Malaysia wise not to attack sultanate’s men



The ultimatum given by the Malaysian authorities to the men of the Sultanate of Sulu who are holed up in a village in Sabah expired at midnight of Tuesday, Feb. 26.

But Malaysian police and military forces surrounding the village didn’t attack as expected when the ultimatum ended.

The Malaysians are wise to make such a drastic move against people who belong to the Tausugs of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, a tribe of Filipino Muslims that considers fighting a way of life.

The Tausugs (or Tausog, meaning people of the sea current) revere the Sulu sultanate which ruled them for centuries until the coming of the Americans at the beginning of the 20th century.

They believe in the cause of their sultanate even if its power of life and death over its subjects has become dormant for more than a century now.

If the men and women led by Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram, who were sent by Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, are harmed, the people in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi and the Tausugs in Sabah would take up arms against the Malaysian government.

In the event a Tausug revolt against Malaysia takes place, most Tausugs in Sabah will harbor or fight with the warriors from Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. Sabah is only one hour by speedboat from Tawi-Tawi.

From my source close to the sultanate, 2,500 armed Tausugs are in Sabah. Most of them belong to the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) whose founder, Nur Misuari, traces his lineage to the sultanate.

The armed men from Sulu and Tawi-Tawi landed in the Malaysian state even before Sultan Kiram and his group arrived in Sabah.

At the height of the furor over the landing last week, about 150 MNLF armed regulars from Palawan landed in Sabah, according to very reliable sources. Although the Malaysian and Philippine navies guard the boundary between the two countries, it is easy to cross the border.

This porous border contributed to the increase of the Tausug population in Sabah, with many who escaped the war between the government and the MNLF in the 1970s and ’80s settling down in the Malaysian state.

Malaysia is walking on a tightrope in the Sabah standoff.

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His advisers should advise President Noy to refrain from making statements on the Sabah standoff that would hurt the sensibilities of the Tausugs. In trying to please Malaysia, the President might have another Tausug revolt in his hands.

The President said he would order the arrest of Sultan Jamalulu Kiram III if he didn’t withdraw his armed men from Sabah.

Such statements are counterproductive.

If the President doesn’t know it yet, the Tausug revolt in the 1970-1980s nearly resulted in the collapse of the Marcos government.

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PO2 Christine Mangibang of the San Pedro police station should be relieved from her post at the children and women’s desk.

Jessa Regaspi, 33, told this writer that Mangibang didn’t act on her complaint of domestic violence. According to Regaspi, Mangibang seemed to be flirting with somebody on her cell phone and did not bother to take down her complaint of domestic violence.

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The mother of a girl with cerebral palsy, who was reportedly raped by her own father, complained that a prominent politician is protecting her estranged husband.

The mother says that the suspect, a businessman from Marinduque, is out on bail, even if rape is a nonbailable offense.

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  • CommonSens6

    Raja Muda Agbimudin cool  ka lang please. Please remember you
    are a Raju Muda and its in your stars to liberate your people!
    Allah be with you and your people!

    • geojewel

      Tama ka kabayan CommonSens6, pero alam mo naman sila may-ari ng Sabah tapos sila pa ang ina-api kaya di natin masisi ang Sultanate family. 

      After all, sila pa nga ang nagbibigay ng favor kay PiNoynoy in reviving the long over due Sabah issue. Prez Noy, pasalamat ka naman sa kapatid natin na mga Tausugs–instead of threatening them to get jailed. Wala ka talagang alam on how to deal the culture of Moros ano. You didn’t even know Mr. Noy that deep in the heart of the Sultanate, they want you to Champion in claiming Sabah not only for them but for the Filipino people as well!

      Mabuhay po kayo Brod Mon Tulfo for writing good columns about the on-going Sabah crisis. Nagkita tayo some 10 years ago kay Dr. Agon…bcoz of my lower back pain then–ngayon ok na oks na po! Feel free to connect: geojewelonline@gmail.com –More Power to you!

      • ApoLapullapu

        Ngayon all that is gone.  The Sultanate is willing to negotiate with Malaysia and it is very clear that the latter is very much willing to reach a win-win solution.  De Lima?  She cannot even finish the Atimonan Murders.

