Aquino to lead Jabidah massacre rites on Corregidor

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President Benigo Aquino III is slated to lead on Monday the commemoration of the infamous Jabidah Massacre on Corregidor.

It was his father, the late Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., who delivered a privilege speech on the Jabidah massacre in 1968 that sparked the Moro revolt.

Preparations for the commemoration have been kept under wraps, with Malacañang tightlipped on the President’s presence at the ceremony.

Asked at a briefing if the event had any significance, especially in light of the standoff in Sabah, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said: “At this point, I’m not ready to comment on that particular issue. I will check if that has been confirmed and, well, perhaps tomorrow or on Sunday we can already talk about the event.”

She also refused to comment when asked the President’s reasons for leading the commemoration of the massacre, which could resurrect in the national consciousness the memory of the merciless killing of Muslim youths during the Marcos administration.

“I cannot at this point speak of the schedule of the President on Monday, primarily because it has not been cascaded, or it has not been confirmed with us. But I’ll make the inquiries after our briefing and I will give you an update,” she said.

Sources told the Inquirer that Mr. Aquino will honor the memory and heroism of the slain Muslim youths by visiting the Garden of Peace, a memorial to the victims who died on an abandoned airstrip on Corregidor 45 years ago.

The Garden of Peace is a way to honor them, said the organizers, adding that the garden symbolizes that both Muslims and Christians together are one in their desire for true, lasting and genuine peace, especially in Mindanao.

The Corregidor Foundation Inc. has included the site of the Jabidah Massacre among the tourist spots on the island.

The Muslim recruits were brought to Corregidor on Jan. 3, 1968, for training in guerrilla tactics in preparation for “Operation Merdeka,” a top-secret plan of the Marcos administration to invade Sabah, which the Philippines claimed was part of its territory.

Their training officers fired on them before dawn on March 18 after the trainees, belatedly learning of the covert plan, refused to take part in the mission.

Only one trainee survived to tell the tale, Jibin Arula, who reportedly died in a vehicular accident in Trece Martires, Cavite, in 2010.

That singular event triggered the Moros to press for independence in May 1968 and take up arms in 1972, the year the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) was founded by then University of the Philippines professor Nur Misuari who had vowed to fight for the establishment of a Bangsamoro republic.

Part of peace process

Remembering the sacrifices of the victims is “part of the peace process” with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (which took up the fight after the MNLF signed a peace deal), said Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras.

Asked about the completion of the peace agreement with the MILF, Almendras said in an interview that the government, through the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, and the MILF leadership continued to lay the groundwork for the signing of a final peace agreement in 2015.

“Yes, we’re all ready. That’s why this all part of it [for the] healing of wounds,” said Almendras, when asked the significance of the President’s presence in Corregidor on Monday.

He said the Aquino administration had to honor the memory of the slain Muslim youths “because we’re trying to bring peace” to Muslim Mindanao.

“Of course, for many years, the Muslims felt bad about it, that it wasn’t even recognized. Sometimes, when you’re trying to create peace, you want to settle things that were (left unresolved),” he said.

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  • indiosbravos2002

    The worst thing he can do to his poularity right now is to show up on this rite. People are too bothered of reported massacre of Filipinos in Malaysia. He might be branded as supporting the cause of these muslims who turned coward in fighting their so called “brother” Mlaysian muslims. These people did not understand that the Malaysians do not give much importance to the lives of fellow muslims, much more Filipino ones.

    • Loggnat

      Whatever the reason the Muslims who were massacred in Corregidor was, the deed is akin to the any other crime against humanity where the victims were mowed down like animals by the military. What makes it extremely brutal and doubly unacceptable is that those Muslim youth were recruited and were under training by the members of the Philippine Army. Your assumption that they turned coward when told that they were to kill brother Muslims is not enough justification to kill them. The reason that was floating around back then was that they were killed not only for refusal to carry out the government’s plan to invade Malaysia and create a violent takeover. Another compelling reason was that the military was trying to erase any trace and witness of the government’s plan against Malaysia after the international community learned and were gathering proof about it. It was also whispered around that Enrile’s bright eyed boy Honasan was deeply involved from the beginning to the end of the enterprise. Maybe someday, those who were the architect, planners, and perpetrators of the enterprise will be brought to the World Court in The Hague to explain their actions.

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Sir, the Jabidah Massacre happened in 1968. Honasan would only graduate from PMA in 1971. Btw, I don’t like Enrile and Honasan, too. But the dates don’t add up.

      • benjpal

        It is suppose to be a covert operation and it would not mean well for the Philippines should it had been made public. If anything,the government that time should have just killed Ninoy Aquino before he divulged the details of that operation. The government could have saved us from the moro rebellion and Kris Aquino (this I’m not sure though).

      • blowcoldblowhot

        A UP academic, Arnold
        Azurin, claimed after his detailed research that the Jabidah massacre was a myth, deliberately
        propagated in the demonization campaign against Marcos during that period by
        the anti-Marcos Lopez media. While Aquino presented to media one witness
        (wounded at the knee), NOT one corpse of the alleged Muslim young men executed
        was ever found, and NOT one relative emerged seeking redress.
        Strangely also, the idealist anti-Marcos military man Victor Corpuz, who was
        among the Special Forces officers in Corregidor then had not publicly confirmed
        that there was a “massacre.”

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    01. When Ninoy exposed the Jabidah massacre in 1968, it became quite a big scandal. In fact, Marcos at that time accused Ninoy of politicizing the issue (fairly or unfairly). PNoy at that time was already 8 years old. From then on, the Muslim struggle for independence if not autonomy has festered forever. It’s quite inconceivable that the Jabidah massacre and our Sabah claim would have escaped PNoy’s attention and the Aquino family’s dinner table. Why did PNoy now suddenly and conveniently forget to include the Sultanate of Sulu and our Sabah claim in the Midnanao Peace Negotiations? Knowing PNoy’s penchant for keeping old scores, how could he possibly have forgotten such an important issue like our Sabah claim?

    02. Sabah is rich in natural resources and oil. PNoy and his advisers would have been terribly stupid to forgo Sabah without naming a price. During the peace negotiations brokered by Malaysia, Malaysia would have probably agreed to a price if it meant putting an end to our claim on Sabah definitively. Of course, it was all done hush-hush to avoid media and public attention. Who in PNoy’s administration benefited from excluding the Sultanate of Sulu from the table and was paid by Malaysia for abandoning our claims on Sabah (until it was exposed by Sultan Kiram III)?

    • bongarroyo

      so when ninoy exposed the suppose to be top secret operation marcos ordered his men to massacre all the recruits and ninoy became a traitor?
      CONFUSED…..

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        (fairly or unfairly)

        Before his detention during Martial Law, Ninoy was pretty much a trapo. He loved to grandstand and speechify in the halls of the Senate. He’d take advantage of issues, amplify and magnify them, and bash his nemesis Marcos. Right after the Plaza Miranda bombing, Ninoy even brandished a submachine gun publicly when he visited those injured in the hospital (as captured by frontpage of Manila Times, check microfilm of UP Library). If you were around then, you’d know that Ninoy was no less ambitious than Marcos and no less dirty than Marcos. In those days, you’d hear people saying “Kung bandido si Marcos, bandido din si Ninoy (if Marcos is bad-azz, Ninoy is bad-azz too).” Ninoy’s transformation, which was shortlived, only happened during his detention in Martial Law.

