Showing posts with label Humanitarian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Humanitarian. 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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Sultanate of Magindanaw Appoints Envoy to the United Nations

COTABATO - On the 9th of March, the Sultanate of Magindanaw Mandanaue Darussalam, a historic kingdom in Mindanao, Philippines, convened a "Kanduli" ceremony to commemorate the enthronement of His Majesty Abdulaziz Zulkarnain Mastura Kudarat VI as the new Sultan of Magindanaw, succeeding his late brother, Sultan Salem Mastura Kudarat V.

A key highlight of the event was the appointment of Dr. Abdalla Sharief, President of the United Nations Correspondents Association of Vienna (UNCAV), as the International Ambassador of Goodwill (Datu Marajalaila) to the United Nations and the Arab World. Dr. Sharief's primary role is to advocate for the Sultanate's mission and vision within these esteemed institutions.

This appointment was accompanied by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Sultanate and UNCAV, outlining their mutual duties and obligations for the benefit of the Sultanate of Magindanaw.

Sultan Zulkarnain emphasized that the title of Datu Marajalaila serves as an official designation aimed at broadening the Sultanate's reach and enhancing diplomatic relations with the global community. He underscored the significance of nurturing mutual comprehension and cooperation on an international level, outlining the Sultanate's dedication to peace, cultural interchange, and sustainable progress.

The Crown Prince of Magindanaw, HRH Datu Muamar Mastura, expressed his belief that UNCAV’s visit will not only bolster Magindanaw's reputation as a forward-thinking and peace-loving state but also pave the way for future collaborations and partnerships that will benefit the region as a whole.

Playing a pivotal role in this appointment and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Queen Mariam Leonor Torres Mastura, the Bai Mompong sa Magindanaw expressed her unwavering confidence in Sharief's capability to serve as the Sultanate's emissary to the United Nations. Citing their shared history and his adeptness in engaging with various Arab nations, she vouched for him as a seasoned diplomat with a profound understanding of international relations.

Abdalla Sharief, in his acceptance speech, expressed gratitude for the honor bestowed upon him and affirmed his dedication to representing the Sultanate with integrity and diligence. He acknowledged the rich history and heritage of Magindanaw and pledged to work tirelessly towards promoting its interests and values on the world stage.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

WCH and Sultanate of Maguindanao Distribute 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.