Datuk Sir MYR Agung Sidayu,KRSS

Datuk Sir MYR Agung Sidayu,KRSS

The Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu and Sabah
Cultural Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste

Advertisements

ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD

KNIGHTS OF THE ROYAL ORDER OF SULU & SABAH
His Royal Highness
DATU PROF. DR. HADJI NUR P. MISUARI, DROS, DROHS, KRSS, DRM, Ph.D.
(Datuk/ Knight: Royal Order of Sulu; Royal Order of Hashem of Sabah;
Royal Order of Sulu & Sabah; Royal Order of Mindanao)
Founder & Chairman of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)
MNLF: Observer Status Member of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)

(Royal Datu of the Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu & Sabah)

His Royal Highness
DATU GOV. OMAR AL THANI J. ANTONIO C. LEVISTE, DROHS, DROS, KRSS, DRM
(Consul General of the State of Palestine to the Philippines)

Makati City, Philippines

His Royal Highness
DATU DIRAJA PADUKA HAJI ABDUL WAHAB, DROS, DROHS, KRSS, Ph.D.

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

His Royal Highness
DATU VINCENZO CORTESE MARQUIS DI VILLA SAN GIORGIO, DRK, DROHS, DROS, KRSS
Royal Representative of HM Sultan Fuad I

Rome, Italy

His Excellency
COUNT MAJOR THOMAS L. BAENA, JR., DGMRSS, DROHS, DROS, DRM, Ph.D.
Deputy Grand Master Australia Royal Order of Sulu & Sabah

Sydney, Australia

His Excellency
COUNT SHARIF GEN. NIKABULIN KASSIM ANDAH,
DROHS, DROS, KRSS, DRM, MNLF
MNLF Chief Inspector General & Royal Sultanate Chief of Staff

(Count of Parang, Sulu)

His Excellency
COUNT BRIG. GEN. HABIB ADZ G. NIKABULIN, DGMROS, DROHS, KRSS, DRM, MNLF, Ph.D.
(MNLF Commanding General of Mindanao Composite Taskforce Command & Political Emissary)
Royal Sultanate Home Minister & Minister for Sharifs’ Affairs,
Deputy Grand Master Royal Order of Sulu Philippines

(Count of Tapul, Sulu)

The Right Honorable
BARON NIZAM ABDULWALID VALEROSO, DROHS, DROS, KRSS, DRM

Manila, Philippines

The Right Honorable
BARON DR. ABDUL MANAFF BIN ABDUL KHADER, DROHS, DROS, KRSS, Ph.D.
Royal Ambassador to Middle East, India & Pakistan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Right Honorable
BARON ABDUL RADZAK, AD, DROHS, DROS, KRSS, Ph.D.

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

The Right Honorable
BARON MAHARAJAH JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL, DROHS, DROS, KRSS, DRM
Royal Information Minister

Manila, Philippines

The Right Honorable
BARON FRANCESCO CRISTINA MARQUIS DI SANTANNERA, KRSS
(Minister Counsellor of the Republic of Gambia to Italy)

Milan, Italy

The Right Honorable
PRINCE PROF. DR. BARON LUCA SCOTTO DI TELLA, KRSS

Rome, Italy

The Honorable, His Grace
SIR (DATUK) ENNIO MARIA DUKE DI CAROZZINNI,
MARQUIS DI MONTERONI, BARIN DI MARTINETTO,
KRSS
(Italian Nobility)

Pordenone, Italy

The Honorable, His Grace
MAJOR SIR (DATUK) RICCARDO GIORDANI
DUKE DI WILLEMBURG, KRSS
(Italian Nobility)

Rome, Italy

The Honorable, His Excellency
PROF. SIR (DATUK) LINO MUNGARI,
MARQUIS DI CAPOCOLONNA, KRSS
(Italian Nobility)

