Showing posts with label Royal News. Show all posts
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Friday, May 17, 2024

We Care for Humanity Celebrates Founder’s Month by Moving its Headquarters to Las Vegas

We Care for Humanity (WCH), a California Non-Profit organization is now moving Las Vegas after four years of operating in Chicago. 

WCH's decision to relocate its headquarters to Las Vegas is a momentous occasion that marks a new chapter in the organization's mission to positively impact communities around the world. As they celebrate Founder’s Month, honoring the visionary HRH Queen Maria Amor Leonor Torres Mastura's natal day, the organization looks forward to the opportunities that await them in their new home.

The Founder’s Month which is celebrated during the whole month of May, not only pays tribute to the remarkable journey of We Care for Humanity but also serves as a time for them to extend their relief aid programs to more than twenty developing countries. This annual initiative is a testament to their commitment to making a difference in the lives of those in need.

"While bidding farewell to Chicago may be bittersweet, we remain optimistic and enthusiastic about the future in Las Vegas. The memories and successes achieved in Chicago will always hold a special place in our hearts, but we are eager to embrace the fresh possibilities that lie ahead in their new location. Cheers to new beginnings and continued impact!, a joyous remark from the founder.

The Las Vegas HQ will also serve as the embassy of the Royal Maharlika and the Sultanate of Magindanaw in the USA.


The old WCH headquarters in Chicago


The new WCH headquarters in Las Vegas

Monday, May 13, 2024

Rajah Bai sa Magindanaw, Jasma Mastura Karon to be Awarded as Woman of the Year by We Care for Humanity at the PICC

We Care for Humanity (WCH) has announced the presentation of the Woman of the Year Award to HRH Princess Jasma Mastura Karon at the upcoming 6th WCH Royal Summit on October 5, 2024, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

Prior to the imminent event, Her Royal Highness Queen Maria Amor Leonor Torres Mastura, the esteemed founder of WCH and Chairperson of the Royal Summit, expressed sincere praise for Jasma. Queen Maria conveyed, "It is a great privilege to bestow this award upon Princess Jasma. Her unwavering dedication to global humanitarian endeavors has profoundly influenced communities across the globe. Collaboratively, we endeavor to advance universal humanitarian principles and mitigate human distress."

Jasma Mastura Karon carries the illustrious heritage of noble lineage, tracing her roots back to the esteemed Sultan of Magindanaw and Rajah Buayan. Hailing from a family deeply entrenched in the rich cultural heritage of Mindanao, Philippines, Jasma embodies grace, resilience, and a spirit of service. 

As the Rajah bai of Magindanaw, Jasma has dedicated herself to both professional pursuits and humanitarian endeavors. Her commitment to uplifting communities and making a positive impact is reflected in her extensive portfolio of philanthropic activities. From the Alnoura Masjid in Katy Lebak, Sultan Kudarat (2021), to the Al fardz Markadz in Cotabato City (2023), and the MSU-High School Campus in General Santos City (2023), Jasma's initiatives have touched the lives of numerous beneficiaries, providing essential support and resources where they are most needed. 

Jasma's dedication and leadership extend beyond her humanitarian work. In 2013, she was recognized as the top awardee in Business Development Managerial Level by UCPB-Cocoplans in Cotabato City, a testament to her acumen and proficiency in the corporate arena. Driven by her ambition to succeed as a businesswoman, Jasma's biggest dream is to achieve notable success in the world of business. 

Her life motto, "Dream big and never give up," underscores her determination and perseverance in the face of challenges. Furthermore, her belief that "Love makes all things beautiful" reflects her enduring optimism and compassion for others. Jasma Mastura Karon's strong energy, sensitive heart, and dedication to both professional brilliance and humanitarian service continue to inspire those around her.




 

Royal Princess of Magindanaw, Febs Mastura Matalam Receives Woman of the Year Award at the PICC in October

We Care for Humanity (WCH) has announced the presentation of the Woman of the Year Award to HRH Princess Febraida Lauban Mastura-Matalam at the upcoming 6th WCH Royal Summit on October 5, 2024, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

In light of the upcoming event, HRH Queen Maria Amor Leonor Torres Mastura, the revered founder of WCH and Chairperson of the Royal Summit, commended Febraida with genuine admiration. She conveyed, "It's a great honor to recognize Princess Febraida with this award. Her steadfast commitment to global humanitarian efforts has had a significant impact on communities worldwide. Together, we will strive to promote universal humanitarianism and alleviate human suffering."

