REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
TRIBAL GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
REPUBLIC ACT 8371
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RIGHTS ACT OF 1997
ONCE IN A HUNDRED YEARS EVENT WAS WELCOMED BY A KANDULI BY GOV. HIGYAWAN
GOVERNOR HIGYAWAN NA HOLAG-AYAN hosted the 11-11-11 (November 11, 2011 ) magnificent affair of the Royal Sultanate of Sulu headed by Queen Helen Panolino and Sultan Mamay Abdurajak. This once in a hundred year occasion was symbolized as start the Dragon Age.
An age for prosperity and development for Mindanao specially in the ancestral lands.
The affair was held in Davao City in the Office of the Tribal Governor.
Governor Higyawan hosted the said event due to the BINDING AGREEMENT that transpired on August 8,9,10 and 11 at TACURONG CITY SULTAN KUDARAT between the TRIBAL GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES and the Roya; Sultanate of Sulu.
The Binding Agreement was made because of the ancient history that correlated with APO TABUNAWAY AND APO MAMALO.
The Tribal Governor together with his wife Bae Inyukbo and Baylan Mansimbahan authenticated the real CUSTOMARY PRACTICE of our Muslim Brothers. It was AMA ALI who was the key to this symbolism. Ama Ali being a Baylan has proven to the Governor and his wife and to Baylan Mansimbahan that the Sultanate of Sulu are still practicing and implementing the Customs and Traditions being left, being handed down by no less than APO MAMALO and APO TABUNAWAY and the rest of our ancestors (PUNDADO).
I shed my tears during this event because it was the only time that I have seen a Muslim by the person of Ama Ali who has exemplified the NATURAL LAW. I feel very blessed that in my long time and long years of stay in Mindanao I have seen at least one Moslem who still has the heart of a native, though they are Islam… I sense the deepest root of Ama Ali being a Baylan.
And I share this congratulations to all the members of the Sultanate of Sulu, you are truly blessed to have Ama Ali with you because he is the oldest as of now in the Muslim Realm who has the in depth knowledge of the Secrets of our Ancestors.
Bless You all and May Allah Bless You.. you just don’t know how successful we are ..Datu Higyawan and I for having the Sultanate of Sulu to defend and to fight for the Implementation of Republic Act 8371. I thank Queen Helen and Sultan Mamay for taking up the Right and Bright Side of Leadership ….with you as the pillars of the Sultanate I know that the Muslim Communities will have a bright future ahead.