  • kentohtan

    from my source close to the sultanate…hanep ka talaga ramona di ka na naubusan ng source.

    kaya pati income mo,dami mong source.

    • geojewel

      of course dami source si Mon as mediaman, di katulad sayo puro “kentohtan” lang alam. kaya pati alyas mo ganon…whatever in your mind comes out or “Garbage in-Garbage out” di ba?

    • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

       e kung wala syang source wala kang babasahin at aalipustahin dito

    • maypakialamtayo

      eto pa ang isang tagasubaybay ni idol mon na bitter, tuesday, thursday at saturday ay asar talo ka ano! basa ka kasi ng basa eh! ayaw mo naman ang binabasa.

    • don alto

      INGGIT KA LANG!!!!


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    Showbiz writers siguro mga sources niya.

  • ed_dAVAO

    possibling tama ka Mon dahil kung hindi matagal nang pinaghuhuli ng Malaysian yang mga tauhan ni Kiram dyan sa Sabah.

  • randyaltarejos

    That rapist father must be castrated and then send to jail. Also, that policewoman who was supposed to attend to the complaints of the public must be relieved and necessary administrative charges should be filed against her before the National Police Commission.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      Don’t forget to take your medicine on time.

    • don alto

      OOOOPS, Wrong THREAD!! /

  • ikulong

    bilib talaga ako kay tulfing. palaging may reliable source kahit saan

    • maypakialamtayo

      kaya nga lagi mong binabasa ang column nya di ba!

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      Nakalimutan namang isali yung istorya ng Tatay niya,kaya parang may kulang,but it’s ok.

  • $20926843

    This is the irony of electing a and putting a student council in malacanang chaired by an inutile and autistic president.  Most of the time in their three years in power, they bungled on what they do particularly in the diplomatic front.

    • adriel0104

      marunong ka pala magtype.di ba renren ka?punasan mo ang laway nang anak mo.bakit ba naman abnormal kayo na pamilya.

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    aarestuhin for occupying your own land? haha..pakingsyit

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HU7TEA3TY3KMRZIQE6CPA4RYQY Wilson

    Exactly Sir! Harming the Tausugs involved in the Sabah standoff will create more problems than solutions. Malaysia may have one of the best arsenals in the world, we all know that, but they will be against one of the bravest or fiercest fighters in the world that will be willing to sacrifice their lives up to the 40th generations of their clans in the name of defending their lands or rights. I know the Tausugs well, because I am one of them and we are raised to be willing to die anytime for a right cause. There is only one thing that can stop us from fighting the Malaysians~ our religion! It’s only Islam that can dictate the Tausugs not go against them.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P4GAMKLWTOEY5N3JH2X3SZ26XA Dexter S

      So we stop fighting in the Philippines and lets carry the fight to Sabah and stick it to the Malaysians’ a**!

      • Alex Alvarez

        I would love it, lets give the malaysian goverment a dose of there own medicine!!!

      • Bokya

         I would love it…muslims versus muslims..with a dose of there own

      • don alto


    • ApoLapullapu

      The Malaysians are Muslims.  They would not fight against their fellow Muslims on this very easy to solve problem.  The will soon solve the problem and the whole world especially the government of the Philippines will be shocked by the solution.

      • don alto


      • ApoLapullapu

        I miscalculated the Malaysians.  They are not true Muslims after all.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      Tamang rason ang usapin dito hindi Religion.Hindi ninakaw ng Malaysia ang Religion ninyo.Kaya wag mong dagdagan ng ibang topic pa ang usapan baka lalong magka loco ang topic.
      Dapat magkaisa mga Moros sa usaping ito.

  • maypakialamtayo

    sabi ni pnoy umuwi na raw ang mga tauhan ng Sultanate of Sulu, papaano uuwi yung nasa mismong sariling pamamahay na.

  • eirons1043

    Sir Mon ano naman ang sabi ng sources mo sa Palasyo kung bakit me katangahan ang lumalabas sa bibig ni Tuwid Boy tungkol sa Sabah Claim. Nasa Sabah na nga ang legitemate claimant eh pauuwiin pa. Ang lahat nga ng mga past and President puro porma o sulat ng pakiusap lang ang ginagawa eh ang mga tausog talagang lumusob na. Ngayon di Malaysia ang nasa defensive dahil tagilid sila pagdating sa history records. There can not be a better evidence than acknowledge history records. Look at Hongkong and Falklands.

