LOOK: Vilma Santos crowned 'queen' of Batangas

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Posted at Sep 28 2015 09:36 PM | Updated as of Sep 29 2015 05:50 AM

Batangas governor Vilma Santos was crowned “The Queen of the Province, Holder of Authority"

MANILA -- Veteran actress and Batangas governor Vilma Santos was crowned “The Queen of the Province, Holder of Authority" by the Muslim community in Batangas last weekend at the Lima Park Hotel in Lipa City.

The Royal Highness Sultan Paramount Faizal Coyogan Benaning Bansao of the Royal Houses of Sultanate of Batangas conferred the title on Santos, who arrived in a royal blue dress, according to report on the Journal Online website.

"Malaking karangalan para sa akin dahil kasama ko ang mga kapatid na Muslim para matupad ang maayos na programa sa Batangas mula pa ng mayor ako. Salamat kay Sultan Paramount Faizal Coyogan Cocoy Bansao. Mabuhay po kayo!" Santos was quoted as saying.

Over 3,000 Muslims were present in the ceremony, some of them coming all the way from Malaysia and Brunei, the Journal report said.