Rallies at PH embassy in Malaysia peaceful

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MANILA, Philippines—Malaysian activists held rallies in front of the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday and Friday but the diplomatic mission’s operations remained normal because the demonstrations were peaceful, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

“The Philippine Embassy remains open, and its personnel committed to their work, in light of the peaceful and orderly rallies that were held in front of it in relation to the incidents in Lahad Datu and other places,” the DFA said.

On the afternoon of March 7, a 40-member group from the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)-Youth held a brief rally in front of the embassy to which they handed a letter of protest.

The organizers stated that the gathering was not a protest against the Philippine government, but against Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, whose extradition to Malaysia they were seeking.

On Friday morning, representatives from nongovernment organizations numbering around 20 also held a rally in front of embassy, and also handed over a letter of protest.

In the afternoon, at an event called Ops Bunga (Operation Flower), a number of Malaysians brought flowers to the embassy gate as a gesture of peace.

The DFA said the embassy had put in place added security measures for the safety of its personnel and their families, its property and embassy clients and visitors.

Philippine Ambassador Eduardo Malaya and other embassy officials were in Sabah the past few days to monitor the conflict and attend to the needs of Filipinos there.

Teams from the embassy, with augmentation from the DFA and other government agencies, are in the Lahad Datu and Semporna/Tawau areas on a humanitarian and consular mission for the affected Filipinos.

In New York, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon met with Malaysia’s permanent representative, Hussein Hanniff, to discuss recent developments in the Sabah conflict.

“The secretary general noted the efforts that were being made by the governments of Malaysia and the Philippines to find a peaceful resolution to the situation,” Ban’s office said in a statement posted on the UN website.

Del Rosario sued

On Friday in Manila, lawyer Oliver Lozano, representing the Rumah Bicara or Supreme Royal Council of the Sulu Sultanate, sued Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario for “losing” a letter from Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram who had sought the sultanate’s participation in the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in order to revive the longstanding Philippine claim on Sabah.

Lozano, in his three-page complaint-affidavit filed in the Office of the Ombudsman, said Del Rosario could be prosecuted under Article 225 of the Revised Penal Code, which punishes any officer “who shall remove, destroy or conceal documents or papers officially entrusted to him.”

Last Wednesday, Del Rosario took responsibility for the “missing” June 28, 2010, letter which he said had been found in the foreign office’s keeping.

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  • bongarroyo

    Umeksena na naman si lozano…

    • $18209031

      Shutup tagalegleg! Let the axe fall where it needs to be.

  • Albert Einstien

    magiging fallguy ni pnoy makapili sigurado clerk..parang sa ATIMONAN..nawala yung mga kaso dapat sa mga protektors na KKK….tumagal ng ilang buwan bago ilabas ang report ..ganyan din yan…TAMA sil lozano me batas..problema HINDI naman NASUSUNOD ang batas dito…

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        MALAYSIAn army is FUNDED by INCOME from SABAH a RP territory   for 50 years ALREADY… Chief Minister said the SABAH State chipped in about 26.9 per cent of the MALAYSIA overall crude oil output, which totaled more than 637,000 drums daily…a .territory & sovereignty of the RP…then malaysian army is being used to GENOCIDE FILIPINO CITIZENS in it’s OWN TERRITORY..INUTILE MAKAPILI govt…
     
     
     
     
    CONSTITUTION….. the SUPREME LAW of the LAND…!
     
    ARTICLE II   DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES AND STATE POLICIES
     
     
    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……..in 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..
     
    ARTICLE XI
    ACCOUNTABILITY OF PUBLIC OFFICERS
     
     
    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.”
     
     
     
     
     
    PURO VIOLATION ng CONSTITUTION yang GINAGAWA ng NOYNOYING GOVT…MAKAPILI LEADERSHIP….
    Kung ang PNOY MAKAPILI govt..nagPAPADALA ng mga SUNDALO para sa GUERRA  ng IBANG BANSA…bakit sarili NATING mga CITIZENS na ang MINAMASAKER sa sarili nating teritoryo ….ayaw magpadala ng PEACEKEEPING FORCES sa SABAH ang pnoy govt…
     
    AFP…alam nyo naman ang KATOTOHANAN…yang mga eroplano 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……

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4C2SFYIH52Y2KR7QPZPHJO2XQQ sl1

      magaling ka lang sa dakdak at di mo tinitingnan ang lahat ng angulo na makabubuti sa lahat…don’t be one-sided kung galit ka sa present gov’t. bi na balance lang ng ating pamahalaan ang pinaka mabuti sa na kakarami . kung magaling ka ay mag apply kang trouble shooter ng pamahalaan ng ma solve mo ang problem at hindi puro negative comments!

    • ernievictory

       hoi nandito ka pa pala bobong einstein ! bakit hindi ka pa lumulusob sa Sabah ? kailangan ka ni Kirat doon .huwag kang sa inquirer nagdadadakdak ! ha ha ha

  • mumbaki ak

    O, tayo din dito magrally na din sa embahada nila. tit-for-tat na lang. kakupalan na ang ginagawa nila sa mga kababayan natin kahit di kasama sa grupo ni Kiram, pinaghuhuli o pinapatay.

  • rock_steady

    Don’t trust those Malaysians, because they will stab you in the back. Those flowers are only a fake gesture, but their real agenda is to kill every Filipino in Sabah. Children, women, innocent non-combatant men, it does not matter. The situation is far worse than what their government controlled press is telling us. Nobody knows the real story there in Sabah because Malaysia does NOT want free media to cover. Their military have a free hand on slaughtering innocent civilians there. If you’re a suspect, they will blow your brains. It’s not even a figure of speech.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000463788427 Hans Hans

       yeah our real agenda is to eat every Filipino children intestines. we are ancient monster. only Filipinos blood can satisfy our thirst.

      • rock_steady

         I don’t doubt that one bit.

      • rey

        why don’t you kill yourself first land grabber air head!

      • anonis_anonis

        Haha nice one Hans!

        Since these Pinoys are monster, maybe we need to turned into monster too? XD

    • Jonathan Lim

      There might be a Malaysian under your bed. You better be afraid. Malaysians are everywhere.

      • rock_steady

        Malaysians  are everywhere? Maybe you mean Filipinos are everywhere. So you better watch out. If there was a Malaysian under my bed I would be afraid, because a lot of these Malaysians are gay, like Mlayasian Anwar Ibrahim, who loves Sodomy.

      • anonis_anonis

         At least our country is not as poor as yours, who lost much because of corruption and overpopulation.

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

    the land is for pilipinos not to malaysia is bad tenat!!

  • quenchy

    As usual, Lozano is grandstanding. Del Rosario was not even the DFA Sec yet in 2010 when the “letter” was sent and received.  It was Alberto Romulo. Even a grade 1 student knows that there is no case

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

    malayshits terrorist land grabber genocide pilipinos!

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