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I apologize to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for my outburst in this space on Saturday where I used harsh words in criticizing her on the Sabah issue.

I realize it was ungentlemanly of me to have done that to a lady.

As she said in her text message to me, “You may disagree, and I respect your right to disagree with my moves and opinion, but without resorting to insults.”

But my apology doesn’t mean my stand on the Sabah controversy has changed.

*  * *

I still think President Noy’s mistreatment of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III has dire consequences for the country.

The big problem will come not from Malaysia, whose interest P-Noy is obviously protecting at the expense of the Sulu sultanate, but from the Tausugs.

The Tausugs of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, the fiercest of all the Muslim tribes in the country, nearly caused the downfall of the Marcos regime when they revolted against the government in the 1970s and 1980s.

The Tausugs are subjects of the Sultanate of Sulu.

The President should have thought things over before coming to the side of Malaysia in the current Sabah issue.

Malaysia brokered the peace talks between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), composed mostly of Maguindanao tribesmen, which resulted in the agreement for lasting peace in Mindanao.

The MILF is a breakaway group from the original Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

But the President left out the MNLF, led by the Tausug tribe, and the Sulu sultanate, in the peace agreement.

How could there be lasting peace in Mindanao without a peace agreement with all the other Muslim tribes as well?

Apart from the Tausug and Maguindanao, the other Muslim or Moro tribes are the Maranaw of Lanao, Yakan of Basilan, Badjao and Samal of Tawi-Tawi, and Iranon of Cotabato.

Of what use is the peace agreement with the Maguindanaons if the other tribes and the Sulu Sultanate are left out?

* * *

I am from Mindanao and I fear a  renewed outbreak of violence in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi if the Sabah crisis is not resolved in favor of the Sulu sultanate.

The violence could spill over to other parts of Mindanao and the country like it did in the 1970s and 1980s.

All because the President wants to please Malaysia.

*  *  *

Malaysia supported the MNLF during the war in Mindanao in the 1970s to the ’80s.

Malaysia is now reaping bad karma for its misadventure.

Let Malaysia wiggle itself out of its bad karma.

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  • http://dominox.myopenid.com/ DominoX

    Funny someone still believe in such a thing as “karma”. There is no such thing as “karma”. In real life, bad guys wins, good guys finish last. This is not a fairy tale story with happy endings and illusion of good triumphs over evil.

    Don’t get me wrong though, I fully condemn terrorism, but sometimes that is just how the world is, we have selfish people with evil intentions everywhere.

    • rouelcalzita

      How dare you funny not to believe in such KARMA.
      There are two things of KARMA. BAD & GOOD
      First, Good Karma: is a fortunate circumstances or condition in life, (including everything that happens to you)
      Second, Bad Karma: is a physical discomfort that cause from effects of something evil works (including everything that happens to you)

      • Abraham Ortiz

        Yeah I believe in what you say.Dominox better believe than regret later on,so ,if I were you,better do things good so your karma will be good at the end and don’t say,why me i’ve been doing good but you don’t realized ,you have been doing bad things in your whole life,then misfortune comes-that’s KARMA.HA!HA!HA!

  • rjimenez1226

    ikaw lang ang dapat makarma Tulfo. Nakikisawsaw ka sa mga isyu na wala sa lugar.

    • chocojam

      I’m not siding Mr. Tulfo on this statement – but he is not “nakikisawsaw”, he’s a columnist so he will write whatever issue he wants to tackle.

  • John_Galt_II

    Si Tulfing nagyayabang na naman. Gusto lang niyang sabihin na textmate niya si DeLima.

  • 33Sambuang2

    tama nga lang na nabugbog ka. bat di kayong magkapatid ang magpunta sa sabah at tumulong doon sa mga muslim. puro kayo kayabangan e bahag naman buntot ninyo. matapang lang kayo pag nagkakasama pero pag nagiisa e wala pala. babae pa ang sinipa mo, ngayon saan na ang kaso mo? 

    • Adam_d_langgam

      oy si “supot” andito din.  kung si claudine ang bubugbog sa akin, hey tell her to do it everyday.  pero si de mawmaw  — sus me.  di na kailangan ako bugbugin.  the thought that madidiitan ka ni de lima?  takot ako ….

      pero ikaw at si de lima bagay  … paleho fangit.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQXLAHQCCIEO3WMCTNZSWIE3AI Lagotka

    Tulfo dahan-dahan ka. Hindi lahat ng government officials kaya mong kikilan. Hindi ka sasantohin ni Leila de Lima. Isang surot ka lang para sa kanya.

    Kung ako sa iyo, stick ka na lang sa mga kuwentong kutsero o mga kwentuhan sa barberya.

    Puro satsat ka lang naman eh. Si Claudine lang tumaob ka na. Si de Lima pa!

  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    e talaga namang pea-brained si de lima a.  bakit sya nagalit pag ininsulto sya?  di ba sya nang iinsulto ng tao lalo na pag si ping lacson ang pinag uusapan?

    you must be able to take what you dish out!

  • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

    And who the hell is siding with Malaysia? You are trying to impute malice on the government’s stand that the  government cannot talk about Sabah with armed people holding fort in Sabah. You are trying to justify the violent means of reclaiming Sabah. If anything else, this claim should be handled in the negotiating table not in armed struggle. Kaya ka nagugulpe dahil sa violent tendencies mo. Magsama kayo ni Kiram na biolente.

    • JOSE RIZAL

      people like you the hell is siding with malaysia. blindfools. malaysia had rejected talks on this issue. pea brained idiot.

      • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

        Malaysia is the squatter but do you just go to his house and demand to increase his payment flaunting with guns? No you dont. You get a court order to eject him. You idiotic fool!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6UHKC43FYFDBCZ2T44ZKDPYA4 Cabal

        Squatter according to whom ? The UN ? Any Country in the world ? Name me one nation in the world who claims malaysians are squatters in sabah.

      • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

        When you do not have the paperwork that you own the land, then you are a squatter. The Sultan of Sulu can prove his claim of ownership when northern sabah was ceded to the sultanate by the sultan of brunei. They have the lease agreement between the UK company and the sultanate. In fact Malaysia continues to pay monthly rent of equivalent to US$1700 to the sultanate. Just like the squatters in Manila, Malaysia has been telling everyone that since she has been in the house for so long with his forefather’s time, she is now the owner of the land. What do you need then? You need the court to settle the claim. If the court says its now Malaysia’s, then so be it. If it says it belongs to the sultan then so be it. If the case is amicably settled to involve some sums of money, then so be it. Bottomline is the claim should be done properly. You cannot simply go there and eject the squatter.

        Historically and legally, the sultan’s position is defensible.  Try to learn your history my friend.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6UHKC43FYFDBCZ2T44ZKDPYA4 Cabal

        Of course malaysia will reject talks, when guns are pointed to it’s head. It’s a big mistake if kirams assume a sovereign nation like malaysia with a fully armed military force and backup army reserves will yield to his demand, especially after blood is spilled. 

      • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

        You need to have your brain checked bugoy. Malaysia being the squatter cannot be forced out of Sabah. They are paying the rent. If you as the landlord want more money, then you talk to them the way Meriam Kiram as the Kiram emissary has been talking to Malaysia since last year. If you as the landlord wanted to claim your land, then you go to the courts. If you insist that the sultanate can simply go there and claim the land, then you are as fool as the pea brained operatives who went to sabah to do it. Why did you not go with them and fight for your sabah? Dont ever involve the whole Philippines in your madness to eject the squatter malaysians. Claim it if you think Sabah is yours.

  • http://pedestrianobserver.blogspot.com/ Political Jaywalker

    LOL, looks like Mon hit the bulls eye, otherwise Leila De Lima will not have texted him.

    There are really similarities among the clowns errr politicians on both sides of the border. Just like P-Noy who sees things as if the Sabah standoff was all about him and that his political detractors are plotting to spoil his dalliance with Malysia. Malaysian administration are also accusing their opposition of having a hand in the standoff. If both of them are right then what it means is that opposition on both sides are in cahoots or are together in a clandestine operation to discredit them using the Sultanate of Sulu, LOL. Really now, perhaps they should really stop and contemplate and analyze if what is percolating in their imaginative fertile mind is just that, existing only in their minds, hehehe.

