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Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah speaks at the opening ceremony of the annual Boao Forum in Boao, in southern China’s Hainan province, Sunday, April 7, 2013. AP

MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday morning welcomed visiting Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah to Malacañang on his state visit to the country.

A 21-gun salute boomed in the distance as the President and Sultan stood on a carpeted platform at Malacañang while the anthems of both countries were played. They later trooped the line.

Aquino introduced Bolkiah to a line of welcoming Cabinet officials, while Bolkiah himself introduced the President to members of his official delegation before walking inside the Palace for the state luncheon at the Rizal Hall.

The visit comes a week before the 22nd summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Bandar Seri Bagawan, chaired by Brunei, on April 24 and 25.

Bolkiah is set to depart at around 3 p.m. Tuesday.


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  • Albert Einstien

    RP & BRUNEI NOW should CLAIM their MALAYSIAn robbed territories in UN-ICJ…

    PEOPLE of SULU and all their FAMILIES & RP govt.. will be RICH..ALL we
    have to do is file a CLAIM…..and ask for INJUNCTION of GAS & OIL
    extraction & exploration in SABAH TERRITORY….to UN-ICJ
    ……POVERTY will be WIPED OUT ..& ..there will be ACTUAL PEACE in
    MINDANAO..MNLF, MILF, BIMF & ABU SAYAFF and their FAMILIES will
    be GIVEN their fair share & LIFETIME PENSIONS..there is even NO NEED
    to work in their whole life..and THEY WILL THANK me for it when they
    REALIZE I’m CORRECT… they will ALL be RICH…..file the claim NOW
    before it’s too late .7000 DAYS left..before total depletion..everyday
    COUNTS…in MILLIONS of DOLLARS OPPROTUNITY LOST..

    COBBOLD Commission “interviewed” about 4,000 in the 2 colonies ( RP
    SABAH & BRUNEI SARAWAK being less than 4% of the total population
    in 1962. This was hardly a vote especially to consider it as VOTE for
    independence for over 500,000 residents in 1960′s ..besides the SULU PEOPLE & SULTANATE should have consulted & included in the SHAM referendum. NOW
    filipinos living in SABAH is 1.5 million…

    FAKE REFERENDUM of 4% of the entire population under duress & barrel of a BRITSH GUN is not people’s choice it is fraud & imperialist british imposition….even UN in 1963 is owned & controlled by the BRITS..who will contest UK wishes at that
    time……..besides the BRITISH has no sovereign rights over sabah they are just paying TAX to sovereign SULU SULTANTE….lol

    the original AGREEMENT is WRITTEN in ARABIC…malaysia was NOT even a
    party to it..they just continued paying the annual TAX to sovereign sulu sultanate till NOW…yet MALAYSIA has the NERVE to interpret the TAX AGREEMENT……they. say it is written in their language & words…and pajak to them is SALE..but EVERYBODY KNOW ..sale in malay is JUALAN and cede is menyerahkan..their FRAUDULENT interpretation does NOT even come close…to their OWN words & language..EVEN the word PAJAK mean TAX in malay……as pristine as clear waters & as sure
    as the sun rise from the east..there is NO DOUBT that the agreement is TAX AGREEMENT not cession ……..MALAYSIAN interpretaion & reason that ” cesion fee in perpetuam ” does not even JIBE with their version of SALE….TAX in PERPETUAM is more TRUTHFUL…..because it is a SOVEREIGN right to tax in perpetuam….there is NO ABANDONING or CESSION if you tax a BRITISH SUBJECT…

    like RP ….BRUNEI was also a victim of MALAYSIA grabbing of territory & resources
    they took both SABAH & SARAWAK from their sovereign owners….

    the original AGREEMENT is WRITTEN in ARABIC ضريبة or PAJAK ..meaning
    ..TAX , LEVY, DUTY…..it is IMPOSED by a SOVEREIGN…ALL arabic speaking
    COUNTRIES KNOW this as TAX….they pay PAJAK yearly…In any contract just apply the WORD or AGREEMENT . When the agreement between parties are clear and free from any doubt or ambiguity, there is no room for construction or interpretation. that is .VERY BASIC…..

