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Navy, Coast Guard to bar reinforcements from reaching Kiram men in Sabah

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Dr. Peter Paul Galvez. File Photo by FRANCES MANGOSING

MANILA, Philippines—The defense department is continuously monitoring developments in Sabah and has moved to thwart any attempt by supporters of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III to reinforce members of its “royal army” in Lahad Datu.

Defense spokesperson Peter Paul Galvez said the Navy and the Coast Guard were tightly watching the coasts of Tawi-Tawi province for any attempt by Kiram supporters to reinforce their fellows holed up in the village of Felda Sahabat 17 in Lahad Datu.

He said the department was also closely monitoring any attempts by Kiram supporters in Taguig City to act following the battle between Kiram’s “royal army” and the Malaysian security forces in Sabah.

Galvez said the government was working to resolve the conflict peacefully and has established constant communication with the defense attaché of Malaysia.

He quoted the Malaysian attaché as saying that the Malaysian government was simply doing what was necessary to allow the rule of law to prevail.

Galvez appealed to Kiram, his family and his supporters to stay calm and to rein in their emotions to avoid further conflict and more bloodshed.

Meanwhile the Philippine National Police said it was prepared for any backlash or spillover of the Sabah incident in the country.

PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr said that police forces  in  Mindanao area were on full alert and have not lowered their guard.

He said that should there be any security concern among relatives of Kiram in Taguig City, policemen are ready to help them.

While the National Capital Region Police Office has also gone on full alert, it would depend on other areas in Luzon and in the Visayas to assess the situation.

“It would be based on the discretion of the regional directors,” Cerbo said, adding that the PNP has so far not detected the possibility of an imminent spillover.


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Tags: Jamalul Kiram III , Malaysia , Philippines , Sabah , Sabah claim , Security , Sultanate of Sulu

  • Maharlika2

    Traitors!!! Pnoy administration and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

  • Albert Einstien

    BAKIT nyo hinahayaan IMASAKER ang mga HEROES NATIN..GINUGUTUM na nga sila DOON ..ng FOOD BLOCKADE at WATER BLOCKADE napaka INHUMAN ng PNOY govt….PUSONG BATO…..EVIL SPIRITS lang ang nakakagawa nyan a…

    TRIVIA?COINCIDENCE  or BIBLICAL ? :

     noynoy ( 6 ) simeon ( 6 ) aquino ( 6)
    yellow RIBBON symbol number equivalent is 666… ( symbols are used for SUBLIMINAL mind control ).yellow ribbon isa symbol for WAR,DEATH, CHAOS, SUICIDES, DISASTER…it is a sign of hardship & negative feelings…negative feelings give power& strength to EVIL..

    write 6 on a piece of paper = 6

    at the back write 6 at the same spot of the first 6 = 6

    turn it to front and trace second 6 = 6

    VIOLA! = 666

    ribbon symbol –the MARK- the KEY

    Tie a yellow ribbon song…in biblical sense
    Bus driver, please look for me’ Cause I couldn’t bear to see what I might see I’m( DEVIL ) really still in prison, and my love ( zombies ) she holds the KEY A simple yellow ribbon’s what I need to set me FREE…!

    yellow ribbon summons & FREE the DEVIL…..!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FWD5IDZT7SXOEHKLE3O7CGFOAE Bright

      interesting… thanks for this.. 

  • TOINKZ_06

    Mga traydor….. gusto nyo maubos lahi ng Tausug lalo na ang angkan ng KIRAM. AFP-PNP mga pinoy din yon na dapat suportahan at hindi ipagkanulo sa kalaban.

    Asan naba ang sinumpaan na kayo ang manganalaga ng ating sambayanan. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FWD5IDZT7SXOEHKLE3O7CGFOAE Bright

    Treason!

    The title should read:

    Navy, Coast Guard to reinforce Kiram’s men in Sabah. 

  • paulino castillo

    treason and betrayal of public trust

  • paulino castillo

    aquino resign!!! aquino should resign now let other leader handle it. he is immature to handle the issue, he offer multiple choice,. like mindanao brownout, he just solve it by multiple choice, Mahal na curiente or wlang curiente? he ask the residents of mindanao.

    • zeroko

      Actually, on how PNoy is mishandling the Chinese intrusion to our territory like when he ordered the withdrawal of our Philippine Navy from Scarborough shoal which made the Chinese government emboldened in their assertion of their claim, and now, his inconclusive and often time hostile toward the Kiram qualifies him to be charge with TREASON. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

    kunyari lan yun, after all us the saying goes, “good muslim is a dead muslim”. let the killings to the finish. now the malaysians will see the fruit of their labor (supporting the muslim rebellion in mindanao).

    • batangpaslit

      binalikan sila…

  • zeroko

    Defense spokesperson Peter Paul Galvez’s statement that there is a Naval Blockage by our Philippine Navy against Muslims reinforcements substantiate what the Kiram is saying all along. The group of Kiram says that our government is becoming a spokesperson of the Malaysian government. TREASON!

    • batangpaslit

      tumpak…

  • http://twitter.com/joboni96 Jose Bonifacio

    hindi ginawa ng malaysia noon yan

    inarmasan pa nga nila mga iba

    tawatawa malaysia
    effective strategy nila sa mindanao

    hoy pnoy ano ba yan

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

    REIGNFORCE HUHULIHIN NAMAN NG COST GUARD AT IKUKULONG AT KAKASUHAN GOBYERNO AT IKUKULONG KAKAAWA MGA TAO NA ITO WALA KA MAGAGAWA LIDER NATIN TULAD NG TATAY NIYA NA TRAYDOR SA PILIPINO MAKAPILI! DELIMA KASUHAN MO NA ANG MGA TAUHAN NI SULTAN AT IKULONG TRAIDOR TRAIDOR MAKAPILI



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