Sultan Esmail Kiram II of Sulu passes away

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 20 2015 01:36 AM | Updated as of Sep 20 2015 09:36 AM

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The reigning sultan of Sulu, Esmail Kiram II, died Saturday due to kidney malfunction. He was 76.

The information was confirmed by his daughter, Ysvethlana Kiram. According to her, Kiram died at the Zamboanga Peninsula Hospital in Zamboanga City around 6:30 p.m.

His remains will be brought to Sulu on September 20. - report from RJ Rosalado, ABS-CBN News Zamboanga