The president is disgusted by the Amnesty International’s report saying that cops were being paid P8,000 (US$161) to P15,000 (US$302) per dead drug offender. No cash incentive is allegedly given for arrests to ensure that operations always result in the death of a drug suspect. This is a very demonic accusation by a human rights group, just like during the Marcos regime.
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[VIDEO]: MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday slammed an Amnesty International report which claims that Philippine National Police (PNP) is paying policemen and vigilantes for every drug killings.
The president only allocates 150 million pesos for intelligence funds for police anti-drug operations. They are used by undercover cops to “buy” drugs from pushers for evidence to catch them. It is the job of the police to arrest illegal drug offenders. It makes no sense for the president to give them an extra incentive for every death. Doing so is crazy, the president said.
Drug War Deaths
Since July 2016, police report more than 7,000 deaths in the war on drugs. More than 2,000 are legal police operations, but the majority are allegedly vigilante-style killings with possible links to illegal drugs. These are considered “deaths under investigation” by the PNP.
Martial Law Deaths
3,257 is the number of deaths allegedly killed by the military during President Ferdinand Marcos’ martial law regime. This is for a ten-year period from 1975 to 1985. This quoted figure is cited to support the complaint that the military under Marcos is guilty of committing human rights violations. Terror and brutality describe the martial rule through media propaganda.
The accuracy of the 3,257 figure of martial law deaths is highly disputed. Serious doubt is cast on the sources of the figure.The possible return of a key member of the Marcos family, particularly Bongbong Marcos is feared by their political enemies. His electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo is still ongoing. Digong’s adapting the late Marcos’ winning strategies in governance also faces the same counter-resistance to topple his leadership. On top of that, his endorsement of the younger Marcos in the executive level makes him a more viable target for demonization propaganda.
It is a personal knowledge that the late Agbimuddin Kiram is way too old and sickly since 2005 to lead the Sabah Standoff in Lahad Datu in 2013. However, he continues to inspire his group headed by his son, Datu Sayed. The group follows the no retreat or no surrender principle when it comes to Sabah Claim. It is totally voluntary and not all of them are Muslim. Some are Catholics. “Over my dead body” sort of mentality. The government has no choice but to support them despite the outcome because their existence is real. No one can kill their nationalistic spirit. The Lahad Datu casualties only multiply the Royal Army equipped with a vengeance.
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[VIDEO]: BT: Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, pumanaw dahil sa multiple organ failure
Continue to Fight for Sabah
Sultan Jamalul Kiram III is the acknowledged leader of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo. The sultanate acquired Sabah as a prize for helping the Sultan of Brunei against his enemies that rebelled against his reign.It did not relinquish its sovereignty over Sabah and only leased the territory to the Briitish North Borneo Company starting in 1878. Sultan Jamalul died in 2013 but made his wish known to his wife and daughter; for Filipinos to continue to pursue Sabah. Whatever belongs to the Philippines must be returned.
The alleged Sabah Standoff leader as reported by mainstream media died in 2015. Kiram, also known as Datu Puing, died at his home at Barangay Tubig Indangan in the town of Simunul in Tawi-Tawi where he is ever since. He continues to inspire his men for the quest through the leadership of his son, Datu Sayed.
Lahad Datu Standoff
In February 2013, Kiram led a group of about 200 armed members of the Sultanate of Sulu to Lahad Datu, Sabah. Their intention is to go home and look for jobs. They pick up arms to defend themselves because they know that there’s resistance to their activity. It is a suicide mission to try to revive the sultanate’s claim to Sabah or now the Eastern Malaysian state. They call themselves the Royal Sultanate Forces. That caused the death of 60 people – 52 Filipinos and 8 Malaysian policemen. 6,000 Filipinos are forced to flee Sabah because of then president Noynoy Aquino’s betrayal. Datu Sayed who is speculated to carry out his father’s mission allegedly escaped.
President Benigno Aquino III considers the standoff a propaganda war. He maintained that the Philippines’ dormant claim to Sabah should not be resolved by taking up arms. The truth is, the Sultanate’s men are forced to take up their arms because of his incompetence. In actuality, Sultan Jamalul at first is against the mission but when Agbimuddin’s men carried out the plan, he supported them all the way. This is a very important trait of a leader – never to leave his men in battle. Sad to say, very unlike Pnoy. However, there’s hope in the President and Bongbong Marcos’ leadership when it comes to the Sabah Claim.
Supporting the promise of Bongbong Marcos to push for the inclusion of a provision in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) stating that the Philippines will not drop its claim on Sabah as a consequence of Malaysia’s role in the Mindanao peace talks, the president drops the hope for peace with CPP-NPA who has ties with the MNLF and MILF ever since the late Ninoy Aquino’s days who masterminded their collaboration.
The President goes out of his way just to cater to the demands of the MILF and MNLF with their communist enforcement arm, the CPP-NPA. The president already freed some of its leaders from prison but the rebels wanted all their 400 political prisoners to be freed as soon as possible. The president is not a dictator to do that because those prisoners have to go through the due process.
