Showing posts with label World News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World News. Show all posts

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.

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.






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"

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




Wednesday, July 26, 2023

WCH and Royal Maharlika Launches the WCH Royal Summit, Philippines in Collaboration with the Sultanate of Maguindanao



The three big institutions namely We Care for Humanity, the Royal Maharlika and the Sultanate of Magindanaw (Maguindanao) Mandanaue Darussalam are gearing up for the upcoming WCH Royal Summit, Philippines which will be held on October 7 and 8, 2023 at the Greenleaf Hotel in General Santos, Philippines.

According to the Supreme Sultan of Maguindanao, His Majesty Abdulaziz Salem Mastura Kudarat V, “This is the first time that this caliber of event will happen in Mindanao which will benefit the Sultanate and the people in Mindanao especially in promoting peace among nations and indigenous people. We are in support of the mission of our Queen of Maharlika and Princess of CALABARZON, our very own HRH Mariam Leonora Torres Mastura, the founder and chairman of the summit”.

The WCH Royal Summit dubbed as the biggest gathering of dignitaries and traditional leaders is a conglomeration of flagship events by We Care For Humanity and the Royal Maharlika since 2013. The summits are held in different nations and encompasses the advocacies of both organizations to create a larger impact to humanity.

“We are very proud of what has become of all our events combined. We created a greater synergy among our supporters, followers, and beneficiaries by interrelating our programs and celebrating them in different countries.”, the Princess said. She added, “The success of our summit in Dubai last 18th of June just proved that the WCH Royal Summit has become an institution for excellence and manifestation of global partnerships and humanitarian interventions”.

The WCH Royal Summit, Philippines is expected to welcome world leaders, Kings and Queens from Africa, Asia and even Europe and many notable guests from more than 30 countries. The summit will feature the following events:








Friday, April 28, 2023

WCH Founder Visits Ivory Coast to Promote Education for Humanity (E4H)

WCH Founder Queen Amor Leonor Torres recently journeyed to Côte d'Ivoire as part of the Education for Humanity (E4H) Program African Tour, accompanied by Jain University's Foreign Admission Manager, Mr. Santosh Chowdhury.

As the head of the delegation, Torres, also known as the Traveling Queen, held productive discussions with key stakeholders in higher education, academia, and Traditional Chiefs under the guidance of WCH partner, the Human Development Association (HUDAS) headed by Mrs. Alina OUATTARA, located in Côte d'Ivoire.

The Education for Humanity (E4H) initiative seeks to provide scholarships to disadvantaged Ivorian students, enabling them to pursue higher education or vocational training.

During her visit, the Queen took time to visit an organization supporting vulnerable groups such as street children, orphans, juvenile inmates, and widows. Here, she brought joy to the children by providing both sustenance and essential supplies.

"We are dedicated to coming back to Ivory Coast soon to continue our humanitarian work," were her final words before departing from Ivory Coast.

Friday, April 21, 2023

Queen Maria Inaugurates First Water for Humanity Project in Kenya


Kitui/Kenya - We Care for Humanity (WCH) initiated the Water for Humanity project in Kenya, led by Queen Mariam Leonor Torres Mastura, alongside Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka (10th Vice President of Kenya), Hon. Gideon Mulyungi, and Hon. Irene Kasalu, as well as the local residents of Tita, Katuluni, and Waita ward, Mwingi Central.

During the project launch, former Vice President Musyoka highlighted the importance of providing clean water access to communities in need. The collaboration between WCH and local leaders demonstrated a shared commitment to enhancing the lives of residents in the region.

Queen Maria's dedication to the cause was reflected in her address, where she highlighted the tangible benefits of the project, “although it is a modest project, it will benefit 3000 residents, 800 donkeys, 600 cows, and over 3,000 goats in this area. We plan to initiate more Water for Humanity Projects to support women and girls who travel long distances in search of water during dry seasons.”


Looking ahead, the WCH founder envisioned implementing additional Water for Humanity Projects to alleviate the struggles of women and girls who must travel long distances to find water, particularly in dry periods.

The collaborative and compassionate spirit showcased at the inauguration event sets a positive tone for future efforts aimed at improving water accessibility and enhancing the quality of life for communities in Kenya and beyond.




Sunday, July 3, 2022

WCH Founder Attends 200th Year Anniversary Of Grande Oriente Do Brazil

WCH Founder Attends 200th year Anniversary of Grande Oriente do Brazil

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/IgZAiAYDz3Q

Brasilia, Brazil – We Care for Humanity (WCH) Founder, Sultana Maria Amor Torres journeyed to Brazil for the second time this year. The main purpose of her visit was to attend the 200th year Anniversary of the Grande Oriente do Brazil (GOB) otherwise known as the Freemasons.