        Did Ninoy use the Jabidah massacre to further his own political motives or did he do it out of concern for our Muslim brothers? Fairly or unfairly, you be the judge.

      • benjpal

        Sounds like a trapo will only be a good trapo if dead or incarcerated.

        I was born post martial law but I do read a lot and I do think your right about Ninoy Aquino that he is not the exactly the person that was taught in our schools. He did what he did with an eye on the gains it could have given him and his family.

      • IbigMongSabihin

        From the very start of ninoy political career, the big signs were there that he was for personal gains and not for service to the country. Remember that Hacienda Luisita was given to the Cojuangco family but paid in full by the Philippine government with not even a one centavo shared by the Cojuangcos. Who then was the known backers of this questionable deal? They were Senator Sumulong, uncle of Cory Sumulong Cojuangco, and Congressman Ninoy Aquino, wife of Cory….
        Ninoy Aquino became a senator under the banner of the NP. But when it was made known that he would not be nominated as the presidential candidate of the NP, Ninoy switched to LP as there was no serious presidential candidate in that party.

      • blowcoldblowhot

        Ninoy Aquino dubbed it the
        “Jabidah Massacre” (for the name of the Muslim commando unit that was being
        formed) although a UP academic, Arnold Azurin, claimed after his detailed research
        that it was a myth, deliberately propagated in the demonization campaign against
        Marcos during that period by the anti-Marcos Lopez media. While Aquino
        presented to media one witness (wounded at the knee), not one corpse of the
        alleged Muslim young men executed was ever found, and NOT one relative emerged
        seeking redress.

        Strangely also, the idealist anti-Marcos military man Victor Corpuz, who was
        among the Special Forces officers in Corregidor then had not publicly confirmed
        that there was a “massacre.”

      • FernandoBusi

        YES that is treacherous had the operation pushed through it was to the interest of the country. Remember the rebellion by the Moros was not happening then there was resentment but the operation was also seen as a form of their integration to the broader society. Nur was still a torpe student in UP at that time. I believe it was done for political points nothing more, consider what happened since then Malaysia decided that it was in their best interest to fund the secessionist movement in the South to keep Manila occupied from any Sabah adventures.

    • CommonSens6

      Sultan Jamalul and the RSSA will end up to be the hero here after all!

  • aeon888

    Maybe the Senate body should investigate if the Malaysian government through their proxies and Front organizations donated millions in US dollars to the election campaign fund of President Noy Aquino when he ran for president.
    This could be the reason why Pres. Aquino is indebted to the Malaysians.

    • Barak_O

      maybe

      could be

      you have a future as a fiction writer

      maybe?

      • blowcoldblowhot

        GUILT BY ASSOCIATION: The debate on who owns Sabah and why Filipinos there are being violently uprooted has brought in side business issues that Malacañang may want to clarify if only for the sake of transparency. With Malacañang itself having dragged in persons identified with the previous administration in a guilt by association process, President Noynoy Aquino may also want to say something about “profit by association” now being raised in media. This may be unfair to the President, but since he is the leading actor on the stage he cannot refuse to say something about certain business transactions where Malaysia and persons close to him are involved.

        COJUANGCO TIES: Going around in the Internet is a color picture of Malaysian troops boarding an Air Asia jet that would fly them to Sabah where they are to hunt down Filipinos who had settled home there. One blog points out that AirAsia Philippines, the local affiliate of Malaysia-based AirAsia Bhd, is partly owned by Filipino businessmen led by the President’s cousin Antonio “Tonyboy” Cojuangco Jr. was the biggest campaign donor of Aquino in 2010, based on the President’s declaration to the Commission on Elections. He put in P100 million out of Mr. Aquino’s P440-million declared war chest. In November 2010, the Board of Investments approved the organizing of AirAsia Philippines as a joint venture between Malaysian investors and Filipino businessmen led by Cojuangco. The business combine recently acquired at least 40 percent stake in
        local rival Zest Airways Inc. Malaysia-based AirAsia Bhd, btw, is the largest
        budget air carrier in Southeast Asia.

        SAN MIGUEL: Another business deal with Malaysians being cited is one
        involving San Miguel Corp., a conglomerate where the President’s uncle Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. holds a major interest. San Miguel acquired in August 2011 three subsidiaries of US giant Exxon Mobil’s downstream oil business in Malaysia. The $610-million transaction included the purchase by SMC of Esso Malaysia Bhd, Exxon Mobil Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Exxon Mobil Borneo Sdn Bhd.

        The three companies form an integrated business engaged in refining, distributing and marketing petroleum products. Their assets include the 88,000-barrels-per-day Port Dickson refinery, seven fuel distribution terminals, and about 560 refilling stations.

        OIL & POWER: Ramon S. Ang, SMC president, has disclosed that San Miguel has been eyeing big oil and natural gas field overseas. “If we were able to buy one of those,” he was quoted as saying, “it would be like printing money forever.” He disclosed that they were willing to let go of long-time core business San Miguel Brewery Inc. and some new power generation assets to raise funds. One blog noted that with its acquisition of Exxon Mobil’s downstream assets, SMC is in a strategic position to corner upstream deals in oil-rich Malaysia.

        SABAH RICHES: What is there in Sabah, the “land below the wind”? The
        second largest of the 13 member-states of Malaysia, Sabah’s mineral-rich 73,630 square kilometer area is home to more than 3,117,000, a number of them Filipino Muslims. The Philippine STAR recently reported, quoting a 2012 study by Singapore-based FACTS Global Energy, that Sabah has reserves of about 11-12 trillion cubic feet of gas and at least 1.5 billion barrels of oil. The figures represent 12 percent and 15 percent, respectively, of Malaysia’s natural gas and oil reserves. The Centre for Research on Globalization also reports that Sabah has 15 oil wells that can produce 192,000 barrels a day. Four new oil fields have been discovered in its territorial waters in the past two years.

        MOTIVATIONS: As I said, it may not be fair citing these business angles
        involving relatives of President Aquino, but he owes the people to reassure
        them of his pure motivations on Sabah. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile counsels us to trust the President to perform his patriotic duty to advance the country’s best interests and protect Tausugs in Sabah from any maltreatment.
        Enrile points out that in plotting his approach to a satisfactory resolution of
        the problem, the Chief Executive has validated information to which the public is not privy but which help guide him make the right decisions.

      • CommonSens6

        Wow, excellent work getting those facts. I myself have been encouraging PDI reporters to research on the financial connections of Malaysia with the Cojuangcos and Pnoy— I’m still waiting. I would also add Petron Malaysia to that list; is entirely owned by SMC which is majority Cojuangco. Another thing at one timeTiting Cojuangco officially wanted to become ARMM governor and I can only speculate to have control of the vast resources of MINSUPALA potentially valued over a trillion US dollars. Cheers!

      • VeryDisgusted2

        This family is founded on the greed of power and money. Country’s interest is secondary to them. Treason and deceit is primary to them to advance their greed of power and money. If this election will result for them to have minority in Congress and Senate, then impeach this treasonous president. They have treasonous blood line from the grandfather who was imprisoned of treason in WWII, the father who exposed Jabidah to Malaysians, this president who sided Malaysia and dropped Philippine interest on Sabah.

