H.R.H. Sultan Sharif Maulana Paduka Ahmad
Carpenter Arpa-V ibni Maharaja Adinda Taup Angging
(Anddin) Zein Ul-Abidin-Sharif Ul-Hasshim Al-Marhum
Sultan Suluk Negara (Sultan of Sulu/Mindanao and
North Borneo, territories.
His Royal Majesty Seri Baginda Mu'izzaddin
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah sa' Addul Khairi
Waddualah Al-Marhum Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin
Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam
1704 Brunei Nakhoda Angging (Maharaja Anddin) State official flag as the Maharaja in the Sulus for the Nrth Borneo tribute and as a assured line of descendancy from its very first Sultan of Sulu and of Brunei, one and only person. The name Maharaja was given to only one of the lineage of the Royal Family,Sayyid Nakhoda Perkasa Angging (Maharaja Anddin) who had married Apuh Andun or Mahandon (Niece of the 1690-1705 Brunei Sultan Nassar'uddin) of Karongdong-Luuk, Jolo-Sulu, and as a result, heir-apparent and/or Sultans under this continuing assured line of descendancy append, "Maharaja Adinda" as a title to the begining of their names; Maharaja Adinda Taup, the son of Maharaja Anddin (Nakhoda Angging) the latter married to Mahandun. Maharaja Adinda Taup was proclaimed in 1859 as the crown Prince and heir-apparent of Sultan Pulalun (Moh. Fadlun), Maharaja Adinda Taup later begotted a son, Sharif Sultan Imam Ul-Alam Arpa.
1704 of Brunei Nakhoda Angging twin-Authority State official flag residented at Subah Buaya-Siasi, Sulu as the Maharaja in the Sulus (Maharaja Anddin).The twin headed Alligator/Crocodile depicts the Sultan's twin.
H.R.H. Sultan Sharif Paduka Ahmad Carpenter Arpa-V
10 SEP 2010
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
HIS EXCELLENCY BENIGNO C. AQUINO III
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
SUBJ: DIPLOMACY WITH 1898 PHOTO OF SULTAN PULALUN AND MAHARAJA
ADINDA TAUP MEETING WITH U.S. MILITARY GOVERNMENT
HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT BENIGNO “Noynoy” AQUINO III :
In the light of your Excellency’s Administration upon the Mindanao and Sulu, its Muslims, the latter’s censorships on marriages, Talaqs/Divorce and particularly about Civil Law and Shar’ia Law whereby certain of its policies and/or jurisprudences are in conflict.
As understand, His Highness the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo, H.R.H. Sultan Sharif Maulana Paduka Ahmad Carpenter Arpa-V Ibni Maharaja Adinda Taup Angging (Anddin) Zein Ul-Abidin Al-Marhum Sultan Sharif Ul-Hashim Abu’bkr Mohamad Shah happened to have had visited one of your Excellency’s government agency’s Office of the National Statistics Office or NSO at East Triangle and at West Triangle on 25th and 26th of March 2010, in the auspices of being just an ordinary Muslim from Mindanao and Sulu.
In the requesting to have stamped-receipted documents of His Highness marriages that has already priory endorsed by the Shar’ia Court on August 17, 2009. His Highness was constantly referred by one NSO-staff personnel to the other and between East Triangle and West Triangle NSO offices.
Each staff further referred His Highness to the other, and each giving His Highness the “go-around”. Yet, each making an issue (blown-out-of-proportion) about His highness’ plural marriages, prior to farther referring His Highness to another person- molded priory with intrigues and biasness about the case.
Late Friday afternoon on or about 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, facilitation was finally rendered by Mr. Alberto Acosta, a registration officer, who had understood the very simple task of stamping-receipted documents, moreover, already sent by the Shar’ia court to the NSO, and as already admitted received on file by the latter.
Only Mr. Acosta’s facilitation is highly regarded and appreciated by His Highness as compared to all the referrals on the 25th and 26th of March 2010 and priory on 15th March 2010, first visit to NSO Metro-Manila. Undermined, particularly by the fourth floor Vidal Building so-called Care-officer seated adjacent to the entrance office door whereby she commented to His Highness, quote: “Kapal naman nila” unquote, referring to His Highness’ two wives, their marriages altogether on 10 April 2000 in one marriage ceremony. The fourth floor Care-officer also accosted the facilitation of Mr. Acosta the next day 26th March 2010 by stating to Mr. Acosta in the presence of His Highness, and stating, quote: “Ano! Favorito mo na yan, dumaan na yan sa akin at wala tayo magawa dyan.” Unquote.
Prior to Mr. Acosta’s facilitation, the front-desk-counter lady staff, when His Highness called upon her with the beginning statement of “Excuse me mam”, “Excuse me”, “Mam may I inquire of Edith Orcilla”, unquote; she totally ignored His Highness as she walked-by.
His Highness following her to the front-desk counter, she hided low behind the counter-desk when His Highness asked her if this was a government office.
She came forth giggling obviously already bias with intrigue of His Highness’ case, evident of her previously ignoring His Highness initial inquiry.