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

      That’s just your opinion.Man,the Sabah standoff  was caused by a 5-decades complicated issue.
      The Sultanate of sulu wrote 3 times to Pnoy but their letter was ignored.If you were Kiram,will you just open up your hands and cry out loud to high heaven for help?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6UHKC43FYFDBCZ2T44ZKDPYA4 Cabal

        You are preety dumb, there are nine people demanding to be recognize as the sultan of sulu. So, which one should your president choose ? The one most handsome ? The one that is richest ? The one who can brag the most ? The one who have a private army ? Or… ? 
        Recognizing a sulu sultan no matter who he is means recognizing that sultan’s claim that not only sabah, but the entire southern philliphines almost one third of your country will and should be given to him under the name of sulu sultanate. So many of you kind have zero common sense and logic to even know the affairs of your own country. By the way, i guess you don’t even know that your beloved kirams officially declared independence of mindanao and the rest of southern philliphines from philliphine on Nov 2009. You people are really DUMB ! 

      • Moymoy

         “you people are really DUMB!” – Maybe you’re referring to us Filipinos.

        I wouldn’t do the same thing to you and say “you Malaysians are DUMB!”

        I would only say “you (whoever you are) are absolutely DUMB”

        Because I’m no racist, RACIST! And I am a Christian as well.

  • ikulong

    MAHILIG TALAGA SA KARMA SI TULFING. NA KARMA TULOY SYA NI CLAUDINE

  • go88

    tulko is now siding with those same muslim he used to call hundred of names for many years…. notice this unexpected change of behavior happened after he was beaten up by Raymart …. could it be the bayot is afraid of getting beaten up by some tausugs at the airport?

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

      sa history naman kasi sa Moros yang Sabah.Bungol at Tuwad lang ibang Politico natin bat ayaw i claim nung araw pa sana.Kasalanan lahat ito ni cho cho mong Ninoy ang palpak sa pagbawi sa Sabah.
      Gusto kasi mga Tuwad na Politico hatian agad ang nasa isip kung mabawi ang Sabah.Puro pera ang nasa isip,nagbabarilan na mga tao dun.

  • victor1052

    Malaysia and Indonesia gave us big headaches in the 70’s by harboring and arming muslim secessionists. Why don’t they just take them in?  

  • Cabesang_Tales

    “I am from Mindanao and I fear a  renewed outbreak of violence in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi if the Sabah crisis is not resolved in favor of the Sulu sultanate.” So It has to be in favor of the Sulu Sultanate only? Just asking.

  • mavtan

    Tulfo, did you even consider that maybe the president is protecting our own kababayan making a living in Sabah and Malaysia? What bad karma and misadventure are you talking about? The would be victim in this intrusion of the sultan of Sulus men are the people who are currently living in Sabah. Do they deserve the trouble this scalawags brought to them? And for what? To satisfy the Kirams? 

  • $14523613

    MNLF is fighting the Abu sayaf and supports the claim of Sabah against Malaysia. These should be the actions of the Philippine government.

    I presume that the MILF is siding with Malaysia and Pnoy proclaimed the dormancy of sabah claim while he is the president. Therefore it is the Philippines, Malaysia, MILF, Abu sayaf vs. sultan of Sulu and MNLF.

    • $42337655

       following your logic, then since Tulfo sides with the MNLF and the Sultanate, he is the enemy of the Philippine government ? 

       the same MNLF that was given safe-haven and training by the Malaysians to wage war against the Phil. government in the 70’s and 8o’s

  • glg_ph

    sir tama lang po ang ginawa ng pangulo, isasakripisyo ba niya ang ibang pilipinong nasa sabah at namuhay ng maayos at matahimik? lahat ng kritiko sinasabing “mishandling” ano ba ang dapat na “handling” utusan ang afp na sugurin ang sabah at iligtas ang “royal army?”. ni hindi nga po naniniwala sa ating gobyerno at ang mga ito ang sumusunod lang sa utos ng mga sultan. anong tulong ba ang sinasabi niyong nararapat?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMQA5JDNNAY3CTREKDGKPNQD6A ronie

      tamang handling? makipag usap lang sya kay sultan at pakinggan kung anu ang pwede nyang gawin para ma iwasan ang bloodshed. hindi kailangan maki pag gyera sa malaysia at least baka dalhin ang kaso sa international tribunal or at least tulungan si kiram makipag negotiate sa malaysia na taasan ang rent. mabigat ba yon? siguro sa ganun na iwasan ang bloodshed.

      • palakasantayo

        I think what Pnoy did, not talking to Kiram was the right move. What is it? Kiram put his trrop in a harm way, he got into trouble, then, he wants Pnoy to bail him out? NO, NO, NO. If Kiram wants Pnoy to talk to him, get himself out of trouble first, then, sit down and talk.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6UHKC43FYFDBCZ2T44ZKDPYA4 Cabal

        Maybe your president should do whatever the kirams demand. After all philiphines belongs to the self-proclaimed sulu sultan. Why even bother with democratic elections ? Just declare kirams as the dictator for life, and his dictatorial position will be inherited to his great grandchildren. Let suluks kill, rape, kidnap and rob as much as they want. the word of tausugs that ” what is yours is also mine” will be kept.  

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

        I am just wondering about what is your real motivation on stirring emotions? 

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

      I negotiate ng Phil Govt mga Moros sa Sabah,yan ang gusto ni Kiram.Hindi Giyera.
      Kaso tinapon ni Pnoy 3 na sulat nila sa kanya.Hindi practical na giyerahin ang Malaysia kasi wala tayong pang tapat na Armas diyan.Kaso tila napuno na mga Moros.Else they would do?

      • $42337655

              napuno na and therefore to put the lives of millions of people who do not like war, in jeopardy…because their tribal interests were neglected ?

  • mercuree

    “I am from Mindanao and I fear a  renewed outbreak of violence in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi if the Sabah crisis is not resolved in favor of the Sulu sultanate.” Natakot pala si Tulfo na magkaroon ulit ng “outbreak of violence.” Misplaced fear yata ito at saka malayo ang reading – Saan kaya kukuha ng suporta ang Sultan ngayon na kinalaban nila ang Malaysia? Nasaan ang tapang ni Tulfo?

    • Wadav

      Obviously you are not from Mindanao! You don’t know what you are talking! Hilom k n lng dong!

  • johnlordphilip

    You don’t make sense Sir! Is it not that the president should make a move based on what is legal, just and proper, and not because of fear of some deadly tribe?

  • $5699914

    Tausugs are brave, okay, I agree. But you failed to mention, they also have brains and logic and reasons. I believe many of them would have the sense to know that the President did what he had to do in order to protect the republic, ergo, the whole populace (that includes your sorry bottom Ramon).

    • generalproblem

      protect the republic??? kanino

  • gisingpinoy12

    ” I realize it was ungentlemanly of me to have done that to a lady.”…kaya ka nga pinagsisipa ni Claudine e…Mr. Tufling…na una na karma mo

  • Witness62

    We reap what we sow. The question now is what are we sowing today that will ripen in the future?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DTHB2HDWDNZFA67X53MKHD2MIM I.lost


    Malaysia supported the MNLF during the war in Mindanao in the 1970s to the ’80s.

    Malaysia is now reaping bad karma for its misadventure.

    Let Malaysia wiggle itself out of its bad karma.”

    Amen to that.

    • Wadav

      Yes Malaysia has started a war in its own backyard! Di tlaga nila kilala mga Tausugs! The Spaniards tried to tame them, but they failed! Hindi pa tapos ang laban. First round pa lng yan! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004630740843 Bernard Devera

    Its divide and Conquer!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YJ4D2FUCXZQLOHU6NO2T2HGKHQ ramnol81

    I don’t read the article…but I do love reading the other reader’s responses! Tulfo..is Sira Buntuk!

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

      You are Orang Gila,who told you to come and post comment here.

      Don’t your have your own Malaysian forum where you can praise your crook leaders and Politicians against your conscience because you will land up in Jail if you will write comments contrary to their Political tenets and Opinion?

      • amapangarap

        sira buntuk is kapampangan for sira ulo

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6UHKC43FYFDBCZ2T44ZKDPYA4 Cabal

        I like to belittle boasting and bragging philiphinoes in philiphino websites. To show the world how ignorant and childish most philiphinoes are. 

