NEW YORK, May 20, 2017- The New York Women Committee held it’s 3rd edition of the Women of Honor Awards last May 19, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel, JFK, New York.
According to its initiator and host, Pastor Felicia Peju Omotoso, “The New York Women of Honor Banquet, is a forum for the recognition of women who have and are still greatly impacting the lives of other people positively both locally and internationally; women who through selfless service are making lives better for others”.
One of the 5 illustrious honorees was none other than, Her Highness Princess Maria Maria, Crown Princess of the Royal Kingdom of Maharlika Darussalam, Founder and President of We Care for Humanity (WCH) and Chairman of the Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards held annually at the United Nations. The Princess was considered for the award for her various humanitarian works allover the world in the fields of education, health, eradication of poverty, human rights and women and children empowerment.
In her acceptance speech she said, “Women of Honor is a big recognition which comprises being Women of Courage. We, women will battle any calamities and obstacles just to achieve our goals. Women of Honor is also Women of Commitment- we are committed to be part of eradicating poverty, eradicating inequality and violence! Women of Honor are Women of Action, we are doers, not talkers, we execute our vision and we live our passion! And most of all Women of Honor are Women of Love, Compassion and Spirituality, for no matter how hard we try, if it’s not for our love for God and mankind which is our driving force, we will not go anywhere. Humanitarianism only works if the foundation is spirituality.”, an applauded remark of Princess Maria. She ended by thanking everyone including Pastor Felicia, Ms. Mabel Okonyia and Frances Ndika, “this is the best gift on my birthday itself (May 21), being honored as one of the Women of Honor!”.
The other four honorees who also shared the stage of honor are Her Highness Princess Pulcherie Simpson-Abomey Princess of Benin, Mrs. Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome-founder of #bringBackOurGirlsNYC, Mrs. Jacqueline Fox-Pascal- former Director of Citywide Asthma Initiative and Mrs. Evelyn Renea Williams- cancer survivor.
April 30, 2017, Udaipur- Princess Maria Amor, Crown Princess of the Royal Kingdom of Maharlika Darussalam and founder and president of We Care for Humanity attended a magnanimous wedding festival fit for a King and Queen, set with the backdrop of the royal palaces of Rajasthan last April 26-29, 2017 at the historical Udaipur City.
The newly weds, Varun and Anushree, son of Nepal’s richest man, Binod Chaudhary and daughter of Rajasthan’s biggest jeweler Rajkumar Tongya plotted a three- day extravaganza full of colorful and lavish activities, world class entertainment, succulent international cuisines and unparalleled décor and gifts.
The event was attended by A- roster of VVIP’s, dignitaries, royalty and celebrities like India’s superstar Salman Khan, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Former President of Bangladesh Hussain Muhammad Ershad, Former President of Ecuador, Rosalia Arteaga Serrano, Filipino Senator Ferdinand Marcos, President and CEO of Forbes Michael S. Perlis and many more!
Princess Maria who is very close to the Chaudhary family commented, “This is probably the most extravagant wedding I have ever attended, I was so blown away! Everything was perfect and the arrival of the groom and bride, truly epic!”. She added, I wish Varun and Anushree a happy and blessed married life and my congratulations again to the Chaudhary and Tongya family!”.
Manila, Philippines -Last December 27, 2016, The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) released an Appointment Memorandum designating Princess Maria Amor, Foreign Affairs Minister of The Royal House of Baloi and The Royal Kingdom of Sulu, as a Special Advisor to the Director General for USA and Middle-East.
Maria Amor whose strongest quality is being an influencer with vast connections of powerful personalities and who’s who of the world made a statement: “It is a great honor to get an appointment from the government being designated as Special Advisor to the Director General of PEZA. I believe I would be a great addition to the team in bringing impact to our our economy. I have been an active carrier of the Philippine flag to every nation I have traveled to, being the founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH), an international NGO based in USA advocating Education, Health and Eradication of Poverty among others, and as the chairman of the Global Officials of Dignity Awards, a humanitarian awards held annually at the United Nations, New York, I have the opportunity to meet world leaders, dignitaries and top businessmen around the world. In my travels on regular basis for humanitarian and business purposes, my exposure to foreign investors is paramount. While building relationships and fostering diplomatic ties, I will always keep in mind the needs of our country to attract business investors, promote our industries and advertise tourism as well.”
In addition, she said “I also want to thank, my brother in good deeds, H.E. Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago, an upcoming Philippine Ambassador to KSA and recipient of 4th G.O.D. Awards Media Icon of the Year, for being the number one instrument for making this appointment possible. His strong recommendation and guidance earned me the trust of PEZA”. She continues, “My deepest gratitude to Hon. Director General Ching Plaza for giving me the opportunity to contribute my influence and power to serve our country and people".
