ICJ to donate $15B to disaster hit areas PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 November 2013 13:00

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) through the Interim Financing from the World Bank Group and the United Nations system will be donating US$15 billion for the reconstruction of disaster hit areas in the Philippines including the Central areas of Tacloban and Leyte and other regions affected by natural calamities.

In a letter addressed to President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, ICJ Supreme Justice HRH Ricky Nathaniel said the donation comes through the kind courtesy of the sovereign Royal House and Kingdom of Sulu, Sabah and North Borneo Raja Mohammad Ghamar Mamay Hasan Abdurajak and the Queen of the Philippine Islands Her Royal Highness Maria Makiling Helen Fatima Nasaria Panolino Abdurajak.

“Stand by your government (Philippine), in any assistance your government may require for the reconstruction of your people from the natural disasters, seemingly incomprehensible yet profound in their impact on the livelihood of the people and the economy of the Philippine islands,” Nathaniel said as they conveyed their deepest condolences for the affected families from the ravage of super typhoon ‘Yolanda. Ongoing relief operation is considered the largest in Philippine history.

Meanwhile, Nathaniel has recognized Raja Mohammad Ghamar Mamay Hasan Abdurajak and Queen Maria Makiling Helen Fatima Nasaria Panolino Abdurajak as the ‘Sovereign Judge’ in the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo during a ceremony held recently in Malaysia.

The occasion gave credence and authority “to draw down from the treasury vaults and for the utilization of Malaysian trillions of Ringgits via gold-backed Bank Consortium Aggregate Fund pools for giving boost to the economies and servicing the development needs of Sulu, Sabah, Borneo, Mindanao, Southern Philippine islands and regional South East Asia nations”. —MLF