      • lourda

        You’re talking about yourself…ah yes, you forgot to mention the Barabaric mentallity of yourself the way you belittle others, that is Arrogance and Ignorance, so you better stop it to avoid  insulting yourself.

      • Moymoy

         Ignorant eh? If we Filipinos really are ignorant, you wouldn’t be seeing variety of sentiments toward the issue coming out from Filipinos themselves. It only means that we have the capability to think on our own. Some Filipinos are even agreeing on Malaysia on this matter. Even I, myself, is condemning the actions taken by the Sultanate of Sulu. Though I support and firmly believe that Malaysia doesn’t legally own Sabah.

        C’mon man, we think beyond the box. No dictator is above us. Well I don’t know in your country if you enjoy the same freedom as we do.

        But calling us ignorant, I just can’t think of a much lower status to include you. I mean just you. I am not a racist so I’m not gonna say all Malaysians are as dumb as you.

  • Bopak

    Ramon Tulfo, fighting your own people is different from fighting a war with another country. Don’t be too naive.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6UHKC43FYFDBCZ2T44ZKDPYA4 Cabal

      Philiphine should just side with those terrorists kirams and declare war with malaysia, i just can’t wait to see it happen. Perhaps defeating malaysia by chest thumping is the best war strategy by the philiphines. 

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

    Sabah existed as a Malaysian State due to the collaboration of Britain and Malaysia owing to the fradulent referendum dictated by the British.
    You were taught by your Malay ancestors that everything they did was Constitutional and Legal in the eyes of International Community.
    In Malaysia you cannot question your Authority or Govt because you will land up in Jail.
     

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6UHKC43FYFDBCZ2T44ZKDPYA4 Cabal

      Sabah exist as part of malaysia due to the wishes of it’s local population whom are not interested to join a poor beggaring country like philiphine. That’s call democracy and the freedom to choose.
      How do you know the malaysians cannot question or challenge their government ? 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

        give me an example of Sabah questioning the Malaysian Goverment and they won??

    • http://www.facebook.com/hariz.said Hariz Said

      Facepalm, we just did a HKR rally. Check your facts about our country.

  • richard ortega

    napahiya ka nanaman sa babae wala ka talaga mag retiro ka na

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

      Tulfo will stay for many more years, you group is good only for 3 years more. 2016 and you are all gone!

  • ruben_bush

     Tulfo you’re a real a-hole.  If you think you are tough, go with the Tausogs and “reclaim” Sabah.
    Bring along with you those loonies and politicians who just want to ride on the publicity they would get if they talk about Sabah. Bring along Teddy Casino, Satur Ocampo, Norberto Gonzales, Ting Ting and Peping Cojuangco, Nur Misuari, and those GMA left-overs –strange bedfellows???  Walk your talk, sumugod na kayo sa Sabah….NOW NA!!!!

  • satoriseeker

    ” I am from Mindanao and I fear a renewed outbreak of violence in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi if the Sabah crisis is not resolved in favor of the Sulu sultanate.

    The violence could spill over to other parts of Mindanao and the country like it did in the 1970s and 1980s.

    All because the President wants to please Malaysia. ”

    this is an example of illogical, twisted thinking. but pardon tulfo, me thinks he never took a course in logic 101.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6UHKC43FYFDBCZ2T44ZKDPYA4 Cabal

      Your president should do whatever the suluks demand ? Today suluks demand sabah, tomorrow the entire philiphine, then next the whole world. I have no idea all philiphinoes are muslim suluks. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ODLDBBLVPVJCOODC6Y4CKJTVA lex

    Ramon Tulfo, wala kang kadala dala. BABAE nga lang di ka na UMUBRA. Hi daw sabi ni CLAUDINE!

    • tagalinis

      ang galing mong mang-asar! bakit di mo hamunin si Tulfo ng harap-harapan kung talagang matapang ka!

  • AllinLawisFair

    The picture is becoming clearer with Mr. Tulfo’s statement here. The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) under Nur Misuari has been left out in the current negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, (MILF). 

    There has been reports that by April the agreement may be complete. It is our theory that those who were left out are now causing mischief in order to sabotage the peace deal. 

    If the people of Mindanao, no matter which tribe they belong and including this writer who said he is from that island too, are interested in a lasting peace they will sacrifice their own personal interests and cooperate with those who have been working hard to attain the elusive peace they have so long desired.

    Any tribe or group who stands as stumbling block on the road to peace do so only to further their own selfish interest.

    You cannot please everybody, Mr. Tulfo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6UHKC43FYFDBCZ2T44ZKDPYA4 Cabal

      DIdn’t the MNLF signed a peace agreement with your philiphine government in the 1990’s ? Or most philiphinoes are so ignorant unaware of these ?

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Mang Ramoncito, it is not only the president, he is surrounded by his advisers. This issue is very sensitive. He just wanted to avoid bloodshed. Look at what Malaysia did? They are in a hurry to wipe out the so-called royal army.  You mentioned about the MNLF, at one time they were given a chance but they blew it. There are many claimants to who would be the right sultan of sulu so this makes it complicated. But you are right, Malaysia did broker for MILF but both sides forgot or intentionally forget about MNLF and the Sabah claim. Now we are dealing with a bigger fire.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6UHKC43FYFDBCZ2T44ZKDPYA4 Cabal

      Nope, malaysia is just doing what it is suppose to do. Defend the country against foreign invaders and terrorists. If this happen anywhere else like singapore or australia, the response will be the same. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/hariz.said Hariz Said

        true, if Malaysia invaded Philippines, even I say that Filipinos has the right to defend itself

    • http://www.facebook.com/hariz.said Hariz Said

      Someone enter your house with a gun and are you telling us it is wrong for us to call the cops?

      The government had exercised leniency for 3 weeks to resolve things peacefully. The Sultan of Sulu gave a clear threat to fight to the last man. Sabah has a right to defend itself from foreigners

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    In your previous article you were praising Malaysia to be wise by not attacking the Kirams. Now you sounds thumbing them down. So which side are you really?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6UHKC43FYFDBCZ2T44ZKDPYA4 Cabal

      His own side. LOL what a typical philipinoes.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/EE5LMUQHMXD2Q3PBSSDKBMG7VI Rexy

        is that what we call balimbing?

  • elgeepee

    Ang galing mo naman Mr. Tulfo saan ba ang bahay mo sa Mindanao? Buti ka pa alam mong ano mangyayari dito.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E2V7QUMFK3JR7GWHPUF7MNVIJQ Kudi

    lotek ka lang talaga tulpo.    asal mo pang kalye.    smokskren lang na kunyari dyornalist ka.   

  • Noel

    The problem and battle shall not end even with Kiram group’s defeat.  Malaysia would pay dearly for it. The Sultan has lots of supporters in Sabah.  If you have people to support, no way Malaysia could win unless they wipe out all suspected Filipinos in Sabah many of whom have long resided there and intermarried with locals.  Aside from physical similarities, they adopt the same culture, religion and language.

    Since DOJ Sec. De Lima was appointed by Pnoy, she has committed many blunders.  She’s a bad adviser to the President on important legal issues.  Time to replace her.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6UHKC43FYFDBCZ2T44ZKDPYA4 Cabal

      Many supporters in sabah ? I haven’t seen any sulu supporters in sabah joining the surrounded terrorists yet, nor give any assistance. In fact , one of the terrorists were beaten to death by the local villagers, perhaps even including the sabah suluks themselves. Those suluks in sabah wants to be called malaysian, begging for citizenship because it’s easy for them to find decent jobs to raise their family in a peaceful environment.Any man who wanted to enjoy their life without worrying too much about money and safety would. Do you see sabah people including the suluks dying to be called philiphinoes or go look for jobs in mindanao ?
      Suluks from mindanao were allowed to come to work and stay in sabah in the past , as long as they are law abiding and not involve in crimes. 
      Philipinoes are the minorities in sabah, it’s not difficult to deport ALL of them back to mindanao. No international law or human rights are broken and no nation in the world will condemn this. After all, they entered malaysia illegally without documentation. 
      After this terrorists invasion, the philiphinoes in sabah should consider themselves very lucky if they are not all deported. The sabah coastline will have heavier maritime presence blocking all free to come and go philliphinoes like it used to be in the past. Philipinoes will have a hard time coming to sabah by boats. But hey, who is to blame after all ?       