    My advice to RP govt file the CLAIM now ( get a copy of the ORIGINAL ) at UN-ICJ..everyday counts…approximately 7,000 days LEFT before MALAYSIA will
    FULLY DEPLETE our gas & oil resource in SABAH….

    since SULTANATE transferred SOVEREIGNTY to RP in 1962…it is NOW RP
    as a SOVEREIGN has DOMINION OVER SABAH….SOVEREIGNTY WILL NEVER
    PRESCRIBE or LOST…once it is attached it is there forever…….however, i
    ADVICE …under the LAW…on HUMAN RELATIONS..under .UNJUST ENRICHMENT
    principle … unjust enrichment is to .prevent one from enriching himself at the expense of another without just cause or consideration…also under the constitution..No person shall be deprive of property without due process of law……..the GOVT of RP must pay the SULTANATE HEIRS & PEOPLE of SULU for ANNUAL RENTAL of the TERRITORY until the end of TIME or may pay the SULTANATE HEIRS & PEOPLE in LUMP SUM to their satisfaction………..BALATO SULTAN ….get a CPA-LAWYER ..BETTER yet ACCOUNTING & LAW FIRMS who
    practice INT’L law…don’t economize this is IT…LOL

    to my BROTHER TAUSUGS & HEIRS OF SULTANATE….SABAH is LIFE…..

    BASIS for JUST COMPENSATION…..SABAH is WORTH FIGHTING FOR…!!!

    on GAS & OIL…

    RP’s $ABAH OIL ( 83.33% of that peninsular malaysia of 2.4 bb ) 2.0 Billion barrels
    ( expanding) & RP’s SABAH GA$ ( 34.18% of that peninsular malaysia of
    31.5549 tcf ) 10.7880 trillion cubic feet ( expanding )

    On TAXES collected: YEARLY

    .Every year the Federal Government of malaysia is collecting various
    taxes from Sabah to the tune of RM20 billion ..ALSO,SABAH Government
    collect taxes like on land and property of RM3.6 billion yearly
    ..BUSINESS txes collected also runs in tens of RM Billions YEARLY…

    on LAND TERRITORY..

    get the MARKET VALUE per SQUARE meter & MULTIPLY it by 73,631 km2 (28,429 sq
    mi)…WOW….!!!

    PAJAK means TAX, LEVY, DUTY an IMPOSITION by higher authority & dominion….MALAYSIANS & their BRITISH boss..are paying TAX to SULU
    SULTANATE since time in memorial……when we PAY TAX …it ONLY means
    we are RECOGNIZING its AUTHORITY over us…we are PAYING a SOVEREIGN or
    ruler of the LAND….: > )

    • xda69

      lame…

      • Albert Einstien

        ha ha TRUTH HURTS…SABAH is RP & SARAWAK is BRUNEI….lol

      • yourmama

        both are still malaysia. truth does hurts

      • Albert Einstien

        for now..je je…

      • Albert Einstein

        Do you think we can start having the Lifetime Pension beginning December this year ? That will help with Christmas shopping. How much do you think each of us will receive every month ? I can’t wait for you to see Pnoy and do the calculation. Thank you albert einstien

      • Albert Einstien

        if they file the claim now & UN will return SABAH to RP within the year ..that would be great..

        now compute for yourself..what will be the MODEST monthly pension of sulu people..

        to my BROTHER TAUSUGS & HEIRS OF SULTANATE….SABAH is LIFE…..

        BASIS for JUST COMPENSATION…..SABAH is WORTH FIGHTING FOR…!!!

        on GAS & OIL…The current price of crude oil per barrel is $93.19 ( 2 biilion barrels SABAH reserves ) & FLUCTUATING natural gas prices in Europe are about $10 per cubic foot. And last year, Japan paid as much as $20 per cubic foot for the fuel when the country faced power shortages linked to the shuttering of nuclear plants ( sabah gas reserves 10.7 TRILLION cubicfeet ).

        RP’s $ABAH OIL ( 83.33% of that peninsular malaysia of 2.4 bb ) 2.0 Billion barrels
        ( expanding) & RP’s SABAH GA$ ( 34.18% of that peninsular malaysia of
        31.5549 tcf ) 10.7880 trillion cubic feet ( expanding )

        On TAXES collected: YEARLY

        .Every year the Federal Government of malaysia is collecting various
        taxes from Sabah to the tune of RM20 billion ..ALSO,SABAH Government
        collect taxes like on land and property of RM3.6 billion yearly
        ..BUSINESS txes collected also runs in tens of RM Billions YEARLY…

        on LAND TERRITORY..

        get the MARKET VALUE per SQUARE meter & MULTIPLY it by 73,631 km2 (28,429 sq mi)…WOW my scientific calculator is in SHOCK …I’m happy for my brother muslims & their families…..lol…!!!

