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Aquino on top of Sabah situation, says Drilon

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President Benigno S. Aquino III. Malacañang Photo Bureau

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino is on top of the situation with regards to the conflict in Sabah, Senator Franklin Drilon, Team PNoy campaign manager, said Monday.

At the same time Drilon appealed to the people to stop inserting politics in the Sabah issue.

“Campaign rhetoric should take a backseat so that we can properly address the welfare of the 800,000 Filipinos living in Sabah. Already 300 of our countrymen have been deported. We are making this appeal in behalf of our compatriots who are living and earning their living in Malaysia,” Drilon said at a press conference.

Aquino has been criticized for being in Pampanga campaigning with Team PNoy senatorial candidates while the exchange of firefight was ongoing in Lahad Datu, Sabah.

“Let me tell you from personal knowledge that while the President had to fulfill that commitment of the speaking engagement with the local leaders, he had to leave the stage to go back to the room and continue monitor the situation,” Drilon said.

“He continues to govern, he’s on top of the situation and he has a schedule to follow. However, we will repeat, the welfare of 800,000 Filipinos which are caught in this very delicate situation in Sabah will be more than prime interest,” he added.

“Let us not muddle an already complicated situation,” Drilon said.


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Tags: Benigno Aquino , elections 2013 , Foreign affairs , Franklin Drilon , Global Nation , Government , International relations , Malaysia , Philippines , Politics , Sabah standoff

  • http://www.facebook.com/rudy.sentosa.7 Rudy Sentosa

    PNOY SAY NOTHING, NOT ONE WORD, of HUMAN RIGHT VIOLATIONS ENDURED BY PINOYS IN SABAH.

    What’s wrong with the Phillipines?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rudy.sentosa.7 Rudy Sentosa

    AFTER SO MANY DIED, PNOY DIDN’T SAY EVEN ONE WORD CRITICIZING MALAYSIA.

    WHAT’S WRONG WITH HIM?

  • http://twitter.com/QuartzCrystals Joy&Kat

    The situation is actually out of anybody’s control. Parang nag ala EDSA rev lang tong kampo ni Kiram if one carefully thinks about it.  They are rising against an oppressive situation. The same spirit with the EDSA revolt.

    This is the real challenge for Pnoy. Is he going to pursue the “daang matuwid’ in this case? What is the “daang matuwid”? Is it not letting justice and truth prevail at all costs?

    Kaya niyo bang makitang binababoy ang mga kababayan natin sa sarili nilang lupa ng dayuhan? Second class citizen ang treatment ng Malaysia sa mga pinoy na naninirahan sa Sabah.

    800,000 pinoys in Sabah. That’s only the accounted for Filipinos. The unaccounted for pinoys is probably double that number. The place belongs to the Philippines in the first place and Filipinos are staying in it as we speak.

    What’s Pnoy doing about the whole thing? Ignoring it the same way he ignored issues involving his sister Kris. So there’s the major lesson for you dear electorates: don’t vote for a person who can’t defend even his own sister from the rest of the world.

    You got what you voted for. What do you expect?   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYDG63W2MVGRU2YOI7HBD23EXQ Adrian

    on top of the situation daw?  Gagang to!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRLWUTE6TYKA332DDUG5E2YGUQ Sandiego

    Aquino’s new name the Y E L L O W   D I L D O. Fits him perfectly

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRLWUTE6TYKA332DDUG5E2YGUQ Sandiego

    He’s probably on top of his Y E L L O W D I L D O….ride that yellow d i l d o while wearing your yellow clown outfit

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRLWUTE6TYKA332DDUG5E2YGUQ Sandiego

    oh and dont forget to smile like a r e t a r d….while waiving your idiotic L symbol with your hands in that yellow clown outfit…riding your yellow   d i l d o…..PNOY THE YELLOW D I L D O



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