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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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