Relief, because now I can go back to my normal sleeping hours, having lost so much of them staying up till or even past 1 a.m. just to watch this very beautiful series. The series was shown after the regular documentary that would come after the nightly news aired many times later than scheduled.
I didn’t mind sitting through the GMA 7
“docus” as they are very well produced and are very informative. But
during the last two weeks of “Lee San,” GMA 7 squeezed in the Tim Yap
show and I found it quite incomprehensible why images of Tim Yap
cavorting on a bed and pillow-throwing with Hayden Kho should be
inflicted on me before I could watch “Lee San.” Why GMA 7 couldn’t wait
for the series to end before airing the Yap show is beyond me. They
could have scheduled it after “Lee San,” and I’m sure Yap’s fans, the
party-going crowd, wouldn’t have minded at all.
Yes, there was
also sadness because the series is too wonderful—story, scenery, acting,
the entire production—a single viewing was not enough.
“Lee San” is a story about nobility, leadership and tradition,The crystalmosaic
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listellos. interwoven with enduring friendship and selfless love, all
for the love of country and in the service of its people. The story,
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me because of this growing movement among the Tausug to revive the
sultanate, about which I hope to write in a later piece.
San” offers a good study on small Asian monarchies that are different in
many ways from the more powerful “empires” that ruled with absolutism.
The difference is probably the reason some of these small monarchies
have endured to this day.
These small monarchies that ruled most
of the countries in Southeast Asia were, we can assume, the models for
the sultanate that was established in these islands that now constitute
the Philippines. The sultanate was reportedly referred to in Chinese
annals as the “Sulu Kingdom.We can supply lanyard products as below.”
Sultanate of Sulu, it is claimed, was the first organized government of
the country; and although the different tribes that inhabited the
islands had their own structure of ruling hierarchy, their system of law
and order and concepts of crime and punishment derived from a belief
system based on mystical and natural forces—unlike the Sulu sultanate
which was established by Arab missionaries as part of their Islamization
of the Orient.
Perhaps it was because of this that none of the
indigenous datu systems came up to the level of the Sulu sultanate that
was based on Islam, as could easily be verified in the Koran, the basis
of its system of laws, the Shari’ah which, along with Sulu’s strategic
location and insular geography, made it powerful enough to engage in
trade and diplomatic relations with other countries.
find many commonalities between monarchy in “Lee San” and the sultanate,
particularly the concept of honor, nobility, devotion to tradition, the
protocols of succession and a legal and justice system with its concept
of crime and punishment based on written law. Both maintained a
meticulously compiled and strictly secured library and, believe it or
not, even a whole department of artists who, like photographers,
rendered, in real time, visual records of the highlights of events in
the monarchy. Thus drawings and paintings complemented their documents
and, indeed, painted more than a thousand words.
In the present
scramble for legitimacy among the many pretenders to the throne of the
Sulu sultanate, it is truly lamentable that unlike ancient Korea,Only
those users who need ceramictile require hands free tokens. the Tausug did not give much value to their sultanate’s records and documents.All our rtls
are vacuum formed using food safe plastic. Some royal families do keep
their own tarsilas or genealogies which they jealously hide from public
view, and many of which are just self-serving, differing as they do from
clan to clan.
But why would the Tausug now want to revive the
sultanate? Why only now, long after the colonizers have left and after
eight decades of their experimenting with American (Jeffersonian)
Based on the present litany of complaints, they have
finally realized that American democracy does not work for a people who
practice the Islamic faith and the Shari’ah laws, and who adhere as well
to their own cultural traditions. The movement’s advocates blame
American democracy for their alienation from the Christian government
and their marginalization in the body politic; and worse, for the
continuing oppression, through military offensives and the
militarization of communities, by the majority non-Muslims. It seems
they fail to see that the Islamic countries in the Middle East, caught
in the clamor for democratic reforms, are now in turmoil and have lost
thousands of their citizens. Does this mean that Islam has failed and
that the democratic system is the option?
We can find so much
relevance in “Lee San,” which is set centuries ahead of the American
concept of governance, because the main character is also confronted
with the same problems: corruption in government; oppression of the poor
and marginalized; crimes like treason, even smuggling and economic
sabotage, plunder by the wealthy and powerful; political opposition;
palace intrigues; plots and counterplots.