      • Noel

        First of all, the Filipinos are minorities in Sabah because Sabah was stolen by Malaysia.  How could more live in a territory controlled by those Malay thieves?  Once Sabah is claimed back, then the majority would be Filipinos.  Simple logic.

        Speaking of terrorism, Malaysia supported and conspired with local Muslim rebels in Mindanao to terrorize the people and fight against the Phl government.  Malaysia has no identity.  The country is composed of Chinks, smelly Indians and local Malay idiots.

      • http://www.facebook.com/hariz.said Hariz Said

        Noel: First of all, the Filipinos are minorities in Sabah because Sabah was stolen by Malaysia. 

        Cobold Commission: 80% of the people of Sabah gave positive response to the Malaysia Federation. 

        People of Sabah wants Malaysia not Sulu

      • Noel

        It was manipulated by the British.  If another voting or referendum is made today, it’s going to be different.  Also, just because people want does not erase the fact that the territory is legally and rightfully belongs to the Sultanate of Sulu and Phl.  If your tenants are legally or illegally residing in your house, does it make them the owner of the house?  If I were Kiram, I’m going to stop receiving the rental from Sabah then say I don’t want to rent it to you anymore and I’m taking it back.

      • Hanizan Ghani

        thery were there hundreds of years before the bruneians & sulus came. they are nor your tenant, your colonize them. it’s not the other way around.

      • Noel

        Well tell me you ugly Malaysian…why do Sabah pay rent to the Sultan if the Filipinos are tenants there?  The Sultan is a Filipino. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZS4FU43HRBBUFLPM7ZSJW3UGJM Kay

        yup definately…we are kind enough to let philipinoes working in sabah even a lot of Malaysian keep on complaining on such thing…so, be nice to us and in return we will treat you very nicely…

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

        The Sulu Sultanate predates both Malaysia and the Philippines.  Culturally there are many similarities among tribes from both sides of the straits.  Since the 70’s Many Pilipinoes went over to Sabah to escape the war in Mindanao that Malaysia has been supporting anyway.  Its peaceful in Malaysia la?  Why not settle there and get citizenship?  Sure.  Anyway there is intra-island trading between the landmasses across the national boundary that, as I said, predates the creation of the Philippines and Malaysia.  Now that there is peace in most of Mindanao and economy to flourish in the next few years or so then the tables will be turned.  

      • http://www.facebook.com/hariz.said Hariz Said

        Sabahans are Malaysians! :)

    • Jamal Idris

       Allahu Akbar!

      • http://www.facebook.com/hariz.said Hariz Said

        May Allah protect our country from invaders! May Allah safeguard the sovereignty of the indigenous people of Sabah from occupation: Be it by the British or the Sultan of Sulu.

        لا غالب الا الله
        الله اكبر

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001909376092 KriZalid Loco

        amin.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001909376092 KriZalid Loco

      The Sultan has lots of supporters in Sabah? You should read more news dude.

      • Noel

        Prove otherwise then.  Many if not most of the Filipinos in Sabah are Tausugs.  Filipinos in Sabah have been living there and intermarried with locals for decades.  

  • Philcruz

    The chances of the situation worsening becomes greater when journalists stoke the embers and add fuel to the fire especially when they incessantly blame government when it is obvious that it was not the government who caused the trouble in the first place.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

    Now Malaysian keyboard warriors are feasting in delight because in Inquirer they are free! Unlike their state-controlled media websites where you fear for your life for posting negative comments. No wonder why it stinks so much here! Their crappy pseudo-English and durian-laced breaths have been polluting the air here!

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

      Agree! la?

  • markmiguel

    mr tulfo if you were the president what would you have done??
    spill over in mindanao???and where will they get financial support now that they have bitten the hand that fed them?

  • titolim

    ang mga kiram nag plano at gumawa ng problema, ngayon isisi nyo sa gobyerno ano ba naman yan talagang tatak na sa pinoy yan?may kakabayan tayong  may mga pinagaralan pero kahit mali sasabihin pang tama.

  • mavtan

     Mon Tulfo is gloating with the smell of blood. Kaya nagogolpe ka eh, baliko pag-iisip mo.

    • Fancy Tan

      Are you from laguna mavtan? (baliko)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T3QHSQ5CKOL6E4NO33W62ADYQI Kristine

    Kahit pa gaano sila katapang, hindi pa rin rason yon para ipagpalit mo ang kapakanan ng 90,000,000 Filipinos para sa isang labanan na sila mismo ang may kagagawan. Ayon sa kanila mismo sa kanila ang Sabah at hindi sa Pilipinas. Ang tulong para sa kanila ay isang abogado mula PAO para sa isang internationa court.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NRGQYNUDJZXCLCMTGHLFPCSP3E Dexter

    Hold your horses Mr. Tulfo! Your not being reasonable. Mr. Aquino is not siding with anyone, he is siding with the people plain and simple.  As they say it that we are just being played, me, YOU, all of us are being PLAYED.

    • Jamal Idris

      We Tausugs believe N. Aquino is siding with the enemy.

  • Benjamin Ismail

    i am surprise that you are actually recognised as a columnist but i guess we have to give the people what they so so if an idiotic clown is required, than an idiotic clown should be made available

  • Barak_O

    ramon tulfo – ang mangongotong na naalog ang utak at nablackeye nung sabunutan ni claudine

    But the President left out the MNLF, led by the Tausug tribe, and the Sulu sultanate, in the peace agreement.

    si nur misuari ang kauna unahang armm governor. inextend pa ang term. walang ibang ginawa kundi maglustay ng pera ng armm. ngayon sabihin mo left out? kaya ka nablackeye dahil tinamaan ka ng left hook nung nakapink na mas malaki pa sa yo. puro ka lang daldal. knockdown ka kaagad sa suntukan.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

      your posture is only to discredit the writer. you never discuss issues or the gist of the matter. you speak like ochoa or carandang.

      • Barak_O

        oh giiiiiist

        i’m not a columnist so i don’t discuss issues

        rather, i refute stupid ideas peddled by paid hacks pretending to be journalists

        the whole stupid writeup are childish whinings that the sultan was mistreated

        that the tausugs were left out of the peace talks

        blah blah blah etc etc etc

        what the fark are you all smokin’?

        a ship was sent to sabah to fetch all of them intruders

        they said they’re ready to die and they don’t wanna leave

        and now here comes ramon instigating from the sideline

        giissst? that’s your gist centavos

      • Jamal Idris

         Makapili pala etong nagpapanggap na muslim.

  • Marty Tuazon

    Eh bakit hindi yung mga tribe ang mag ayos ayos sa sarili nila, pati ba naman yun iaasa pa sa gobyerno?

  • http://twitter.com/cindyjbj Cynthia C James

    I think many people are forgetting the fact that Sabah isn’t just a land. It’s not something that you can simply just hand over, like you’re handing over an object. Sabah is a state with people – people who have the power to choose and the power to make decisions for themselves. The land doesn’t belong to anyone or any nation – the land belongs to God. And the one who have the utmost right to choose the sovereignty that they want to be subject to is the people of Sabah themselves – not the Malaysian government, not the Phillipines government, not the Sultan of Sulu.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MRQWUSUCCY65WODNVEIWII4NCI Larry

      ya…ya…yah! The land was created by our ALMIGHTY!! But IT was handed down to the  Sultan of Brunie and gave it to the Sultan of Sulu who owns it now and he says he has the outmost proof. How are you going to take that away from him? 

      • http://twitter.com/cindyjbj Cynthia C James

        Sultan of what? He owns what? Sabah? Do your research first. Who takes away what from whom? What do you think you’ll get if you support this Sultan? Prosperity for Philippines? Peace? Honour?