Milan, Italy

The Honorable, His Excellency
DR. SIR (DATUK) VINCENZO SCHETTINO
MARQUIS DI PIETRAPIANA, KRSS
(Italian Nobility)

Naples, Italy

The Honorable, His Excellency
DR. SIR (DATUK) FRANCO
COUNT CARROZZO, KRSS
(Italian Nobility)

Rome, Italy

The Honorable, His Excellency
SIR (DATUK) COMMANDANT AMERIGO
MARIA COUNT CASTALDI, KRSS
(Italian Nobility)

Ostia, Rome, Italy

His Excellency
SIR (DATUK) ANTONINO
COUNT D’ESTE ORIOLES, KRSS
(Counsellor of HRH Prince Karl Karadjordjevic
of Yugoslavia)
(Italian Nobility)

Rome, Italy

The Honorable, His Excellency
DR. SIR (DATUK) EMILIANO
COUNT DI MEO, KRSS
(Italian Nobility)

Rome, Italy

The Honorable, His Excellency
DR. SIR (DATUK) LUIGI PASTI
COUNT DI MISITANO, KRSS
(Italian Nobility)

Rome, Italy

The Honorable, Her Excellency
AMBASSADOR LADY (DATIN) SOPHIE SOW, LRSS
(Ambassador of the Republic of Burkia Faso to Italy)

Rome, Italy

The Honorable & The Right Honorable
DR. SIR (DATUK) MARCO
BARON MARRONE, KRSS
(Counsellor of the Ambassador of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo in Italy)
(Italian Nobility)

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Italy

The Honorable & The Right Honorable
SIR (DATUK) AUGUSTO BASILE
BARON DI TORREMUZZA, KRSS
(Italian Nobility)

Rome, Italy

The Honorable, His Excellency
PROF. SIR (DATUK) JEROME
BOUGOUMA, KRSS

(Government Minister of the Republic of Burkina Faso,
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa)

The Honorable, His Excellency
SIR (DATUK) PAUL FRANCOIS
COMPAORE, KRSS

(Government Minister of the Republic of Burkina Faso,
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa)

The Honorable, His Excellency
PROF. SIR (DATUK) JUSTIN
KOUTABADA, KRSS

(Government Minister of the Republic of Burkina Faso,
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa)

The Honorable, His Excellency
PROF. SIR (DATUK) JOSEPH PARE,
KRSS

(Government Minister of the Republic of Burkina Faso,
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa)

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) JOHAN DOMAS, KRSS
Honorary Royal Ambassador to Switzerland

Rennes, France

The Honorable
PROF. DR. SIR (DATUK) ANTONIO LIBONATI, KRSS
(Vice Consul of the Republic of Gabon in Naples)

Naples, Italy

The Honorable
COL. SIR (DATUK) COLIN GORDON
AIKEN, KRSS

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) PETER KELLY, KRSS
National Commander Australia
Royal Order of Sulu & Sabah

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) NOEL P. DEYCO, KRSS, DROS

Manila, Philippines

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) ARTURO L. SAYAS, KRSS

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) EDGARDO A. SAMANIEGO, KRSS

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) MARK THOMAS STAFFORD, KRSS

Republic of Vanuatu

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) CARMELITO H. BUCOY,
KRSS

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) SABAS B. CAPILI,
JR., KRSS

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) ROMEO Z. CAYABYAB,
KRSS

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) VICTOR S. BARRIOS, KRSS

San Francisco, U.S.A.

