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President Noy’s Indifference when it comes to Sabah?

Hassanal Bolkiah 2002
Hassanal Bolkiah 2002 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yes, it is quite understandable that Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei’s state visit to the Philippines is for discussions over the ASEAN Summit where Brunei is the host country; but if the President is really concerned about the Sabah conflict, he will take the initiative to insert in the agenda the Sabah issue – even just to get the side of the Sultan of Brunei, since they originally owned the ancestral domain – and their royal ancestors were the ones bestowing it to the Sultanate of Sulu. What is he trying to prove for not lifting a finger over it – and instead just lifting an eyebrow? This is definitely a missed opportunity as per this news:

Sabah, sea row not on Noy-Bolkiah agenda

By: Aurea Calica

MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino is not likely to raise the issues of Sabah and the West Philippine Sea with Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei during his two-day state visit, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda flatly said “no” when asked whether Sabah would be discussed with Bolkiah. http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/04/16/931186/sabah-sea-row-not-noy-bolkiah-agenda



We can surely feel the sentiments of Sultan Jamalul Kiram’s people – asking what kind of President do we have who will just give a cold shoulder when many Filipinos are already slaughtered in Sabah – plus the sufferings of the regular deportees who will remain homeless whether they are in Sabah or in the neighboring islands of the Philippines. Mr. President, where is your heart?

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Family Malfunction?

MAGSAYSAY's Shrine
MAGSAYSAY’s Shrine (Photo credit: coolnumber9)

It may be true that there are crime syndicates masterminding the abduction of children in Manila for some gruesome reasons – but they will not be that successful if some Filipinos have not lost their family values. Yes, we can blame it to poverty but note that, it happens because of our own doings! Why make more babies when you can’t even take care of one? The RH bill was passed to educate people on family planning methods but a major religious group took it as anti Christ and senators who voted for this policy have been named Team Patay or Death Team! We’ll this case is a solid proof of ignorance despite living during the computer era:

Good Samaritans return lost QC boy

By: 

John Gabriel was the latest on the growing list of young children who had been reported missing—some allegedly abducted—in the metropolis over the past few weeks, prompting speculations that a human trafficking or an “organ-harvesting” syndicate was prowling the streets. Police have allayed such fears but nevertheless formed Task Force Sagip Angel to intensify the search and look for any pattern. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/389411/good-samaritans-return-lost-qc-boy



Prior to this, another young boy was found dead after disappearing for more than 2 weeks just beneath the creek of the nearby property. At 4 years old, he could have easily fall off from the elevated land down to the bottom of the creek fracturing his skull. Now, after discovering the decomposing body separated from its extremities by neighbors, his aunt who happened to burn the trash near the location – was suspected by some of the family members to have something to do with the killing. When will we realize that it is a clear sign of ailing parental abilities instead of looking for someone to blame for our misfortunes?. It is a huge social problem when there are parents who have no choice but to leave their fragile offspring in the care of aging grand parents that cannot cope with the energy of the child – thus leaving him prone to accidents!

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Margaret Thatcher Did Not Please Everybody

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Iron Lady’s recent death from stroke triggered some mixed feelings contrary to the usual overall mourning when a popular former leader dies. Margaret Thatcher – who was also known to the world as the first ever woman Prime Minister certainly did not please everybody. Although she has led Great Britain well according to Conservative Prime Minister Cameron – a liberty and freedom champion said, Barrack Obama, President of the United States various groups are actually celebrating her death – and marked her demise as the end of a tyrant ex-head. Like the street parties based on this announcement:

Woman behind street parties to ‘celebrate’ death of Margaret Thatcher named

 

By: Josie Ensor, and Claire Carter

Ms Blythe has been rallying fellow protesters through a group on Facebook she has set up called The Witch is Dead, which has more than 5,000 members and calls for “demonstrations of disapproval” across the country. A number of places listed on the site were locations of riots and demonstrations that took place on Monday, including Bristol city centre and George Square in Glasgow. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/margaret-thatcher/9984646/Woman-behind-street-parties-to-celebrate-death-of-Margaret-Thatcher-named.html



Despite what other people might think, Margaret Thatcher would go down to history as the very effective peacetime Prime Minister of her country and a great contributor to the world’s welfare. She is already a legend in her own rights with a very long list of achievements -whether they like it or not. However, they are free to show their sentiments despite being so bitter about her. Hoping that someday, they will learn to forgive in their hearts if she happened to hurt them because of the way she was. At least, she has done exceptional things for the majority of her people. May she rest in peace…

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How Should the World Treat the North Korean Crisis?

English: Secretary Clinton met with British Fo...
English: Secretary Clinton met with British Foreign Secretary William Hague in the Treaty Room at the Department of State, May 14, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

War break outs seem to be rampant these days – but the most serious move against the United States and South Korea is North Korea’s nuclear threat. Despite being directed to the two countries only, the world will be affected because its radiation effects are airborne – so, the damages can reach other neighboring countries and beyond. People will be killed, birth defects can ruin the whole generation and physical damages will be immeasurable. This should not be taken lightly although aggressiveness can only trigger the anger of North Korea. UK’s Foreign Secretary Hague has this to say:

North Korea: UK’s Hague calls for calm amid tensions

By: BBC News

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has called for calm over the North Korean crisis. Despite the “paranoid rhetoric” from Pyongyang, it was important to remain “firm and united,” he, said warning of the dangers of a “miscalculation” by North Korea. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22056797



Every leaders of relevant countries must be united so as to prevent making the wrong move. Damages can never be undone – so, this is the right time to call on the experts in war as well as the peace makers and see if North Korea can be pacified and get into serious talks as per their intentions or quest for that matter. No country will go for war if they are not taken for granted. What could they be fighting for?


 

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Human Rights Violation Over Sabah Crisis

English: Coat of arms of the Philippines
English: Coat of arms of the Philippines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When do you know that your human rights are violated? Where do you turn to when your government that is supposed to protect you will not do anything to give you justice? Perhaps, we should learn from what the concerned citizens of the Philippines are doing based on this article:

PH lawyers, civil society groups seek UN intervention on Sabah crisis

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MANILA, Philippines—Philippine lawyers and other members of civil society groups have sought the intervention of the United Nations over alleged human rights violations in Sabah. http://globalnation.inquirer.net/70909/ph-lawyers-civil-society-groups-seek-un-intervention-on-sabah-crisis



At last, the affected Filipinos can now be rest assured that they are not alone in their quest in reclaiming their ancestral domain. Hopefully, there will be more human rights groups that will follow suit.

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