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31 Filipino evacuees from Malaysia seek PAO legal aid

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Filipino evacuees arrive by boat in Bongao town, Tawi-Tawi province, in the southern island of Mindanao late on March 8, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Some 31 evacuees from Sandakan, Malaysia who fled to Bongao, Tawi-Tawi sought the help of the Public Attorneys’ Office to help their relatives who were detained by Malaysian authorities in Sabah.

In a letter dated March 14, 2013 to Public Attorneys’ Office Chief Persida Rueda Acosta, they said their relatives were detained by Malaysian authorities and their passports were torn apart by the authorities.

“We are among the 523 Filipino evacuees who arrived here in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on March 13, 2013 from Sandakan, Sabah via Taganak, Turtle Island, Tawi-Tawi. We would like to seek your assistance on behalf of our relatives and kababayan who were left in Sabah without Philippine passports or travel documents,” the letter stated.

“Some of our relatives who were not able to board the motorized launch that brought us to Taganak, Turtle Island, Tawi-Tawi to avoid it from being overloaded were arrested by Malaysian authorities. The Philippine passports or travel documents as presented by some of them to the Malaysian authorities upon their arrest were instantly tore apart by said Malaysian authorities. That until now, we received no news about their situation in the hands of the Malaysian authorities,” they added.

Acosta already referred the letter to Justice Secretary Leila De Lima and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario for appropriate action.


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  • Manuel_II

    Ask Help from Kiram, he started this mess.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ELTWKJPUAIB6ANDT4KSL7BSATA Shalani

      sadista yata tong mga maka dilaw na to

      • Manuel_II

        uL0L, porket di ako kumakampi sa Sulu Army maka dilaw na agad, ano ka manghuhula, pagbuhulin ko pa kayo ng abnoy mong presidente. LOL

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

      Kiram barely enough to feed his own mouth. What help can he offer? :-)

    • Alexalbert Mistisma

      What kind of Filipino are u?

      GIVE SYMPATHY to OUR FILIPINO BROTHERS…NOT TO CONDEMNED THEM…

      Their hope rested on FILIPINOS itself cause MALAYSIANS will be treated them by harassment.

      • tadokapurpledaisy

        it was their fault stupid. they started it, let them finish it. we are sympathizing with the displaced brothers, but we are not in agreement with kirat and his men. will kirat give them money for their needs? no way because he is a stupid a hole.

      • Batang Altura

        tama kaawaan natin sila kung OFW sila ang kaso yung ibang nagpunta dyan mga mercenaries ni J.Kiram nadamay tuloy yung ibang pinoy .

  • corei3sleek

    Document torn apart vs mutilated bodies? you must be joking..

  • regd

    When the dusts settle down and all party filter out all the tales and exaggerations, I don’t see kirams group including the undocumented TNT’s there being the winner of a sparring match between who is telling the truth the most. They are just too talented on this things.

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

      i know Filipinos the most. i had them as my neighbour during my childhood. even my uncle married Filipino. the biatch love using her bolos to scare us kid. barbarian biatch. she have her children from her previous marriage only after 25 years my uncle know the truth.

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

        the thing is.. my auntie still not divorce her previous husband. that innocent Filipino for you. sound typical?

      • http://www.facebook.com/sang.garudada Sang Garudada

        ur uncle is stupid. i loled.

  • CommonSens6

    Miss Tupas from reading your post, did Chief Acosta get recalled by Delima and Pnoy from going to Tawi-tawi?
    x

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

    ******We would like to seek your assistance on behalf of our relatives and
    kababayan who were left in Sabah without Philippine passports or travel
    documents,” the letter stated.****

    Who would believe this sheit? They probably come to Malaysia without document.

    *****The Philippine passports or travel documents as presented by some of
    them to the Malaysian authorities upon their arrest were instantly tore
    apart by said Malaysian authorities. ******

    This shiet are among illegal immigrant from total 800,000 aliens in Malaysia.

    • CommonSens6

      Malaysians are illegal occupiers of Sabah hence they are the real
      illegal immigrants! Look it up!

      • MalayanTiger2013

        How can u be illegal occupier within a own country ?

      • CommonSens6

        Then go to the ICJ to prove it!

      • tadokapurpledaisy

        why don’t you go then. baka wala kang pamasahe papunta sa court.

      • CommonSens6

        I can afford to pay for your whole family of one. Kawawa ka naman
        walang nagmamahal sa yo kinakalaban mo lahat ng tao. Bumalik ka na
        lang Tsina katulad mo madami sa Beijing walang manners and lakas ng boses sa elevator!

        Joke’s on you! Booo!
        x

      • tadokapurpledaisy

        sino ba ang walang manners. ang pagka arrogante mo ang nagiging sanhi kaya me kumakalaban sa yo. afford mo pamasahe? in your dreams. di ka pa siguro nakapunta sa mga napuntahan ko. kala mo kung sino kang mayabang bopol ka naman. salita ng salita punta ka na sa sabah para maipakita sa sambayanan ang galing mo. puro ka paninira sa gobyerno. kumuha ka muna ng visa para makatungtong ka naman dito sa amin. baka sakali mabigyan ka let me know para pagdating mo dito, e may sasampal sa yo.

      • herokiller

        hahahahaha. baka ikaw ang arrogante at ikaw ang nagyayabang. masyado kang mayabang at maingay. sabagay kung may maipagyayabang ka nga naman. why not diba ? ^_^

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000923389289 David Bobir

    ….it’s probably all bullshit….the world already knows that filipino are great liars…they probably didn’t have any documents so they were detained,,,now their relatives are back in phil bullshitting saying their papers were destroyed…its the classic filipino way…they think they can lie their way out of everything

    • Batang Altura

      pilipino ka bang hayup ka nilahat mo na pilipino..

  • Abdul Rahman Mohd. Sharif

    Find me one SO call Refugees with a Malaysian Passport. They are all ILLEGALs in another country.

    • CommonSens6

      Malaysians are illegal occupiers of Sabah hence they are the real
      illegal immigrants!

      • tadokapurpledaisy

        paulit ulit na lang.

      • CommonSens6

        Malaysians are illegal occupiers of Sabah hence they are the real
        illegal immigrants!

      • tadokapurpledaisy

        kakahiya kang bopol ka.

  • MalayanTiger2013

    So do they even had a pinoy passport ?

  • Alexalbert Mistisma

    GIVE SYMPATHY to OUR FILIPINO BROTHERS…NOT TO CONDEMNED THEM…

    Their hope rested on FILIPINOS itself cause MALAYSIANS will be treated them by harassment.

    • tadokapurpledaisy

      english 101 please.

      • Alexalbert Mistisma

        ha ha ha…

    • Batang Altura

      kung pilipino ka tagalugin mo na lang..

      • Alexalbert Mistisma

        My language is not a tagalog…

        If i speak my own language…mostly dont understand.

        I prefer english!

  • Hey_Dudes

    I doubt very much if Malaysian authorities will agree to that in the same way we will not allow outsiders not licensed to practice their expertise in the country.



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