Cotabato, Philippines- Founder and President of We Care for Humanity (WCH), Sultana Princess Mariam Amor Torres Mastura called for help among their international patrons for a series of relief operations in the Philippines after a 6.6 -magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines last October 29, 2019.
“I am forever thankful to the WCH supporters globally for their generous donations which helped thousands of people in Mindanao especially those who lost their homes, livelihood, crops and the most painful of all, their love ones.”, an emotional statement by the Sultana.
The Relief operations were conducted in 4 major evacuation areas: Barangay Pikit, Buhay, Batasan (Sitio Flortam) all in Makilala area and in Marawi city. Thousands of relief packs consist of rice, water, groceries were distributed to the victims in a 7-day humanitarian operation.
The news about the humanitarian aid of WCH reached the domain of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and decided to join the operation by volunteering in the distribution of relief goods. “Heartfelt relief distribution to the victims of the earthquakes in Cotabato from HER MAJESTY SULTANA MARIAM LEONORA AMOR TORRES assisted by the Field Marshal and Sawdara Amphibious Special Forces, BNAF, MNLF, as well as by the office of The Secretary General for military mobilization, MNLF by the authority of HIS EXCELLENCY PROF. DR. NUR P. MISUARI, Founding leader and Chairman Central Committee of MNLF”- message from MNLF.
In Marawi, the group of Sultan also assisted the operation: “Heartfelt "Operation Panabang" from Sultana Maria Amor and her group of sultans to the victims of hurricane in Marawi. A token of love, care and concern from all us in We Care for Humanity and the Ranao Council for Culture and Peace of the Union of the Royal Sultanate of Lanao.”
The people of Mindanao send their undying gratitude to the following donors:
H.H. SAMDACH VENERATTA NAY CHROEK- His Holiness is one the three highest monks of Cambodia and hailed as a King Monk. Samdach Nay received the highest spiritual award from the Global Order of Dignitaries and Philanthropists (G.O.D.) Awards last July 2019 at the United Nations, Geneva. As the Supreme Spiritual Icon of the Year, His Holiness regularly conduct humanitarian works allover Cambodia.
H.R.H. PRINCESS AMOR M. MASTURA- Her Royal Highness is from the legendary clan of Sultan Kudarat who started his rule in the Sultanate of Maguindanao covering the entire Mindanao Island in Southern Philippines around the 12th century and ended in the 20th century. Princess Amor is an Obgyne working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. From a long distance, she tirelessly sends her assistance to whoever in need in her hometown.
H.E. OKNAH SAM DARARATH, PhD- His Excellency is one of the most respected businessmen in Cambodia. He is the founder of Save Nature Cambodia, an organization primarily caring for the environment and wildlife. To date, Save Nature has planted more than one million trees in the country. Dr. Sam is also an adviser to the nation’s Prime Minister, Samdach Hun Sen and is a consistent patron of We Care for Humanity.
H.E. MOK MARETH- His Excellency Mareth is a Cambodian politician and former Minister of the Environment. He is currently serving as Member of Parliament of Takeo province of Cambodia. H.E. Mareth is big advocate of saving nature and wild life given his background, a natural scientist by training, Mareth earned a bachelor's degree in agronomy and fisheries engineering from the University of Agronomy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1971 and his PhD in animal and aquatic biology from Paul Sabatier University, in Toulouse, France in 1974.
H.E. IV SRY- Her Excellency is an adviser to the Ministry of Interior of Cambodia and a respected entrepreneur in the country. She works closely with King Monk Samdach Nay Chroek in various humanitarian works in the sectors of health, education and poverty alleviation. Iv Sry is a recipient of G.O.D. Awards as Woman of Honor of Asia last September in Los Angeles, California.
MRS. KIMLY LIM- Honorable Lim is the founder and president of Family Agriculture Community, and NGO focusing on the welfare of women and family through agriculture. Mrs. Lim was recently appointed as Country Director of We Care for Humanity Cambodia Branch. She received Women Empowerment Awards from the G.O.D. America last September 2019.
H.E. OKNAH DR. SEANG CHANG HENG- Her Excellency is the President of Heng Development. She is one of the leading personalities of Cambodia in business, philanthropy and religious sectors. Her reach and influence is far and wide and many people especially the poor benefit from the regular humanitarian activities she conducts on daily basis. Dr. Seang is being nominated for an award at the upcoming G.O.D. Awards at the United Nations, New York.
H.E. LORK CHUMTEA SOURN RAKSMEY- Her Excellency is the Vice President of Save Nature Cambodia and presently working for the government. Like H.E. Oknah Dr. Sam Dararath, she dedicates most of her efforts in protecting the nature. Her passion to plant trees and educate others on how to save the nature.
DR. MOHAN GUNTI, PhD - Dr. Gunti works as an advisor to the Cambodia National Tourism building and connecting G2G Relations. He is also an Advisor to Save Nature Cambodia and regularly plant trees with the group to raise awareness on protecting the environment.
DR. BASSAM FARCHOUKH- Dr. Farchoukh is a successful businessman in Lebanon. He is the President and CEO of Samo Belt, one of the oldest and prominent leather companies with a wide variety of leather products from shoes, bags to belts for men and women. Bassam is also the the president of the Union of Leather Companies of Middle-East. Dr Farchoukh is a prolific humanitarian, always ready to help.
We Care for Humanity also thank the volunteers, the distribution team in Cotabato city: Gen. Hji. Bensaleh P. Sharifah, LtGen. Abdulkhabir S. Sharifah, MGen. Mohammad Kiblanzed P. Sharifah and in Marawi city: Sultan Bert Dagalangit, Sultan Sac Guru, Sultan Macalayo Atha, Alvin Dagalangit, Noah Dagalangit, Junjun Dagalangit, Raizoli Dagalangit, Mahatma Dagalangit, Saipoden Dagalangit, Datu Dagalangit and many more.