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