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.
05-Apr-13, 8:55 AM | Victor C. Agustin
The "Sabah situation" has buffeted the scheduled April 22 launch of the Zamboanga-Sandakan service, delaying the inaugural flight by more than a week, according to a Philippine Airlines official.
04-Apr-13, 1:40 PM | Ben Cal, Philippines News Agency
Mohagher Iqbal, chairman of the peace panel of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), on Wednesday said the raging Sabah problem is not part of the agenda in the ongoing peace talks with the government, saying it is a bilateral issue that has to be resolved between the Philippines and Malaysia.
03-Apr-13, 6:13 PM | Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com
The members of the Transition Commission (TC) tasked to draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law do not see the conflict in Sabah having an effect on the peace negotiations between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
02-Apr-13, 2:56 PM | MANUEL BUENCAMINO
The President does not have to spend too much time on the De Lima report. He can just go ahead and file the claim before the UN and announce that the Philippines will accept unconditionally whatever decision the UN makes.
02-Apr-13, 8:22 AM | Roy Lagarde, CBCP News
Outraged over the governmentâs handling of the ongoing Sabah standoff, the Sultanate of Sulu on Monday asked the support of Catholic bishops to resolve the crisis.
01-Apr-13, 7:05 PM | InterAksyon.com
The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said Monday (April 1) that Malaysia has imposed new guidelines for barter traders in Sabah and Labuan, notably requiring Filipinos and other foreigners to have passports or seaman's books in order to enter these areas.
01-Apr-13, 12:16 AM | Ellen Tordesillas, VERA Files
Concerned citizens are hauling the Malaysian government to the United Nations for human rights abuses against Filipinos in Sabah, even as they criticized the Philippine government for lack of outrage and action.
31-Mar-13, 9:46 PM | InterAksyon.com
A consular team from the Philippine Embassy visited and conferred Thursday with the eight detained Filipinos in Sabah facing charges for their alleged involvement in the Lahad Datu standoff between Malaysian security forces and hundreds of followers of the Sulu Sultanate.
29-Mar-13, 8:29 AM | Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com
The number of Filipinos who have fled Sabah since fighting broke out early this month between Malaysian security forces and followers of the sultanate of Sulu has reached 4,771, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported.
27-Mar-13, 2:12 PM | Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com
(UPDATE - 4:22 p.m.) Heirs of the royal families of the sultanate of Sulu and traditional leaders of Basilan, Tawi-Tawi, Palawan and the Zamboanga Peninsula have united to uphold their claim to Sabah and support Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, whose followers have been battling Malaysian forces.
27-Mar-13, 12:59 PM | Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com
The sultanate of Sulu may ask the help of the Department of Foreign Affairs to look into the arrest in Sabah of a nephew of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III.