    • puza65

      ang nangyari sa hk binigyan ni deng xiao peng ng ultimatum ang britain noong si margaret thatcher na kung di ibabalik sa china ang hk lulusobin ng china at gagamit na sila ng pwersa…go to free malaysia today at mainit din ang usapan don tungkol sa sabah…

  • Alex Alvarez

    2500 armed tausugs? Wow, it will be a headache for the Malaysians if they would dare to touch the Royal Sulu Army….

    • Bokya

       2500 armed tausugs all eating kamote!   Wow, big headache for the Malaysians

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

        Tausug can survive with Camote and bubok and still can fight effectively.

  • Alex Alvarez

    Patriots, please visit this website and post comments…….http://wwwTULDOKfreemalaysiatodayTULDOKcom kindly replace TULDOK with .

    • Arcsolo

      i tried it, man. r u d 1 called Beverly Hills? there’s a lot of angry malays in there. :-)

      • Alex Alvarez

        you haven’t read my post there? Im not beverly hills but alex…yes yes yo……..

      • puza65

        I was there last night reading all the comments of all pinoys..and yes malays are angry and one thing they did’nt know before that sabah is not them..I’ll go directly on the Defender of philippine sabah and spratly claims….

      • Arcsolo

        ya i read it man, sorry bout that. i did “like” your comments there.

    • Arcsolo

      yo. i supported u der man.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      magbigay ka naman ng tamang link brother.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TWOQ7QUJBGQVE3EQED2365SUDM Pete

    fellow NPA’s and RPA’s, MAKAWILI’s, CPLA’s, MNLF’s, ABB’s, LARANGAN GUERILLA GROUPS, KAKUSA, CADRE, TADTAD, PULAHANES, VERDEHES and ITOMAN’S let us unite all for the cause of reclaiming SABAH back to us, this is a nobler cause i guess! -kumander pete

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IY7ISACBX4HONCRK77BXZXL62M Johnny

    Unfortunately the equation is (Ninoy != Noynoy).
    (Ninoy/100 == Noynoy) I am disgusted by Noynoy’s recent reactions to these Sabah events lately.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/V6MRKEEQFZ2UMKEWCIMVRWXOSA james

    it was realling strange and embarrasing seeing Pnoy baring his threats on the sultanate for all the public to see. nakakabwist. =(

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IY7ISACBX4HONCRK77BXZXL62M Johnny

      Pnoy = Lowest of the low form of leadership. The greatest traitor to the Republic of the Philippines. The one who prefers to do the easy/lazy way (nasanay kasi).

    • puza65

      may nagsusulsol sa mga sultan ngaun na iilaban yan..dahil mainit si Pnoy sa spratly issue at ginagamit naman ang mga sultan…ang mga naunang sultan ay kaibigan ng mga intsik noong araw pa man…at may ilan pang kamag anak ang sultan na naninirahan sa shandong…kaya ang nangyayari parehong pinag iinteresan ang ating mga isla…kasama ang sabah at spratly…

    • billijo

      You should be use to Pnoy’s tactis by now. Every thing that he does is for head lines. His problem is,he knows no shame.

  • Alex Alvarez

    Who is actually the last sultan recognized by our government?
    To find out, visit below link……….

  • felix1959

    Bakit pagbabantaan ang kapwa Filipino, kay PNOY ako, pero dito mali sya! Suportahan ang Sultan ng Sulo!!!

    • white scorpion

      i did not vote for p-noy. BUT, i will support him. EXCEPT for this one. we should pursue our ownership sa sabah in favor of the sultanate of sulu. in the past since time immemorial. madalas tayo apihin ng malaysia. tapos magsasawalang kibo lang tayo sa issue na ito. WHAT DOES IT SIGNIFIES??????

  • ApoLapullapu

    I consider Mon’s assessment authoritative.  His father, Col Ramon Tulfo was once PC provincial commander in these parts.  Mon knows the traits of almost all the tribes in Mindanao. He is a Mindanaoan himself.

