We are a group of Overseas Filipino Muslim workers, belonging to the Maranao tribe, united under the banner of the Federation of Maranao Associations in Saudi (FEMAS).
FEMAS is an
umbrella organization of at least 21 Maranao associations in the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia with headquarters in Riyadh. It had been organized by Datu
Alexander Lucman in 1995 with the support of the majority of the prominent Maranao community
leaders in Riyadh such as Datu Lim Salic, Datu Sabdullah Alonto, Datu Mona
"Dante" Pangcoga, Datu Nawawi Mabaning, Datu Allan Macabangkit, Datu
Omar Mitumug and
To maintain unity among Maranaos everywhere.
To strengthen Islamic brotherhood among members.
To work together in promoting and preserving the Maranao culture and identity.
To cooperate with other Islamic organizations in uplifting the Muslim Ummah.
To participate in propagating Islam throughout the world.
THE FEMAS ORGANIZER
Datu Alexander Lucman organized the Federation of Maranao Associations in Saudi (FEMAS) in 1995 with the support of some prominent Maranao leaders in Riyadh. Datu Lucman has been very instrumental in uniting the maranao community in Saudi Arabia, particularly in Riyadh by organizing FEMAS. At least 20 maranao associations supported his ambitious plan by affiliating with it.
Before putting FEMAS into realization, Datu Lucman had been very active in promoting the social and economic welfare of not only the Maranaos but the entire Filipinos in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has been in the Kingdom for several years but his popularity and good image have never been tainted due to his being approachable, friendly, and helpful fellow in addition to his being religious.
By Federation of Maranao Associations in Saudi
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