      • http://twitter.com/cindyjbj Cynthia C James

        Check the historical documents yourself. Did Sabah really belong to this Sultan? I mean, as in the whole of Sabah? Do you have any idea how large the area that the Sultan of Brunei had handed over to this Sultan of Sulu? Have you checked the documents that go with it? Have you read the agreeements and the lease with the British? Are you aware of the existence of the Cobbold Commission? Do you even know how the people in Sabah live – the ethnicity, the aborigines?
        If indeed this Sultan of Sulu succeeds in defeating the Malaysian security forces, do you think Sabahans will immediately be his lawful subjects? What century are we living in? The 17th? The 18th?

        Karma? So now we are talking about Buddhism philosophy?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZS4FU43HRBBUFLPM7ZSJW3UGJM Kay

      yup that’s correct…most people here just simply writing what they want without understanding the Cobbold Commision created for this…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001909376092 KriZalid Loco

        as if they know the context in Cobbold Commision document.

    • Witness62

      @ Larry: You mean like Genghis Khan gave the Middle Kingdom of China to Kublai. So his descendants can lay claim to China since Kublai Khan did rule China! The Italians can claim Europe since there is no doubt that Romans were once the sovereign ruler. Most importantly in todays world, how the other nations as represented by the UN and the court of world opinion will view this act of aggression against a peaceful nation.

    • http://www.facebook.com/hariz.said Hariz Said

      Good comment sis! The people of Sabah have a right to choose.

  • eirons1043

    Sir Mon the bigger mystery is with so many high educated people behind all our Presidents from FVR to Noy  they did not noticed  the reason why Malaysia is brokering the Peace Agreement.  And moreover did not know that the Malaysians back up Misuari’s rebellion in the 1970s. The reason is like a very big elephant in a small room- the Sultanate’s Sabah Claim. Dapat eh ilista ang mga pangalan ng mga highly educated advisers na yan (mostly Lawyers and economist madam aurings) at ipasoli ang mga diploma at permit to practice.

  • archerfan

    haaay kasi dapat dati satin na itong sabah!! kung hindi dahil sa isang traydor at makasariling senador noon, tayo na ang naguukupa nito ngayon at nakikinabang sa yamanng langis nito. kaya ito pinagaawayan dahil sa langis. di naman mangaaway mga chino kung wala si pakinabang dito. sayang talaga.

    • $44545315

      mismo. nasa lahi nung senador na yun ang pagkatraydor eh.

  • justyouraveragechinoy

    why not give the “Sultan Army” all the guns, anti-tanks and anti-aircraft weapon they need against the Malaysians and let them fight for years and years then we’ll call it even?

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

      No.  Manila will not do this…officially.

    • Jonathan Lim

      Blaming others for own mistakes. It was because of Phil Armed Forces ineffectiveness and cowardice against the militants.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YTGVXMIBMHEFV4HNY6K3BGTWK4 Sand Man

    if im not mistaken that part of sabah which kiram sent his men to were his own land, still is and will always be owned by the sultan of sulu. all he could have asked was an increase in the lease rental. but the gov’t refused to support him. tsk tsk tsk..  though the mistake of the sultan was sending them fully armed with intentions to get the UN to intervene  i dont think the PM of malaysia would take that just sitting down. 

  • tulfotumbong

    di pa natin masabi kung sino ang kakampihan ni tulfing, kung malaysia, tausog, o pilipinas. kasi hinihintay pa ninya kung sino ang may pinakamalaking bayad sa kanya. bayaan ninyo malalaman din natin sa mga susunod na kabanata ni tulfing na ginulpi ni claudine.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

      all of you who sides with the admin, talks the same way. to discrdit the writer and nothing more. how shameful of all of you, minions of Carandang and Ochoa. We only have to wait for three years more and you will be out of Malacanang.

  • 14nono29

    The claim of Kirams is not equivalent to the claim of the Philippines to Sabah. Am I correct in saying this? I am totally not knowlegdeable about the issue. Ang  gulo kasi, dahil sa dami ng opinion na lumalabas sa ngayon. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

    The minions of Carandang and Ochoa are like puppets. They reason and talk the same way as if someone is moving the strings above. LOL.

  • morejustice009

    Mr. NAJIB RAZAK., ALL THEY WANT IS INCREASED YOUR PAYMENT., TO 1 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR., SINCE 1990’s – 2013 THEY KEEP WRITING A LETTER THRU THE PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT., WHO ARE ALL USELESS, BUT YOU KEEP IGNORING THEIR GRIEVANCES., THE KIRAM FAMILY OF THE SULTAN IN TAGUIG CITY MANILA., CALL THEM., AND ALL THIS CONFLICTS AND WAR TO COME WILL BE SETTLED ONCE AND FOR ALL., DONT BE GREEDY OF THE RESOURCES AND WEALTH OF SABAH., THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTEST YOU IN UNITED NATION – ICJ. COURT. THINK ABOUT IT. NOW.PREPARE FOR MORE WAR WITH NEW ARMED GROUP., THEY ARE MORE EXPERTS THAN THESE MALAYSIANS., LETS SEE IF YOU CAN FIGHT WITH THEM., IN GROUND ASSAULT. DONT COUNT THE DEAD BODIES YET., THEY ARE STILL ALIVE.. WELCOME MALAYSIA TO THE WORLD OF INSURGENTS. BAD KARMA YAN. WAKE UP AQUINO AND RAZAK.

    • http://www.facebook.com/hariz.said Hariz Said

      so this is how we south east asians must settle things: through the edge of bayonets.

      I believe the Sultan of Sulu is a Muslim, what kind of Islam teaches this mafia like approach? Sabah is not an object, there are people there. Stop bullying Sabahans. No wonder the world view Muslims as terrorists.   

      • morejustice009

        tell that to Aquino and Razak., why they dont tackle these issues in person? why do they still pay rent? if  Malaysia own sabah then prove it to the world. face them in the ICJ court., lower your guns ceasefire.,  both sides., its not only the Sabahans are being affected here, its the whole people, tausogs, bajaos, muslims and other ethnic groups living there. If they want peace prepare for War, if they want war prepare for peace also.,  Maybe razak should increase the payment thats what the sultan want., read the news. some of the Sabahans dont like the Razak’s  way of controlling the oil and gas wealth of the state. there is a corruption., check the wealth of najib razak. his assets., hes a billionaire.

  • Equalizer

    Well said, Mon. Balik karma sa Malaysia. Tunay na ang Malaysia ay isa sa mga nanggugulo sa Mindanao para sa kapakanan nila. Kasi kung magulo sa Mindanao, ang mag investors ay sa Malaysia pupunta. 

  • Kandong

    PNoy’s handling of the Sabah incident/crisis is highly commendable. Denounced the sultanates claim while he provided them with transportation, ammunition and the equipment to destabilize a nation, who for a lengthy amount of time served as an ally of our enemies.
    This war is turning into brothers against brothers. Anyway you look at it, it’s a win-win situation!

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

      Paano kung ganun nga no?  Pnoy will actually benefit from this.

    • idiotsanakmelayu223

      Long live King Kiram III, 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3CF3PXUVL4BSYTRU2R362LFUPE SolidBasketball

    brilliant analysis, PNOY tuta of malaysia

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZS4FU43HRBBUFLPM7ZSJW3UGJM Kay

    hi all, I am from Malaysia…it is simple..for those who invade here equipped with firearm will be considered as dangerous to Malaysian and we have to protect our people….and we were tolerate enough to negotiate with this kind of people for 3 WEEKS!!! There will be no country in this world to give this much period to terrorist including your United State…so please use your brain before talking and use the correct channel to voice out your dissatisfaction. AND kindly get understanding of Cobbold Commision created as Sabahan agree to join Malaysia in 1963.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000851762814 Pepe Mayagimat

      FCK U. THE TAUSUGS ARE NOT TERRORISTS, THEY ARE MERELY TRYING TO REGAIN WHAT IS THEIRS, SABAH! go hump a monkey or something you stupid fck!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZS4FU43HRBBUFLPM7ZSJW3UGJM Kay

        your word portray your unintellectual minds and stupidity action…no wonder your country are fully of hatred’s people that bring down your own country in other south east asian perception..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000851762814 Pepe Mayagimat

        go fix your english first before grabbing our land you low-life SUICIDE BOMBER. 

        P.S.
        Your prophet mohammed raped little children, per QURAN.

      • Diepor

        Dont know what to say so you turn to insults, clever.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000851762814 Pepe Mayagimat

        STFU D-bag!