        On greed of power and money, Tingting Cojuangco running for ARMM governor? She is not even a Mindanao resident or a Muslim. Scent of greed goes up to high heaven.

    • IbigMongSabihin

      You make sense. considering that in 1963, the grandfather of noynoy aquino, the late Senator Lorenzo Sumulong, openly worked for the Malaysian government. Believe it or not, grandpa Senator Sumulong even attempted to brainwash the members of the Philippine Congress to officially give Sabah to Malaysia… Who financed Senator Sumulong’s researches and efforts to make sabah appear as a historical and legal Malaysian territory? Of course, Malaysia!
      Now, the Philippine government tried to drop the Sabah claim during the presidency of Cory. Why? Because there was already a special relationship between Malaysia and the Cory family.
      Take note also that Ninoy Aquino was a holder of both Philippine and Malaysian passports. That is a known fact.
      Therefore, Malaysia has a very big advantage if the boy Aquino becomes president. Malaysia can then continue working behind the scene to make the Sabah claim dormant.
      That’s why your opinion counts. It has solid historical footnotes.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/W2TUI5PEYXBUT4WF2NTTNUYQP4 edmund

        if this is true,,,no wonder why even from day 1 of the sabah crisis the pnoy already acting as spokesman of malaysia hmmp

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W2TUI5PEYXBUT4WF2NTTNUYQP4 edmund

      pwedehhh,,,

  • Hey_Dudes

    If this incident had happened among the South American countries, I am betting none of the Marcoses nor even any semblance of the family root existing will stop existing in the country. However, since we Filipinos are known for having short memory, some members of this family are even in politics today. I saw a film about this incident and if you saw it, it will make your hair standing up.

    • IbigMongSabihin

      whatever happened, still nobody can contest that marcos intention to reclaim sabah was 100% patriotism.
      now, if you as well scrutinize the genes of our president noynoy aquino, you can clearly see that this man has the most shameful family history in the philippine poilitical scene.
      it is a written history that noynoy paternal grandpa was a full-pledged japanese collaborator and a convicted traitor during WW2.
      noynoy’s maternal grandpa Sen. Sumulong was also labelled as a “traitor” by Sen. Salonga when Sumulong campaigned for the philippine congress to pass a resolution to give sabah to malaysia.
      then we know the fact that under the Cory administration, the philippine government tried to drop the sabah claim but was fortunately blocked by the nationalist groups.
      we also know the fact that ninoy, the hero, trumpeted far and wide the secret plan of marcos to reclaim sabah (marcos initially invited malaysia for an ASEAN dialogue on sabah but malaysia refused to attend). it was also ninoy who pushed hard for the muslims to hate marcos, thus one of the prime movers in initiating the moro rebellion in mindanao.
      now, those were the sources of the genes of noynoy aquino.
      therefore, if you see some demons in the genes of other families, how come you cannot see the many colorful demons that reside in the genes of your idol noynoy aquino. it is obvious that you have a short memory, and a selective memory as well. and it really shows.

      • CommonSens6

        Amen!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLD4OKCRPD4PLQOEWMYBRELWG4 Cola

        AGREE. And even assuming that there was a massacre, without the exposure, another team should have been assembled and organized to push through with the mission of reclaiming Sabah because it rightfully belongs to the Philippines. Re-claiming what is yours is no crime. Mutiny could be as what one of the comments said. People get sacrificed for the interest of the Nation. So many soldiers and civilians were sacrificed because of the Moro Conflict which should never have happened in the first place were it not for NINOY’s irresponsible expose. And, if there really was no Jabbidah Massacre, that makes it WORST for NINOY. His personal ambitions have plunged the whole Filipino nation into crisis that claimed the lives and continue to claim lives of several Filipinos both Muslims and Christians. And, today, what is too DISCOMFORTING is that Filipino Muslims and Christians do not have peaceful co-existence. Before, there was peaceful co-existence as what was told me by a friend who was born and lived in Sultan Kudarat. They go to school together, eat together, respect each other and do so many things together. When the Moro conflict came to be, that was the end of the peaceful co-existence. My friend’s family left Sultan Kudarat and settled in Metro Manila.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

      May mga nagsasabi na walang naganap na massacre. Pinalabas na meron para sirain si.Marcos. Black propaganda lang pala.Maraming nag

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    Naki si Panot. Halata na tsumutsupa sa uten ng mga Malaysiano. Dilaan mo ng husto panot ang ulok na parang nagdidila ka ng ice cream. Laru-in mo rin ang bayag. Pagkatos lunukin mo ang pinaka paborito mo: Ang tamod. Mahal ang presyo kada kutsara niyan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/G6MG4QQ3ND6UZSOBMLRHALZ7HI Petwil

    This is it!! Ninoy disclosed the Jabiddah massacre in the senate to have it much publicized and known by the world, then urged and agitated the Muslims and the Communists to rebel and fight the Marcos administration. He thought that what he did will result in political downfall of Marcos and will propel him to presidency..Obsession for presidency is really what is in his mind then no more no less.. All of what he said and did before all in the guise of being a patriot were but ploys and fronts to advance his obsession …Now history is really unfolding his misdeeds.

    • Matambaka

      at nalaman na TraY dor pala sya LoL…

      Ngayon nagising na ang mga kakabayang Tausug…same rin nang ginawa nila sa gagawin na plano sana ni Pang.Marcos…

  • Deanmartinstyle

    What about “Hacienda Luisita Massacre”? aha!

    • jack_bagbaga2011

      yan ang susunod na pupuntahan ni pnoy na anniversary:
      Aquino to lead HLI massacre rites on Tarlac

      • leomar101

        What about the Mendiola massacre ng mga farmers sa panahon ni cory? dapat mag-alay din ng bouquet si mongol. hahahaha.

    • leomar101

      More than a dozen rin ang namatay noon sa HL. Mga guards budoy aquino ang namaril noon.

  • Deanmartinstyle

    And ” Sabah Massacre”? aha!

  • madel tapdasan

    Is that a confession that the Aquino’s is the villain in the bizarre Massacre of our Filipino Muslim compatriots?

    • http://twitter.com/tagasalog tagasalog

      akala ko it was marcos who ordered the massacre after the tausug soldier refused to take part in the mission after they found out that they were going to sabah to sow terror and launch a guerilla war. akala ko the aquino expose was made after the massacre to expose nga yung massacre

      • bugoybanggers

        Iyan ang natutunan mo sa School diyan sa Manila. Iyan kasi ang mga sabi sabi ng sinsambang si Ninoy at Cory ninyo. Nakakahiya, ang anak pa ang mag aalay para sa cermonya? Aba naman.. ayusin muna ng mga taga UP lalo na ang mga tagalog HISTORIAN iyang pino post o pinapublish ninyo sa mga AKLAT.

      • ApoNiLolo

        Yang akala mo ay siyang tama! : )

  • Deanmartinstyle

    and ” Atimonan Massacre? aha!

  • madel tapdasan

    Is this the Aquino brand of hero’s Ninoy authored Jabidah Massacre, Cory authored Mendiola Massacre,Pnoy authored Sabah Massacre ,Kris ,the queen of Massacre Movies ,the Aquinos authored Hacienda LUisita Massacre. WOW !!!!

