The Info List - Rashid Lucman

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Haroun al- Rashid Lucman (1924[citation needed] - 1984) was a Filipino legislator and founder of the Bangsamoro Liberation Organization (BMLO), a Moro separatist group in Mindanao.[1][2] Biography[edit] In 1971, he joined Senator Mamintal Tamano, Congressman Ali Dimaporo, Congressman Salipada Pendatun, University of the Philippines
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Cesar Adib Majul, Delegate Ahmad Alonto, Commissioner Datu
Mama Sinsuat, and Mayor Aminkadra Abubakar to form the Islamic Directorate of the Philippines. The Libyan government of Muammar Gaddafi
Muammar Gaddafi
donated funds to the Directorate to purchase land in Tandang Sora, Quezon City
Quezon City
for the construction of a mosque. In 1972, with the declaration of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos, Lucman fled to the Middle East.[3] In 1983, he helped Benigno Aquino, Jr. return to the country from Boston, circumventing an order from Malacañang Palace
Malacañang Palace
forbidding Aquino the issuance of a passport. Lucman obtained a passport for Aquino with the alias "Marciál Bonifacio" (taken from martial law and Fort Bonifacio, where Aquino was once detained).[4] After Lucman's death the following year, the Bangsamoro Liberation Organization became defunct, marking the end of the leadership of traditional Muslim elites over the Moro independence movements.[2] Legacy[edit] A Masonic Lodge
Masonic Lodge
was established under the name of Sultan Haroun Al-Rashid M. Lucman Memorial Lodge No. 406 in 2013 and operating under the jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines. References[edit]

^ Fallon, Joseph E. (August 1989). "Igorot and Moro National Reemergence". Fourth World Journal. 2 (1). Archived from the original on 2007-08-18. Retrieved 2007-09-05.  ^ a b Santos, Soliman M., Jr. (2005). "Evolution of the armed conflict on the Moro front" (PDF). Philippine Human Development Report. Human Development Network Foundation. Retrieved 2007-09-05.  ^ "ISLAMIC DIRECTORATE OF THE PHILIPPINES, MANUEL F. PEREA and SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION, petitioners, vs. COURT OF APPEALS and IGLESIA NI CRISTO, respondents". First Division, Supreme Court, Manila, Republic of the Philippines. 14 May 1997. Retrieved 2007-09-05.  ^ Aquino, Corazon C. (21 August 2003). "The last time I saw Ninoy". Philippine Dai