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) IAN E. TREACY, KRSS

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) MICHAEL TAN, KRSS

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable, His Excellency
SIR (DATUK) DALEY SANYA
JULIUSON, KRSS
Honorary Royal Consul to U.K.
Deputy Grand Master U.K.
Royal Order of Sulu & Sabah

City of London, England

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) BERNHARD HEINRICH
MAYER, KRSS

Karlsfeld, Germany

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) ROBERT JAMES
NIXON, KRSS

Brisbane, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) RICHARD TAURIMA,
KRSS

Auckland, New Zealand

The Honorable
LADY (DATIN) HARRIET SAINE,
LRSS

Republic of Gambia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) IRENEO BAYANIN
MONTES, KRSS

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
LADY (DATIN) FELE MANN, LRSS

Darwin, Australia

The Honorable
LADY (DATIN) MA. THERESA
SAYAS, LRSS

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
DR. LADY (DATIN) CHENNON
NORA MOHD, LRSS

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) STEWART ADDINGTON
SAINT-DAVID, PhD, CertTESOL, FINS, KRSS
(Foreign Expert, Xi’an Eurasia University
Chevalier of the National Order of Merit of France)

Xi’an, China

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) MOHAN KUMAR A. NARAYANAN,
KRSS

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) PAUL LISTER,
KRSS

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) JOHN JINRICH
VON KUBON, KRSS
Trade & Investment Minister
for Eastern Europe

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) ARIEL F.
NEPUMOCENO, KRSS

Manila, Philippines

The Honorable
HADJI SIR (DATUK) RAJA
EHAN, KRSS

Zone I, Semporna, Sabah

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) JUL ABIRIN
BARANG HAMSAIN, KRSS

Zone II, Semporna, Sabah

The Honorable
HADJA LADY (DATIN) SITTI MUNIRAH
TIAMWAT HAMSAIN, LRSS

Zone II, Semporna, Sabah

The Honorable
HADJA LADY (DATIN) DELMA
TIAMWAT SAPPAYANI, LRSS

Zone II, Semporna, Sabah

The Honorable, His Excellency
PROF. DR. SIR (DATUK) CLAUDE
CHAUSSIER, KRSS
Honorary Royal Ambassador to Belgium & European Union

Brussels, Belgium

The Honorable
PROF. SIR (DATUK) RENE S. L.
RESURRECCION, KRSS

Quezon City, Philippines

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) CHARLES WANTRUP,
KRSS

Melbourne, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) GUY DHONDEE,
KRSS

Melbourne, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) CRAIG GLENDENNING,
KRSS

Melbourne, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) RAHMAT BIN HAJI
ABDUL RAHMAN, KRSS

Bandar Seri Begawan,
Brunei Darussalam

The Honorable
HAJI SIR (DATUK) MOHD.
KHAIRUL ANUAR, KRSS

Bandar Seri Begawan,
Brunei Darussalam

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) MOHAMMAD
DEEDAT ABDULLAH, KRSS

Bandar Seri Begawan,
Brunei Darussalam

The Honorable
COMMANDER SIR (DATUK)
RICARDO G. PALENZUELA, KRSS
(Phil. Navy Retired)

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
LADY (DATIN) VALENTINA
IADELUCA, LRSS

Rome, Italy

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) LEONARDO
TOLEDO GARCIA, KRSS

California, U.S.A.

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) MICHAEL W. PARKINSON,
KRSS

Melbourne, Australia

The Honorable
LADY (DATIN) ZARA JANE JUAN, LRSS
(Miss Hawaiian Tropic International
& Binibining Pilipinas 1993)

Quezon City, Philippines

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) CIRO CORTESE
DI VILLA SAN GIORGIO, KRSS

Rome, Italy

The Honorable
DR. SIR (DATUK) HARUNA O. JAITEH,
KRSS
Notary Public, Office of the Chief Justice, The Gambia

Banjul, The Gambia

The Honorable
DR. SIR (DATUK) NJOGOU L. BAH, KRSS
Permanent Secretary of the Office of
the President of Gambia

Republic of The Gambia

The Honorable
DR. SIR (DATUK) MAURIZIO CANCELLI,
KRSS

Rome, Italy

The Honorable
COLONEL DR. SIR (DATUK) MAURIZIO MARIA
LUCARELLI, KRSS, Ph.D.
Member: Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM)

Rome, Italy

The Honorable
PROF. DR. SIR (DATUK) NATALE SANTUCCI,
KRSS, Ph.D.

