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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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.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Analysts indicated that since 2010 when outgoing President Noynoy Aquino or Pnoy never wanted to disappoint the Malaysian over peace talks in Mindanao where they acted as go between the Aquino government and the Muslim rebels. This could have something to do with his paying back his relatives who were funding his presidential bid by taking care of their interests with Malaysia for their gigantic businesses.
Danding Cojuanco’s SMC entry into the Malaysian oil industry as SMC President Ramon S. Ang disclosed that SMC is eyeing to buy a multi billion dollar oil and natural gas outlet overseas because it will be like printing money forever – can be one hint. Another business deal includes AirAsia Philippines, a joint venture between Malaysian investors and Filipino businessmen led by Antonio “Tonyboy” Cojuangco Jr. They are aggressively expanding their operation in the Philippines with their recent acquisition of at least a 40% stake in local rival Zest Airways Inc. Tonyboy’s contribution to Pnoy’s candidacy amounted to P100 million.
If these businesses were the reason why Pnoy was so incompetent on issues involving Malaysia, then the massacre of our people must be avenged by holding him liable on his wrong actions.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Treason is a violation of allegiance to one’s sovereign or to one’s state; the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith. It’s definition ruled around the offense of acting to overthrow one’s government or to do harm or kill its sovereign – which many law experts believe that the outgoing President Benigno Simeon Aquino is guilty of. His determination to approve the BBL where many policies favor Malaysia over Philippines and his obvious mishandling of the Sultanate of Sulu’s men who returned to Lahad Datu in Sabah via unofficial passageways not manned by Malaysians – knowing that it’s their own homeland eversince their ancestors’ time, are just few of the possible known grounds.
This so-called journey home to Sabah by around 200 Sultanate of Sulu followers became a humanitarian crisis – with majority of these men being slaughtered by the Malaysian authorities with BS Aquino just shrugging off his shoulders. He critisized his own people for pursuing the suicide attack – without compassion and without much efforts in coming to terms with the Malaysian land grabbers for maximum tolerance. Thousands of Filipinos evacuating from Sabah became refugees in Zamboanga, Some said that; “Malaysian policemen ordered Filipino men to run as fast as they could and shot them,” said a report by the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “Even pregnant women and children have been hunted down and killed as the Malaysians fire mortars and embark on a house-to-house search,” according to the Philippine Star. These people did not belong to Sultan Jamalul Kiram III’s forces. They were just native Filipino settlers in Sabah.
Filipinos cannot forget Aquino’s calling Jamalul’s brother Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram and his men to surrender before any negotiations or please with the Malaysian leaders can happen. He also threatened to charge the Kirams of rebellion, as per the Justice department. They were deliberately turned over to Malaysian authorities to be prosecuted instead of trying to bring them back home safely. Malacañang also acted confused over the legitimacy of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III – telling the media that many members of the Kiram clan were claiming to be Sultans when Sultan Jamalul was the only recognized head of the Sultanate even before his predecessor’s time. He clearly abandoned his own people, kept quiet on the Sabah claim and sided with Malaysia during many instances when his pople needed him the most. Aquino like Razak and his officers are responsible for the carnage of Filipino men, women and children in Sabah – and that will not be forgotten. Justice must be served!
By: Elena Grace Flores
As Malaysian Prime Minister Da¬tuk Seri Najib Tun Razak vowed to defend every inch of Sabah’s sovereignty, Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, tough as he is will not retreat to continue former President Diosdado Macapagal’s policy on Sabah.
Najib was quoted as saying that no one can stake a claim on Sabah because it gained its independence through Malaysia’s Cobbold Commission as agreed by the United Nations in 1963. This has been challenged by a Sabahwanon humanitarian activist who is based in the UK – citing that Sabah to be under Malaysia was never the intention of the Bornean founders. In fact, the referendum conducted by the Malaysian government gave no option for Sabah residents; it’s join or leave condition!
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman also said that Malaysia never recognized such claims by the Philippines. Najib added that they will defend Sa¬¬bah from any threat. In fact, it has ordered its citizens to be the spy of any invading forces.
By: Elena Grace Flores
John Teo, a Kuching-based journalist has implied over his article that Malaysians should not worry about the reported Sabah Claim to be pursued by the new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. It has been observed by the media and political officers in Malaysia that there has been a feeding frenzy on Duterte’s Sabah claim position when it could only be the result of his holding unofficial or informal press conferences and not as official statements – or things to do as President. He called Duterte a political street fighter whom you have to guess if he’s joking or half-telling the truth in his at random speeches.
However, the Philippine media insisted that the Malaysians could ignore the news information from Duterte as they want – but not the reality of the Sabah Claim being pursued again by Duterte in whichever way they can. It is so obvious that the Malaysian writer doesn’t know Duterte at all – as a principled man who will fight for whatever he believes in and at top speed.
The Malaysian should take these media noises as a warning that if diplomatic talks are not possible, then the Philippine President will not hesitate to use force. The incident at Lahad Datu was already a proof that without high-tech weapons and government support, Filipino Muslims will die for their land. How much more if they are supported by their government under the new El Cid – who vowed to fight side by side with his Muslim brothers. That is Rodrigo. Coincidence or not, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte also has the same name as Spain’s Rodrigo Diaz Vibar, the ancient El Cid.