COUNT NIKABULIN OF THE SULU SULTANATE, RUNNING FOR SENATOR: Count Habib Adz Nikabulin of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo (or Sabah, at present) is a candidate for senator under the Bangon Pilipinas Party of Bro. Eddie Villanueva who maybe the least known among our senatoriables for the May 2010 elections, but he thinks he has “a very simple---but very effective---solution” to the raging Mindanao conflict.
In an interview Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at the program “Batas Media Reports” over BATAS INTERNET TV and BATAS INTERNET RADIO (www.batasradio.com), Nikabulin told me that all that has to be done, to permanently stop the war in Mindanao, is for the national government in Manila to stop its military spending---and “adventures”, if I may add---in the region.
Instead, Nikabulin said, the money being used by the government to finance its military campaign in Southern Philippines should be channelled to putting up companies that will create employment among Mindanao natives and residents, and even schools where their children can study and obtain collegiate degrees.
“If we give jobs to Mindanao natives and residents, and if we empower their children to finish college courses that will ultimately give them good-paying jobs, the peace and order situation in the South will improve and stabilize, and all thoughts of war and violence will be forgotten,” Nikabulin added.
“TIME TO CHOOSE RIGHTEOUS AND MORAL LEADERS”: A certified Muslim, Nikabulin told me that he agreed to run for senator under the leadership of a Christian leader like Bro. Eddie Villanueva and the Bangon Pilipinas Party because he believes that the time has come to choose righteous and morally-upright leaders for our nation.
“This is what I saw in Brother Eddie, and in his party,” Nikabulin explained, saying that it appeared to him, despite their differences in matters of faith, that Villanueva will exhibit the required morality and integrity and righteousness in leading the country and in running the government.
He said Villanueva is also very much aware of what needs to be done in Mindanao, to enable it to claim, once and for all, the fulfilment of its status as a “promised land” that would propel the economic development of the whole country.
“We have to make Mindanao succeed, so that when its problems shall have been solved and economic prosperity will be attained by it, the problems of the whole country shall likewise be resolved and a better life for all Filipinos shall be realized,” Nikabulin explained.
“CLAIM OF SULU SULTANATE OVER SABAH AND SPRATLYS WILL BE PURSUED”: The count (who came to the interview with his lovely wife) added that one of his primary objectives would be pursuing the claim of the Sultanate over the Malaysian island of North Borneo or Sabah, as well as over the Spratlys Islands.
(His calling card says Nikabuli is the Home Minister and Minister for Sharif’s Affairs of the Sultanate of Sulu and carries a reference as “His Excellency Count Sharif Gen. Habib Adz Ganih Nikabulin”).
He said that the present Sultan of Sulu has expressed his conformity to pursuing this claim, and has in fact agreed to support his candidacy for senator under Bro. Eddie Villanueva. He plans to pursue this claim of the Sultanate of Sulu in the floors of Senate, principally, and through some other legal means, secondarily.
The records of the ownership of the Sultanate over these disputed islands remain intact, Nikabulin added, and he said these will be used to pursue this claim, which, when successfully resolved in favor of the Sultanate, can redound to the benefit of the entire country.
Those wishing to communicate with Nikabulin can call him through his cell number 0927 675 3545, or international phone number 63927 303 2805. He can be reached through email at the address firstname.lastname@example.org. If anyone wants to send him letters, his official post office address is PO Box 150, Jolo, Sulu, Philippines.
BIRTH OF JESUS ANNOUNCED BY THE ANGEL GABRIEL: The Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary represent an account of how Jesus Christ started His life here on earth.
The first joyful mystery, the annunciation, is found in Luke 1:26 to 38, where the Angel Gabriel, “who stands in the presence of God”, came to Mary, a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David.
Gabriel told Mary, who was greatly troubled by the angel’s statement that she was highly favored in the eyes of God and that “the Lord is with you”, that she will be with child and give birth to a son, whose name will be Jesus and will actually be called the Son of the Most High and will be given the throne of King David.
Mary was incredulous, and actually asked the angel how could she give birth when she had not known a man. The angel told her that the Holy Spirit will come upon her and the power of the Most High will overshadow her “so the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.”
The angel then assured Mary: “For nothing is impossible with God.” In reply, Mary uttered “I am the Lord’s servant, may it be to me as you have said.”
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