    • http://twitter.com/tagasalog tagasalog

      akala ko it was marcos who ordered the massacre after the tausug soldiers refused to take part in the mission after they found out that they were going to sabah to sow terror and launch a guerilla war. akala ko the aquino expose was made after the massacre to expose nga yung massacre

    • Janch

      Eto pang isa. Huwag niyo namang ibahin ang kasaysayan. Si Marcos and nagpapatay sa mga Muslim hindi si Ninoy na noon ay senador lamang.

  • http://www.facebook.com/apascualiv Arsenio Pascual IV Uap

    United Architects of the Philippines CAMANAVA-Hilaga Chapter Project launched the DESIGN & IMPROVEMENT OF MINDANAO GARDEN OF PEACE last. Mar 18’11 that commemorates the 43rd year JABIDAH MASSACRE in the Kindley Airfield, tailside of the Corregidor Island, Phils. The project is spearheaded by ANAK MINDANAO Partylist- Cong . MUJIV HATAMAN (now Incumbent ARMM Regional Governor) Lt. Col. Artemio Matibag ( Executive Director) Corregidor Foundation Inc. in cooperation with J2 Builders Co. and Mindanao Forum Inc. Plans for the Mindanao Garden of Peace was turned over to Cong. MUJIV HATAMAN during the occasion… . .

  • $20926843

    Its very suspicious why suddenly this incident is being highlighted in this present inconsequential Regime led by its inutile and autistic president when previous administrations had not thought of commemorating this incident. Isn’t this the handiwork of his miss communication group as a sort of wagging the dog in order to divert attention and blame for their brouhaha in handling the recent Sabah issue? This is where this present Regime is good at, diverting blame and responsibility for their mistakes to other administrations like immature brats!

  • BatangSingapore

    sariwain natin paulit ulit kung paano tayo trinaydor ni Ninoy Aquino. imagine dapat atin na ang Sabah kaso kampi pala itong si Ninoy sa Malaysia kaya ayun malaysia ang nagmimina at nakikinabang sa Oil & Gas sa sabah.

    • Akoaykanoy

      Kasi tumanggap ng gayla itong si Ninoy from the Malaysian at pati itong si Ninay at yong kanyang nanay nagkinabang ng $$$ from Malaysia kaya habang nariyan ang mga aquino walang mangyayari riyan sa Sabah at pati na rin si Somar ganoon din ang ginawa hay kawawang Pinas buti na lang Kanoy na ako dihin na Noypi.

  • FernandoBusi

    Jabidah massacre would not have happened if Ninoy did not announce the preparations for an insurgency campaign in Sabah to the world for his political gains. Like father like son, cry baby.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W2TUI5PEYXBUT4WF2NTTNUYQP4 edmund

      you nailed it bro,,,the author trying to distort what really happened then…

    • ApoNiLolo

      Not only are you distorting history, you’re twisting facts as well. Either you’ve got an ax to grind against the Aquinos or just plain ignorant of our history.

      • FernandoBusi

        How can I distort history when I am not in government dictating what will be written in the books. All I know is my professors in UP were classmates of Nur so I have a first hand account. I just forgot the name of Nur’s crush.

      • ApoNiLolo

        So, you didn’t bother to check if your facts are right, just because you got your info from your “professors in UP”? Not only are you ignorant, you’re gullible too. >: D

        And for your enlightenment: getting your info from somebody who got it from somebody else who was not even at the event when it happened is not considered as “first hand account”. Tawagin mong haka-haka o tsismis, baka maari pa!

        Also, the mere fact that you wrote like a high school student, belie your claim that you came from UP. >: D

      • FernandoBusi

        you want my student number? I still remember it. You want the name of the prof. Felipe Miranda. It is a first hand account if he was there when all these happened. I have no problem’s with the Aquino’s in general I’m sure Ballsy and the others are good people. I do have problems with the Noynoying retard in the Palace.

      • ApoNiLolo

        “It is a first hand account if he was there when all these happened.”
        The operative word in this sentence is “if”. It implies a “supposition”. Change “if” with “because” and it becomes a “declaration”. See the difference why you’re unbelievable?

        I can also do that. You may drop any names to give credence to your claim, but that doesn’t mean that truth rides with it.

        You said the Jabidah massacre wouldn’t have occurred if Ninoy didn’t exposed it. Do you still stand on this conviction?

      • FernandoBusi

        I wasn’t born yet so obviously I cannot have conviction but I’m willing to allow my lawyer to argue for me.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_POBZSV5PGTGUS3YA2KR2NZI3HA Alex

        how did it happen that an unborn can already make use of the internet, was issued a student number and have a lawyer?

      • FernandoBusi

        read the context before joining a discussion.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_POBZSV5PGTGUS3YA2KR2NZI3HA Alex

        Try to review your post. And with that I am referring to your thought and your grammar. Ikakakahiya ka ng UP nyan..

      • FernandoBusi

        Again read the context of the conversation. I may have missed a punctuation but this is not an academic paper. I write it the way I would tell someone to shut the _uck up. Now if this were graded or I actually get paid to express the party line of the yellow army that would be different. But I am neither yellow nor someone aspiring to get something out of government so I call things as I see them.

      • noyab

        bro di yan distortion, totoo obessesion yan ni Ninoy, traitor talaga like his father, a japanese collaborator,,,,bakit di mo ba matangap ang katotohanan na ganoon ang mag aquino…..or yellow zombies ka rin na abnoy….

      • ApoNiLolo

        bro, basahin mong mabuti kung ano ang pinag-uusapan bago ka rumatsada at mag akusa. nag mumukhang engot ka tuloy. >: D

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_POBZSV5PGTGUS3YA2KR2NZI3HA Alex

        unfortunately this part of our history is not discussed thoroughly in schools, I just get to read it in several websites including posts from fb. at this stage i’m no longer interested to research on the subject however i’ve had enough time to read the story once and from a neutral standpoint i can say that the story was a distortion. if you lay down the story along the timeline it would not make sense that ninoy was able to expose the operation merdeka and jabidah massacre with the lone survivor as his source if the massacre has not yet occurred before his speech. maybe ninoy has other intentions on that speech but that is beside the point. he may be blamed by some, or most people for exposing the clandestine plan to take over sabah to the world (and malaysia) but he should be given credit for his help in exposing the massacre.

      • ApoNiLolo

        Tama. The massacre occurred before the expose because of the lone survivor as witness. Common sense dictate that.

        The “why” and “how” of an event may have several version. But the “when” is a fact difficult to change. An attempt by Fernando that blow-up on his face.

    • Janch

      My gulay! Nangyari na ang Jabidah massacre nang nalaman ito ni Ninoy. Iyon ang chinu-choo niya sa privilege speech niya.

    • Matambaka

      TAMA…smbolo ng pag Tray Dor sa bayan….

    • sanjuan683

      like lolo, like father like son hehehehehehehehehehehe mga collaborator mga taksil sa bayan.

    • Loggnat

      The Philippines should welcome and push for an investigation by an outside and neutral entity to get to the truth concerning the Jabidah massacre. If there are those who needs to face justice then let it be based on the result of an unbiased investigation. The citizens of the Philippines deserves to know the truth on this dark period of our history.

      • FernandoBusi

        this happened so long ago and the last survivor has already died that all you will get now is the spin of each side.

