PNP ready to provide security in aftermath of Sabah row


MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police is ready to provide security against the possible repercussions of the standoff in Sabah that ended Friday when Malaysian forces attacked the “royal army”of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram that was reclaiming his territory.

“Kung magkakaron ng possible effect sa peace and order condition ng bansa natin, nakahanda naman ang PNP,” Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr. said, noting that it is the agency’s mandate.

Cerbo said, however, the PNP has not monitored an escalation of tension among the Muslims after the Malaysian ambassador to the Philippines reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that the assault in Lahad Datu resulted in the death of three people and injuries to about 10.

He said the alert status in Luzon and Visayas remained normal, except for Mindanao which has been under full alert.

“We leave it up to concerned regional directors to decide whether their alert status should be raised,” he said.

Meanwhile, should the Kiram family request for additional security within the vicinity of their residence in Taguig City, Cerbo said PNP was ready to deploy its men.

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  • Mamang Pulis

    oo sir dapat lang—kaya dapat yun Honda bay at Balabac SBU padagdagan nyo pa ng ribbs para pang interdict ng illegal—at kapag natapos na yun sa Bongao at Taganak—mas malaking tulong yan…

  • Beng Atibo

    Security??? For Malaysians, but not for Filipinos???

  • CommonSens6

    PNP to provide security? Very funny. They can’t even protect themselves! 
    And can you trust them: the Commander-in-Chief, the government, PNP.

  • tea tinio

    PNP to secure malaysians, the mestizo mix-mix prez and yes….

    PNP ready to rape your teens! :)

  • Edgardo Mendoza

    security for malaysian not to the pilipinos! traydor sa bansa ninoy at noynoy spiya ng malaysia

  • Matambaka

    News Title : PNP ready to provide security in aftermath of Sabah row


    I think PNP ready to provide Security to Malaysia  ano?

  • jan_piter

    He, he, he,., walang simpatiyang pinapakita ang gobyerno sa Kiram’s cause.. di nila alam lalong pinalaki nila ang simpatiya ng taong bayan sa Sultanate..ingat kayo Pnoy & Gov’t, baka lalaki talaga ang problema nyo. Pag nadadagdagan pa ng casualties sa side na Sultanate, di na kailangan nilang mag-recruit ng sundalo nila, maraming mag volunteer dyan. For your info, isa sa cultura ng mga Tausug (ah sa lahat ng Pilipino yata – medyo extreme lang sa kanila) ang damayan, yung mga salitang “wala na kaming ibang maitulong sa inyo kungdi buhay namin” usu yan sa Tausug.. Sa gyera, labanan, nakakahiya sa Tausug ang mamatayan ng kaibigan, myembro ng pamilya, lalo na kung kapatid, na di nila maiganti. Isa sa mga favorite saying ng mga Tausug ay “MARAMING NAMAMATAY SA HIYA”. Kung sino man ang namatay doon sa encounter, sampu ng pamilya noon CGURADO nag-iimpake na, atat na atat na papuntang Sabah para di mapahiya..

  • opinyonlangpo

    Security against repercussion on what? Seems there is a feeling of guilt there, it was not Philippines that killed them or is it?

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