      • Diepor

        Here we go again. I feel sorry for you because you are a very inarticulate debater but its not your fault that nobody could pay for your education.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZS4FU43HRBBUFLPM7ZSJW3UGJM Kay

        only defiant people will say like that…your turn will come and i have nothing much to say…

      • foreignerph

        You, Sir, are an absolute idiot.

      • idiotsanakmelayu223

        Malaysians are stupid and lazy people they do not want to sweat out

    • blunderact

      The malaysian Government waited for 3 weeks because they were caught flatfooted. Sabah will be another “Israel-palestine.” This will be another protracted war. Malaysia needs the Philippines to negotiate a peaceful settlement of the sabah conflict. Looks like “a dose of his own medicine” thing. 

      Don’t underestimate the guerila tactic and deeper motivation against the superior military. Vietnam did it against USA. Afghan against the Russian. Muslims against the Philippines. Now, Sulu Sultan against Malaysia. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZS4FU43HRBBUFLPM7ZSJW3UGJM Kay

        hahahaha….shame on you, you never understand the conflict between Israel and Palestine and now you want to equalize the situation in Lahad Datu…again, you’re kind of people that need to learn the history properly and try to educate yourself first before commenting here…and bear in mind that we NEVER declare a war with Sultan Sulu…we just protect Sabah’s people and Malaysia sovereignty…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJW3LXJGTGMGFSLHSU2W5BZGBM Benjamin Brillantes

        kay….its a “no brainer thing” just read the history….anyway…malaysia is run by the chinese not the muslim

      • idiotsanakmelayu223

        Keep out from Sabah you are maggots also

      • http://www.facebook.com/hariz.said Hariz Said

        Has the Sultan ever thought of asking Sabah whether or not the indigenous people want to be under his rule? Malaysia will continue to protect the indigenous people of Sabah. The people are our brothers and Malaysia will never surrender them to any occupier be it the British or The Sultanate of Sulu

      • albert

        Hi KAY!!  I assumed that you knw the history of SABAH or NORTH BORNEO… I am a FILIPINO Christian… what i’d  learnd in the history that SABAH was the ancestral land my  FILIPINO MUSLIM brothers.. in a good way  the uprising will not happen.. it is very crystal clear.. The SULTAN OF SULU IS THE LEASEE OR YOUR LANDLORD..I hope you will read it comprehensively for you to know more about SABAH.. Lastly if your GOVERNMENT treated my brother muslims equally or in a good way the UPRISING WILL NOT HAPPEN…and I LEARNED IN HISTORY THAT THE TAUSOG WARRIOR DON’T KNOW the word ””SURRENDER”

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZS4FU43HRBBUFLPM7ZSJW3UGJM Kay

        i have to agree that North Borneo used to be administered by Sultan Sulu but now it’s already become history..that’s why I reiterated few times that you need to learn from history, meaning that try to build up your own nation and try not to repeat the mistake done by your late Sultan Sulu with invader(dealing with spain and US)…again it was not lease/rental money, but a cession money…and don’t talk about Tausog warrior as we have Malaysian warrior comprise of few races that willing to die in the name of religion, race and nation…

      • pretty_ugly_1

        If Lahad Datu conflict is another Israel-Palestine conflict, then the Sulu will be the Israel. The similarities:
        1. Claim to land based on historical ownership.
        2. Rejected by the resident of the claimed land.
        3. Use of force instead of talks and negotiations.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJW3LXJGTGMGFSLHSU2W5BZGBM Benjamin Brillantes

      kay…sabah is not yours. but phil territory

      • foreignerph

        Nonsense. The PH never had a claim on Sabah, the Sultan has. After decades of humiliating, fighting and treating Mindanao and the Bangsomoro people as second rank citizens, the Tagalogs finally see some use for them? Disgusting.

    • idiotsanakmelayu223

      But Malaysians decade ago are the one gave arms to our Tausug brothers, it is Karma

  • amado_guerero

    Ay buhay ka pa pala…manong magpahing ka na walang kwenta pinag sasabi mo!!!

  • tagasugod

    So aminado ka na in appropriate yung ginamit mong language. Iyan ang napapala ng hindi nagiisip. There are some parallels between you and Kiram. Both are temperamental. You may have the right motive but with the wrong approach.  What now? Did it it strengthen Kiram’s position? Definitely not.

  • mfdo

    Roman : i had lot of respect, until you started spewing stuff about the Sabah excursion.

    In Ancient time, an Indian King ruled Java and parts of South East Asia, so can Indian claim ownership ?

    Historical rhetorics don’t get you far.

    And you do sound like to what George Bush told ‘if you are not with me, you are with the terrorist .. ‘

    that’s your rational for claiming Malaysia aided the MILFand all and sundry in the past, right ??

    never mind .. you  keep going ..

    • idiotsanakmelayu223

      But up to now Malaysians pay the rent to the KIng of Sulu, so any explanation?

      • http://www.facebook.com/hariz.said Hariz Said

        As a peace offering to keep our country safe. The people of Sabah have chosen Malaysia and the people of Malaysia have given hefty sums of money to ensure that the Sultan do not harm Sabah. We hope that the Sultan could respect the autonomy of Sabah

  • Diepor

    So now you try to keep secretary Lima down by sexism. She is only a woman so she cant be a part of a heated dicussion, how old fashioned are you Mr Tulfo?

  • Umar Abdullah

    What happen to our tausug/muslim brother?

    A generation ago, we provide shelter, food and train you against
    tyranny of Marcus. We protect you here. You can come here (Sabah) to
    work for a better living. And last year, we broker a peace deal for you
    with Philippines government so that you start improve your living and
    flourish under new Autonomy Region.

    Don’t take a step back, don’t fell under one man spell. A man who did
    not protect you but only want all the money and power to himself.
    Please don’t.

    We have come to far. Mindanao and Sabah can work together for a
    better futures. Don’t you want that? Didn’t you want to live in peace?
    We have that chance and it is NOW.

    Resist your so called illegal Sultan Kiram, Resist to give in to Misuari personal ambitious plan.

    Stop Fighting. We deserve better.

    Sincerely,
    Your Neighbor – Malaysia

    • idiotsanakmelayu223

      Hahaha deaf and blind no peace if no justice return the land belong to the Sultan of Sulu no more no less, amen

      • Bisikan Syaiton

        The suluk will be happy if the get independence from the Philippines. Give them that first, coz it’s easier. Then, let them try to grab Sabah. Sincerely, please support the independence of South Philippines. 

      • pretty_ugly_1

        Good one.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZS4FU43HRBBUFLPM7ZSJW3UGJM Kay

        great idea…let them build up their own country…

    • kismaytami

      Apparently, they have more than enough of malaysia fooling them all the time. You trained and armed them to fight the Philippine government so for the meantime they can forget about the real deal, the Sabah claim. Meanwhile, you sat back and relaxed while milking the land you grabbed from them, and treat them like beggars and give them whiplashes. But time changes, and finally, they have awaken.

      • expanding man

        awaken nga pre…wala ng kwarta si kiram eh….sa talipapa na lang daw sila namimili hindi na sa mall….sosyal na datu huh?  kwarta o kahon? 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZS4FU43HRBBUFLPM7ZSJW3UGJM Kay

        another people that didn’t have a proper study on Tausug and Malay people…please..ohhh please have a better understanding on these races as you will find they have their own unique way in their tradition dealing with any issue…here Malay were 100% muslim and we do not have time to make an enemy with muslim in another state..we’re currently busy with assist the Palestine to build up the country from their disaster outcome of the war with Israel..and please understand our standpoint towards Muslim people and country..

      • kismaytami

        Indeed, malaysia has been very busy with their assistance projects which includes supporting and arming rebels and terrorists in Mindanao, the real reason why Mindanao did not prosper, therefore pulling Mindanao (including Tausugs) in poverty. Don’t just study, OPEN YOUR EYES.

    • pulis

       Umar, just return Sabah to the Kirams and everything will be peaceful..Don’t tell us that Sabah is not for the Sultanate, cuz as of 2010 they are paying rent to the Sultanate proof that you malaysian are just tenants and not owners of Sabah…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZS4FU43HRBBUFLPM7ZSJW3UGJM Kay

        another stupid moron that can’t distinguish the words of ‘rent/lease’ and ‘cession’ money…enrich yourself with vocabulary and kindly get the facts right!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/george.mau1 George Mau

       Go Omar!
       Kind regards..

