Casiño seeks House probe on Sabah


Senatorial candidate Teodoro Casiño. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Party-list representative and senatorial candidate Teddy Casiño on Wednesday called on the House of Representatives to investigate the executive department’s and President Aquino’s mishandling of the Sabah issue.

“Not only has President Benigno Aquino III’s actions antagonized the Sultanate of Sulu, resulting in a crisis, he has also undermined the country’s claim to Sabah,” said Casiño of the leftist Bayan Muna party-list group.

Casiño filed House Resolution 3042 on Wednesday, calling for an investigation into the armed conflict now going on between Malaysia and Filipino Muslim followers of the Sultanate of Sulu and “the propriety of the position taken by President Aquino in supporting Malaysia and thereby undermining the Philippine claim on Sabah.”

“By calling for the surrender of [Sulu Sultan Jamalul] Kiram III’s group, without conditions and echoing and justifying Malaysia’s militarist solution to the dispute, Aquino has basically dropped the country’s legitimate claim on Sabah. Surely, Congress and other bodies must do something to correct this,” said Casiño, who is running under the Makabayan Coalition.

Solid legal grounds

“I really don’t know how the President could think that he could force Kiram’s group to return home without opening talks, and even threatening to charge them. Add to that the fact that Aquino remains adamant on ignoring Kiram who had clarified that they want the government to have national sovereignty over Sabah,” he said.

“They had been snubbed during the peace talks on Mindanao, now they are being attacked by their own government for pursuing the centuries-old claim on Sabah,” Casiño said.

Casiño said the Philippines had “solid historical and legal grounds for reclaiming Sabah.”

“The Philippine government must follow through on its official claim to the territory not only for the heirs of the Sultanate of Sulu but for the Filipino people and the nation,” he said in his resolution.

“It is in our national interest that the government revive the Philippine claim on Sabah. Sabah is inhabited by some 800,000 Filipinos. It is rich in oil, gas and other natural resources,” he said.

“It must not abandon our Filipino Muslim brothers and sisters on the island, who consider Sabah as part of their ancestral domain,” Casiño added.—With Christian V. Esguerra

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  • Albert Einstien

    Section 1. The Philippines is a democratic and republican State. Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them.
    Section 3. . The Armed Forces of the Philippines is the protector of the people and the State ( NOT the FAILED  GOVT ) . Its goal is to secure the sovereignty of the State and the integrity of the national territory.
    Section 4. The prime duty of the Government is to serve and protect the people. The Government may call upon the people to defend the State and, in the fulfillment thereof, all citizens may be required, under conditions provided by law, to render personal, military or civil service.
    ·        MALAYSIANs DROPPING NAPALM BOMBS to filipino citizens  “Napalm is the most terrible pain you can imagine,” said Kim Phúc, a napalm bombing survivor known from a famous Vietnam War photograph. “Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius (212°F). Napalm generates temperatures of 800 to 1,200 degrees Celsius (1,500-2,200°F).”. The effect was not always purely physical as napalm had psychological effects on the enemy as well…….such INHUMAN & BARBARIC treatment of our citizens…… OUR OWN TERRITORY ( even acknowledged it by all RP GOVTs..including this PNOY MAKAPILI govt. )  …so why  NOT HELP the HAPLESS citizens  & DENOUNCE MALASIA in STRONGEST TERMS.. if GOVT itself ACKNOWLEDGED  that SABAH is RP TERRITORY… ………who can stomach this abomination if not  the evil spirit..
    Section 1. Public office is a public trust. Public officers and employees must, at all times, be ACCOUNTABLE to the PEOPLE, serve them with UTMOST RESPONSIBLITY , integrity, LOYALTY , and efficiency; ACT with PATRIOTISM and JUSTICE, and lead modest lives.
    Section 2. The President, the Vice-President, the Members of the Supreme Court, the Members of the Constitutional Commissions, and the Ombudsman may be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, CULPABLE violation of the Constitution, TREASON, bribery, graft and corruption, other high crimes, or BETRAYAL  of public trust. All other public officers and employees may be removed from office as provided by law, but not by impeachment.
    ARTICLE VII sec.5  …………OATH OF OFFICE…………………….
    “I   ( pnoy MAKAPILI & MALASya spokesperson )  do solemnly swear that I will faithfully and conscientiously fulfill my duties as President of the Philippines ( NOT MALAYSIA ), preserve and defend its Constitution ( of RP NOT MALAYSIA ), execute its laws, do justice to every man, and consecrate myself to the service of the Nation  ( RP NOT MALAYSIA ). So help me God.”
    AFP…alam nyo naman ang KATOTOHANAN…yang mga BARKO at ARMAS nyo pati SWELDO NYO….kaya IBINIBIGAY ng TAOMBAYAN yan ..HINDI yan galing ke pnoy….ibinigay SA inyo YAN dahil sa PRIME DUTY nyo…PROTECT the PEOPLE,  SECURE TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY AT SOVEREIGNTY…pero bakit kayo NAGPAPAGAMIT sa BALUKTOT at ILLEGAL na ORDER….
    It’s not unpatriotic to denounce an injustice committed on our behalf, perhaps it’s the most patriotic thing we can do.”
    ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly……

    • ernievictory

      aaah shadap !!

  • TheAwesomeNess

    go home you’re drunk.

  • idiotsanakmelayu223

    impeach Pnoy-tard

  • John

    Don’t believe this guy. He is just nakisawsaw.
    The act looks nice but the motive, stinks!!!

  • jhonil

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  • ernievictory

    Casino , magsugal ka na lang ! Peste…

  • Julius

    while we’re on the subject, the House should also probe the participation of the CPP-NPA-NDF in attempts to sabotage the GRP-MILF peace agreement by supporting the MNLF’s manipulation of Kiram.  the House should also probe the scheme of the CPP, MNLF and other groups to further isolate the Philippines from ASEAN and the UN by creating tensions with Malaysia, and by trying to create a “revolutionary atmosphere” during the Lahad Datu standoff.

    • Rizal


  • Rudy Sentosa

    This is the PERFECT TIMING for PH’s government to come out with the Claim of Sabah. The Sabah Claim is extremely strong for historical reasons. One other thing, Indonesia will most probably support PH for this claim. Remember Indonesia is still smarting from the acquisition of Sipadan Island & Ligitan Island by Malaysian authority (those islands are bit south of Sabah’s water). Especially if PH could support the repatriation of those two islands to Indonesia from Malaysia. Well, when Sabah belongs to PH, Malaysia has no business in those 2 islands. Google Sipadan & Ligitan.

    IF PH’s government FAILS to DO IT NOW, it will be really hard to do it in the future. The time is now, not tomorrow, and dont waste too much time. Do it now when this issue is becoming international issue.

    • Jane Tan

      Oh the government could have done it sooner, but because of the Sultan’s stupidity, Malaysia will undoubtedly prolong the incursion issue. Rather than invade Sabah, Kiram’s men should’ve just invaded Malacanang and rallied there.

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