Cannot Tolerate Terrorism Acts
The president withdraws the government’s ceasefire with the communist insurgents. This is after a junior military officer was killed while two other soldiers were abducted by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels while the ceasefire is still effective. Earlier the president appeals to these insurgents group including the MNLF and MILF not to give sanctuary to terrorists like the notorious Marwan that results to the SAF 44 massacre. If they fail to follow, they will be attacked by the military.
Communist leader Jose Ma. Sison and fugitive Moro leader Nur Misuari are both released by Cory Aquino from prison. Sison admits that Ninoy Aquino, Cory’s husband sought him out in 1967. In 1973, a commission created by the CPP-NPA founded the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF or NDFP). It attempts to unify and coordinate various leftist groups.
The president intends to stake a fresh claim on Sabah after bilateral efforts are exhausted. Like Bongbong Marcos, he recognizes Sabah as a Sulu Sultanate territory. The Malaysians and their supported rebel groups in the Philippines should eat their heart out now. Digong’s all-out war pronouncement with the rebels is a sign that the Malaysians cannot hold his neck anymore through the arranged peace talks that the Malaysian government allegedly helped arranged. Do not expect to have peace with them in this generation, he firmly said.
The same as the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos’ quest for Sabah claim, the president vows to continue it through bilateral agreements first. However, that is changing due to the recent deportation reports of around 7,000 Filipinos from Sabah. In fact, operation Merdeka (Freedom), was hatched by Marcos’ armed forces. The uprising is supposedly the excuse for the Philippine military to invade Sabah, which is originally owned by the Philippines had declared to be part of its territory. At that time, the country’s military is more powerful than that of the Federation of Malaysia, founded only in 1963.
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[VIDEO]: Excerpts of the Discussions of Dr. John Ortiz Teope and Atty. Homobono Adaza..
Operation Merdeka Destroyed by Mythical Jabidah Massacre
The so-called “Jabidah massacre” is the made-up murder story on Corregidor island on March 18, 1968, of allegedly 24 Muslim Tausug recruits trained by the military for Sabah claim attack. It is projected as an uprising among the ethnic group against the Malaysian government
Ninoy Aquino Used the Non-Existent Jabidah Massacre to Discredit Marcos
Then-senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr., who aspires to replace Marcos as president debunked the allegation of a Jabidah Massacre from the very start. His statements on this are preserved in the records of the Senate as his privilege speech delivered March 28, 1968. That cannot be denied by his son, former president Noynoy Aquino.
Pnoy’s Ignorance on his Father’s Betrayal
The Jabidah myth is so successful that even President Benigno S. Aquino in his Bangsamoro Basic Law falsely compared the Mamasapano massacre of 44 police commandos to the nonexistent “Jabidah massacre.” His ignorance is a mockery to the fallen heroes of the nation. His incompetence actually caused their deaths as the commander-in-chief.
Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) used the false Jabidah allegation to trigger Muslim youth’s anger to rally their demands. The MNLF’s (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) Misuari also portrayed it as the collection of genocidal attacks against the Moros; to press that a Bangsamoro—an independent nation-state of the Moros is necessary. They currently put a stop on the ceasefire with government forces. This is after the president warns them that they will be pursued if they give refuge to terrorists. They are the players of Aquino’s lies and has nothing to do with the Sultanate of Sulu, the heir of Sabah.
The president of the Philippines is very firm upon assuming his post that Sabah belongs to the Philippines. The Sultanate of Sulu owns it, therefore it belongs to the country. This is the reason why the government is not encouraging Filipino deportees in Sabah to seek reconsideration with the Malaysian government.
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[VIDEO]: THE NEW ADMINISTRATION WILL PURSUE THE PHILIPPINES’ CLAIM ON THE CONTESTED TERRITORIES IN THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA AND SABAH.
Taking Care of 7,000 Refugees
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is preparing an “action plan” that would guide government assistance to 7,000 Filipinos who are expected to be deported from Sabah by February. Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said the deportees will be given basic aid, such as food and medical assistance, upon their return to the country.
Prepared to Talk with the Malaysia Prime Minister
The president is “prepared to discuss” the Philippines’ sovereign claims over Sabah but the issue was not raised during his bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Najib Razak. It turns out, it was not on the agenda. The government seems to avoid provocative measures and as much as possible, peaceful means are favored.
Filipinos to Malaysia
If Malaysia is sincere to participate in the government’s peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), security matters in the Sulu-Sulawesi Sea, counter-terrorism and the Philippines chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017 – Malaysia should return Sabah to the Philippines. Peace can never be attained if native Filipinos remain displaced. In fact, these returnees are not deportees. They are the new generations of the original settlers of the land.
Do not be Caught in Between Two Nations during Sabah Claim
These Filipinos being deported back to the Philippines do not need the mercy of the Malaysian government. They have all the rights to remain there but since the Malaysians dominate Sabah for the time being as the conqueror of the land, seek refuge first to where you belong. The president of the Philippines is making sure to aid your starting over. It is only a matter of time that Sabah claim resumes. Just remember the late President Marcos’ sacrifice and the betrayal of the Aquinos.