      You neighbor-Cebu

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AJT27PPPIQKCD2L2SXGNFC4IRM Donn Carlo

    Malaysia’s decision to use military power against the sultanate of Sulu is a blunder visavi for peaceful negotiations. They cannot defeat the guerilla style of the moros from Sulu. Malaysian forces dont have the capability of guerilla wargame…Karma is now haunting Malaysia for getting Sabah land from the sultanate of Sulu…

    • http://www.facebook.com/hariz.said Hariz Said

      When someone come into your home and point a gun at you, please tell me that you would at least call the police.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJW3LXJGTGMGFSLHSU2W5BZGBM Benjamin Brillantes

    walang mapapala ang sultanate kay baklang abnoy kasi takot at walang bayag.ganoon din ang tatay nyang si bukekeng nonoy na nag bunyag ng jabida kaya namatay ang maraming sundalo..bago kikilalanin nyong bayani!  sa utin ng kapangpangan kalabaw

  • AlexanderAmproz

    Anyway the Philippines is a country stepping on the head,
    instead to clean NAIA and the rest of the country difficulties,
    backward ignorances and dirty habits aren’t enough,
    looking for more problems or extending them to the neighborhood isn’t a wiseness sign, 

    poor P-Noy and Pinoy’s !

  • Bisikan Syaiton

    Have you guys ever imagined how prosperous Sabah can be if it’s under the Philippines?
    I know, it’s hard to imagine right? 

    Coz it’s not gonna happen. 

    • riza888

      You don’t know who you’re dealing with. Kill them all now and there will be more to come in the coming decades. The cause of the Sulu people is a dangerous thing. Don’t forget that Israel is fighting Palestinian militants for ages. You tough ones make it sound this is a simple problem. Don’t forget that the US and his allies cannot even defeat the Taliban.

      • pretty_ugly_1

        or they can live peacefully in Sabah as a Malaysian. Of course Kiram won’t be in control, so maybe this is not the best prospect for him.

        I don’t know if fierce warriors are allergic to peace. Some group always prefer war over talks. We Malaysians gained our independence through negotiation, force is not the only way to do thing.

    • http://twitter.com/QuartzCrystals Joy&Kat

      Is it prosperous now? I know that KL is making money out of Sabah.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hariz.said Hariz Said

    Could I say something? As a Malaysian who have lots of Sabahan friends, shouldn’t the people of Sabah have a say on this? Is it not their land that we are fighting about. Look here, the people of Sabah chose to join the Federation of Malaysia in 1963. (for more details, please read about the Cobold Commission)

    Is the Sultan of Sulu really thinking about the people of Sabah or just about hoarding the riches of Sabah? Does Sabah want to be a part of Philippines?

    • http://twitter.com/QuartzCrystals Joy&Kat

      @facebook-677869563:disqus No, it is not their land that we’re talking about if you want to be categorically correct about it. Ask them for titles if they have any.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/V24R57YNPGRY4EODFPWAAXYHLA Manuel

    Malaysia is extremely paranoid now that the remaining tausug warriors are scattered all over that country. Knowing the tausogs, they are the fiercest filipino muslim tribe ever to walk on the face of this planet. Even the american special forces are amazed and copying their tactics in unconventional warfare. They’re maybe on the run but they are now very unpredictable.

    Sabah will always be the land of the Tausugs, with Sulo and Tawi-Tawi. The original filipinos will thrive and live on. No matter what happens, Sabah will be their homeland. To all filipinos, lets support these magnificent and finest human beings on earth.

    Support the MNLF, and also MILF and unite to take Sabah.These two factions will unite ! Unite all filipinos.
    To the AFP command,  we filipinos are very aware that you guys there are having second thoughts…  “sumama na kayong lahat !” Ibalik ang dangal ng Pilipino. Lets all unite to take down the enemy, Malaysia.

    Take back Sabah, Republic of the Philippines and avenge the death of the heroes who died there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/hariz.said Hariz Said

      No matter how strong the invaders are, God will protect the people of Sabah.

      • http://www.facebook.com/hariz.said Hariz Said

        The only way Sabah can be a part of Philippines is when the people of Sabah (the indigenous people) choose it to be. Sabahans are not objects that you can just take by force. They are human being and they have a right to defend themselves from occupiers. Be it British or the Sultan of Sulu. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3QKUEOF63XAJPE7E7NH6V56LFY elle_tas

      People like you forget that the real victims in all this are the people of Sabah!

      No rightminded Sabahan would want Suluks to come and live in Sabah and no rightminded Sabahan would give up their Malaysian citizenship and be an independent nation with Misuari or Sulu Sultan as their leader.The truth is they’re happy with the way things are and just want to be left alone with no interference from Putrajaya, Manila, UN etc.

      This whole saga also shows that the leaders of both countries are simply too incompetent  to handle a delicate situation like this and do not deserve to be re-elected.Both leaders should just stop whatever they’re doing and have a meeting on how they can best resolve this. If that doesn’t work, then consider referring the matter to a third party or just have a referendum where the people of Sabah can decide for themselves whether they choose to remain part of Malaysia or to leave.

      Sabahans may not be the most sophisticated in Malaysia but they’re not stupid either and they have their pride so Najib and Aquino as well as Misuari and the Sulu Sultan need to stop ignoring these Sabahans and ask them what they really want.

      After being part of Malaysia for more than 50 years, how can anyone expect Sabahans to suddenly welcome the Suluks to their State and be govern by them? It’s like expecting a person who’s just been told he’s actually adopted to suddenly forget his foster parents and go and live with his biological parents.

      I have nothing but sympathy for those in Sabah especially with the recent “Project IC” revelations. This is a testing time for them with the upcoming elections.

      So rather try and incite people to wage war, why you don’t you take a moment to think about what’s really important here. Do we want disunity within ASEAN?  Do we want more bloodshed? I wouldn’t want Najib to declare a state of emergency in Sabah because of all this because it’s very disruptive not just for that State but also the rest of the country.

      • http://twitter.com/QuartzCrystals Joy&Kat

        What ASEAN are you talking about? The ASEAN spirit failed to take off, for your information.  

  • LAMBFORGOVERNOR

    Do not be confused people.  Ramon Tulfo is not a journalist.  The insults he throws are indicative of him as they come from his psyche.  It is kind of like if you are pointing a finger at me you are also pointing three at yourself.  

    True journalist do not make insults nor do they take sides.  They remain unbiased.  So, remember this when reading anything this dude writes.  He is not a journalist and this is not news reporting.  It is persuasive propaganda.

    Which constitutes much of how this paper operates.  Rarely do I read news here.  Most often do I read articles meant to persuade.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_26N5TXE3YVEC2YE7Z6PXNE5XNQ boy

    Pnoy is right!!! and to those who don’t get the logic , go and pick some garbage around. Mr. Tulfo’s conviction of the situation is showing His deteriorating intelligence. You are instigating violence Mr. Tulfo!!! prove me wrong!!!

    • http://twitter.com/QuartzCrystals Joy&Kat

      Manahimik ka.

  • sniper878

    tausugs as the fiercest? its all about politics kaya hindi sila inubos sa giyera oy! 
    granting that sabah is worth dying for, ba’t itinaon ni kiram sa panahon ng eleksyon? para pahinain ang lakas ni PNoy sa masa?

  • James McTangay

    Here comes the Santiago brothers! Nagmamarunong ka na naman.

  • PureBloodedPinoy247

    May mga BATAS po ang bawat Bansa na dapat pong igalang ng bawat kapwa bansa. Hindi po dapat basta basta lang dadaanin sa init ng ulo ang lahat. Wala pong panalo sa alinmang malakihang digmaan (all out war). Easy lang po tayo.

    Kanyang kanyang teritoryo/bansa, kanya kanyang bansa. ICJ/UN po ang dapat po nating lapitan. Gaya na rin ng sinasabi ng karamihan sa atin, panigan dapat natin ang mga TAUSOG dahil sila ay dugong PILIPINO din. Ganon din po ang mga MALASiano, papanigan din nila ang kanilang kapwa MALASiano.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UD2PCDAV3MVHLVFNAYNOO4H7TY jose

    Why would we be so concerned w/ the Sabah claim right now when the GRP do not have complete control in Mindanao, and that some of our territories are being occupied by the Red Chinese at the moment.