Ambassador Tago also commented: “I always see the great potential in people especially those living abroad, to be able to bring help and assistance to our economy. We need people like Princess Maria who has unique ability in building relationships and diplomatic ties among world leaders, dignitaries and corporate executives. I have no doubt she can make an impact to the Philippine economy”.
In the words of the PEZA Director General, Hon. BGen. Charito Plaza: “I am please to officially designate you as Special Advisor to the Director General of PEZA for USA and Middle-East. Your special designation is in line with PEZA’s new thrusts of developing untapped investment markets such as the countries and companies in the United States of America and the Middle East, to help PEZA in its avowed mission to generate more foreign investments for the country in order to create more employment opportunities for our people, and increase revenues for the country.”
Amor calls upon her vast connection of business people, “This is the time to invest in the Philippines, being the fastest growing economy in the world right now, under the leadership of our Honorable President Duterte who is tirelessly improving the country’s economy, security and social status, wiping crimes and drugs to make our country great and become a business haven!”.
*PEZA - attached to the Department of Trade and Industry - is the Philippine government agency tasked to promote investments, extend assistance, register, grant incentives to and facilitate the business operations of investors in export-oriented manufacturing and service facilities inside selected areas throughout the country proclaimed by the President of the Philippines as PEZA Special Economic Zones.
Princess Maria Amor, Guest of Honor as Africa Celebrates Kalonzo’s Africa’s Dignitary Man of the Year Award in Kenya
Two months ago, Kenyan Immediate Former Vice President, His Excellency Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka was summoned to the United Nations, New York to receive humanitarian award from We Care for Humanity(WCH) in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Benin to the United Nations. The award, Africa’s Dignitary Man of the Year under the platform, the Global Officials of Dignitary(G.O.D.) Awards was conferred to Kalonzo on the basis of his unequivocal contribution to humanity through his organization the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation. Previous title holder of the award in 2015 was Zambia’s founding President, His Excellency Kenneth David Kaunda.
Her Highness Princess Maria Amor Torres, Foreign Minister and Protocol Officer of the Royal House of Baloi, the Founder and President of WCH and the Creator and Chairman of the G.O.D. Awards is invited as Guest of Honor in the big celebration of Kalonzo’s award in Kenya “Africa Celebrates Africa’s Dignitary Man of the Year, His Excellency Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka”. The black-tie affair is said to be held on August 18, 2016 in Nairobi. “I have so much respect and admiration to His Excellency Kalonzo as a leader and as a humanitarian. We are honored at the G.O.D. Awards to have conferred the Africa’s Dignitary Man of the Year which he truly deserves”, said Maria Amor.
The Princess has also invited American-soprano Rachel Hippert to share her talent among the elite guests of the event. Rachel was one of the world class performers of the recent 4th G.O.D. Awards at the United Nations.
While in Nairobi, the Princess will be visiting public schools and depressed communities to be coordinated by WCH Publicity Ambassador in Kenya, Benjamin Musunza.
Manila, Philippines, October 9, 2016- We Care for Humanity (WCH)’s founder and president, Princess Maria Amor Torres painfully announced the passing of her mother, Mrs. Erlinda Carasco Torres, an unsung hero, gone too soon. Mrs. Torres joined her creator last October 3, 2016 due to complications over long term diabetes and kidney failure. She was brought to her final resting place at Forest Lawn, Rodriguez, Rizal on October 8, 2016.
Erlinda was known to many as a notable kind woman and a charismatic person with compassionate heart. She was called “Tia Ely” by those who look up to her, by her colleagues at work and friends who loved her cooking.
“Nanay (Mama) was the very first humanitarian I had ever known. We were not rich but I remember when we were young, my mother always had food for the homeless, always ready to help to relatives and friends in need”, said Princess Maria Amor. “Because of Nanay, I am what I am today, making a change, helping humanity. She was my inspiration for putting up the now internationally acclaimed NGO- We Care for Humanity, helping women and children in many countries and giving humanitarian awards to the greatest humanitarians of the world including heads of states, dignitaries, and kings and queens. I may not had been able to honor her alongside other humanitarians when she was alive but Nanay was my hero and would always stay my hero forever. She inculcated in my mind to always stay humble and true in helping people, and to never ever let corruption gets into my organization.”, she continues.