  • http://www.facebook.com/apascualiv Arsenio Pascual IV Uap

    To make the Mindanao Garden of Peace more dynamic,, the United Architects of the Philippines CAMANAVA – Hilaga Chapter would like to incorporate and integrate a dynamic attraction to our design proposal which is the Jabidah Jump, an extended scenic ramp wherein thrill seekers can experience the actual jump safely with a bungee cord and this would also be another source of revenue for the Corregidor Foundation..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

      Tahimik ang mga ralyista. Rally lang ng rally yang ibang COST oriented group pag di Aquino ang nakaupo sa pwesto. Pero pag isang Aquino ang nakaupo tahimik sila. Para sa kanila kasi laging tama si.PNOY.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    It was ninoy who exposed the jabidah massacre.and the creation of the MNLF. the good intension of marco to get back our claim to sabah was foiled by ninoy the father of abnoy.

  • Vic Usi

    Who were they? They have names. They deserve to be known now.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FXCIZ3GD4CSNVVIUIVYX6VC4KI Apolinario

    THIS IS ALL JUST A PALABAS TO APPEACE THE CROWING SENTIMENTS OF THE MUSLIMS FOR INACTIONS OF PANOT GOVERNMENT IN SABAH.

    REMEMBER ITS AN ELECTION TIME AND SURELY A BIG CHUNK OF MUSLIMS WILL AFFECT THEIR SENATORIAL BERTH ESPECIALLY AN AQUINO CLAN.

  • Cerise David

    Watch out, fellow citizens. Revisionism in progress. The Yellow Oligarchy is gonna twist historical facts again.

  • jHdz

    Why not celebrate the Luneta Massacre and the monthsary of the Sabah masscre?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricardo.daclan.3 Ricardo Daclan

    Now the question…who made the expose about the plan that leads to the massacre???…..its Aquino….now are we saying he is not accountable to the crime???…..you even made him a hero for what?….

    • lapasan

      You are twisting the fact sir. Sen. Aquino only exposed the plan when a survivor told it to a congressman in Cavite which recounting the massacre. Nowhere in the article it said that Sen Aquino was aware of the “Operation Merdika” before that uneventful event. The incident that sparked the Moro rebellion was the massacre of the recruits.

    • http://twitter.com/tagasalog tagasalog

      nalilito ako. akala ko it was marcos who ordered the massacre after the tausug soldier refused to take part in the mission after they found out that they were going to sabah to sow terror and launch a guerilla war. akala ko the aquino expose was made after the massacre to expose nga yung massacre

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    Now who commit treason?

  • warlaw

    Now i know that poverty, religion and land is not the caused of mindanao rebellion of our muslim brothers.The root of mindanao war which killed thousands of filipino muslims and christians alike and the displacement of thousands of filipinos not to mention the trauma and hatred that it caused is the Sabah claim and the jabidah massacre. Foreign muslim countries collaborated to assist filipino muslims to rebel against our government. I remember Moammar khadafi recanted his first belief that the muslims in the Philippines are being oppressed. He found out later that they are not. The Jabidah massacre is a national security issue which should been kept secret. After the incident marcos should have apologized and offerred remorse to the family of the deceased. After all the mission is logical because malaysia refuses a peaceful solution to the claim. They are afraid of the consequences and they know they are backup by Britain(great). The mouth of Ninoy talked too much. He should have think of the country’s national interest rather than his personal ambition. Luckily, through the almighty interference his aim to become president doesnt happen. He could have given and renounce the Sabah claim to malaysia officially. This incident should have been forgotten and government showed remorse by uplifting the lives of our fellow Muslim brothers as compensation for this act. Now the hatred comes back………….. because of politics.

    • blowcoldblowhot

      A UP academic, Arnold
      Azurin, claimed after his detailed research that the Jabidah massacre was a myth, deliberately
      propagated in the demonization campaign against Marcos during that period by
      the anti-Marcos Lopez media. While Aquino presented to media one witness
      (wounded at the knee), not one corpse of the alleged Muslim young men executed
      was ever found, and NOT one relative emerged seeking redress.

      Strangely also, the idealist anti-Marcos military man Victor Corpuz, who was
      among the Special Forces officers in Corregidor then had not publicly confirmed
      that there was a “massacre.”

    • CommonSens6

      I concur!

  • carlcid

    All of a sudden, PNoy remembers Jabidah! Perhaps, without realizing that his father played a reprehensible role in it. Ninoy Aquino was truly a monster. Not only did Ninoy create the NPA, along with Kumander Dante and Joma Sison, he instigated the Moro rebellion in the ’70’s which resulted in the loss of thousands of Filipino lives!

  • Rathbumo

    Had the Operation Merdeka not aborted because of Ninoy’s expose’ Sabah could have been ours a long time ago. Former President Marcos foresaw that the Philippines’ claim on Sabah would become a problem, and since there was no diplomatic ties between the Philippines and Malaysia at that time [former Pres. Diosdado Macapagal cut diplomatic ties with Malaysia because of the Sabah issue] idinaan na lang ni Apo Marcos sa “santong-paspasan” ang pagkuha sa Sabah. E kaso nga me nangealam, kaya up to now ay ayaw bitiwan ng Malaysia ang Sabah!

  • April Fool

    Strange ha. Three years ng Presidente si NOYNOY, ngayon lang niya naalala ang Jabidah Massacre? Bakit kaya?

  • blowcoldblowhot

    Ninoy Aquino dubbed it the
    “Jabidah Massacre” (for the name of the Muslim commando unit that was being
    formed) although a UP academic, Arnold Azurin, claimed after his detailed research
    that it was a myth, deliberately propagated in the demonization campaign against
    Marcos during that period by the anti-Marcos Lopez media. While Aquino
    presented to media one witness (wounded at the knee), not one corpse of the
    alleged Muslim young men executed was ever found, and NOT one relative emerged
    seeking redress.
    Strangely also, the idealist anti-Marcos military man Victor Corpuz, who was
    among the Special Forces officers in Corregidor then had not publicly confirmed
    that there was a “massacre.”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYEKTKZ7GSJNPRDKHTAZRPTFQE Moses

    reading all the comments here, siguro kung buhay pa si Cory ay hindi sana masira ang mga Aquino. Ano ba naman kasi tong si PNOY.@#$%! Hey, please listen carefully and minsan magreflect ka muna bago magsalita. Sa tuwid na daan mo ay ang dami ng nasagasaan. Ang dami ng Bus na nadisgrasya! ehek mga boss mo nadisgrasya at nanamatay! Be accountable as a President. huwag idahilan palagi at magtuturo sa iba sa mga problema ng bayan. Pag aralan mong mabuti ang crisis management dahil dito ka mahina. unahin mo ang problema ng bayan kesa pangangampanya. Hindi tama na lahat ng gusto mo masusunod. Maging diktador ang gobyerno mo kung Congresso, Judiciary at senate ay kakampi mo lahat at maging sunod sunuran mo. walang organization na perfect! palaging talagang may mag oppose. Mag isip ka uli…saan ba patungo ang tuwid na daan na tinatahak natin? tama pa ba ito? baka pwedeng mag right turn?

  • salomeahmad

    A cheap PR stunt by Malacanang to appease the tausugs who were mostly the victims of the massacre & currently embroiled in Sabah. How come they didn’t commemorate it the last 2 yrs of Pnoy’s incumbency? Why just now?

