Monday, May 17, 2010

Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo visits Mindanao province

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, Philippines - The influential Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo, Sharif Ibrahim Ajibul Muhammad Pulalun, visited the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Norte and held talks with hundreds of followers and supporters.

Pulalun met with supporters in Sindangan and Katipunan and held talks that tackled various social issues and their support to Senator Benigno Aquino 3rd, who is leading in the presidential elections in may 10.

He also assured supporters and followers of the continuing program of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo, mostly humanitarian, in the southern region.

Pulalun is active in humanitarian projects and helped tens of thousands of mostly poor Muslims and Christians alike in different areas in Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago.

The Sultan said he will continue helping not only poor Muslims, but needy Christians and indigenous people also. "As long as I live, I will continue this long time tradition that my great, great grandfather, Sultan Mohammad Pulalun, had started. The same tradition continues and now, I also tell my son, Sharif Almunir, to continue this humble legacy," he said.

The 19-year old Sharif Almunir is the heir to the Pulalun throne. (Jung Francisco)

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