04-Apr-14, 3:23 AM | Philippine News Agency | Julia Zappei, Agence France-Presse
UPDATE 7:03PM- Members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) may be behind the kidnapping of a Filipina resort worker and a female Chinese tourist in Semporna, Sabah, Malacanang said Friday, as the Western Mindanao Command went on alert for their possible landing attempt in the South.
03-Apr-14, 11:21 AM | Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah, Reuters
(UPDATE2 - 4:07 p.m.) The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed earlier reports that armed men abducted two women, a Chinese tourist and a Philippine hotel worker, from a diving resort in Malaysia's eastern state of Sabah.
29-Mar-14, 7:15 PM | Philippines News Agency
The welfare of government employees in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be considered in the drafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, Malacanang said Saturday.
14-Mar-14, 10:07 AM | Edwin O. Fernandez and Noel Y. Punzalan, Philippine News Agency
More deportees from Sabah, Malaysia arrived in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi Thursday night, bringing the total sent home thus far to 6,149, all residents of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
12-Mar-14, 9:55 AM | Philippines News Agency
The latest batch of deportees from Sabah, numbering to 122 individuals, arrived at the port of Bongao, Tawi-tawi, on Tuesday night, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao- Humanitarian Emergency Action and Response Team (ARMM-HEART) reported.
20-Feb-14, 5:11 PM | Philippines News Agency
President Benigno S. Aquino III will undertake a State Visit to Malaysia on February 27-28 upon the invitation of Malaysian Prime Minister Dato Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.
19-Jan-14, 2:04 PM | InterAksyon.com
The trial of 27 Filipinos who allegedly took part in the siege of Sabah in early 2013 as members of the Sulu Sultanate's Royal Army has begun, and the Department of Foreign Affairs gave assurances it has provided them with 'topnotch lawyers.'
06-Jan-14, 3:13 PM | Pots de Leon, InterAksyon.com
Pending the results of a Palace-directed study on the Philippines’ Sabah claim, the DFA on Monday declined comment on the reported plan of the newly installed Sultanate of Sulu to file a case before the International Court of Justice to seek a peaceful resolution on the oil-rich territory.
28-Dec-13, 11:16 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com
On February 12, the Royal Sulu Sultanate Army, composed of around 400 followers of Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III, landed on Lahad Datu, Sabah, to reclaim the latter from Malaysia as their homeland.
20-Dec-13, 11:13 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com
A Taiwanese woman, who was abducted on November 15 by armed men in Sabah, Malaysia, was recovered by elements of the Philippine Marines and Philippine National Police in Talipao, Sulu on Friday, said Captain Ryan Lacuesta, Civil Military Operations Officer of the 2nd Marine Brigade.
16-Nov-13, 8:46 PM | Agence France-Presse
Malaysian police said on Saturday an Al-Qaeda linked terror group from the Philippines was believed to be behind the killing of a Taiwanese tourist and the kidnapping of his wife.
21-Oct-13, 5:08 PM | Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com
The Philippines is considering four options to peacefully settle its territorial dispute with Malaysia regarding its Sabah claim, President Benigno Aquino III said in an interview aired over state-run Radyo ng Bayan on Monday.
17-Oct-13, 5:09 PM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com
The Department of Tourism is reviewing its foreign tourist arrivals target for 2013 after a series of political tensions with Taiwan and Malaysia, as well as the recent earthquake in Visayas.
05-Sep-13, 9:24 AM | Noel Y. Punzalan, Philippines News Agency
Officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) working under Task Force Basulta are set to meet with Malacanang counterparts in Zamboanga City next week on the impending deportation of some 600,000 undocumented Filipinos in Sabah.
27-Aug-13, 2:05 PM | Veronica Uy, InterAksyon.com
At least 28 allies of the Sultan of Sulu "who returned to their homeland" early this year--a move that spawned violence and irritated Philippine-Malaysia relations--will start this September, a source at Manila's foreign affairs department said.