Erlinda or Ely was survived by her husband- Reynaldo Torres; her daughters- Maria Amor, Tina T. Ayungao and Rizaline T. Pascual; son- Ferdinand Torres; grandchildren- Krishna Lou, Niles Kim, Andy, Christian, Samantha, Reynalin, Kianna, Kurt, King and Kairos; sister- Esterlita Olavario and brother- Eduardo Carasco.
Ely’s children have the same thing to say about their mother, “Nanay was the greatest mother in the world, she loved us unconditionally, we couldn’t have asked for more. She was the most loving, patient and understanding human being and she was always there for us. How we wished she lived longer so we could show her more how much we love her deeply.”
“To my beloved, sweet, beautiful Nanay, you are engraved in my heart forever. I love you so much", parting words from her eldest daughter, Amor.
WCH Founder, Princess Maria Amor Celebrates International Peace Day at 2nd Annual WARP Summit in South Korea
Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 16, 2016- In celebration of the International Peace Day, observed annually on Sept. 21, Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) is heading towards South Korea to celebrate at the 2nd Annual Commemoration of September 18th World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit.
Princess Maria, one of the Peace Ambassadors of IWPG and HWPL expressed her excitement: “I am very happy to go back to South Korea which is like the mecca of peace. Each year, We Care for Humanity celebrates International Peace Day with HWPL and IWPG as a commitment of our collaboration.” She continues, “It is also in this year that I reunite with Mr. Man Hee Lee and Mrs. Nam Hee Kim, recipients of the 3rd Annual Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards Noble Man and Noble Woman of the Year, two of the highest humanitarian awards that WCH conferred each year to Peace Icons like Mr. Lee and Mrs. Kim.
Amor, who just recently came back from her trip in India to meet Chief Minister Selvi J. Jayalalitha of Tamil Nadu, gave her heartwarming gratitude for a successful trip to her WCH Ambassadors headed by Logesh Dhanasekaran who organized and hosted her trip to Chennai and Hyderabad. While in Telengana, the princess was hosted by TV5 Chairman B R Naidu and met with the Hyderabad Mayor Honorable Bonthu Rammohan.
The summit is expected to discuss the following:
The Princess dedicates her travels for humanity to her most loving mother, Erlinda.
Princess Maria Amor Travels to Tamil Nadu to Meet Chief Minister Amma J. Jayalalitha and Other Dignitaries in Hyderabad
Manila, Philippines, September 9, 2016- Without any rest, the Traveling Princess, Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) and chairman of the infamous humanitarian awards, the G.O.D. Awards is back on her main task: traveling to spread universal humanitarianism and making connections around the world.
Amor is flying to Chennai today after 2 weeks of solid intensive care for her mother. On the recent family hurdle where her mother suffered from a major health issue, causing the princess to rush home to Manila from UK while she was on a business trip, Amor cancelled her supposed trip to India last Sept. 3, 2016. “Family first. I had to postponed my trip even though I made commitments and there were many people waiting for me in India. But, I cannot imagine my world without my mother and father, so everything else will have to wait”, the princess said. With so much passion she added, “I will do everything in my power to restore their health and for them to have longer lives. I am passionate in caring for my family as much as I am passionate in caring for humanity. I am just thankful that my siblings and I have the same mantra, and we all cooperate with one another towards our parents’ health and wellness”.
While in Tamil Nadu, the princess is scheduled to meet Her Excellency Chief Minister Selvi (Amma) J. Jayalalitha to personally award the the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards’ Indian Woman of the Year which Amma missed attending last August 19, 2016 at the United Nations due to her hectic schedule. In addition, a talk of further collaboration on the ongoing Free Medical Clinic that both We Care for Humanity and the office of the Chief Minister are already conducting on monthly basis under the leadership of WCH Humanitarian Ambassadors, Mr. Logesh Dhanasekaran, Dr. N. Naveen, MBBS,MD and Rajasimhan Murugavel.
In Hyderabad, through the kindness of 4th G.O.D. Awards Honoree Indian Media Icon, Sridhar Chillara from New York, CEO of ManaTV and TV5 International, Amor will be meeting high profile dignitaries and top corporate people including the chairman of TV5, India, BR Naidu. Amor will also dedicate some time for TV, radio and print interviews while in India.
This whole trip is being organized and coordinated by trusted Ambassador of Princess Maria Amor, Mr. Logesh Dhanasekaran. “Logesh is like a brother to me. I am confident that this trip will be memorable and fruitful under his coordination. He is a very reliable and responsible man, a great humanitarian”, she proudly said.
