Royal princesses of Sulu sultanate to gather in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 11:10

The 150 royal princesses of the Sulu Sultanate from all over the Philippines will be in this city” on November 17 for the First National Conference of the Royal Princesses of the Sultanate of Sulu.

The princesses  will have the chance to listen to top national and local officials who will grace this historic occasion.          Prof. Clemencio C. Bascar, 2014 WMSU Lifetime Achievement awardee on Literary Arts, will deliver a flashback of the Sultanate’s days of glory and fame.

Prof. Ali Yacub, Al-Hj, president of the Golden Crescent Consortium of Peace Builders and Affiliates and hairman of the Program and Publicity Committee, told GCCPBA-Media Group that invitations were sent to Congresswoman Princess Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman, who will give her message during the morning session.

Bascar, who has written books about the Sulu Sultanate, will deliver a lecturette on Sulu Sultanate history and Dr. Milabel E. Ho, president, Western Mindanao State University, will be the guest speaker during the dinner to be tendered in honor of the Royal Princesses-attendees to the conference.

According to Future Designs who prepared the workshop-talking points, the conversation of the participants in the workshop is meant to generate the following outcomes:

1. A shared understanding of the value and the role of the Royal Princesses;

2. Appreciation of the shared history of the Sultanate (as it began from Shariful Hashim Sayyed Abubakar)

3. Shared appreciation of the realities of the Sultanate today;

4. Shared vision of what the Sultanate can be, in response to the questions: where are we headed? What images will show that we have become “relevant” to our people?

Camaraderie among the women descendants of the Royal Houses towards a stronger commitment to peace, equity and development as Royal Princesses.

Yacub, emphasized that Zamboanga City was chosen not only for being the “most noble city” in the whole country, but also the Royal Princesses of the Sulu Sultanate were educated and nurtured in this city in the early years of the American Administration at the Provincial Normal School (now Western Mindanao State University), namely, Princess Tarhata Kiram, Princess Putli-Intan Taas Julkarnain, Princess Indah-Taas Abirin and Princess Piandao Kiram.

Of recent times, according to Yacub, Princess Sitti Djalia Ansaruddin- Turabin-Hataman studied and graduated BS Biology at WMSU

This is the strongest reason of the “second coming” of the Royal Princesses to this “noble city”, Prof. Yacub, emphatically said. — GCCPBA-Media Group