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Enrile on Sabah standoff: Follow the stance of Aquino


Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile: Follow Aquino. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile disapproves of pressing the Sabah claim at this time.

Enrile said in an interview that his father’s law firm had served as adviser to the American government in the Philippines before World War II and the country’s independence on the Sulu sultanate’s claim to Sabah.

“Earlier I knew about the history of Sabah because our DeWitt, Perkins and Ponce Enrile used to handle this problem for the governors general before we became a commonwealth. The Americans were also trying to assert sovereignty over Sabah,” Enrile said.

“I don’t know why but I think they did not know how to handle the sultan of Sulu, the ruling house of Sabah. We have complete studies on Sabah,” said Enrile, who used to be an assistant librarian at the law firm.

Asked what he thought the country should do considering the history of the Philippines’ claim and Sulu’s supposed proprietary stake in Sabah, Enrile said the country would be better off following the Aquino administration’s tack in handling the situation.—Norman Bordadora


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    PANANALITA PALANG NI PANOT WALA KA AASAHAN CLAIM SA SABAH HUDAS PARA TATAY NIYA!

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    I agree with the President on the handling of Saba situation.  He’s averting any violence between the two countries.    

  • pagkakaisa

    Bangon at magkaisa mga Pilipino para sa mga kababayan natin sa North Borneo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EWNUCOKWFMDBAKRACQ2JKW5BVU Norman

      Walang problema diyan, pero ang magkakaisa tayo para suportahan (ikunsente) ang ginawa nilang panggugulo sa Sabah hindi dapat.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BVX3OAEXWIBBFSWIRGXIY4QVPQ Ortsac Ledif

    Naisip ng Sultan at ng mga kaanak nya na sa tinagal tagal ng panahon, walang nangyari sa paghingi ng tulong sa mga presidente. Ano gagawin mo?

    Kung ikaw ay nagpapaupa ng lupa sa Isang puti at naisipan nya na ipaupa sa isa pang puti. Ang ginawa ng pangalawang puti ay ibinigay sa kapitbahay nyo imbes na isoli sa inyo? Ano gagawin mo?.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EWNUCOKWFMDBAKRACQ2JKW5BVU Norman

      Kung hindi ba naman nila pinabayaan noon at nakuntento na lang sila sa renta e di sana napakalaki ng kanilang plantasyon ngayon.  Ayon inukupa ng mga squatter mahirapan na silang paalisin mayoriya na ang mga squatter sa teritoryo, absente ang landlord, anong mangyayari?  At sa kalagayan ng Pilipinas ngayon na may napakalaking utang, maraming oportunista, magulo pa, napakakurakot pa ng mga opisyales at maging ordinaryong kawani (hindi naman lahat pero yung mga kurakot masyadong malaki ang nadadale) hindi tayo makakaasa na kung magkakaroon ng botohan kung saan nila gustong magpasakop pillin nila ang Pilipinas, mas maganda ang kalagayan nila ngayon sa ilalim ng pamumuno ng Malaysia.  Huwag tayong maniniwala agad na ang mga Pinoy doon ay inaapi siguro may iilan katulad din dito sa atin.  They are better off under Malaysia and they consider themselves more as Malaysians than Filipinos although marami rin sa kanila magaling magsalita ng Filipino.



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