  • Komen To

    The advisers of PNoy are to be blamed if we end up fighting with our own Tausugs later.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001015785717 Romulo Abad Mediana


  • malek_abdul

    The government of Aquino is on the verge of creating a new Muslim breakaway group. Instead of supporting the heirs and descendants of the Sultanate of Sulu, he even ordered DOJ and DILG to build up a criminal case to be filed against the legal claimants of Sabah. His administration is underestimating the intelligence and wit of the Tausugs. Tausugs are well known for their “live for nothing, die for something” attitude.

    • billijo

      Aquino is not underestimating the wit of the Tausugs people. Aquino is just showing his own lack of wisdom.  AGAIN.

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    the tausugs are just going to their homeland and
    no need for visas within asean now

    malaysia better stop abusing the sultanate of sulu
    paying less than 80,000 ringgit per year

    mas malaki pa renta sa isang cellphone cellsite
    sa jolo

    the sultanate of sulu will be an economic power yet
    skirting the sovereignty issue

    with the power of the sultan
    together with the new tausug political centers

    the sulu sultanate may yet revive its
    economic power

    economic power to pursue its case
    in multilateral bodies peacefully

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Mon there’s a sudden change in the blow of wind on your news towards these Tausugs and you failed to mention your prolific Dad in relation to the standoff.Haven’t you bragged in the past that you know the traits of these men because you grew up in Mindanao?Diba you labelled them a hundred words including “duwag”.
    Time had changed,and I hope you will stand up for your conviction on these abandoned brothers and sisters,today and tomorrow.


    Yan talaga ang Tunay na “Moro-Moro”… Palabas lang lahat ng yan… Magpapatayan ba sila e kapwa sila Muslims… Ano na lang ang sasabihin ng buong mundo sa kanila kung Muslims to Muslims ay Magpapatayan??? So in the end, ITS ALL ABOUT MONEY or PAKINABANG! It’s not about Patriotism after all!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      How wrong and naive can you be.Perhaps you were born only yesterday my friend.have you heard about the iran-iraq war? In iraq alone,the sunnis and the shiites are cutting each other’s throat and mind you they are both muslims and living in the same country.It’s all the same in countries where there are sunnis and shiites,afghanistan,pakistan,lebanon to name only a few.Now the sabah issue,malaysians don’t give a hoot whether the tausogs are muslim ,they are filipinos and malaysians look down on the filipinos,they thoughts they are superior than us,so once the order to shoot is given,being a muslim won’t prevent it from happening.


         OK dear Vladymir… You’re right mate! As I read the news today… I therefore decline to my comment last week… I was hoping they will stop this Madness and resolve this conflict in a peaceful result, but I was wrong… They really showed their real colors… their way of life─FIGHTING & KILLING!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza


    • victor1052

      You are right! Marcos is still our best president. Intelligent, fearless and full of foresight. Unfortunately, he was ruined by his extravagant and vainglory wife. Pnoy is a disappointment just like the others who came after Marcos. 

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Malaking scandal sa International Community pag basta bastang ratratin ng Malaysia ang mga Moros.Mas pakikinggan ang mga hinaing ng mga ito pag aabot sa madugong usapan.
    Ang masama,walang unity ang Muslim Community sa Pinas in collaboration with the Politicians.
    Tamang rason lang naman ang usapan dito.Isantabi ang religious differences.
    Mahirap na kasing kainin ang kanin pagka tapos maisuka.Sa history kasi,ilang beses nang pinabayaan Govt sa ere ang mga Morong ito sa usaping Sabah.

    • BatangSingapore

      hindi sa walang unity.  mali lang diskarte ni abnoy na nag concentrate sa iisang grupo (MILF).  kung bakit ay hindi naman talaga peace ang pakay kundi proteksyon lang para makapasok ang mga negosyanteng intsik na uubos sana ng natural resources sa mindanao.