Princess Febraida Lauban Mastura-Matalam, a distinguished figure hailing from a lineage deeply rooted in the rich cultural tapestry of Mindanao, Philippines. As the offspring of Datu Akmad Mastura, the esteemed nephew of the 24th Sultan of Magindanaw, and Bai Kimada Lauban, daughter of the Sultan of Kabuntalan, Febraida inherited a legacy of nobility and service. 

Throughout her illustrious life, Febraida has exemplified commitment to humanitarian causes and community service. Her endeavors have left an indelible mark on various locales, with notable contributions spanning Cotabato City, Sultan Kudarat, and WCH. 

As the Royal Princess of Magindanaw Mandanaue Darrussalam, Febraida's dedication to uplifting her fellow Filipinos knows no bounds. Her philanthropic initiatives, such as the Alfardz Markadz project in Cotabato City (2001), the Salimbao Proper endeavor in Sultan Kudarat (2022), and the Mastura Compound initiative by WCH (2023), have impacted countless lives, serving as beacons of hope and progress in their respective communities. 

In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Febraida has been honored with numerous accolades, including the prestigious Plaque of Appreciation from SKDOP in Cotabato City. 

Despite her regal stature, Febraida remains grounded in her aspirations and beliefs. With her motto of "Come what may," she faces life's challenges with resilience and grace, embodying the essence of fortitude and perseverance. With her selfless actions, Princess Febraida Lauban Mastura-Matalam continues to inspire future generations, leaving a lasting legacy of kindness, selflessness, and fortitude in her wake.



Saturday, May 11, 2024

Bai Laga sa Magindanaw, Princess Harjida Karon to be Honored as Woman of the Year at the PICC by WCH

We Care for Humanity (WCH) has announced the presentation of the Woman of the Year Award to HRH Princess Harjida Mastura Karon at the upcoming 6th WCH Royal Summit on October 5, 2024, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

In preparation for this prestigious event, HRH Queen Maria Amor Leonor Torres Mastura, the revered founder of WCH and Chairperson of the Royal Summit, commended Princess Harjida with genuine admiration. She stated, "It is a great honor to recognize Princess Harjida with this award. Her steadfast commitment to global humanitarian efforts has made a significant impact on communities worldwide. Together, we will strive to promote universal humanitarianism and alleviate human suffering."

Harjida Mastura Karon is a distinguished individual whose lineage traces back to the noble heritage of Filipino royalty. Born on December 6, 1960, she carries the esteemed title of Bai Laga of Magindanaw, a position of honor and respect in royal community, the Sultanate of Magindanaw Mandanaue Darussalam. 

With a deep reverence for her heritage and a commitment to service, Harjida has dedicated herself to humanitarian endeavors that uplift her fellow Filipinos. Through her involvement with organizations like Sultan Kudarat Descendants of the Philippines, Alpha Sigma Phi International and We Care for Humanity, she works tirelessly to promote cultural preservation and community development. 

Harjida's philanthropic spirit extends beyond organizational affiliations. She has spearheaded numerous humanitarian activities, leaving a lasting impact on communities across Cotabato City, Sultan Kudarat, and Maguindanao. Whether it's providing assistance to Al Fardz Markadz in Cotabato City, supporting Al Noura Masjid in Katy Lebak Sultan Kudarat, or aiding the residents of Salimbao proper in Sultan Kudarat, Harjida's efforts have touched the lives of many. 

In addition to her humanitarian work, Princess Harjida has been recognized for her excellence in education. As the recipient of the Best Teacher award from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company School in Abu Dhabi in 2015, she has demonstrated a commitment to nurturing young minds and shaping the future.



