Prince Omar Kiram
Royal communiqué: Royal Grant of Knighthood Elevation as Datuk/ Knight Commander of the Royal Order of Sulu & Sabah to The Honorable Datuk (Sir) Ireneo Bayanin Montes, KCRSS (Sydney, NSW Australia)
23 January 2012 Royal Maimbung, Sulu
A Royal communiqué from His Royal Highness Prince Omar Kiram Dux de Legazpi Duque de Vivar-Maniquiz, Grand Prince & Prince Marshal & Grand Master of the Royal Orders. “Be it hereby duly known with the most gracious Royal assent and approbation, and after due deliberation by the Royal Council which unanimously agreed and recommended to His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram the First, The Sultan of Sulu & The Sultan of Sabah, Head of Islam & Head of Sultanate, The 35th Reigning Sultan – for the select personage to be granted the illustrious and honorable rank and title of Datuk/ Knight Commander (KCRSS) of The Royal Order of Sulu & Sabah today.”
Whereas, for exemplary achievements and personal contributions to better society and in bringing closer understanding between Muslims and Christians, and whereas along with his immense contributions to the Filipino community and his unflinching support and allegiance to His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram the First, The Sultan of Sulu & The Sultan of Sabah, and therefore the Royal grantee of honors and distinction shall become Datuk/ Knight Commander (KCRSS) of the Royal Order of Sulu & Sabah with immediate effect as from today namely:
The Honorable Datuk (Sir) Ireneo Bayanin Montes, KCRSS (Sydney, NSW Australia)
The personal Knightly coat of arms of Datuk (Sir) Ireneo is to be designed and marshaled by the Royal College of Arms for his sole and exclusive use as per Laws of Heraldry. His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram the First thereafter ordered and issued a Royal Edict to be signed and sealed today at Royal Maimbung, Sulu this 23rd day of January in the year 2012.
This Royal Edict appears as a matter of public records and to be made known accordingly and we congratulate the well deserving Royal awardee and grantee. Note: This grant of Knighthood is free and without any fee or payment from the grantee as Knighthood is based on achievements and contributions to society and not the ability to pay for the recognition. We have over 200 Knights globally and no one paid any fee to us to receive the recognition as Knights and to be accepted in the Royal Orders from the beginning up to now. The grant is free.
We are: HRH Prince Omar Kiram Dux de Legazpi Duque de Vivar-Maniquiz Grand Prince & Prince Marshal & Grand Master of Royal Orders The Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu & Sabah