Sultanate issue to be heard in council

BAGUIO CITY – The committee on Human Rights and Justice chaired by Councilor Edgar Avila invites representative-members of the Muslim community during later council sessions to clarify matters, as to sultan designates in the city.

In a letter, Yasser Guro of the National Commission on Muslim-Filipinos requested for a council resolution banning the enthronement of a sultanate, particularly of a certain Andy Muran, allegedly a Muslim convert migrant in Baguio.

Guro said that a Baguio sultanate position does not exist, as it is only for the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM); in Sulu, Maguindanao, Basilan, Tawi-tawi, Lanao del Sur, where Muslims dominate.

Moreover, the succession of power is based on genealogy in accordance to birthright, which is established historically. Other than that, the position would be a misleading and "cruel hoax," Guro said.

In the 1987 constitution, section 31, article VI states that, "No law granting a title of royalty shall be enacted," Guro even said.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the weekly media Ugnayan said the parties involved are welcome to air their side in the issue. –juliegfianza

 
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