      • tadokapurpledaisy

        in your dreams. pension? work and contribute with SSS so you could get a pension. nobody want to read your blogs, kirat lover.

      • Albert Einstien

        you did..that is why you keep on berating me…for eternity…..lol

      • Albert Einstein

        You very uptight person, me suggest you take laxative to release the pressure hehehe

    • tadokapurpledaisy

      sobrang haba wala namang bumabasa. mauna ka doon mr. mistisma

  • disqusted0fu

    Just like most, if not all meetings of Pnoy with foreign leaders, this will be the first and last. After meeting Pnoy for the first time, foreign leaders tend to never have a meeting with him again. Unlike officials in the PH, foreign leaders doesn’t want to waste their time listening to Pnoy’s non sense, they just don’t see any potential.

  • misuari playboy

    look carefully at the photo and thou shalt findeth jacelol kiram’s head behindeth bolkiah’s shoulder…

  • Albert Einstien

    though BRUNEI SARAWAK is bigger ( 38 trillion cubic feet & 1.5 billion barrels of oil ) RP SABAH resource is comparatively great…

    IMAGINE what is a MODEST MONTHLY pension FOR LIFE of SULU people or even the whole mindanao people & their families.. if SABAH will be
    returned by UN decision…like the BENHAM RISE of GIVEN to GMA by UN…

    to my BROTHER TAUSUGS & HEIRS OF SULTANATE….SABAH is LIFE…..

    BASIS for JUST COMPENSATION…..SABAH is WORTH FIGHTING FOR…!!!

    on GAS & OIL… The current price of crude oil per barrel is $93.19 ( 2 BILLION
    barrels SABAH reserves ) & FLUCTUATING natural gas prices in Europe are
    about $10 per cubic foot. And last year, Japan paid as much as $20 per cubic
    foot for the fuel when the country faced power shortages linked to the
    shuttering of nuclear plants ( sabah gas reserves 10.7 TRILLION cubicfeet ).

    RP’s $ABAH OIL ( 83.33% of that peninsular malaysia of 2.4 bb ) 2.0 Billion barrels
    ( expanding) & RP’s SABAH GA$ ( 34.18% of that peninsular malaysia of
    31.5549 tcf ) 10.7880 trillion cubic feet ( expanding )

    On TAXES collected: YEARLY

    Every year the Federal Government of malaysia is collecting various taxes from Sabah to the tune of RM20 billion

    SABAH Government collect taxes like on land and property of RM3.6 billion yearly

    on LAND TERRITORY..

    get the MARKET VALUE per SQUARE meter & MULTIPLY it by 73,631 km2 (28,429 sq
    mi)…WOW….!!!

    PAJAK means TAX, LEVY, DUTY an IMPOSITION by higher authority &
    dominion….MALAYSIANS & their BRITISH boss..are paying TAX to SULU
    SULTANATE since time in memorial……when we PAY TAX …it ONLY means
    we are RECOGNIZING its AUTHORITY over us…we are PAYING a SOVEREIGN or
    ruler of the LAND….malaysia is appropriating the land for herself
    instead..DAYLIGHT ROBBERY …pitiful !

  • INQ_reader

    Ngayong araw din pala ang alis. Wala na time si Annabelle para…alam mo na…

  • misuari playboy

    US report says Island of Mindanao has 1-Trillion Dollars mineral resources, while Moros and Tausugs continue to live in deep poverty. Where has the wealth of the land gone to? hint: philippines colonialism.

    • jacel_itim_na_puso

      What are you trying to say? That our country is a thief of the Mindanao’s wealth? Wait ’till I become the Sultan of Brunei’s wife #53, then you shall eat your words!

      • misuari playboy

        a bold YES!

  • misuari playboy

    US-PH diplomatic documents dated February 2006 refers extensively to the rich mineral resources of Mindanao. A leaked cable from the US embassy in Manila made particular reference to the so-called Liguasan Marsh in the Cotabato Basin spanning 288,000 hectares and is among areas controlled by the MILF. MILF doesn’t know the extent of wealth they have on their Mindanao land. Philippines Colonialism means the truth about the Moros wealth will not be revealed and the people of Mindanao and Sulu will continue to live in deep poverty for many more years to come.



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