  • bugoybanggers

    Now ask and tell this to the youth? Do they know about this? Do this was reflected in the so called Philippine HISTORY book all writen by infamous Zaide? Do the CHED or DECS pay attention to the sacrifices of the moro people? BIG NO, BIG LIER!

  • kilabot

    blood is on father and son’s hands.
    from jabidah massacre to sabah massacre;
    that’s how nationalistic this tandem is.

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    He has no right, whatsoever, to deliver a speech on that occassion. He would probably distort the facts and play the usual blame game.

    • Scorpio15

      Ikaw na ang magdeliver ng speech do-on at si Jose Rizal ka naman.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DEFSK2F6KDZXYK6QVX2NWGDBOQ Gilbert Obra

    marami ata ang mali sa pag basa ng kasaysasayan tungkol sa kasaysayan ng jabidah incident

    1. una ng recruit si marcos ng mga tausog/samal youths upang isanay sa isang misyon na pag invade sa sabah para mag create ng isang sitwasyon na rebelyon doon

    2. kaya umalma ang mga rekrut na tausog/samal habang sila nasa training dahil di sila na swelduhan at nalaman nila sa sabah ipapwadala at ayaw nila makipag laban sa kapwa muslim. dahil sa kanilang munity sila ay pinamasaker obvious galing g nakang order ki marcos, kaso may isang nakaligtas, at ito ay lumangoy mula sa corregeidor at nasagip ng manginisda na taga cavite, mula sa survivor na ito nakarating ki ninoy ang informasyon sa insidente at ito nga ay iniexpose ni ninoy sa senado sa isang privelege speech. ewan ko pag traidor itong ginwang expose.

    3. sana mag research muna tayo bago mag husga tungkol sa jabidah massacre.

    4. gusto ko lang itama ang misconception na kaya nangyari ang masaker dahil binulgar ni ninoy ang planong pag atake sa sabah ni marcos, napatay na yon mga muslim trainee bago binulgar ni ninoy ito sa senado.

    • Cerise David

      Yan ang sabi ni Ninoy. Pero naghanap sila ng ebidensya, walang nakuha kahit isang butones sa massacre site kuno. Wala ring pamilya na nag-claim o nagreklamo sa mga “victims” kuno.

    • CommonSens6

      I think I read somewhere that Ninoy, the sensationalist that he was, was already attacking Marcos before Jabidah and when the alleged incident occurred he took advantage of it on a grand scale, put it on center stage to bring down Macoy so he can become president–not foreseeing his action started a rebellion to the ditrement of the Filipino people.

      If there was indeed a Jabidah massacre it could have been well justified legally as mutiny and treason is punishable by death being it would seriously put the national security at a grave risk.
      x

  • CommonSens6

    IMHO

    Ninoy was the worlds biggest egomaniac who derived erotic gratification from admiration of his conquest in the stage of Philippine politics and yet never did acknowledge that his actions started the rebellion that caused the loss of hundreds of thousands Filipino lives.

    Pnoy of his stock and same is about to repeat history!

    x

  • jack_bagbaga2011

    will this bring more harm than good to pnoy and his team pnoy?

    • CommonSens6

      You mean more harm to the Filipino people!

    • Takreer

      I don’t think this will hurt pnoy and his team pnoy because the subservient controlled media will not fan this matter just the same way that they did not question any of the president’s action re: Sabah issue. If the media is not controlled like during the administration of gloria then we should have a lot of demonstrations & protest actions now.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLD4OKCRPD4PLQOEWMYBRELWG4 Cola

    The massacre may be wrong but the intention to invade and bring back Sabah was correct if we are to consider gaining sovereignty over a land that the Philippines owns. So what happened, the MNLF got angry and Malaysia supported the MNLF. Result, Sabah remained with Malaysia. Main cause, the expose of NINOY AQUINO who did not put to mind Philippines interest FIRST but his own political ambition to become the next President. Now, PNOY is supporting Malaysia and not supporting the claim over Sabah.

    LIKE FATHER LIKE SON! SOB!!!!#@%#@#

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLD4OKCRPD4PLQOEWMYBRELWG4 Cola

    TRULY AND AQUINO but NOT TRULY A FILIPINO!!! Well, the Grandfather was a MAKAPILI, remember?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YO4QYV7TG6VV5TSKPZXNKQHKUE Brando

      and the father?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLD4OKCRPD4PLQOEWMYBRELWG4 Cola

        NINOY was not at Plaza Miranda. Information has it that he knew of the bombing, and knew then that it will be blamed on Marcos. Speculations have it that NINOY planned the Plaza Miranda bombing.

  • Meow Ming

    Was there a commission that investigates this massacre after the downfall of Marcos?

    • m1600

      No commission. but the soldiers were put to Trial no evidence were proven by the accuser hangang sa supreme coult nag apela sila pero acquitted ANG MGA SUNDALO ang alam ko a research was done by UP scholars about the incident and they found out that it was created just to fuel the separatist movement of NUR MISUari.

  • beer_leader

    dapat bang i commemorate ang simula ng muslim rebellion?me isang ambisyosyong maging ptesidente na kahit dumanak ang dugo ng maraming pilipino ay ok lang basta pumabor sa interest nya.ok ang layunin ng misyon na yun ,ang kunin ang sabah,yun nga lang pumalpak dahil sa ilang corrupt na opisyal ng militar at sinensationalize ni ninoy para lang ibagsak si macoy.kahit anu pa sabihin nung ilan dito.ang muslim rebellion ang tunay na legacy ni ninoy.

    • m1600

      There is no jabidah massacre it is a MYTH created by a sick mind.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

        Black propaganda lang againts Marcos yung massacre kung ganon. Pinalabas na may massacre para sirain si Marcos sa mga Muslim.

  • m1600

    OGAG! ka SIMIEON.

    • Scorpio15

      Sinong Simeon??? Si m1600 ba ang tinutukoy mo?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLD4OKCRPD4PLQOEWMYBRELWG4 Cola

        BENIGNO SIMEONA COJUANGCO AQUINO po ang tinutukoy nila.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLD4OKCRPD4PLQOEWMYBRELWG4 Cola

        ALYAS NINAY DIN PO.

  • m1600

    SAna ang sabah ang nagdanas ng nangyari sa mindanao kung hindi nag agitate si NINOY na mag alsa ang mga muslim dahil sa jabidah massacre. SIMEON nuon paman sa lolo mo na si sevillano nag umpisa ang pagiging MAKAPILI ng pamilya na PINATUNAYAN MO NA ISA KADIN NA MAKAPILI!

  • m1600

    Ang i celebrate mo kaya SIMEON ay yung MASSACRE SA PATIKUL SULU kung saan naubus ang 70 PLUS na sundalo na mi na saccre ni USMAN SALI na pagkata[os ay nagtago at kinupkop ng MALAYSIAN GOVT yung father ng CSAFP na si Gen. TEOFILO BAUTISTA kasama sa na MASSACRE sa PATIKUL SULU SINAMPAL MO SI CSAFP sa mga ka OGAGAN mo.

  • m1600

    putt#$%*^g ina ang daming na massacre na sundalo ng NPA pati sa Mindanao tapos ito ang ina atupag NI simeon.

