia; H.E. Rosalia Arteaga, Former President of Ecuador; H.E. Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, 10th Vice President of Kenya and Hon. Lou Correa, Congressman, 46th District, California.

 The historical event highlighted different important segments:

 The WCH HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT – Harmonizing with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, global issues on Homeless Veterans, Free Education for Boys and Girls, Healthy Ageing, Interfaith towards Peace and Sustainable Innovations and Partnerships were tackled with passion and enthusiasm by esteemed speakers from around the world.

Commencing with a Royal Grand Entrance the 8th G.O.D. AWARDS CEREMONY & DINNER GALA recognized humanitarian efforts of 16 great philanthropists:

  • His Royal Majesty King Oyo (Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV) King of Tooro, Uganda as ROYAL MAN OF EAST AFRICA
  • His Majesty Yadou Abalounorou Zibrila, King of Badjoude Community Ouake, Benin as NOBLE KING OF AFRICA
  • His Majesty Petoni Koda Vi, King of Djougou, Republic of Benin as ROYAL MAN OF WEST AFRICA
  • Hrh Prince Alassane Ouorou Karimou, PrĂ©sident of P-MaREDeL ONG, Benin as HUMANITARIAN ROYAL OF AFRICA
  • H.H. Prince Anastase Guezo, Minister and Second Advisor of King of Royal Palace of Abomey, BENIN as ROYAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • Sam Pitroda, Chairman, Global Knowledge Initiative as GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN FOR SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS
  • Hon. Usha Ramanlal Naik, Senior Leader of Brahma Kumaris as SPIRITUAL & WELLNESS AMBASSADOR
  • Nadeem Nusrat, Chairman of South Asia Minorities Alliance Foundation as THE VOICE OF MINORITIES’ RIGHTS AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
  • H.E. Iv Sry, Adviser to Ministry of Interior, Cambodia as WOMAN OF HONOR OF ASIA
  • Kimly Lim, President of Family Agricultural Dev. Community as HUMANITARIAN ICON OF CAMBODIA
  • Dr. Jayrendra Shah, Medical Director of Rehab & Chronic Pain Clinic as HUMANITARIAN LEGACY AWARD
  • Mrs. Usha Shah, President of Federation
  • David Gallup, President of World Service Authority as HUMAN RIGHTS ICON
  • David E. Kenney, Esq., Managing Partner of Kenney & Kroff Lawyers as DEFENDER OF THE TRUTH and HUMANITY
  • Dr. Kelly Nguyen, CEO of IDLogic as EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH & WELLNESS

The GLOBAL EXPO founded and hosted by Dr. Tony Nguyen featured international flair of products and health innovations including the Global Medical ID by IDLogic and Health Fair by Global Telecare Inc. In addition, the Expo featured the making of Mandala Art by the monks of Namgyal Monastery, Ithaca NY, headed by Ven. Tenzin Choesang, its president.

 SPECIAL AWARDS TO THE FOUNDER – H.H. Princess Maria Amor Torres, soon to be “Sulutan A Bae A Gaus of Minsupala (The first and only female Sultan and Queen of Power of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan” received the Medal of Merit from the Prime Minister of the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia for her unwavering support to Save Nature Cambodia in planting a total of 700,000 trees in the country. Founder H.E. Oknah Dr. Sam Dararath along with the other delegation from Cambodia felicitated the award.

 In addition, Princess Maria was honored as “Princess of Humanity” by the Brahma Kumaris headed by sister Usha Naik, and a self-portrait was gifted to Amor by a special artist with disability from Vietnam.

Royals, Dignitaries and Speakers have shared their views about the event:

 “I appreciate We Care for Humanity and Princess Maria for being there for humanity and for her undying dedication, be blessed. I look forward to convene the G.O.D. Africa in Uganda along with the collaboration of the Association of Queens and Princesses of Africa.” – beautiful words by Her Royal Highness Best Olimi Kemigisa, Queen Mother of Tooro Kingdom who also presented the Congressional Certificates from Congressman Lou Correa to the participants of the 8th G.O.D.