    I for one support the legitimate claim of the Sultanate, but sending armed men  in Sabah is not the right way and only distract us from achieving a lasting peace in Mindanao, w/c  is no doubt  a territory of the Philippines w/c should be given the prime most priority.

  • Pangasugan

    Mon, I hope you will write more articles about this Sabah incident as new developments come in. Kindly do everything enlighten the people that Kiram’s initiative is no the subjugation of the Sabah residents – but simply to uphold his property right. Mr. Randy David in his column has simply jumped to the issue of the right of self-determination of Sabah resident.
    I repeat, the goal is not the subjugation of Sabah by the Sultanate of Sulu or the Philippine government. It is the enforcement of a property right which will not necessarily jeopardise the right of self-determination of any people. If the people of Sabah choose to affiliate with the Malaysian Federation then Malaysia must compensate the Sultan of Sulu in the same manner that an individual is compensated when his property is taken by the government by virtue of the power of eminent domain.

    • expanding man

       Agreed, but that lunatic( sultan) send the wrong message by going there with his gang of armed men….for every action,there will be a reaction.  .. he put in danger the lives of 800,000 pinoys in sabah. I watched Howie Severino interview Kiram and his wife, they were clueless as to what they really want. Yes, they should be compensated, especially now that the sultan is broke. Funny, he said during the interview that…” hindi na kami nakakapunta ng mall…talipapa na lang kami  namimili.”  Pera lang talaga habol ng mga yan, in other words, makasarili. The guy is playing the makabayan card to the hilt. He know so well pinoys are suckers for that!  Its really amazing that lots of Pinoys fell for that…its either thyre really stupid or haters lang ni Noynoy. 

  • linobog

    Tulfo’s.  the 3 Kings of the Arroyo’s and Marcoses.  Money talks…

  • http://twitter.com/QuartzCrystals Joy&Kat

    Thanks Mon. You’re my guy. I can see your balls from here. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FUVIB7CSAPFSTHQRONK7F2C6NU jay

    Kiram’s men acted on their own and Kiram made filipinos to believe that they are claiming what they believe is theirs, if they win will the entire Filipino nation benefit from that or will it only be  their family the real benefeciary of this act? He should have stated first the motives. No one, not even Mon, should expect the Philippine president to send AFP personnel only because Kiram and his men are Filipinos. The rational behind might really be on our side, but the means the Kirams applied cannot justify the lost of lives and limbs we are risking. Kiram and even you Mon should consider that if real war between Malaysia and the Philippine breaks up, it will not only be Kiram, the Tausugs, MNLF, and the Tulfos that will be affected here but the entire Filipino people. Hindi pwedeng patapangan. Magpayaman tayo to get the respect of other country. Then and only then we will get without any real effort what is righfully ours, and that’s what China did. May nakapalag ba ng harapan sa ASEAN countries, di ba wala.

  • Bisikan Syaiton

    Suluk are people of the sea.. Why do they need land? To bury their dead?

  • leeroy528

    Mon, this is a good piece and the scenario could happen if the president do not know how to play his cards in this delicate situation. This time. . .  and again. . .  the Philippine government will be facing war. . .  against it’s own people. This will again divide the Filipinos and affect everybody. The President should take this issue seriously, or he will be remembered in history as the Philippine President . . .  who sold Sabah to the Malaysians.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AJT27PPPIQKCD2L2SXGNFC4IRM Donn Carlo

    Malaysia cannot win the war in Sabah. Mindanao Islamic uprising will now be a lifetime nightmare of Malaysia. The Islamic fighters of Sulu are well trained (from Sabah itself and Afganistan to fight independence in the Philippines for the past 4 decades) and expert on guerilla wargame. Long lasting peace will now be an ‘unreachable star’ for everyone…its Malaysia’s blunder to use military force. In this modern world, diplomacy & peaceful negotiations shall be considered first and foremost and not military actions.
    Originally, Sabah is not with Malaysia. It was rented out by the Sultanate of Sulu to the North Borneo Corp. of Britain, but due to their strong influence and manipulation, Sabah was forcibly enacted thru a referendum to be with Malaysia. Until to date they are still paying yearly ‘rent’ to the Sultanate of Sulu as a token…that’s the fact, so the people may know…

  • Beguine

    Tulfo is fond of using the phrase “bad karma.”

    Anyway, supposing Malaysia has “bad karma” what can we call
    what happened to the Sultanate of Sulu’s slain men?

    It’s worse than just bad karma, from which it’s possible to bounce out.
    You can’t get back from the dead. And now many more of them
    and their brothers want to fight and die all because of Malaysia’s
    “bad karma”?

    It seems OK to have “bad karma” when you’re winning and have the
    upper hand.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

    banat ka ng banat then apologize? tatang mon, you’re nothing now but a moron. you have no more credibility, period. stick to reporting, history and political analysis is beyond you, bokya ka dyan and the worst thing, tsismoso ka.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

    “How could there be lasting peace in Mindanao without a peace agreement with all the other Muslim tribes as well? ”

    The problem with this moronic statement is “when and where this peace agreement gonna end? To every tirbe? what stopping fromm other tribe to make some “noise” just to get an attention from the imperial gov’t? Look at this current situation, the taususgs and kirams can’t agree who’s the real heir, bunch of knuckleheads, that include you tatang mon.

    • $20722540

      if you want a comprehensive and lasting peace agreement, you want everybody to be on board…that’s the message

  • Leo Paras

    You are a big man Mr Ramon Tulfo. More power to you

  • talagalangha

    We have a traitor president in Malacanang…much like his father during Marcos’ time, and his grandfather during WWII….as they say “the fruit never falls far from the tree”…history does repeat itself…it is time we the Filipino people get these yellows out of power…in May give them ZERO votes….even if they cheat, it will be so plainly obvious, kasi nilalangaw naman talaga ang mga rallies nila…they are the only ones who “believe” in their manipulated surveys…

    2 lang iboboto ko, Gordon and Mitos Magsaysay…that lady speaks the truth!

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    The president protecting the peace of the region not only for a self-serving individuals who are simply looking for a fight or blackmail.

  • juan_liwanag

    To those who are aching to spread violence, please don’t forget that what is involved here is simply a commercial transaction and not an issue of sovereignty. The Sultanate of Sulu leased that property to perpetuity. It has an obligation to honor that lease. The Sabahans chose in a referendum to join Malaysia. Do you think it would be so easy to change their mind? All that is needed here is to update the terms of lease, but not to spill blood for it.

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

    MALAYSIA IS DEMON TENANT!!

  • http://twitter.com/absurdword Jose Mateo S. Boza

    “Malaysia brokered the peace talks between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), composed mostly of Maguindanao tribesmen, which resulted in the agreement for lasting peace in Mindanao.

    The MILF is a breakaway group from the original Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

    But the President left out the MNLF, led by the Tausug tribe, and the Sulu sultanate, in the peace agreement.”

    Tulfo, since you’re from Mindanao, you should fvcking-well know that the MNLF were left out of this current peace agreement because the government ALREADY has an existing peace treaty with the MNLF. That’s why the ARMM exists, it’s a concession by the government to the MNLF, as part of the peace deal.
    The MILF were unhappy with that deal, resulting in their splitting from the MNLF. Why should the government include the MNLF and the “Sultan” of Sulu when they’ve got no formal ties with the MILF

    This article Tulfo just wrote betrays his ignorance. Don’t write sh1t if you don’t know sh1t.

  • peacelovingman

    Don’t you filipinos know that we malaysians are losing patience with our leaders as well. we are hoping each day that the parliament be dissolved so that we can change the corrupt leaders who are not only cruel to outsiders but also to their own people. i pray that thing will not get worse. if it does, maybe we malaysians will not get the chance to elect better people as our leaders.

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

    this malaysian dogs give a lot of weapon to our brother muslim your own weapon kill you!! malayshits

  • Dy Leon

    You nailed it right at the head Mr. Tulfo, talagang idol kita.

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