Sunday, April 28, 2024

Oksana Cernovskaja Rogovskaja, the President of the International Royal Diplomatic Club is Set to Become a Member of the Royal Maharlika Cabinet


The Royal House of Luzon Tagalog, also known as the Royal Maharlika, is delighted to announce H.E. Okasana Cernovskaja Rogovskaja as the appointed Royal Maharlika Cabinet Member and Ambassador of the Sultanate of Magindanaw in Lithuania. The Royal Investiture ceremony is scheduled to take place during the WCH Royal Summit at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas on August 14, 2024.

Queen Maria Amor Leonor Torres Mastura, the founder of WCH and Chairperson of the summit, extended her congratulations, stating, "We are privileged to present this appointment to H.E. Rogovskaja. Her dedication to humanity has undoubtedly enriched the world. We eagerly anticipate collaborating with her for the advancement of global welfare."

Oksana Cernovskaja Rogovskaja, a scion of the esteemed Rogowski family of Lithuania and Poland, has emerged as a flare of peace and diplomacy on the global stage. Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, she has dedicated her life to fostering international understanding and cooperation. 

As the founder and president of the PI International Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations, established in 2017, Rogovskaja champions the cause of peace building through dialogues and friendships among nations. Through her extensive network, which includes royalty, diplomats, public figures, and politicians from diverse backgrounds, she endeavors to promote peace and harmony on a global scale.

Rogovskaja's commitment to humanitarian causes is evident in her significant contributions to various projects and initiatives. Notable among these are her support for the Postal Route Historical Journey on horseback and postal carriage, uniting Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland in 2014, and her efforts to showcase the work of young Ukrainian sculptors in Lithuania amidst the turmoil of war in 2023. 

In recognition of her tireless efforts in promoting international diplomacy and justice, Rogovskaja was awarded the prestigious Latvian State Defense Fund "Lāčplēsis" in 2023. Additionally, she was honored with a bronze Medal of Honor for her substantial contributions to Lithuanian and Latvian international diplomacy. 

Beyond her diplomatic endeavors, Rogovskaja has made significant strides in the world of film production. Her productions, including the documentary "Lida Vanda Liusia," have received critical acclaim and nominations for prestigious awards, such as the Silver Crane. Rogovskaja's vision for global peace extends to the annual Global Peace Congress in Vilnius, a platform for public diplomacy aimed at fostering friendship, cooperation, and investment among nations. 

Through initiatives like these, she embodies her motto: "Despite the difficulties, go forward towards a noble goal." With determination, Rogovskaja continues to advocate for a world where every person deserves to live in peace.




Friday, April 26, 2024

King of Buruuli Kingdom Attends the WCH Royal Summit in Last Vegas in August

We Care for Humanity (WCH) has announced that His Royal Highness Constantine Mwogezi Butamanya, the King of Buruuli Kingdom in Uganda, will serve as the distinguished Guardian of Honor at the upcoming WCH Royal Summit in Las Vegas on August 14, 2024. His role will include presenting awards during the event.

Butamanya, who serves as the Chairman of the Uganda Kings and Cultural Leaders' Forum (UKCLF), conveyed his sentiments, stating, "I am delighted with the collaboration between WCH and UKCLF, showcasing Queen Maria Amor's steadfast commitment to advancing both the Kingdom and the organization. We take immense pride in having the Queen as our Global Ambassador and eagerly anticipate our participation in the Las Vegas event."

Biography:

Mwogezi Constantine Butamanya, born in Nakasongola, Uganda, is the revered Isabaruuli (King) of the Buruuli kingdom. With a deep-rooted commitment to promoting and safeguarding Buruuli cultural heritage, he has dedicated his life to empowering socioeconomic development within his community.

Throughout his reign, King Mwogezi has spearheaded numerous humanitarian initiatives, including the construction of vital infrastructure such as the Kingdom Palace main house and five community safe water sources. His efforts extend beyond physical infrastructure, with extensive programs focused on health, education, and cultural preservation. 

Under his leadership, the Buruuli kingdom has undertaken initiatives to combat HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, and teenage pregnancies while promoting literacy in the local Ruruuli language through the development of dictionaries and translations of the Holy Bible. King Mwogezi's advocacy for land rights, household incomes, and education has empowered countless individuals, particularly the youth, to strive for a better future. His commitment to unity and development has earned him recognition, including the prestigious Government of Uganda Nalubaale Award. 