  • cleoan

    Haka2 ko lang to. There is a bigger picture here. In a previous article a question was raised about whether someone is financing this standoff. This is just me ok. The opposition is trying to sabotage the peace deal with Mindanao that is being mediated by Malaysia. Coz if this pushes through PNoy will go down in history as the one who finally solved the issue in Mindanao. If this fails as early as now (say coz Malaysia has severed ties with Phils as a result of this standoff and refusing to mediate), 2016 is gloomy for LP. Binay was very strong in Mindanao last election and i think with this peace deal he was overtaken by PNoy in terms of popularity there. This standoff is a very expensive undertaking and i dont think a single man can finance and execute this.

    But then again it’s just me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.argote1 Alex Argote

    yes you’re right sir, president pnoy must chose his words well, if he only speaks with great deference to the Sultan, this may ease up things, besides, that part of Sabah is their home, they are not there to overthrow the malaysian govt.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Maski pabayaan ng Govt ang mga Moros kung buo ang mga ito,makakagawa ng tamang paraan para mabawi ang Sabah.
    Kaya yan umabot sa 11th hour kasi watak watak mga Moro.
    Kung magka sundo mga yan malakas sana puwersa nila.

  • victor1052

    Pnoy knows he can not challenge the malaysians with an American threat. In the eyes of the british, Pnoy is a nobody.   

  • BatangSingapore

    tulfo, pressured na kasi si abnoy sa mga kati kating mga intsik na mga mag invest sana sa mindanao na lilimas ng natural resources nito.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    duwag at sinungaling na abnoy!!

  • ano ikaw

    Muslims don’t kill each other. Do you get that Tulfo? Pa-epek lang ang Malaysian stand off.

     They are all the same, blood quenching people.

    • daniboy2012

      katolikong mamaw to!!!

  • daniboy2012

    Tulfy is right on his assesment about Sabah…much better than Malacanang!!!

  • ronie03

    comment ko lang dapat di na ipina publish na marami ng mnlf fighter sa sabah, kasi nagbabasa din ng inquirer mga malaysian , nalalaman tuloy nila marami ng mnlf fighter doon,,,kaya paghahandaan na nila yon…baka maulit muli massacre nuon panahon ni marcos dahil sa pagbubunyag ni ninoy..ngayon naging bayani pa….. !!!!!  ????????

    • white scorpion

      tama ka. alam ng malaysia yan. for start is 200 people lang. for sure the kalaban is ready  for eventualities. doesn’t need a tulfo to expose them. nalalagay lang sa panganib ang kababayan natin tausog. i, for one support the sultanate to reclaim our sabah for the people of sulu.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    sabah is for pilipino people not to malaysian

  • edm365f31

    Tulfo papaano naman lalaban ang mga Tausog sa Malaysian Army kong sa Pinas na kakaragkarag and militar hindo oumobra sa Malysia pa.

    Sa laot palang tapos na sila….ni hindi sila aabot sa pangpang nang Sabah.Hindi katulad noon na tapang ang tindi ayos na..abanse na ang mga armas nang Malysia ngayon at hindi sila oobra.

  • white scorpion

    tulfo!! maging discreet ka sa pagsasalita mo. nagpapasikat ka nanaman. inilalagay mo buhay ng kababayan natin sa alanganin. ano ba pinagsasabi ng bubuwit mo. reckless ka masyado. ginagaya mo naman si ninoy noon binuking niya mga tao sa sabah. kung ako sa iyo, hindi ko kailangan sumikat sa ganyan paraan. TUTAL, atin naman ang sabah. tama lang din na magbayad ang malaysia ng mataas-taas na RENTAS. kasi inuubos naman nila ang natural resources na DAPAT tayo ang nakikinabang. TAPOS IPAPAHAMAK mo lang. UMISIP KA NA LANG NG IBANG PARAAN PARA SUMIKAT.

    Date: March 1, 2013
    look at today’s morning news. nilusob na ng malaysia ang kababayan natin tausog. at may casualties na. are you happy now ???

    punta ka doon. para sumikat pa lalo….

  • rmshnr

    “The President said he would order the arrest of Sultan Jamalulu Kiram III if he didn’t withdraw his armed men from Sabah.” I would see that the Aquino will put him in prison and send people over to give Jamalul Kiram III a jab of lethal injection in prison, so that the entire clan will be silenced. Malaysia would see that this dose of lethal injection is given to this sultan, in backdoor foreign negotiation with the Malaysian government.