While at the East-Triangle NSO Office with a certain “Tess” who further referred His Highness upstairs to a certain “PTAA” person, the former who discloses to non-concern staff personnel about His Highness’ case farther creating intrigues in the manner behind His Highness. She was observed of the intriguing manner displayed when His Highness returned instantly to have asked her of who is to see upstairs.
The mumbles, hard looks and pretentious assistances, and seemingly helpful statements and referrals in that said two days, His Highness was given the “go-around” until Mr. Acosta’s intervention in having stamped-receipted His Highness’ Document copies.
His Highness first and second marriages at the States although the second marriage was in civil-law, the second marriage was dissolved in divorced. Subsequent marriages with Maricel and Erlynie, was on April 10, 2000 altogether. The Talaq/Divorced with Maricel was renounced in 2003, however, ratified by Shar’ia Court on July 28, 2009. His Highness’ remarrying Erlynie on 01 August 2009, for intents and purposes, due to our marriage in 2000 showing her as a co-wife, this recent marriage will show her as one and only present wife on August 01, 2009, His Highness fifth marriage.
The marriages last 2000 was only reflected in record file and in SECPA (Security Paper) on 2002. The Talaq/Divorce with Maricel of July 28, 2009, already endorsed by the Shar’ia District Court on August 17, 2009 is still not reflected with “annotation” by NSO. The marriage of August 01, 2009 with Erlynie, no SECPA document can be issued unless, first the termination of the 10 April 2000 marriage acquired with a co-wife, according to the NSO.
The remarriage with Erlynie on August 01, 2009 had to have occurred in order to have substantiated her as a beneficiary for intents and purposes as the one and only present wife accepted by civil law, other than having a co-wife, yet, NSO will not issue the 01Aug09 marriage with Erlynie on SECPA document.
In civil law, only one wife is permissible. While in Shar’ia Law, multi (plural marriages) are permissible. The latter due to or compelled by moral obligation as compared to one who refrains from marriage and abandons their pregnant women, common-law-wife or love ones.
There is by civil law, annulment of marriages which is lengthy process reaching up to seven years by legal separation. While in Shar’ia Law, there is Talaq or divorce usually instantly through the male renunciation of his marriage. What makes talaq/divorces lengthy is the incorporation of civil law policies such as, pre-separation agreement by both parties in signing and lengthy processes of hearings in Shar’ia Courts as mandated by Civil Law.
There is much incomparability, such as alleged crimes committed by a Muslim to another Muslim are tried in Civil Courts and not in Shar’ia Courts, whereby on some cases, the crime may really not be a crime in Shari’ia Law, and likewise could be the other way around .or vice-versa. In essence, Civil Law administering upon Shar’ia Law just couldn’t be, particularly on marriages with undermining veracity. Never mind each of its heritages, we might go by amiably, but our culture and religion are distinct.
Your Excellency, So not to be misinterpreted, our religion, our jurisprudence is an authoritarian-democracy as compared to an “everything-goes-democracy”, the latter, so long as one gets away with. Our Adat-Law violated, Law of Life-Ways as prescribed and mandated in the Qur’an thru His final messenger, and we have legal-alms. We also have dowry system and or similar in some cases, method in ensure the words of one are true in perspective, since words are cheap and getting cheaper nowadays. We have restitution-appeasement methods mandated and not retribution, gaining nothing from the dismayed, the latter even being sympathized with and rendered amenities, even personally. In short, church and government is indivisible.
How could one possible undermined Muslim culture, particularly, plural marriages to be so-called “taboo”, when non-Muslim social mores are derived from Muslim social mores or life-ways. Similarly, some visiting foreigners’ mores in the country are likewise regarded “taboo as by some of their cultural ways comprehended negatively by the locals. Theirs are also a culture and any negative notion should be kept in-though alone and not rendered to undermine. It is the basic respect to ones culture. So does in religion no matter where one goes.
The international standard and norm in professionalism on customer-service, its demeanor was hardly displayed by concern NSO staff personnel to His Highness inquiring and for assistances. It is apparent, that the undermining veracity displayed to His Highness by said staff, with the exemption of Mr. Alberto Acosta, was prompted due to His Highness’ Plural Marriages and no-doubt of His Highness being a Muslim. Yet, it is the NSO job in catering to Muslim censorships of Muslim personal laws of marriage as by Philippine Presidential Decree No. 1083.
The having incorporated the Mindanao and Sulu Muslim national archipelago with the Philippine Commonwealth Government since 1935, into the making of the Philippine Republic in 1946, and the making of it into a political component and delimited body politic as an integral national territory of the Philippine Republic’s in the 1987 Philippine Constitution with the non-recognition of nobilities titles held by some Muslims, are no less the sentiments of the Muslims of Mindanao and Sulu; moreover, the prejudice upon a Muslim merely in the asking of a stamp-receipted document copy given a difficult time, also perhaps experienced by other Muslims in similar cases as well at the NSO offices.
In the incorporating of the Mindanao and Sulu, the acceptance of the 1962 and 1969 Irrevocable Power-of-Attorney of a supposed Royal Family transferring their unsubstantiated claim of sovereignty as Sulu Sultan to the government of the Philippines for Philippine claims to North Borneo-Sabah (a Sulu Sultanate territory) for Philippine Sovereignty upon it; should have had positive empowerment to the catering to a Muslims in need and at the NSO or similar case.
