‘Friendship of ex-Arroyo adviser with Sulu Sultanate dates back to Marcos years’

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MANILA, Philippines – The friendship between former national security adviser Norberto Gonzales and Sulu Sultan Jamalul III dates back to the time of the Marcos regime, a former police intelligence officer told Radyo INQUIRER 990 AM on Tuesday.

Gonzales served during the administration of former President now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

In this file photo taken from the archives of the Philippine Information Agency, National Security Adviser and Director General of the National Security Council Norberto Gonzales confers with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in a gathering. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PIA

In the Radyo INQUIRER interview, Retired Police Director Rodolfo “Boogie” Mendoza said he knew that Gonzales owed the sultanate for extending assistance and protection to the former national security adviser when he went in hiding in Sabah during the martial law period.

“May utang na loob si Gonzales [sa Sultanate of Sulu] dahil sa panahong hinahanap sila noong Marcos regime, nagbase sa Sabah ang grupo ni Norberto noon (Gonzales owes a debt-of-gratitude to the sultanate because during the Marcos regime, their group was based there in Sulu),” recalled the security expert.

He said the Kiram family helped Gonzales, who was then on the military’s watch-list.

Mendoza said, “If you trace history, na-maintain [ni Gonzales] ang magandang relationship with the Sultanate of Sulu (Gonzales has maintained his good relationship with the Sultanate of Sulu [over the years]).”

Gonzales met with the Sulu sultan during the weekend and has been tagged as a possible conspirator in the Sabah standoff but this was something that the former national security adviser denied.

For more of the interview, listen to the attached audio clip from Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    Pwede po bang i demanda ng TREASON yong mga nagsusulsul sa sultanate of sulu para gawin ang mga hakbangin na maglalagay sa kapahamakan sa mga Pilipinong nasa Sabah at integredad at seguridad ng bansang Pilipinas???

    • Dexter Red

      Please establish evidence first  that would link to those “sulsul” na sinasabi mo. Mamaya lalabas nanaman si small lady at anonymous. Sige ka.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VKYFNQXC5Z7XKUXSAMHMS2MD4M Ro

      Mas wala kang integredad kung hindi mo ipaglaban ang isang bagay na alam mo na sayo. At matagal nag antay ang mga Pilipino sa panahon na to…

  • Vin

    Naghahanap na ng scapegoats ang Ngoyngoy admin… Manila hostage crisis Sabah edition?

  • Bekok

    MGA SULSOL…marami naman ang napaniwala….dami talaga mga B0B0 pinoys.  kala nila ganun-ganun na lang ang GYERA.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    talagang kagagawan eto ni gma….  gma talaga tsk tsk tsk…. lakas ng powers mo….. tsk tsk tsk……… 

    poor poor our beloved supreme admiral general God’s gift magnificent leader Pnoy

  • Ari Putan

    Arroyo:      I’M SORRY….
    Filipinos:    ITS OK MA’AM…..

    So ano pa ang habol nang habol sa kanya?

  • http://www.ninoyandcory.gov.ph/ It’s No Time To Doubt Now

    Finally, the missing link has surfaced lending credence to our dear leader PNoy’s conspiracy theory. GMA and her cohorts should be charged with inciting to sedition now. Lock her up and throw away the keys. Let her rot in a real jail forever and ever.

    Sa Daang Matuwid, palagi kang panalo. Go with the flow, go with Daang Matuwid.

    and may I also humbly suggest:
    vote straight LP in May 2013
    Ninoy 2.0 = Bam Aquino

    • D L

      you are an idiоt.

      do you have even one friend? how you cannot understand so simple things.

      • http://www.ninoyandcory.gov.ph/ It’s No Time To Doubt Now

        Does GMA have one true friend?

      • KarlosRegaza

        not one… many.

      • 33Sambuang2

        dilaan mo din ang ebak ni GMA. Ugok kang tanga. Pisot

    • KarlosRegaza

      Huwat? 

      Dilaan mo pa wetpaks ni Panot

  • simplengmamayan

    ay wala na bang bago? next please..

  • KarlosRegaza

    ahahaha.. 

    tell it to the marines.

  • KarlosRegaza

    Baka si GMA ang nag pondo…. hahaha

  • Leo Capurictan

    So does it mean that Marcos don’t know who are in Sabbah during that time he wants to get sabbah together with Kiram.

  • JasonBieber

    It’s horrible how PNoy and his advisers are making more baseless accusations against GMA and trying to spread this black propaganda. If you have proof then make your claims supported with your proof. But thus far all they have done is make accusations hoping the public would believe them.

    This ladies & gentlemen is part of what they call dirty politics.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    kasalanan ni gma kung bakit naging presidente si marcos during his years kaya magkaibigan sila Gonzales sa sultanate at kung sino sino pa kaya I,m sorry and BASTA.

    galing gumawa ng spin doctors ni penoy. parang noynoying yan. kailangan may picture sa inquirer na nagtatrabaho.

  • disqusted0fu

    What’s this supposed to mean? Nothing. The fact of the matter is that Pnoy did not do anything positive for the benefit of the sultanates. What he did instead is to demand them to go home and then threaten them of charges when they get home… Making them angrier and giving the go signal to the Malaysian government to attack our fellow Filipinos in Sabah.

  • Steffany_apple

    Puro dada agad itong mga bata ni PNoy. Dapat maglabas sila ng ebidensiya
    to back up their claims. Puro paratang lang itong si Lacierda.

  • Guest

    Si Gonzales ang isa sa mga collaborator ng mga Kirams. Dapat kasuhan
    siya ng gobyerno.

  • Guest

    Nakakakuha ng opportunity ang mga GMA’s henchmen na sina Gonzales at
    Tiglao para wakwakin ang Aquino government. Yan kasi ang trabaho nila.

     

  • Guest

    There is no doubt that enemies of the PNoy government are salivating to
    bring down PNoy. Hindi kayo magtatagumpay noh!

  • Guest

    Eto si ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman sumawsaw din. Si Gonzales ang
    nag-instigate sa mga followers of Kiram to lay claim over Sabah. Sure sya?

  • Filipinoflash

    In the early days of the Pnoy administration, this Gonzales suggested that he will be forming a shadow Cabinet to be prepared in case they successfully bring down Pnoy. This man is a certified destabilizer. 

    • whyinthisworld

       I am sure this gonzales is making a lot of trouble and even instigating forces against pinoy. Knowing his character and true color, like his master, the filipino people could no longer expect him to be a good citizen of this country. He should therefore, be investigated and jail for his past participation bringing this country in chaos politically. Make him run again, the way marcos did to him so that he could seek the help of sabah sultanate for the second time and keep him there forever. Sama na niya sila ermita, ramos, mike arroyo at marami pa.

  • Guest

    Sina Sec. Garcia at Sec. Llamas mga walang kwentang advisers din yan ni
    PNoy. Sayang lang pinapasuweldo sa kanilang dalawa. Palpak!

  • Guest

    “ill-advised” o mali-mali ang mga tinanggap na payo ng PNoy sa
    pagresolba ng Sabah crisis. Dapat sipain na yang sina Roxas at Deles.

  • boyboy9797

    lahat na lang ng kapalpakan ng Pnoy government eh kelangan bang c GMA ang sisihin?  Nuh ba yan mahiya nman kayo sa balat nio oi.

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