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SC rejects plea to compel DFA to press Sabah claim


MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petition that called on the high court to compel the government through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to formally push for the Philippines’ claim on Sabah.

During its en banc (full court) summer session in Baguio, the high court has decided to dismiss the case for lack of merit.

The high court said they cannot compel a co-equal branch of government to make a political decision as it pointed on the separation of powers.

The petition was filed by taxpayer Louis “Barok” Biraogo urging the high court to order Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Del Rosario to elevate the Sabah claim to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague or any other international fora authorized under international laws.

Biraogo said the Philippines, not Malaysia owns Sabah based on historical records.

Earlier, Biraogo also filed a petition urging the high court to compel the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to prohibit political dynasties. The petition was, however dismissed by the high court.

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Tags: Department of Foreign Affairs , Features , Global Nation , Sabah standoff

  • Meow Ming

    PLA 50 cents party members are having a field day arguing with each other, raking enough cents to every posts they made and meet their quota for the day.

  • PurpleDaisy13

    News Update: Recent sightings of armed followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III have turned Kunak town in Sabah into a GHOST TOWN, a Malaysian news site reported.

    (change comma to dot:)

    Kunak, Sabah is a town that used to be an active population of 48,000 residents. Now it’s a ghost town located southwest of Lahad Datu, Sabah and just an hour drive away on road A-5.

    Bye bye economy of Kunak, Sabah.

    Malaysia’s North Borneo (Sabah) War Zone has taken down the economy of it’s first town.

    • myname kopiOO

      too many assumptions…

      too many accusations…

      too many fairy tales…

      too many negative comments…

      too many arrogant statements…

      too many childish statements..

      too much self confidence..

      too much self appraisal…

      too much noise! ewww… :)

    • headhunter

      Change comma to dot – new trick by dotty dotty Daisy :). You can be as good as Idiotrajni in making news for us, keep it up miss dotty titty. .

  • headhunter

    To all super confused Pinoy keyboard warriors,

    You should read this report over and over again. You seem to miss the point that it is your Supreme Court which fails you. We Malaysians are in disbelief.

    You should debate about your court ruling which betrayed your cause. You should try to stick to the topic instead of spreading propaganda, isn’t that right Miss America?

    • ThudOthwacker

      “You should read this report over and over again. You seem to miss the point that it is your Supreme Court which fails you. We Malaysians are in disbelief.” ~headhunter

      LOL Malayu your just envious and jealous. Filipinos can exercise its rights. Unlike in UMNO controlled federation of Malayu and occupied states. Opposition party are prevented to held a peaceful rally.

      You don’t know how a true democracy works. This is not a federation of Malayu and occupied states. Where the leading party(UMNO) bribe members of juicy projects and buy new member.

      • headhunter

        There you are Thudey! I have been looking for you to turn back the table..hehehe

      • ThudOthwacker

        I watched a few youtube videos lah! So I could at least grasp your point with your mangled English. OOps, I mean Malayu-English or Manglish lah!

        Still, cannot-cannot Manglish follow lah!

      • headhunter

        3 maids were at the agency waiting to take a test.
        The manager said “I’ll give you 3 words, use them and form a sentence. The words are Chicken, Nut & Bread.”

        The first maid said “Yesterday, I went to the market and I bought Chicken Nut Bread”

        The manager said “Pass! Next!”

        The second maid said “Last night for dinner, I made Chicken Nut Bread”

        The manager said “Pass! Next!”

        The third maid said “Last night, I went into my maams room and I saw the pillow over her face, Chicken Nut Bread*!”

        The manager: “……”

        (*She Cannot Breathe) – Get it?

      • ThudOthwacker

        For a safe trip. Upon boarding a fully pack tram or bus. You must utter this mantra phrase three times, faster and louder: “ALPHA KENNY BODY”

        Afterwards say “hapi-hapi me beri lah!

      • headhunter

        Thudey thudey, yuu can kam to our kontri, we have jab for you which is kleniing the kamforrrrrt room

  • http://www.facebook.com/Boycott.Made.N.China Val Sor

    It is first an executive/leadership action, not legislative, to pursue a claim. Then the legislative follows. The Executive should lead, just like our UNCLOS arbitration initiative.

  • Avel Mercado Ablola

    nakakalungkot naman na puro kayabangan kayo kung US citizen kayo, so what ? Diyan na lang kayo, kami na bahala rito.

  • heehe hahaa

    For all the Kiram supporters, go eat this up. Your Supreme court and your DFA have the good sense to know that ICJ will not decide in favor of the Philippines and are not pursuing this.
    Stop all your hate mail about Malaysia not wanting to go to ICJ.
    The Sulu historical claims are as dead as a Dodo bird.

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