Beyond his role as a cultural leader, King Mwogezi is a respected figure in Ugandan society, serving as the chairman of the Uganda Kings and Cultural Leaders' Forum. Through this platform, he advocates for the collective interests of cultural institutions across the nation, fostering unity, diversity, and collaboration for the greater good. In essence, 

King Mwogezi Constantine Butamanya stands as a symbol of resilience and wisdom, guiding his people towards a brighter and more prosperous future, while preserving the rich legacy of Buruuli heritage for generations to come.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Royal Maharlika Appoints Rashad Alkadher as Cabinet Member, Investiture in Las Vegas in August 2024

The Royal House of Luzon Tagalog, also recognized as the Royal Maharlika, is pleased to declare Mr. Rashad Alkhader as the appointed Royal Maharlika Cabinet Member and Ambassador of the Sultanate of Magindanaw in Yemen. The Royal Investiture will be held during the WCH Royal Summit at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas on August 14, 2024.

Queen Maria Amor Leonor Torres Mastura, the founder of WCH and Chairperson of the summit, extended her congratulations, stating, "We are privileged to present this appointment to Mr. Alkadher. His dedication to humanity has undoubtedly enriched the world. We eagerly anticipate collaborating with him for the advancement of global welfare."

Rashad Alkhader, born on July 7, 1970, holds a Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Baghdad and has pursued further education in administration, journalism, and human rights. With a diverse background as a peace and human rights activist, Rashad has dedicated his life to serving humanity and promoting global peace. 

As an Advisor and Ambassador for We Care for Humanity (WCH), Rashad has spearheaded numerous humanitarian projects, including relief efforts for marginalized groups in Yemen. Through partnerships with organizations like the Republic of Germany and Ghadan Development Organization, Rashad has facilitated the establishment of integrated medical clinics and food distribution programs, providing vital support to those in need. 

Rashad's contributions to peace and humanitarian causes have been recognized with prestigious awards, including the Peace Shield Award from the Dar Al Salam Organization for Combating Violence. His motto, "Peace and life for all humanity," reflects his unwavering commitment to fostering harmony and well-being on a global scale. 

With a wealth of experience as a coordinator, advisor, and activist, Rashad continues to advocate for human rights and social justice on both national and international platforms. Through his work with various organizations and his extensive training in peace building and development, Rashad remains a steadfast champion for the rights and dignity of all individuals.

In conclusion, we are all inspired by Rashad Alkhader's extraordinary commitment to humanitarianism and his ceaseless efforts to advance peace, which serve as a reminder of the significant influence one person can have on improving the lot of future generations.




Sunday, April 21, 2024

Former President of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic Joins the WCH Royal Summit, Las Vegas as Guardian of Honor

Maria Amor Leonor Torres Mastura, known as the Queen of Maharlika and the founder of We Care for Humanity, has officially disclosed that His Excellency Ivo Josipovic, the former president of Croatia, will serve as the esteemed Guardian of Honor, acting as one of the Presenters of Awards during the forthcoming WCH Royal Summit scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on the 14th of August 2024.

Ivo, a dedicated supporter of WCH and a board member, has expressed his enthusiasm for the event, stating, "I am delighted to partake in this celebratory occasion once again, reminiscing about the success of our previous gathering in Dubai, where everyone experienced profound moments. I am equally pleased to reconnect with my dear friend, Her Royal Highness Queen Mariam Amor, and collaborate on her noble endeavors to enhance our world."

Born on August 28, 1957, in Zagreb, Croatia, the former president of Croatia Ivo Josipović  has emerged as a prominent figure in Croatian politics, known for his steadfast commitment to justice, democracy, and the welfare of his fellow citizens. Beyond his political career, Josipović has quietly dedicated himself to various humanitarian causes, expressing a spirit of compassion and solidarity. Throughout his tenure as President of Croatia, Josipović prioritized initiatives aimed at addressing social inequalities and promoting inclusivity. He worked tirelessly to improve the lives of marginalized communities, advocating for policies that would uplift the most vulnerable members of society. 