 “This year G.O.D. America was a celebration of humanity and goodness. These two-day discussions over important issues, like education, health and care for the veterans gave new ideas and proposals for a more humane world. Thanks to Princess Maria Amor Torres, the leader of the G.O D. and We Care for Humanity, again and again has showed a better face of our world,” says H.E. Ivo Josipovic, 3rd President of Croatia

 A strong comment by former President of Ecuador, H.E. Rosalia Arteaga “I trust on the power of education”, she continues “The G.O.D. Awards is an excellent opportunity to recognize humanitarian personalities from all over the world.

 Dr Udit Raj, National Chairman of All India Confederation of SC/ST Org stated “I commend the herculean task of We Care for the Humanity headed by Princes Amor Torres for organizing the 8th G.O.D. Awards and for including the plight of the Untouchables to the WCH Humanitarian Summit. I appeal to the world philanthropists and human right activists that they should not only to empathize the issue of the Untouchables but raise it all over the world.

 “G.O.D. Awards, we are moving towards the right direction. Topics discussed: Healthy Ageing, interfaith, Religious Harmony & eliminating Extremism, Secular ethics, Peace in the World, Health Education. Had fruitful sessions with all the experts, leaders, doctors and philanthropists. Thank you to all especially Princess Maria Amor, together we can change the world. Education is key to success. Love and Peace,” – Venerable Rinpoche Phurba Dorjee, Spiritual Guru/Film Maker.

 “Princess Maria Amor did a phenomenal event in LA this weekend in promoting Humanity, Religious Freedom and discussion on pivotal issues confronting our communities. The diverse and select group of world leaders and intellectual capital was extraordinary. Delighted to be part of this outliers and looking forward to these Roundtables.” – Puneet Ahluwalia, Managing Partner, New World Strategies.

 The head of Amazon Princess of Benin, H.H. Princess Pulcherie Simpson said, “We, the Royals of Benin stand united to back-up the vision of our sister, Princess Maria Amor. We support her for helping our people in Africa. The ancestors are going to bless you our Princess of Amazon.

HRH Constantine Butamanya Mwogezi of Buruli Kingdom states “The role of the Royals and Traditional Leaders of Uganda are paramount to the peace and development of the country. I thank WCH and G.O.D. for including this topic to the agenda of this event.

 Global Telecare Director- Dr. Jay Shah also commented, “G.O.D. was a great success, due to Maria’s experience and ability to gather world leaders, dignitaries and philanthropists, plus the care for all details made a huge difference.

 “The Eco-Palace is not for the Kings and Queens, The Eco-Palace is for humanity. This is the vision of Princess Maria and we, the YVCO and the Queen Mother of Tooro are committed to join hands with Her Highness in serving humanity.” explained Monica Karungi Kanyaihe of WOFA Uganda during her presentation at the awards.

 Eng. Mostafa Saleh, CEO of Master Cell Company in Egypt explained, “The G.O.D. Academy is the vision of Princess Maria. Together, we will establish this Innovation Academy which will help inventors who do not have the materials, resources or technologies to develop their inventions and make it real and tangible at low prices. This will help everyone get an equal opportunity to live a decent life and reach their desired goal of a decent life.

 “We will keep on inventing sustainable innovations to contribute to sustainable humanitarianism, we intend to keep that promise.” – Dr. Eng. Leopold Halser of Multicon.

 We Care for Humanity and G.O.D. thank the rest of the people who contributed to the event, Master of Ceremony Jesse Miranda who is one of the original committee members of the G.O.D. and 8th G.O.D. co-emcee Nicole Sopher, Speakers: Scott Bennett, U.S. Army Special Operations Officer, Dr. Kelly Nguyen of IDlogiq, Dr. Jack Bui of UCSD Stem Cell Lab, Dr. Christina Dokter of NALBOH and Dr. Mohamed Al-Sadek of Tru Life Clinic.

And lastly, Princess Maria Amor personally thanks all the volunteers who have helped on the last minute especially the G.O.D. Team. “I am indebted to all your unselfishness and generosity, to lend your extra hands in times of need. Salamat po ng marami at Mabuhay kayong lahat!

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