  • Dancing Bear

    The Aquinos I believed had more blood on their hands than the Marcos’s ever did. Whatever version of history you read or believed, I chose to believe that he (Senior) caused the insurgencies for his own vanity, the media, though making him into a sort of Ken doll, beautifying his legacy. The NPA even became much more stronger during Cory’s time. Anyway, PoNy going to the Jabidah commemoration is a “damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t” situation. The latter being his own creation.

  • m1600

    Simeon will attend a massacre that did not happen ginawa lang sa isip ni Ninoy ang JABIDAH massacre until now wala pa silang concrete evidence na nagkaroon nga ng massacre which until now is a big question mark? Ginamit lang ng partido ni NINOY para siraan si MARCOS at i agitate ang mga MUSLIM para mag karoon ng SECESSION MOVEMENT SA MINDANAO.

  • Rengab

    Pres Noynoy should help the Sulu Sabah sultanate to benefit from their proprietary rights in Sabah. Apartment owners earn more from renting out 1 room than the Sultanate earns from the whole of Sabah.

    This can alleviate poverty in the Sulu TawiTawi Basilan area. It can also serve as a bridge between that area and Sabah. The sultanate can still arise as an economic power again.

  • m1600

    JABIDAH massacre is a Myth hangang sa supreme court nakaabot ang kaso pero na napawalang sala ang mga sundalo. Si NINOY na nag siwalat hangang duon na lamang wala naman siyang napatunayan . Ang naging legacy ng MYTH ng jabidah massacre ay ang gyera sa Mindanao na pinasiklab ni NINOY at MISUARI.

  • m1600

    23% of MALAYSIA’s GNP come from SABAH oil wells. NINANAKAW YAN SA ATIN NG MALAYSIA sa tulong ng mga MAKAPILI SA MALAKANYANG.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

    Commemorating the Jabidah massacre only highlights the perception that the Philippines has no right whatsoever on the Sabah claim. It is preposterous for a Philippine president to celebrate a massacre which was a dark chapter of our history only to herald the privilege speech of his father in the Senate.

    At that time, the Operation Merdeka looked so bad that it would seem that the plan of then president Ferdinand Marcos did not have any nationalist intentions. In my view, Marcos had the right intentions but it was an ill-advised plan to attack Sabah by force. Marcos must have been reading too many books on valor and had grand delusions of winning Sabah at that time.

    Yet, we cannot say that Marcos did not think of winning Sabah for our country’s sovereign right over it and because Malaysia had already entrenched itself on Sabah after five years only despite an earlier vigorous protest by our then president, Diosdado Macapagal fagainst the illegal annexation by the British of Sabah in 1962, a year before the Federation of Malaya was granted independence. The shameful theft of Sabah away from its rightful owners (the Filipino sultan of Sulu and North Borneo whose allegiance until now is with the Philippine republic) was the start of Malaysia’s devious plan to instigate continuous pocket wars in Mindanao to weaken successive Philippine presidents’ hold on the entire country and its conspirators have been the secessionist movements that made the Sabah claim more impossible and as FVR lamely describes “it is put in the back burner.” Fortunately, the heirs of Sabah did not align themselves to the secessionist rebels. This is how we see the Kiram family holding their heads despite the unfair treatment they get both from Malaysia and the Philippine government.

    The current president, Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III, is sending the wrong signals to the international community of nations. How can the UN and the ASEAN believe that this president is sincere when what he is doing is exactly the opposite of what a Philippine head of state is expected to do – to revive the claim and put Malaysia to task for the human rights abuses of Filipinos in Sabah, regardless whether they were Tausogs or supporters of Sultan Kiram III or not. The other ridiculous reality is that our president would rather talk to Malaysia than to the claimants of Sabah who had tried for 3 years to get to P-Noy to no avail.

    Our president today is embarrassing to say the least. Filipinos who believe that Sabah belongs within the territory of our country must repel these moves by our chief executive who lacks the wisdom to defend the national interests of the people he is serving. P-Noy behaves like a fickle-minded feminine who cannot even issue an official announcement about tomorrow’s Jabidah massacre commemoration. This is the first time I have heard of this and it gives an unsettling eerie feeling of instability among the Filipino people. Why should the current president be interested in this now after going through half of his 6-year tenure without any mention of it before? Strange behavior.

  • Pitbulldog

    Few people know what this Jabidah is all about or if ever it existed at all not until this recent Sabah dilemma of P-noy came into the picture. After waking up from his very relaxing sleep, with his hero father’s name linked into the fiasco, this moronic P-noy wants to give it significance and attention fit for the history books. To tell you, abnoy, It was only Ninoy and his party mates who have delightedly blew up this incident which is aimed to further embarass Marcos during that time. Apparently, it is not nationalism after all, but one trapo’s selfish endeavor to further improve his political chances. Ganyan si Ninoy, kung saan pwedeng sumikat, nakasawsaw. Idol yata ito ni Inday Lacson. Ninoy was never the immaculate substitute for Marcos. He is the same gluttonouos trapo willing to sacrifice his life and soul for political gains, not patriotism. Only the future will tell if indeed Ninoy is so deserving of that hero status in the level of Rizal whose works and martyrdom leaves nothing to ever doubt about, even his sincerity and willingness to die for his country. I see that differently with Ninoy. Perhaps he was just too willing and so excited to take the chances, knowing that after Marcos, he will be the next most likely successor if there is an election.

  • blackblackblack3x

    Pnoy kung ano-anong commemoration inaasikaso mo, resolbahin mo ang crisis in Sabah di pa yun tapos marami pang pinapatay na Pilipino dun and at higit sa lahat isulong ang SABAH CLAIM.

  • fk

    MANILA, Philippines – Former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. had promised Malaysia in 1983 that the Philippines would drop its claim over Sabah in exchange for its support in the move to oust strongman Ferdinand Marcos, a former foreign affairs official revealed yesterday.

    Hermes Dorado, former national territory division head of the Department of Foreign Affairs, said Aquino met with then Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammad Mahathir before he went back to the Philippines and was assassinated on Aug. 21, 1983.

    Dorado said there were no official records of the supposed meeting between Aquino and Mahathir, but said he “became privy to this bit of intelligence” from former ambassador and retired general Rafael Ileto.

    “General Ileto indirectly confirmed that Ninoy Aquino asked for help from Mahathir in exchange for dropping the Sabah claim when he gains power,” Dorado told a forum at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City.

    Dorado said Ileto was the person assigned to monitor Aquino’s movement on his journey back to Manila.

    “There was a commitment to help oust Marcos,” he added. “That is the reason why the government today is somehow reluctant to support the Sabah claim.”
    Headlines ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1

    “Our hands are tied today because the leadership up to this day is committed to drop the Philippine claim of Sabah,” he said.

    According to Dorado, the clearest proof of Ninoy’s supposed pledge to Malaysia will be found in the 1987 Constitution, which was written during the presidency of his widow Corazon Aquino.

    Dorado said the 1987 Constitution amended the first article of the 1973 Constitution and removed the phrase, “and all other territories belonging to the Philippines by historic right or legal title.”

    The 1987 Constitution revised the definition of Philippine territory and “deleted Sabah as a historic claim backed up by the legal title pertaining to the sultanate of Sulu,” he added.

    Dorado said Mrs. Aquino had no choice but to honor Ninoy’s commitment to Mahathir because she needed support from ASEAN nations to legitimize her ascendancy to the presidency through the people power revolution.