Rome, Italy

The Honorable
COLONEL DR. SIR (DATUK) ALESSANDRO
MICARA, KRSS, Ph.D.

Rome, Italy

The Honorable
PROF. DR. SIR (DATUK) GIULIO TARRO,
KRSS, Ph.D.

Naples, Italy

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) VITO TARTARO, KRSS

Rome, Italy

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) NGOIE LUMEMBEY BENOIL, KRSS
(1st Counsellor of the Embassy of the Democratic
Republic of the Congo in Italy)
The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) SHAWALUDIN MOHAMMAD DIN,
KRSS

Malaysia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) OLIVER HENRY GRAEME MOLLER,
KRSS

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
DR. SIR (DATUK) FAUSTO CAPALBO,
KRSS

Rome, Italy

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) GRAHAM JOHN DAVIES,
KRSS

New Zealand

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) FANJIA KONG,
KRSS

Melbourne, Australia

The Honorable
PROF. DR. SIR (DATUK) CATELLO MARRA,
KRSS
Governor General, International Organization for Diplomatic Relations

Malta

The Honorable
LT. COL. SIR (DATUK) ANTONIO OLIVIERO,
KRSS

Rome, Italy

The Honorable
PROF. DR. SIR (DATUK) GAETANA PACE,
KRSS

Rome, Italy

The Honorable
DR. SIR (DATUK) ANDREA SANGIORGIO,
KRSS

Rome, Italy

The Honorable
LADY (DATIN) ANITA SESE-SCHON,
LRSS

Seattle, Washington

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) LES TARCZON,
KRSS

Melbourne, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) GEOFFREY WILLIAM KIRTON,
KRSS

Sydney, Australia

The Honorable
SIR (DATUK) ZAIN SHERIFF,
KRSS

Sydney, Australia

Mindanao peace

Aug. 20 – Sep. 05, 2011 | Volume 26, Number 15
Perry Diaz
The price of peace in Mindanao PDF Print E-mail
Our Columnist – Perezcope
Written by Perry Diaz

Recently, in a surprise move, President Benigno Aquino III traveled unannounced to Tokyo, Japan on a “secret” mission: to meet Al Haj Ebrahim Murad, the chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Although Aquino’s aides later said that the “secret” meeting was just a tête-à-tête between the two leaders, the issue that brought them together is no secret.

It’s common knowledge that the MILF – which splintered from the Muslim National Liberation Front (MNLF) in 1977 — has been fighting for the creation of an independent and sovereign nation carved out of Mindanao, which they claim to be their “ancestral domain.” But Murad told Aquino at that meeting that MILF was willing to abandon its demand for independence and would settle for a Bangsamoro “sub-state.”

Peace process And what exactly does a “sub-state” mean? That is a question that would be the focal point of the peace negotiation from here on, which I can sense would be as contentious, if not more contentious, than before. However, if the peace negotiation between the government and the MILF is not going to bear fruit soon, the issue could escalate into open warfare in Mindanao just like what happened several times in the past.

Before Aquino decided to meet Murad in Tokyo, the ceasefire pact between the government and MILF — signed 10 years ago — was tenuous and shaky. However, there seems to be a mutual attempt to maintain a peaceful coexistence. In a way, the MILF is exercising a certain degree of unofficial — or de facto – autonomy of the area it occupies. And while the peace negotiation is going on – albeit at a turtle pace – Mindanao is relatively peaceful except for occasional ceasefire violations.

Now that Aquino has gotten himself directly involved in the peace negotiation, suddenly the laissez faire politics that has dominated the peace process for three decades is now on the wayside. With Aquino on the driver’s seat in the peace process, he revealed that his administration is working out the details of the creation of a Bangsamoro “sub-state.”

