100 Filipinos arrive in Tawi-Tawi from strife-torn Sabah

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NOWHERE TO GO. Filipino evacuees from strife-torn Sabah arrive in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi Friday night, uncertain of their future in the Philippines because they have no jobs or homes here. Many of the people that have fled due to Malaysia’s crackdown on followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram have lived on the Malaysian state for decades, while others were born and raised there by their immigrant parents. KARLOS MANLUPIG/Inquirer Mindanao

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi — Traveling for hours aboard two vessels, at least 100 Filipinos from Sandakan arrived in Bongao late Friday night as Malaysian authorities continued their purging operation against armed followers of the Sultanate of Sulu and their suspected supporters in Sabah.

The displaced persons are presently staying in a temporary evacuation center in Bongao while an inter-agency crisis unit is already attending to their needs.

In Sulu, nearly a thousand people have arrived since early this week — including those outside what Malaysian authorities had described as the red zones of Lahad Datu, Semporna and Kunak — in a bid to evade the crackdown that have not spared even Sabahans known as Orang Suluk (people who originated from Sulu).

Jolo Mayor Hussin Amin has called on the government to intervene to ensure that innocent Filipinos in Sabah were spared from the crackdown that has resulted in the arrest of nearly 80 people, women included.

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  • LEVICSANTOS

    ASAN na ngayon yung Tarant…. Sultan Kiram at Epal na Misuari??? Bat di ngayon sila pumunta sa Tawi-tawi para tulungan yung mga na-Deport na mga Kabayan dahil sa kaGag… nila???

  • LEVICSANTOS

    Times like this, even the Christians and Rich fellow Filipinos should
    help our Troubled Muslim brothers in their ordeal… NOT to go to war,
    but to help feed and give shelter to our Displaced and needy Kababayans!  Let’s show them the Real Meaning of being Christians!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alicia-Mottershed/100000773806566 Alicia Mottershed

      it was a christian policeman whose head was cut off and belly cut opened bu your muslim terrorist pig brothers…..and Misuar wants to complain to the Organisation of Islamic Countries?
      Happy, church loviing filipinos?

      • TEAM PNOY

        Those you refer to as muslim terrorist pig brothers are trained by your government – Malaysia.

        You reap what you sow. You reap what you sow. karma.

      • LEVICSANTOS

        Well, I am not sure if your claim that the killed Malaysian Policeman
        is a Christian or not, but personally, I also don’t like Muslim as a
        religion because it is based on Fightings, Killings, & Hatred while
        on the other hand the True Christian Religion is based on Peace, Love
        & Mercy. But as True Christians, we are taught to Love and Do Good
        Things even to our personal enemies. And though the unfortunate
        affected innocent people in Sabah returning to Philippines were our
        Muslims fellow Filipinos, we are but oblige to help them, again as I
        have wrote, NOT TO WAR AGAINST Malaysian Muslims, but to Help Feed and Give Shelter to the Innocent Filipinos forcefully evacuated and
        displaced… BECAUSE THEY ARE ALSO HUMAN BEINGS LIKE US.

        I greatly doubt if the Malaysian Government see their (Filipino) Muslim
        Brothers as We Christians do, or are there True Christians in
        Malaysia???

  • Matambaka

    By Philippine Law, Sabah is ours. Thats why, Malaysia gives several weeks to think of what action to be done because Philippines can defend or join and fight with Malaysia and the rest will be a big war.Also it is in Manila ACCORD that  Malaysia,Philippines and Indonesia must  solve this Sabah Issue Peacefully. Malaysia do not own Sabah, since they recognized this Manila Accord. BUT, when the President give a go signal…thats the time for Malaysias Army to come in and massacring Filipino…  “President Noynoy faces an insoluble dilemma. If he believes that Sabah is part of the Philippines, he has to defend Sabah because Malaysia is attacking it. If he does not believe that Sabah is part of the Philippines, he opens himself up to impeachment, because Philippine law says that Sabah is part of the Philippines and he is sworn to uphold Philippine law. Talking of a conspiracy does not solve the problem; in fact, it is irrelevant if there is or there is no conspiracy. The dilemma has to do simply with his stand on Sabah itself.”-ICruz

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

    malaysian manipulator will pay for this! sabah is our for pilipinos!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IZ2LQDVMHHEBG5GACQPNAWEXV4 Oodoombook

      As Malaysians I pity the innocent people. Have u seen the beheading video of the policeman?. It make me really sick and sad.. Are the Kiram’s men Muslims  or are they animals? 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alicia-Mottershed/100000773806566 Alicia Mottershed

        filipinos wont claim because this embarrasses them…on one hand Phillipines hate and despise muslim rebels but when it comes to property – filipinos will forget that a christian police officer had his head cut off and belly cut opened – very unislamic – and support these terorrist tausug pigs.

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

        stupid your goverment give to much arrms to pilipino muslim thats why no have peace in mindanao becoz the real enemy is malaysian manipulator terrorist land grabber!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMRXSOYS6ZCDDW43HZ4Z2XKVMQ BrAX82

    Just a thought. Kung sobrang kampante mo sa iyong gobyerno, di ka na matatakot para sa mga kababayan nating na displace sa Sabah dahil alam mong magagawan ito ng paraan ng ating gobyerno. Pero bakit ganun, kung sino pa ang mga taga suporta dito ni Pnoy sila pa ung mistulang nagtatanong kung saan ilalagay ang ating mga kababayan at parang takot na takot para sa kanila? Basta para saken, mga kapatid natin sila at kahit anung mangyare, they deserve our help.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

      i support the claim of the republic of the philippines over the land of sabah but not at this time and circumstance. this conflict was brought upon both our peoples by greedy people such as misuari who took advantage of a sick old man whose family took advantage of non educated tribal supporters and attacked an independent nation and caused mayhem. now, they are defeated and on the run. ask the question… who brought it upon themselves? where is misuari right now? 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMRXSOYS6ZCDDW43HZ4Z2XKVMQ BrAX82

        i’m so glad that some Filipinos are so ahead of the news and have a very credible inside scoop about what is happening in Malaysia despite of the blackout. It’s easy to say na mas mabuting idaan sa tamang process when it is not your land at ndi ikaw ung nagaantay ng sobrang tagal. Ngaun conspiracy naman ang gusto ipalabas. I just feel sorry for you people who are still being taken for a fool by this current government.

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