Torres, whose first visit to Brasilia made some impacts to a few charitable institutions and was recognized by the GOB, received a direct invitation from its Grand Master General, Sovereign Brother Múcio Bonifacio Guimarães. “It was difficult to refuse such powerful invitation coming from equally powerful personalities, I knew I had to come. WCH’s mission is in line with GOB’s advocacy, it was an honor to celebrate with them and to witness the greatness of the event filled with so much history.”, beamed the Sultana. She added, “of course, none of this would be possible without the coordination of my partners- Dr. Franco Nicoletti, Dr. Wellington Queiroz and Cav. Victor FrancellaThe Nicoletti Group and the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (OSJ) Knights of Malta, Priory of Brazil were the main conduit of WCH in Brasilia. Through them we have met great people, institutions, and dignitaries”.  

The weeklong celebration was attended by luminaries from all over the world. The princess attended two days of magnificent events including the GOB Recognition by the Senate at the State House of Law, the Cultural event and finally the Gala Dinner, both were held at the GOB Palace in Brasilia.


In this leg of her trips, the Sultana also had a chance to do sight-seeing of the city, courtesy of Fraternidade Femenina Brasilia, hosted by Ms. Shirley Pontes. “I had such a fun experience seeing the beautiful and historical places of Brasilia together with my friend Shirin Vafaeyan from Iran and had the opportunity to meet the lovely and notable Grand Masters’ spouses coming from different regions and nations who attended the GOB 200th Anniversary. Shirley Pontes was such a fantastic host; we couldn’t ask for more of her warmth and hospitality, we learned so much from her about Brasilia!” – said the WCH Founder.

Before packing her bags to travel to Manaus, Amor together with the Nicoletti Group was invited to visit the Instituto Shotokan de Karate, a non-profit organization providing martial arts education to the children and youth to keep them out of the street and away from drugs. Apparently, this institution has been producing champions who compete nationally and internationally. The group was impressed by the student’s martial arts demonstration and vowed to assist promote their mission.

Finally, upon leaving Brasilia, Amor announced her upcoming comeback to Brazil in August 2022 to bring the Himalaya Peace Caravan for a three-day event which will be facilitated by the Gruppo Nicoletti and the Academia Internacional de Cultura. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Asia’s Woman Of The Year Receives Honorary Doctorate In Public Administration

"8th G.O.D. Awards’s
 Woman of the Year,
 H.E. Iv Sry receives
 Honorary Doctorate in Public
 Administration from
Asia Euro University in Cambodia
"

In the morning of 07 April 2020, Asia Euro University, Cambodia conferred the Honorary Doctorate Degree to H.E. Dr. Iv Sry, Advisor to Ministry of Interior with the rank in equivalence to Secretary of State, in recognition of her tremendous contributions to the Kingdom of Cambodia as well as her commitment to support all sort of humanitarian works nationwide. 

The conferment was conducted successfully in the presence of University rector, Dean of graduate school and steering committee and Special representatives of research department from the Ministry of Education.

In 2019, Sry received the Asia’s Woman of the year Award in Los Angeles bestowed by the Global Order of Dignitaries and Philanthropists (G.O.D.) Awards, organized by We Care for Humanity (WCH). She was honored along side world leaders and dignitaries and presented awards to by former president of Croatia, H.E. Ivo Josipovic abd former president of Ecuador, H.E. Rosalia Arteaga.


We at the WCH and G.O.D. Awards would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to H.E. Iv Sry for such a big achievement and another milestone on her career being awarded with Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration. We always believe in her as a humanitarian and her ability as a leader. Iv Sry has done so much kindness to her people and country. She deserves all the accolades given to her”, said HRH Sultana Princess Maria Amor Torres, founder and president of WCH and G.O.D. Awards.

Dr. Iv Sry was born in 1954 into a family of seven siblings in Takeo province, located in the south of Cambodia. During her childhood, H.E. Dr. Iv Sry encountered so many different kinds of challenges and obstacles; however, as an independent child and despite all of the difficult times, she made firm commitments and inspiration to strive to study until she completed high school successfully and finally got selected to School of Medicine in 1975 just before the arrival of Pol Pot regime. During the genocidal regime, she was evacuated to various parts of Cambodia.

After the collapse of the genocidal regime, she decided to join the Secretariat of National Police at the age of 25. With her characters and work performance as well as ethics, she was sent to the training course in Vietnam. Upon the return from Vietnam, she was promoted to be the Procurement and Accounting Unit Chief and then promoted gradually as per her performance and intelligence until her retirement. Currently, she is the Advisor to Ministry of Interior with the rank in equivalence to Secretary of State. What’s more, during her tenure of government work, she was a serious learner, she studied and joined so many workshops and training programs, specially overseas under United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes. And in cognition to her work performance, she received all types of National Decorations. 

Apart from her administrative roles working in the government, she is a pure and proud Buddhist; she has done so much to help the poor; she has built roads, ponds, pagodas, fences, installed lamps, stupas and many more humanitarian works. 

With all her credentials, great characters, experiences, and contributions to help the mankind, and after careful selection and decision, the graduate school committee of Asia Euro University has endorsed her candidacy to receive the Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration.

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.

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