In that acceptance, with all due respect, the said transfer and claim are volatile, evident of the unwillingness by Malaysia. The 1966 book, “The Philippines Turns East”, authored by former Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal who admitted through senator Sumulong’s statement explicitly expressing in details the nature of the Kirams’ claim being unfounded, and that the Philippine claim was, as such, Like the Treaty of Paris of December 10, 1898 whereby Spain ceded the Philippines to the United States, the former having had no proprietary-ownership. Adding that the 1957 claim by the Kirams in the High Court at Jesselton-Kota Kanibalu, North Borneo-Sabah as supposed “private heir/s” was awarded and sovereignty was not in issue… even if sovereignty was in issue, that court whereby Chief Justice Macaskie promulgated, as by international law, does not have the competence to rule on the question of sovereignty.
Considering the facts, the Mindanao and Sulu, perhaps, should hold its own censorship and re-established itself from suspension catering to Muslim affairs.
In the protection of such and of His Highness as by the conference of Kings and Heads of Government held in Rabat, and the two Prime Ministers’ Conferences in Jeddah and Karachi, His Highness royal immunity and diplomatic immunity are deemed, as a monarchial claimant without qualification in the protection of His people’s rights, and nobilities titles, the monarchy being the first ever institutional government, the Sultanate Government having De’Jure Sovereignty as by entreaty entered with by treaties since the fourteenth hundreds.
The said days of the 25th and 26th of March 2010 at the NSO, His Highness dilemma experienced are synonymously experienced by other Muslims in their bidding to non-Muslims, even for acceptance; His Highness which hardly availed of such from the predominant number of NSO staff personnel, their pretentious assistances, evident of the lousy demeanor displayed by most. His highness asked your Excellency, to affect a resolution to correct the wrong so to have Muslims under Philippine administration avail of equal rights with their counterpart, and due merit to those deserving. In the eyes of the civilized world, His Highness’ diplomacy and rightful persuasion is the appropriate method as by international law.
The Mindanao and Sulu, its Muslims hope to be dealt with in fairness as by appropriate international law as compared to municipal law, considering the facts; the dilemma and its causes, which are just the continuing chapters of centuries old roots.
Your Excellency Mr. President, with cordial due respect, bids your Excellency the very best to the resolve of these dilemmas and to the ultimate peace solution in placing back into perspective, the rights of Mindanao and Sulu, for its Muslims as just, rightful and moral, deemed upon them.
In other issue, His Highness have is presently face with a dilemma of preventing a possible encroachment on His highness’ usufruct-private land located at Sanghanan-Kabasalan, Zamboanga, Sibugay province. Accordingly, the present Governor there have readied mining quarry equipments to be use on privately owned lands citing to land owners that the bottom soil below grounds belong to the government, that he as Governor is doing the initiative of digging to find mineral resources for use in the development of his area of jurisdiction, as well for the province’s revenue.
Your Excellency, if this is true, His highness will definitely oppose to this. His Highness ask to see what your Excellency can do about this.
Also, in other Issue, His Highness is a claimant for His Highness’ Ancestral Domains. Thou a highest spiritual religious sovereign of the Mindanao-Maguindanao and Sulu, His Highness likely to have spearheaded His cause then to frontline it as what some of His adherents have done due to autocracies done upon His Highness; people in the past. As we know, that the present problems in Mindanao and Sulu are continuing chapters of centuries old. His Highness ask for the alleviation of the return of our total sovereignty as by U.N. Constitution. To enable Mindanao and Sulu to stand on its own, and to relinquished Philippine administration upon it. To returned it to its rightful owner and rightful government.
If the Kirams are the rightful government, their supposed forefather, the 1884-1915 Sultan Jamalul Kiram-II, why was it, the visible presence of Sultan Pulalun and his Adinda (Prince/Heir-Apparent), Maharaja Adinda Taup, was negotiated upon in 1898 by the U.S. Military Government. The appertaining plans to remove usurper-sultan Kiram-II (finally in the 1915 Carpenter Agreement) and to collect taxes from the people. The latter plan declined by Sultan Pulalun and His Adinda, evident of why the sultan or his replacement after the Carpenter Agreement was deduced to only Highest Spiritual Leader-Sharif Imam Ul-alam Arpa, the son of Maharaja Adinda Taup. In the civilized world, this rightful persuasion is highly deemed. Please do visit His Highness’ Website at Royalsultanate.weebly.com to judge for yourself, and judge well.
May your Excellency’s favorable actions be with Allah and in accordance to His Will… Wah Billahi Tawfiq Wal-Hidaya, Wassalamu Alaikum Warahmatullah.
H.R.H. SULTAN SHARIF MAULANA PADUKA CARPENTER ARPA-V
Ibni Maharaja Adinda Taup Angging (Anddin) Zein Ul-Abidin
Al-Marhum Sultan Sharif Ul-Hashim Abu’Bkr Mohamad Shah
Sultan Suluk Negara