06-Jul-13, 6:08 AM | Ben Cal, Philippine News Agency
Operatives of the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) arrested two suspected human traffickers and rescued 130 would-be victims in two separate operations in Zamboanga City on Wednesday.
16-Jun-13, 2:47 PM | Ernie P. Reyes, InterAksyon.com
While President Benigno Aquino III had fighting words directed at China on the raging dispute in the West Philippine Sea, his June 12 speech apparently hinted at a compromise with Malaysia over Sabah, according to Abraham Idjirani, the spokesman of the Sulu Sultanate.
09-May-13, 7:30 AM | Jose Antonio A. Custodio, Special to InterAksyon.com
There is a pattern in how the Philippines has handled its territorial disputes, both in Sabah and the West Philippine Sea. Here, historian and security expert Jose Antonio Custodio details that pattern and prescribes a solution to break out of the pattern.
06-May-13, 5:54 PM | Abigail C. Kwok, InterAksyon.com
The Sulu sultanate expressed concern that the victory of Malaysia's ruling coalition led by Najib Razak will result in the renewed crackdown on the Royal Sultanate Force occupying Lahad Datu, Sabah.
05-May-13, 9:53 PM | Veronica C. Uy, InterAksyon.com
The Philippines would 'not be worse off' with a regime change in Malaysia, a DFA official said Sunday. And, alluding to reports Filipinos in Sabah and Sarawak were among those tapped as 'flying voters,' the source said this was possible, but not in big numbers.
12-Apr-13, 3:57 PM | Agence-France Presse
KUALA LUMPURâ Malaysian police said they had released 32 armed Filipinos arrested earlier this week on suspicion of trying to join an incursion by Islamic militants in an eastern state, media reports said Friday.
12-Apr-13, 5:03 AM | Perfecto Raymundo, Philippine News Agency
The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed the petition asking the SC to compel Malacanang to push its claim to North Borneo (Sabah) before the International Court of Justice.
10-Apr-13, 6:49 PM | Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com
The sultanate of Sulu Wednesday brushed off claims made by Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari that his tribe was the 'real owner' of Sabah, but said they have no ill feelings toward their Muslim brother.
10-Apr-13, 2:58 PM | Erwin Tulfo, News 5
In a new twist rendering more bizarre the Sabah standoff, MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari said his clan is the 'real owner' of the resource-rich territory and this is why he decided to 'rescue' the Filipinos being abused by Malaysian forces and to 'reclaim the land.'
10-Apr-13, 2:32 PM | Abigail C. Kwok, InterAksyon.com and Carla Lim, News5
(UPDATE 2 - 5:17 p.m.) The 32 Liberal Party members from Tawi-Tawi who were arrested off Sabah and detained by Malaysian authorities have been released, Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said late Wednesday afternoon.
10-Apr-13, 1:10 PM | Abigail C. Kwok, InterAksyon.com
Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan dismissed the report that fighters of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) under founding chairman Nur Misuari were preparing a rescue mission for Filipinos in Sabah.
09-Apr-13, 9:21 PM | Erwin Tulfo, News 5; with a report from Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com
In a camp set up by the Moro National Liberation Camp in this part of Southern Philippines, thousands of recruits are being trained by veteran combat fighters 'to rescue' thousands of Filipinos allegedly being abused by Malaysian security forces in Sabah.
09-Apr-13, 8:38 PM | Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com
Members of the Royal Security Force of the Sulu sultanate who remain holed up in Lahad Datu, Sabah despite continuous Malaysian assault have received additional reinforcements from sympathizers in the Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi areas.
05-Apr-13, 10:43 AM | Elmer Badilla, InterAksyon.com
UPDATE 11:45PM-Hundreds of Filipinos who fled from Sabah have sought shelter on Mangsee Island, off the southernmost Palawan town of Balabac, the Navy said Friday.