  • http://www.facebook.com/estee.muri Estee Muri

    I am sure  Mr.Tulfo, you really do not mean to expose the  strength  of the Tausug warriors, but nandiyan na iyan ,nawalan tuloy ng elements of surprise  and now the Malaysian government  are prepared to fight the Tausug Army.With all the developments, I prefer  Mr.Tulfo  that you write up about PLEBISCITE  to be included   in the  May elections ballot: Questions for the Filipino people like: 
          1.Do you support the claim of the Sultanate of Sulu and the Philippine Government 

             regarding  Sabah?                                Yes      No 

           2. Do you support the claim of the Philippie government  on the Spratly Island .   Yes  No

      Instead of a Survey, at least by having the Plebiscite, the Philippine Government can gauge if  all of the above questions  are being by majority decision  of the BOSSes   of  aQUINO>

  • mynnyx

    hayyyyy naku ka tulfo puros ka kwento……………..ayaw lang ng malaysia ng patayan napakadali yan eh di gutumin mo sila para sumuko …..utak mo eh utak pulbura…………..

    • Matambaka

      Paano sila magugutom eh..ang lawak ng tanim na kamote  dun hehe..araw araw talbos ng kamote ulam…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    peteks-peteks lang ang reaksyon ng pamahalaan dyan sa paksa na yan dahil masyado silang abala  sa halalan.

  • Fancy Tan

    Sultan at Malaysia pinaglalaruan Pilipinas .

  • nitesoul

    kung nagkataon pala… bloodshed here and there.

    • Matambaka

       ..and everythere until  all is dead becaue of rido’

  • Maharlika2

    Fully agree with your write-up Ramon. My information is also the same. Philippine and Malaysian governments must be very careful on their next moves or we will have a prolonged and escalating bloodshed that may happen. It is wise for the Malaysian government to send representatives and sit down with the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo representatives. This has been repeatedly been communicated in the media by our Sultan.

  • isalexus

    If Malaysia attacked the 200 Filipino Tausogs — that could have been comparable to the Persian Army attacking the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae—with Noynoying Aquino playing the role of Ephialtes the back stabbing greek that betrayed the Spartans. Also comparable to the Battle of Tirad Pass where that traitor Juanario Galut is now in persona of Noynoy Aquino.

  • http://twitter.com/jontombolog jontombolog

    The Kirams should negotiate/consider to join malaysia, a democratic nation with a system that has a place for monarcy. Malaysia can bring in tremendous development as evidenced by over 800K of your people here. But of course your “gun culture” have to be done away with.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AS7ZS3RG454EKLDPVX3UR3MLGE rick

    pwede ba pagkatapos nitong sabah isue na to ay tigilan na rin ng ogbuyerno ang spratly’s claim? kasi kung ang sabah nga na meron tayong malinaw na claim eh di maipaglaban ang karapatan yun pa kayang sprtly’s na mas mahina ang claim natin?tsaka sa malaysia nga di tayo makabangga thru military or diplomatic via arbitration eh sA CHINA PA…di ko tlaga magets kung ano ang gusto mo sir Pnoy?

    • Juan_Smith

      Mag-kaiba kasi ang dalawang islang ito. Bagama”t ang Sabah ay Malawak, matao at napatunayang mayaman pero wala sa interes ni Tito Samuel (uncle Sam) pagkat nakikinabang na siya sa Kabila . .sa pagmimina ng Malaysia.  Habang ang Spratly ay nakatingin ang singkit na mata ni Mang Beho. sa mga inaakalang nakabaong kayamanan doon na may interes din si Tito samuel.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDDM5UQ45HLPPKM66KYEBCMTCE dave

    Sir Tulfo, please enlighten your readers with more facts. In my opinion, this situation is coming to a deadlock. For example, is there a Malaysian local government ruling in Sabah? If there are any Malaysian local government, then Kiram would be guilty of invasion. I also don’t understand the government’s stand on the situation. How can they arrest Kiram living in Malaysia? Backdoor channelling, I guess Trillanes is expert on that matter. What would happen if Kiram submits themselves to the Malaysians? Should we still take them as Filipinos? Facts are soooo limited and incomplete.

