23-Mar-15, 2:31 PM | InterAksyon.com
Three Filipino youths were killed during immigration operations by the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) against undocumented individuals at the Lahad Datu public market last Saturday, March 21, the Philippine embassy in Malaysia said in a statement Monday.
15-Nov-14, 2:34 PM | Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com
A police intelligence source says the Abu Sayyaf Group is believed to have kidnapped a Frenchman in Sabah, Malaysia and possibly taken the hostage to one of the isles in the Tawi-Tawi islands group.
03-Aug-14, 4:12 PM | PNA/Bernama
The 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew covering the waters off six districts in Sabah's east coast, implemented to check attacks by foreign gunmen, has been extended until further notice from Sunday, Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) commander Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun said.
23-Jul-14, 4:53 PM | InterAksyon.com
The Department of Foreign Affairs has cautioned Filipinos plying the waters off Sabah of a dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed by Malaysian authorities over six districts on the territory’s east coast 'as part of efforts to strengthen security measures in these areas.'
17-Jun-14, 6:55 PM | Philippine News Agency
The Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday confirmed that a Filipino was abducted by unidentified armed men, along with a Malaysian national, off Malaysian-controlled Sabah this week.
16-Jun-14, 2:16 PM | Agence France-Presse
The Malaysian citizen and a Filipino employee, identified as Maslan, were abducted from a fish farm off the small coastal town of Kunak in Sabah, in northern Borneo.
04-Jun-14, 4:53 AM | Philippine News Agency | Bernama
Malaysian police are still detaining the Filipina who was rescued from the band of kidnappers in Jolo Island, in Southern Philippines last Friday, to assist in investigations, said Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib.
03-Jun-14, 4:02 AM | Philippine News Agency
The Filipina resort staff, who was abducted along with a Chinese tourist by suspected Filipino Muslim extremists off Sabah in April, was cleared by Malaysian authorities of suspected involvement in the kidnapping, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.
02-Jun-14, 6:07 PM | InterAksyon.com
Marcy Dayawan, the Filipino receptionist at the Singamata Resorts off Semporna in Sabah who was abducted with Chinese tourist Gao Hua Yun, has been turned over to Philippine Embassy officials, and is expected to return to the Philippines shortly.
31-May-14, 12:14 PM | Agence France-Presse
A Chinese tourist and a Filipino worker have been rescued nearly two months after they were abducted from a Malaysian dive resort, Prime Minister Najib Razak said.
06-May-14, 3:29 PM | Agence France-Presse
A Chinese national has been seized in Malaysia's Borneo island by Filipino gunmen, a security official said Tuesday in the wake of tension between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing over missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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.