Josipović's humanitarian ethos extends beyond the confines of his political office. He has been actively involved in supporting grassroots organizations and community initiatives aimed at tackling pressing social issues, often lending his voice and influence to amplify their impact. 

Josipovic currently sits as one of the Board Members of We Care for Humanity, a non-profit organization based in California, USA, which aims to inspire individuals to embrace humanitarian principles and collaborate towards positive change. 

In addition to his advocacy work, Josipović is known for his passion for music, which he views as a powerful medium for stimulating understanding and unity among people of diverse backgrounds. His artistic pursuits reflect his belief in the power of culture in promoting social cohesion and empathy.

In essence, Ivo Josipović's legacy is characterized not only by his political leadership but also by his quiet commitment to humanitarian values. His dedication to social justice and inclusivity serves as an inspiration to all who strive to build a more equitable and compassionate world.


Saturday, March 16, 2024

WCH and Sultanate of Magindanaw Extended Humanitarian Aid to Markadz Al-arfadz Orphanage Center in the Spirit of Ramadan

COTABATO - Following the successful "Kanduli" (thanksgiving) event, which featured the Sultan of Magindanaw's “stepping on white dust ritual”, the We Care for Humanity (WCH) team and the Maguindanao Royal Family offered humanitarian assistance to the Markadz Al-arfadz Orphanage Center on March 11, 2024, in the spirit of Ramadan.

Since 2022, the U.S.-based non-profit organization WCH has been involved in charitable initiatives in Mindanao in partnership with the Sultanate of Magindanaw. 

Leading the delegation was HRH Queen Mariam Leonor Torres Mastura, the WCH founder, who presented the organization's mission and dedication to aiding the orphanage.

His Majesty Zulkarnain Mastura VI, the 26th Supreme Sultan of Magindanaw, along with other cultural leaders:  Datu Habib Mastura- Secretary General of SKDOP, H. Datu Suod Ibrahim- Daram sa Magindanaw, Datu Jimmy Asim- Datu Mompong sa Kutawato sa Magindanaw, Datu Jordan Sinsuat- Datu Dikaya III, Datu Alee Uy- Marajalayla Salamen Magindanaw, Datu Zainudin Anan Kabulan- Datu Lawan na Datu Dikaya, HRH Febs Mastura Matalam, Royal Princess sa Magindanaw, HRH Jasma Mastura Karon- Rajah Bai sa Magindanaw, HRH Harjida Mastura Karon- Bailaga sa Magindanaw, Fatima Abdulrakman- Bailawan sa Dikaya, and foreign guest, Dr. Abdalla Sharief- Datu Marajalaila sa UN, who is also the president of United Nations Correspondents Association of Vienna (UNCAV), shared uplifting messages during the visit.

Ustadz Al-faradh Markadz expressed gratitude for the support and congratulated the newly enthroned Sultan on his prosperous reign.

The collaboration between the We Care for Humanity and the Sultanate of Magindanaw has significantly benefited the Markadz Al-arfadz Orphanage Center. During this 2nd visit, essential supplies such as rice and groceries were provided to support the orphanage's needs during Ramadan.

Their generous humanitarian gestures have truly embodied the spirit of Ramadan, bringing hope and joy to the underprivileged children.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

WCH Founder Accompanies UNCAV President to Cotabato for the Sultanate of Magindanaw Conference


COTABATO - The President of the United Nations Correspondents Association of Vienna (UNCAV)Mr. Abdalla Sharief, will visit Cotabato City, Philippines on the 8th of March 2024. Accompanied by HRH Queen Mariam Leonor Torres Mastura, founder of We Care for Humanity (WCH), they will attend the Peace and Cooperation Conference hosted by the Sultanate of Magindanaw.

Since the enthronement of the new Sultan of Magindanaw, His Majesty Sultan Abdulaziz Zulkarnain Mastura Kudarat VI, on the 14th of January this year, he and his Cabinet members have been actively promoting peace within the community.

Both the 26th Sultan of Magindanaw and Crown Prince, His Hghness Datu Mamuar Mastura expressed their honor in hosting an emissary from the United Nations. They have high hopes that this visit will positively impact the longstanding issues faced by the people in Mindanao.