  • Matambaka

     from malaysian news: wwwDOTDailyexpressDOTcomDOTmy

    Kota Kinabalu:
    Former Chief Minister Tan Sri Harris Salleh has
    proposed that the Malaysian Government permanently settle the
    long-standing issue raised by the Sultan of Sulu by way of a lump-sum
    compensation payment of RM200 million.

    RM200 Million is almost 2.6 Billyon Pesos lang ang buong sabah? Malaysia is profiting from OIL alone almost $70 Billion a year! for several decades…


    • white scorpion

      magandang negosasyon:  1) rent for settlement. and, 2) profit sharing for use of natural resources. tapos, the kiram family should pay income tax to the philippine government. i think this is fair enough. unless TUSO ang malaysian government.

  • robert franklin

    tausogs dont bite the hands that feed you in sabah malaysia. declaring a war that you cannot win will prolong the misery of your people. if you people have brains, live in peace with your neighbors. if you go to war, the whole sulu kingdom will fall and be lost forever. 

    • Matambaka

       Straight from your former Chief Minister….

      from malaysian news: wwwDOTDailyexpressDOTcomDOTmy

      Kota Kinabalu:
      Former Chief Minister Tan Sri Harris Salleh has
      proposed that the Malaysian Government permanently settle the
      long-standing issue raised by the Sultan of Sulu by way of a lump-sum
      compensation payment of RM200 million.

      The  mere fact that he said this staement, he strengthens the Sultans claims…

  • Noel

    Malaysia did not attack the Royal Force because they know Sabah rightfully belongs to the Sultanate of Sulu and the Phl.  A violence would attract international attention and the Sabah issue would be scrutinized in foreign or international court which Malaysia is avoiding.

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    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      Kaya nga wala silang batas na ginagawa para bitayin ang mapatunayang mag nakaw.Ang tatalino nila ano?
      Yan ang Tuwad na daan.

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  • CMOS

    Hndi naman lahat ng mga tausog katulad ng pag-iisip ni kiram. Hndi naman siguro dahil tausog sya kakampihan na sya ng mga tausog. Ganito pala mag-isip si Tulfo, no wonder..

  • Ric Atencia

    I agree with Mr. Tulfo re: displeasure in government’s statement to arrest Kiram’s group due to stand-off in Sabah.

    To ease the situation, our government should make a firm statement of commitment to the Kirams that the issue will be pursued with the assistance of our government, period.

    It could also make such commitment a tool for our Tausug brothers who are currently in Sabah to come back home, apologize to them for ignoring their claims for many decades, but still give thanks for Malaysia in assisting with the peace talk with the MILF.

    A peaceful settlement should be the aim of both the Malaysian and Philippine governments, nothing less, but with commitments from our government in settling the issue in the international forum.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    maunlad ang malaysia kasi may death penalty wala imik ang mga pinoy dun kasi nakakatamasa sila masarap ang buhay nila!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    Pano yan Tulfing, inatake ng Malaysia ung Sulu Army?

  • white scorpion

    posted yesterday befor the attack.    
           tulfo!! maging discreet ka sa pagsasalita mo. nagpapasikat ka nanaman. inilalagay mo buhay ng kababayan natin sa alanganin. ano ba pinagsasabi ng bubuwit mo. reckless ka masyado. ginagaya mo naman si ninoy noon binuking niya mga tao sa sabah. kung ako sa iyo, hindi ko kailangan sumikat sa ganyan paraan. TUTAL, atin naman ang sabah. tama lang din na magbayad ang malaysia ng mataas-taas na RENTAS. kasi inuubos naman nila ang natural resources na DAPAT tayo ang nakikinabang. TAPOS IPAPAHAMAK mo lang. UMISIP KA NA LANG NG IBANG PARAAN PARA SUMIKAT.
    Date: March 1, 2013 after the attack.
    look at today’s morning news. nilusob na ng malaysia ang kababayan natin tausog. at may casualties na. are you happy now ???punta ka doon. para sumikat pa lalo….

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    After this standoff pabayaan na rin natin yang Islang inaagaw ng China.Bungol din lang ang ating Gobyerno.Sure binenta na yan sa Chinese nung araw pa.