    “Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir adamantly refused to attend the ASEAN Summit in Manila until President Cory made a firm commitment to amend Article 1 of the 1973 Constitution,” Dorado pointed out.

    “Malaysian hard-ball diplomatic and guerrilla war maneuverings, backed by shrewd use of economic leverage, sourced from huge revenues from oil extracted in Sabah, were completed by 1987,” he added.

    “They succeeded in forcing the Constitutional Commission to drop the Philippine Sabah claim, hands down.”

    Dorado said the amended Baselines Law approved in March 2009 resulted in the exclusion of Sabah from the Philippine territory.

    He said the amended law removed Section 2 of the 1968 law that included the phrase, “…the territory of Sabah, situated in North Borneo, over which the Republic of the Philippines has acquired dominion and sovereignty.”

    “Removal of the specific reference to Sabah represented a disastrous outcome to the claims of the sultanate of Sulu,” Dorado said.

    He claimed the results of the supposed “Ninoy-Mahathir pact” have destroyed all peaceful possibilities of pursuing the country’s claims.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_POBZSV5PGTGUS3YA2KR2NZI3HA Alex

      sino ba gumawa ng 1987 constitution? si ninoy at si cory, o ang constitutional commission?

  • Takreer

    Ill-advised move. Who are the president’s advisers anyway? They make the president look so stupid!

  • iping2sison

    It seems most comments below criticize the late Sen. Benigno Aquino for reporting the massacre of Muslim youths by Marcos henchmen. This event (massacre) if not reported would have been one of the worst crime Marcos had done.

  • sanjuan683

    hehehehe Gugunitain ni Abnoy yun kataksilan ng papa niya hehehehehe Yun papa nya madaldal yun pala may balak kumandidato at nag-ingay. hehehehehehehe

  • batangsulpok

    Kung hindi kay Ninoy ay maaaring nakuha ng Pilipinas ang Sabah pero siya ang nagbulgar ng operation plan kaya nagkaroon ng Jabidah massacre kasi nga gusting-gusto ni Ninoy na siya ang mag-Presidente. Isa pa, marami ng sundalo ang pinadala sa Sabah na nagtatrabaho sa mga banana plantation noon at hinihintay na lang ang ang Jabidah trainees para support pero dahil kay Ninoy, walang nangyari at ngayon lang kumikilos at huli na dahil mas malakas na ang armed forces ng Malaysia.

  • VeryDisgusted2

    A side bit. An example how cruel Malaysians are:

    youtube (dot) com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LP08cn-IsbQ

  • bongarroyo

    noong pa lang mangyari itong jabidah massacre na ito ay under kay ninoy ang AFP noon kaya malamang totoo ngang siya ang nag-utos na imasaker ang mga recruit…
    LOL si marcos ang presidente then under sa cabinete ni sen. ninoy ang AFP..

  • Pio Gante

    sige pangunahan mo ang paggunita sa katangahan at kataksilan ng ambisyosong ama mo.

  • basilionisisa

    mukhang HINDI naintindihan ng mga nagko-comment dito na HALATANG mga pro-Arroyo (and therefore pro-Marcos, or anyone against Aquino) ang news article: (1) Marcos ORDERED the massacre of his (Muslim) FELLOWMEN; (2) These fellowmen REFUSED to INVADE Sabah/Malaysia; (3) only one survived and TALKED to Ninoy; (4) Ninoy exposed it to the world!

    And these (‘intelligent’) commenters are now SLAMMING Noynoy for it? Come on, guys, get your brains out of your bums and put them in order!

    • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

      hindi pa presidente si arroyo mo, traydor, collaborator, at ayaw na pamigay yang hacienda luisita na yan..at gang ngayon lahat ata ng massacre involved yang amo mong dilaw..check mo yung likes para magka-idea ka hindi yung pro-arroyo ka dyan..gusto mo tustahin ko pa parehas yan sa impyerno e

    • m1600

      TUTA KA NI SIMEON. ANG DAMING NA MASSACRE NA SUNDALO NG NPA PERO PANAY PA POGI SI SIMEON.

  • noyab

    what a celebrations to commemorate Ninoy, the traitor, like his father, a japanese collaborator and his son, a malaysian collaborator…..what a good leaders kuno ang mga aquino

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_POBZSV5PGTGUS3YA2KR2NZI3HA Alex

    As it seems, most people in this thread had been thoroughly educated in phil. history…by youtube and facebook! Honestly I can’t make a stand on which story is to be believed but I am not gullible enough to believe everything I read or watch in the internet. Yeah, technology has become cheap, but it seems people has become cheaper!

    I have supposedly educated fb friends, mostly of ilocano roots, re-posting that circulating story on Jabidah massacre that was obviously written with malicious intent. I read the whole post that, instead of shedding light to that gray area in our history, it has raised more questions than give answers. Like, if ninoy’s privilege speech ignited the massacre, how come the lone survivor has become his source of information? Was the survivor a person with clear premonition who was able to foresee everything before they happened hence enabling him to tell everything he’d seen to ninoy and afterwards save himself? How come he did not foresee his death by accident in 2011?

  • destierro

    TRUTH: Lone survivor of the massacre, Jibin Arula, confirmed in a PDI News item in 2008 that the Jabidah massacre happened on March 18,1968. He had no reason to lie in 2008. Gloria Arroyo was in power.

    “Lone survivor Recalls Jabidah Massacre”, Jocelyn Uy, March 18, 2008

    TRUTH: According to the Senate official records, Sen. Ninoy Aquino’s expose happened on March 28,1968.

    There is no way that the Aquino exposé led to the massacre. Marcos was trying to clear evidence of his failure to destabilize Sabah. He is clearly the one to blame for his failure at warmongering and the massacre.

    No way LIES and PROPAGANDA can change these. Some people are so desperate to attack the president that they resort to maligning his parents.

    To the liars and propaganda workers: Nakakabuti ba sa bayan yung mga ginagawa ninyo?

  • Loggnat

    This new format of Disqus is for the birds…:)) I prefer the old format than this new one. :)))

  • Loggnat

    The Philippines should welcome and push for an investigation by an outside and neutral entity to get to the truth concerning the Jabidah massacre. If there are those who needs to face justice then let it be based on the result of an unbiased investigation. The citizens of the Philippines deserves to know the truth on this dark period of our history.

  • Akoaykanoy

    Why remember the jabidah massacre under Col Ed Martillano Sabah should have been already ours where not for your father who disclosed about it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLD4OKCRPD4PLQOEWMYBRELWG4 Cola

    AGREE, treachery runs and is WELL-ENTRENCHED in the blood of PNOY and his forebears.

  • m1600

    JABIDAH massacre was a myth its legacy was the war in mindanao. Until now not an iota of evidence was produce ginamit lang ni Ninoy yan para sa pansarileng kapakanan.

  • http://twitter.com/PSprituality Practice Sprituality

    History is written by victors!The massacre never exists.Martial arts is based on deceptions.They keep on lying,lying,lying,lying,and lying on public to keep the optimism alive!

  • http://rltjs.wordpress.com/ Rod

    God is Great.

  • http://rltjs.wordpress.com/ Rod

    Hay naku itlog sa umaga, itlog sa tanghali, itlog sa gabi, itlog uli sa umaga. Tiisin nyo yan.

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