The conference, which will include the "Kanduli" thanksgiving ceremony of the Sultan and the launch of the upcoming WCH Royal Summit, Philippines 2024, is scheduled for the 9th of March from 10AM to 3PM at the Royal House of Her Highness Royal Princess Febraida Mastura Matalam in Cotabato.

Sharief shared his emotions on his upcoming visit to the Philippines, stating, "I am excited to return to the Philippines for the second time and particularly eager to explore the captivating region of Magindanaw. Magindanaw holds significant importance in the hearts of many in the Arab and Islamic world as the land of Muslim Philippines. As a fellow Muslim, I feel a strong sense of solidarity with my brethren in Magindanaw and their quest for cultural and economic advancement. As I journey to the realm of Sultan Abdulaziz Zulkarnain, I sense a profound familiarity, as though I already know him despite our yet-to-be-made acquaintance. I anticipate that this visit will deepen our mutual understanding and strengthen our bonds as we collaborate towards shared objectives in economics and human development. Undoubtedly, my time in Magindanaw will be enlightening. I am keen to immerse myself in the rich cultural heritage and witness firsthand the economic strides the region has achieved. Moreover, I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to share our media and development expertise with the African and Arab world, leveraging our established partnerships with international organizations in Europe like UNIDO and the Atomic Energy Organization. The Philippines, with its diverse landscape and vibrant culture, offers abundant prospects for cooperation and progress. Magindanaw, in particular, serves as a testament to the resilience and determination of its people. Together, we can pave the way for a brighter future that celebrates cultural diversity and fosters economic prosperity for all. I am profoundly grateful for the chance to revisit Magindanaw and anticipate the meaningful connections and fruitful collaborations that await."

Queen Maria expressed her delight in fulfilling her responsibilities as Bai Mompong sa Magindanaw by bridging UNCAV and the Sultanate of Magindanaw. "I hold high aspirations for the Sultanate to thrive as one of the most esteemed and influential Kingdoms globally, and I am committed to achieving this goal to the best of my abilities."



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.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The Passing Of The Sultan Of Maguindanao Drew Thousands Of Sympathizers Around The World

 

The Passing of the Sultan of Maguindanao Drew Thousands of Sympathizers Around the World

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The death of Sultan Salem on the 4th of January 2024, has caused a great loss in the culture and leadership of the Sultanate of Maguindanao, being the peace champion and unifier of various tribes and cultural sectors not only in Mindanao but the whole nation. 

The 25th Supreme Sultan of Maguindanao was loved and revered by so many Muslim and non- Muslim Filipinos and other nationalities. In his twelve years of reign as Sultan of Maguindanaw, being the successor of the late SULTAN ABDULAZIZ GUIWAN MASTURA KUDARAT IV, he was able to sustain the legacies of his father. Both Sultans had fought for the preservation of customary practices and traditions of their people.

Politicians, government officials, military, policemen, and even the elites and oligarchs considered him as a father figure and a friend. He blended with everyone, rich or poor, influential, or marginalized, and remained apolitical with unsullied reputation. Sultan Salem was a man of humility and dignity.  In a world full of corruption and deceit, he never abused his power and authority to enrich himself or his people.

Noteworthy, as well, one of his greatest achievements before he died was initiating a peace and cooperation agreement with different international kingdoms in Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria and among dignitaries, traditional and religious leaders from 20 countries, at the WCH Royal Summit, which was held last October 2023 in General Santos, Mindanao.

As a royal tradition, two Taazi’ah/ Kanduli were held in honor and respect for the departed Sultan. The 3rd day Tazzi’ah was held last January 8 in Cotabato city, while the 7th day was massively executed last January 14 in Lebak, the hometown of the royal clan (Mastura) in Sultan Kudarat.