  • Love God

    This situation we must “HANDLE WITH EXTREME CARE” not to hurt the feelings of all parties concerned.

    Rights of all parties must be protected. So we can still bank on the newly established peace deal for the region to be of great success. 

    I was surprised why the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) did not say a word about this issue. Probably they are the best entity to settle this issue; since their mediation would be agreeable to both parties.

    Above all, Wisdom from God shall prevail in all the decisions that we make.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HA4TBCHGDKBTS6Q6XFKU2QVTFE Bato

       The decision of the ICJ has given the sultanate a blank check for an arm struggle…
      because what is the core of the issue here is the fact that this claim is not limited to the Kirams alone, but concerns the whole sultanate people as a cultural and tribal entity represented by the Sulu Sultanate royal family!
      Thus as a tribal cultural entity, the people of Sultanate based on ICJ  decision, has the right as a self-governing people (as a traditionally recognized cultural minority) to pursue right for self-determination over their ancestral lands in Sabah!

  • trnt

    the fact is sabah chose malaysia…not malaysia chose sabah..sabah vote for malaysian..read the history before speak…don’t be so numb…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HA4TBCHGDKBTS6Q6XFKU2QVTFE Bato

      As reported by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the independence of North Borneo was brought about as the result of the expressed wish of the majority of the people of the territory in a 1963 election.[25] This is further reinforced by the International Court of Justice view that,

      “…historic title, no matter how persuasively claimed on the basis of old
      legal instruments and exercises of authority, cannot – except in the most
      extraordinary circumstances – prevail in law over the rights of
      non-self-governing people to claim independence and establish their sovereignty
      through the exercise of bona fide self-determination.”[25] (Wikipedia)

      Read this reaction of a commenter:
      {Neo Anders • 3 mins 44 secs ago:
      There was NEVER a Referendum for Sabah, the Cobbold Commission met with 4,000
      people out of 1.1 million population for Sabah & Sarawak combined. The
      Cobbold Commission was only to “seek views” not organizing a
      Referendum. From the 4,000 people met together with 2,200 letters and memorandums the British and Malaya decided that 1/3 reject Malaysia, 1/3 accept Malaysia and 1/3 abstain. They interpret this as 2/3 accepting Malaysia.}

      If ever this was a precise information,
      How did they British were able to determine the will of the people of Sabah for
      self-determination when:
      1) there never was a regional referendum?
      2) only about 0.5% of total population were involved?
      3) Only 33.33 % of the participants voted for accepting Malaysian Federation?

      These circumstances undeniably showed the British cheated the people of Sulu,
      the Philippines, and Indonesia (in question of Sarawak)
      This is the debauchery the British has committed in conspiracy with Malaysians
      against the people of Sulu!

  • will.i.am

    “From my source close to the sultanate, 2,500 armed Tausugs are in Sabah. Most of them belong to the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) whose founder, Nur Misuari, traces his lineage to the sultanate.”

  • will.i.am

    where did you get this source “mr. author”. look like sultan sulu in the losing side already. most of tausug in sabah already behind the malaysia government.

  • stefenjoe_58

    The fight that for sure gains nothing…. only death bodies ..and lost the once Sulus Kingdom….uselless terrorists..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HA4TBCHGDKBTS6Q6XFKU2QVTFE Bato

    And the worst is the initial survey showed about 68% of the Filipino readers support the Sultanate  and only about 28% support malacanang… and this support to the Kiram would even swell as the people become well informed of the truth of the sultanate claim.
    If the president makes a big mistake here,  a very large majority of the Filipino people would support his political enemies!…

    His stand now would even put in grave risk his political party candidates this coming national election!

  • maya

    your title is incorrect. the sulu terrorist raised white flag but then shot our police force. very coward. in semporna they also killed, beheaded and mutilated our police force. do not call your self a muslim or a christian. this is simply babaric human beings. we the natives of sabah is defending our homeland. there are about 30 ethnic groups in Sabah and suluk is one of them. suluk with malaysian citizenship is loyal to malaysia.  this is no more a pirate of the caribbean period. suka hati mak bapak kamu mau masuk negeri orang tembak bunuh orang. that fake sultan will be cursed by Allah

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