We Care for Humanity (WCH) founder and president; Her Highness Princess Raden Dato’Seri Maria Amor Torres is unstoppable! After her memorable participation at IWPG’s celebration of the International Women’s Day at the United Nations in New York, she is set to arrive in New Delhi today to grace India’s grandest event of the year: The World Culture Festival 2016 which is a celebration of The Art of Living's 35 years of service to humanity, spirituality and human values. It will take place on March 11-13, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The festival will celebrate the diversity in cultures from across the world while simultaneously highlighting our unity as a human family.
Princess Maria is one of the eminent speakers of the Global Leadership Forum, co-hosted by the World Forum of Ethics in Business and The Art of Living Foundation in New Delhi on the 12th and 13th March 2016 at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, features renowned leaders and exceptional entrepreneurial personalities from a diverse range of industries to discuss, analyze and reflect on our current paradigms of leadership.
Amor, who is also the creator of The Global Officials of Dignity Awards (G.O.D. Awards), a humanitarian award giving body she holds at the United Nations annually is extremely grateful to be chosen as one of the speakers in this event. “To be lined-up among great people and share the stage with prominent personalities and some of the best thinkers of our time is such a golden opportunity”. She continues, “Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s vision of uniting cultures and races towards “One Family and One World” is a powerful manifesto to attain peace in this world.”. Incidentally, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar received the award “Supreme Spiritual Icon of the Year at 3rd G.O.D. Awards last year at the United Nations in New York.
Some of the world leaders who will be present and speaking at the festival and forum are:
The festival expects 3.5 million people from around the world to participate in this grand celebration.
After a heartwarming gathering of women for peace in South Korea organized by International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) where she gave her inspiring keynote speech, Her Highness Princess Raden Dato’Seri Maria Amor is on the move again on diplomatic tour in the USA.
Starting in New York, Amor successfully attended United Nations’ ECOSOC Consultative Status Regular Session 2016. This is connection with We Care for Humanity (WCH) application to receive Consultative Status with the aim to be a proactive humanitarian and a partner organization of the United Nations in its global agenda of promoting world peace and international understanding.
Along with the mission at the UN, the Princess concluded series of TV interviews at TV5 News and ManaTV hosted by its CEO, Sridhar Chilara and at One People One World TV with Rabbi Yakov Cohen on topics about the organization, We Care for Humanity and its current adopted project under Green Environment, Mission Smart Ride, a global program to promote zero Driving Under the Influence (DUI) founded by Nanda Bhagi.
Continuing to Miami, Princess Maria was invited by His Highness Prince Arthur Louis Pagan and his wife Her Highness Princess Edith Ortiz for a Diplomatic Visit to the House of Homestead. The purpose of this visit is to establish a joint diplomatic relations and humanitarian missions in their respective territories.
“It is a great honor to be invited by His Highness Prince Arthur Louis Pagan. My heart is filled with joy and excitement for this joint diplomatic relations between my royal houses and the House of Homestead, whose main mission is to
Princess Maria was legally adopted by Datu Camad Ali, Prime Minister of The Royal House of Baloi, who gave her first official Royal Title. After which, she was twice honored as Derjah Kerabat, the highest Royal award in Asia and conferred as the Foreign Minister of The Royal Kingdom of Sulu under the mandate of His Majesty Sultan Mudarasulail Kiram. In addition, Maria was recently honored as honorary princess of the Melayu Jambi, one of the oldest Kingdom in the Malayan continent under its reigning King, His Majesty Sulthan Anesultan. Maria also gained noble title as Grand Dame and Minister International of Cooperation and Integration of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (OSJ) Knights of Malta while she represents other renowned international organizations as Goodwill Ambassador.
“We are very excited for this joint collaborations and mutual agreements between our two delegations, we have very interesting projects that we think will benefit both our houses and our missions.”, according to Prince Arthur Louis Pagan, the successor title holder of the House of Homestead whose diverse background as Military officer particularly in the Air Force and a licensed nurse serving the Military are the foundation of his humanitarian attributes. “Peachy”, as called by his family in Puerto Rico where he was born, use to fly commercial planes and served as flight attendant in the early days.
Fate brought them together after 40 years, Edith Ortiz, now the lifelong partner of Pagan and the reigning princess of Homestead also served as Major from being a doctor for the Military. The royal couple are investing their time nowadays planning for various humanitarian works utilizing their medical background. “We are ready to receive such a special guest and very happy for this event.”, commented by Princess Edith on Amor’s visit to Miami.
The House of Homestead was established in 1865 by Lord Arthur Henry Nieves, the 6th generation grandfather of Prince Arthur Louis Pagan. It is one of the first territorial micro-state in the principality of Andorra based on the principles of monarchy which was kept as family tradition.