Whoa! Slow down Mr. President. Driving a twin-turbo Porsche at top speed to reach a peace accord might be dangerously fast; but flying an F-16 at supersonic speed could be suicidal. Your predecessor — former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo — tried to fast track the creation of a Bangsamoro homeland at warp speed and failed. Are you sure you want to repeat the same mistake?

Bangsamoro Judicial Entity – 2008 In my article, “What Price Peace” (PerryScope, September 9, 2008), I wrote: “In her fervent desire to have peace in Mindanao, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo went to the extent of secretly forging an agreement that would virtually cede a huge portion of Philippine territory to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The treaty would have expanded the present Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) into a virtual state within a state replete with all the functions and authority of a sovereign and independent state.

“But, in a twist of fate, the day before the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) last August 5, 2008 in Malaysia, the Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order in response to several petitions claiming that the treaty was unconstitutional. What followed next was a tragedy of error that cost lives and property in Mindanao.

“In the aftermath of the public uproar over the attempt to partition the country, Gloria decided to scrap the controversial MOA-AD. She also dissolved the government’s peace panel negotiating with the MILF. Basically, it’s back to square one for the peace process. And, worst, Mindanao is now in a virtual state of war or, to be more precise, a civil war between Muslim Filipinos and Christian Filipinos. In reaction, Mohaqher Iqbal, the MILF’s chief peace negotiator declared, ‘The peace process is now in purgatory.’ ”

Bangsamoro “sub-state” – 2011 If Aquino is going to create a Bangsamoro “sub-state,” how will it differ from Gloria’s Bangsamoro Judicial Entity?

Aquino’s solution to that was to remove the provisions of the “sub-state” that are deemed unconstitutional. But Mr. President, the idea of a “sub-state” – or a state within a state — is by itself, unconstitutional. We’ve gone through that before and it’s very likely that the Supreme Court would take a hard look at its constitutionality again.

Marvic Leonen, the government’s peace panel chairman, hinted that a Bangsamoro “sub-state” is not feasible. However, he said that the government is looking at a one-year timetable to “seal a peace agreement” with the MILF.

But the MILF negotiator, Michael Mastura, said that MILF would not settle for anything less than a “sub-state,” which he described as similar in political structure to those of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland who have their own governments but remain within the framework of the United Kingdom. And to make his point crystal clear, Mastura said that if they were not granted a “sub-state,” the MILF would revert to its old position, which calls for secession.

MNLF and ARMM In 2001, RA 9054 was passed to expand the autonomy of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), which was created in 1989. However, the new law states that ARMM “shall remain an integral and inseparable part of the national territory of the Republic.” MNLF claims that the new law violated the Final Peace Agreement (FPA) – signed between the government and MNLF in 1996 — both in letter and spirit.

In November 2007, the first tripartite meeting among representatives of the Philippine government, MNLF, and the 57-member-state Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) met in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The tripartite meeting served as the mechanism to resolve the “kinks and weaknesses” in the FPA.

Last February 2011, at the fourth tripartite meeting in Jeddah, the Philippine government and MNLF agreed to an “amendatory bill,” which will be introduced in the Philippine Congress for “early adoption.” The tripartite meeting also welcomed the creation of the Bangsamoro Development Assistance Fund (BDAF).

Price of peace The ideal thing to do is to expand the FPA to include MILF. But this is easier said than done. However, if Aquino is going to pursue a separate treaty with MILF without involving – or consulting – MNLF, the political dynamics in Mindanao could dramatically change.

The real challenge for Aquino would be how to bring MILF and MNLF together within the framework of ARMM. That was the spirit of the law creating ARMM.

The President’s meeting with the MILF chairman was indeed a great leap forward. However, it remains to be seen what direction it would take? Will it lead to the creation of an autonomous Bangsamoro “sub-state,” exclusive of MNLF and separate from ARMM? Or, will it unify MILF and MNLF under the aegis of ARMM… and bring peace to Mindanao?