DAVAO CITY - It's official. Mindanao Representative Prince Terence I (PFF) has been crowned as the monarch of Sulu and Mindanao by the people of the Philippines.
He was recently elected into royalty through a 2-day national referendum held in the ePhilippine National Forums and will now take the title, Paduka Maulana Mahasari Sharif Sultan Hashem Abu Bakr Prince Terence I of Sulu and Mindanao. (See: http://ephilippines.forummotion.com/general-f1/i-nominate-prince-terence-i-as-sultan-hashem-abu-bakr-prince-terence-i-of-sulu-and-mindanao-t168.htm)
His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram I (top), RL Sultan of Sulu; and cousin Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, RL Sultan of Brunei Darussalam
His nomination for sultan was placed by Philippine Ambassador to Japan and The Outsidier Editor-in-Chief Ariel David Buena who has repeatedly proclaimed, "I nominate Prince Terence I Paduka Maulana Mahasari Sharif Sultan Hashem Abu Bakr Prince Terence I of Sulu and Mindanao just because the word 'prince' is in his name", many times in the past.
Ambassador Buena is the country's leading advocate of integrating the ancient Philippine kingdoms, rajahnates, sultanates and dynasties into the eWorld.
Late 19th-century flag of the Sultanate of Sulu
His Sultanic Highness has remained quiet throughout the period of the referendum and has yet to comment on the matter. However, he is expected to release a pertinent official statement very soon.
Mindanao Representative Meghan is pushing for the creation of a royal harem in light of this.
The following is Ariel David Buena's official letter of nomination to the Filipino people:
I nominate Prince Terence I Paduka Maulana Mahasari Sharif Sultan Hashem Abu Bakr Prince Terence I of Sulu and Mindanao just because the word 'prince' is in his name.
The Sultanate of Sulu
During the 1450s, Shari'ful Hashem Syed Abu Bakr, an Arab born in Johore, arrived in Sulu from Malacca. In 1457, he founded the Sultanate of Sulu; he then renamed himself "Paduka Maulana Mahasari Sharif Sultan Hashem Abu Bakr", embellishing his name with no less than five consecutive deferential titles: "Paduka" is a local term for "Master", "Maulana" is a word of Arabic roots, meaning the same, "Mahasari" stands for "His Majesty", "sharif" is an arabic word for "local ruler", "Sultan" is the arabic word for ruler or prince.
In 1658 (other sources say 1703) the Sultanate of Sulu received North Borneo from the Sultan of Brunei, after Sulu sent aid against a rebellion in Brunei. In the same year, Sulu gave Palawan to Qudarat, Sultan of Maguindanao, who married a Sulu princess, and formed an alliance with Sulu.
The citizens of the Sulu Sultanate were fierce warriors and often ventured to the islands of Visayas to capture slaves to export to the Sultanate of Brunei. When the Spanish arrived they were outmatched by the civilization and war prowess of the Moros.
At that time the Suluans already owned sophisticated weaponry such as the Lantaka a hand wielded cannon.
A precursor of the gatling gun.
And the mighty Kris a jagged sword which requires specialized training in the martial arts of Kali in order to use it.
Unfortunately there is almost no trace of this once wealthy civilization left in modern times.
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Without any further ado, I nominate Prince Terence I Paduka Maulana Mahasari Sharif Sultan Hashem Abu Bakr Prince Terence I of Sulu and Mindanao just because the word 'prince' is in his name.
As of the moment, Prince Terence I serves the region of Mindanao as their representative in the second Philippine Congress. He is also the press director of The Philippine Times. He also serves as the de facto National Historian, National Librarian, National Scribe and Keeper of the Imperial Scrolls. But, this is all moot at the moment, since his primary qualification, as I am advocating, is that the word 'prince' is in his name.
Let the voting begin...
-I nominate Prince Terence I as Sultan Hashem Abu Bakr Prince Terence I of Sulu and Mindanao
-I would like to propose that the Philippine media install a Philippine Royal Family or Families.
-Since we may have a sultan!!!
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