Throng of mourners and sympathizers flooded both events including big personalities, royals, relatives, dignitaries, politicians, those whom the sultan have enthroned, the highlanders, his family and cabinet members. Among the principalities who came and paid their respect were:

1.             Municipality of Palembang

2.             Municipality of Kalamansig

3.             Municipality of Bagumbayan

4.             Municipality of Sultan Kudarat

5.             Municipality of Matanog

6.             Municipality of Sultan Mastura

7.             Municipality of Maitum

8.             Municipality of Kiamba

9.             Municipality of Maasin

10.          Municipality of Kabacan

11.          Municipality of Pikit

12.          Municipality of Pagalungan

13.          Municipality of Datu Odin Sinsuat

14.          Municipality of Datu Blah Sinsuat

15.          Municipality of Datu Abdullah Sangki

16.          Cotabato City

17.          General Santos City

18.          Municipality of Polomolok

19.          City of Marbel

20.          Municipality of Isulan

21.          Municipality of Parang

22.          Municipality of SKP

23.          Municipality of Lebak

24.          Municipality of Kalamansig

25.          Municipality of Labangan

26.          Officers and men of the 6th infantry Division KAMPILAN) PA AFP, Central Cotabato

Honored as Royal Man of Asia, Sultan Salem was survived by: 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.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

WCH and the Sultanate of Maguindanao Have Teamed Up to Provide Food Aid to Hundreds of Families in Sultan Kudarat.

Lebak, Sultan Kudarat- Amidst the vibrant landscapes of Lebak, in the province of Sultan Kudarat, another wondrous event unfolded with the help of We Care for Humanity and the Sultanate of Maguindanao. The GLOBAL SANTA MINDANAO FOOD DISTRIBUTION, 2023, an annual humanitarian endeavor, enfolded more than a hundred families in its warm embrace. The auspicious event was graced by the presence of His Majesty Sultan Salem Mastura Kudarat V, the 25th Supreme Sultan of Magindanaw, the Royal Ladies and Datus of the Sultanate. 

This initiative, held under the patronage of HRH Queen Mariam Leonor Torres Mastura, founder of WCH and the Head of the Royal House of Luzon Tagalog and the Royal Maharlika, reflects the unwavering commitment of the Sultanate to the well-being of its people in Mindanao, and of WCH to alleviate hunger.

The families that were present at the charity event were overjoyed to receive food and necessities that they otherwise might have gone without. It was heartwarming to see the smiles on the faces of the children as they received their gifts from the "Santa Claus" of humanity. 

"The event was not just about giving food, but also about spreading love and kindness in the community."- said the late Sultan of Maguindanao.






Wednesday, October 11, 2023

We Care for Humanity and Sultanate of Maguindanao Celebrate WCH Royal Summit's Unprecedented Success in General Santos!

WCH Royal Summit Philippines, the largest meeting of Royalty in the world took place 7th/8th October, at the Greenleaf Hotel and was a phenomenal success. We Care for Humanity's global founder, the Philippines' very own Queen of Maharlika and the Tagalog Region, Her Royal Highness Mariam Leonor Torres Mastura and the 25th Supreme Sultan of Maguindanao, His Majesty Sultan Salem Mastura Kudarat V welcomed their guests, which include the three African Kings; HRM King Nana Akomanyi Essandoh V of the Kingdom of Gomoah, Ghana, HM King Constantine Butamanya of the Kingdom of Buruuli, Uganda and HM Robert Obara Nahama III of the Kingdom of Bugwe, Uganda; also participated by His Holiness Rigzin Dorjee Rinpoche from Sikkim India, delegation from Brazil, and many guests from all over the world, who were introduced to local government officials and some of the most excellent Royalty of Philippines.

WCH Royal Summit Grand Opening began after VIP Guests took the stage for the National anthem, followed by invocations from representatives of Islam (Ustadz Ebrahim Whatteu Tinagak); Buddhism (H.H. Rigzin Dorjee Rinpoche), Christianity (Rev. Pastor Gabriel Pascual) and the Hebrew Faith (Rev. Dr. Gregory M. Rhea). Followed by the exciting Ribbon Cutting then by entertainment by the Mardi-Gras Dance Ensemble of MSU's Sining Kapabpagariya.

