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Kirams seek PAO aid for Filipinos held in Sabah

PAO chief Persida Acosta

Fearing further alleged abuses that might be committed by Malaysian authorities against evacuees from Sabah, a daughter of the Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III has asked the help of the Public Attorney’s Office to assist Filipinos who were prevented from leaving.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No house, no job, no future for Inda in Sabah

Malaysian soldiers atop an armored vehicle move in toward Lahad Datu. MALAYSIA’S THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

She fears for her life and that of her family here in Sabah. But if she goes back to Tawi-Tawi, they will have nothing, too—not a house, not a job, perhaps not a future.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysian journalists ordered to call Sulu gunmen as ‘terrorists’


Independent Malaysian online news provider Malaysiakini has claimed that Malaysian journalists covering the Sabah crisis in Lahad Datu were ordered by the Sabah minister on Monday to always refer to the armed followers of the sultan of Sulu as “terrorists.”

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

400 Filipino evacuees from Sabah stranded on Turtle Islands–PH Navy exec

Taganak Island tawi tawi

More than 400 individuals from Sabah have been stranded on Taganak Island (Turtle Island) in Tawi-Tawi province since Saturday night, waiting to be rescued by the government, a Philippine Navy official said on Sunday.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ramos to Aquino: Convene security council


Former President Fidel V. Ramos on Wednesday stressed he never abandoned the Philippine claim to Sabah and urged President Aquino and Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III to meet face to face to discuss how to end the standoff in the Malaysian state.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

13 bodies of Sulu gunmen found, says Malaysian defense chief

Lahad Datu

Malaysian Defense Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Wednesday confirmed the recovery of the bodies of 13 “terrorists” following Tuesday’s air strikes and artillery against armed followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III holed up in an encampment in Lahad Datu in Sabah.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Mindanao areas brace for possible mass deportation due to Sabah issue

Acting ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The local governments in Western Mindanao and in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao are getting ready for the Filipinos who might be repatriated to the country as a result of the fighting in Sabah.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Sulu sultan says brother in Sabah unharmed

Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III and his daughter, Princess Jacel  Kiram  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III said his brother, Rajah Muda Agbimuddin Kiram, is alive and unharmed despite the heavy air and ground assault launched by Malaysian forces in Lahad Datu, Sabah on Tuesday.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Deportation of 289 Filipinos not due to Sabah issue, says Labor chief

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Tuesday clarified that the deportation of almost 300 Filipinos from Sabah was not in any way connected to the conflict there between the Malaysian authorities and followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

CBCP to Filipinos: Pray for peace in Sabah

CBCP president and Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma: Do not expect the teachings of the Church about reproductive health to change in the time of Pope Francis.

Give peace a chance.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »



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