The Welcome Address was made by the Honorable Congressman Atty. Loreto Acharon of General Santos District followed by an introduction by WCH Founder and Chairman Queen Mariam. Opening Remarks were given by Co-Chariman HM Abdulaziz Salem Mastura Kudarat V and Chief Guests: Col. Nicomedes Olaivai Jr., City Director, PNP General Santos City, other Chief Guests and members of the royal family, HRH Crown Prince Datu Mamuar Mastura and HRH Prince Datu Zulkarnain Mastura.

A Press Conference was held prior Lunch initiated by local journalists and media outlets focusing the purpose and benefits of the event and the roles and interests of the international delegation. The WCH and the Sultanate explained that this summit aims to promote universal peace, humanitarianism and economic development. 

One of the highlights of the summit, the Mindanao Investment Forum featured H.E. Dr. Franco Nicoletti who presented on Environment, Recycling and Security, while Rev. Dr. Gregory M. Rhea introduced the World Builders Philippines program and his company, Platinum Elements Holdings, Dr. Francisco Humberto De Freitas Azevedo on Health and Cancer Technology and Ms. Angelina Vo on USA Immigration. Lastly, Engr Ysmael Maulana presented the Sultanate of Maguindanao Projects. 

The evening Gala Dinner commenced by the magnificent Royal Grand Entrance parading world class traditional royal attire of various royal clans of the Philippines and international guests.  And immediately followed by Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing For Peace, Friendship and Collaboration between the Sultanate of  Maguindanao, WCH, Constitutional Monarchs of Africa and other global organizations.

For the main event, the Coronation of the Men and Women of the Year was presented featuring the crownees: Ms. Ana Cristi Santos Pangilinan (Philippines), Ms. Angelina Vo (Vietnam), Ms. Nilza Maria Da Silva Soares (Brazil), Bai Fatima Lepoles Abdulrakman (Philippines), Ms. Shirley Pontes (Brazil), Bai Guiamalia Macaumbang Abo (Philippines), Ms. Maria Cristina Torres Ayungao (Philippines), Ms.Seyedeh Shirin Vafaeian (Iran), Ms. Thais Martins De Queiroz (Brazil), Bai Tharhata D. Ampatuan (Philippines), Rey John Lorca (Philippines). Ms. Vafaeian from Iran won the National Dress competition while Ms. Thais from Brazil got the Best in Evening Gown award! 

After dinner, the Induction Ceremony of new WCH Officials took place headed by HRH Queen Mariam, while the Sultan Kudarat Descendants Organization of the Philippines (SKDOP) also inducted 33 new officers initiated Datu Zulkarnain Mastura.  New Cabinet members were knighted during the Maharlika Royal Investiture featuring Datu Jordan Nirankari Bowen from Poland, Datu Mohamad Firdaus from Malaysia and  Bae Huong Vo “Shirley” Yeshi Lamo from USA and Vietnam.

Day 2 begins with the WCH Humanitarian Forum- Moderated by: HRH Queen Mariam discussing the important humanitarian issues of our time. Sultan Kudarat Youth Descendants Organization of the Philippines (SKYDOP) Youth Forum was also included which discussed how to solve the issue of Child Marriages. The Evening Gala Red Carpet cumulated in the traditional Royal Grand Entrance leading to the Royal Maharlika Knighting and Awards. The Honorees are HRH King Robert Obara Nahama III; H.E. Dr. Franco Nicoletti; Rev. Dr. Gregory M. Rhea; Dr. Wellington De Queiroz; Dr. Francisco Humberto De Freitas Azevedo. 

Finally, the Sultanate of Maguindanao headed by the Supreme Sultan Salem Mastura initiated the elegant Royal Enthronement of new Traditional Leaders starting with Datu Talib Macaumbang Abo Jr., Bai Guiamalia Macaumbang Abo, and Datu Talib Abo III, accompanied with the declaration of Royal House of Pagadian. Another enthronee  was Bai Nalong Mamadsual Mastura. The same procedure has happened to HRH Queen Mariam during her enthronement of new titles as Bai Mompong (Princess of Peace and Unity)  with the Declaration of the Royal House of CALABARZON and Chivalric Order of Maguindanao and Maharlika. 

Day 3 WCH & Sultanate of Maguindanao Charity Food Distribution to 100 families




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