Palace reaffirms solidarity with Bangsamoro people


Monday’s commemoration of the infamous Jabidah Massacre must be seen in the light of the government initiative to bring lasting peace in Mindanao, Malacañang said on Sunday.

President Aquino will speak on Corregidor Island Monday afternoon at rites marking the 45th anniversary of the slaughter of Muslim recruits training for a purported plan to invade Sabah in 1968.

Fighting between Malaysian security forces and a group of armed followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III in Sabah casts a dark shadow on Monday’s rites on Corregidor.

Secretary Herminio Coloma of the Presidential Communications Operations Office said the commemoration highlighted the government’s solidarity with the Bangsamoro’s aspiration to be part of the Filipino nation.

“We are manifesting our solidarity with the Bangsamoro people by honoring the memory of the youth who were killed in the Jabidah Massacre that was exposed by then Sen. Ninoy Aquino,” Coloma said by phone.

By gracing the groundbreaking ceremony for the Garden of Peace, a memorial to the victims in Corregidor, the President will honor the memory and heroism of the slain Muslim youths, officials said.

Aquino will deliver a speech, after which he will visit the Jabidah Marker where he will press his hand on the Hands for Peace Wall.

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  • pugadlawin

    We don’t need symbolism from Palace.

    ACTION.. ACTION… we need to ensure safely of Pinoys in Sabah
    and be prepared to fight for our territory and people.


    jabidah massacre. is there a truth on it? is there a mass grave discovered showing the bodies of the victims? can the authorities post a picture of the crime scene? or was it just a conspiracy to instigate christian-muslim war in mindanao to further divide the nation. thousands of lives lost about this massacre and only 1 miraculous survivor to tell all to the blessed mr. ninoy. why is there no book written about it and where are the evidence?

    • IbigMongSabihin

      we can dig up all newspaper archives sa national library at malalaman natin na lahat ng press noon ay naghahanap ng other victims or any Tausug family na may missing relatives pero walang makita ang press at that time. at that time, the expose of ninoy was already doubted by many sectors.


      I’m sure, you’re not me.

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    The window of opportunity to affirm solidarity with Bangsamoro people was widely open in 1968. We could have helped our Bangsamoro brothers reclaim Sabah through covert operations. Malaysia then was a fledgling federation. But Ninoy Aquino had to be a spoilsport and a traitor. He wanted to be famous so bad that he revealed our top-secret plan to the world. The rest, as they say, is history. For being a traitor, Ninoy Aquino aptly took a bullet from behind. Unlike Jose Rizal, Ninoy Aquino could not face his death honorably and bravely.

  • IbigMongSabihin

    hanggang kailan matatabunan ng pamilyang cojuangco-aquino ang kanilang collaboration sa malaysia mula pa ng taong 1963 para sa pangsariling kapakanan. noong 1963 ay magkanong dolyares kaya ang ibinigay ng malaysia sa lolo ni noynoy na si senador lorenzo sumulong para lang gumawa ng pekeng historical facts para maipakita sa loob ng phil congress na ang sabah ay talagang pag-aari raw ng malaysia at walang karapatan sa sabah ang Pilipinas? at bakit kaya pinaalis ng presidente Cory sa bagong1987 Constitution ang nasa 1973 Constitution na ang sabah ay bahagi ng Pilipinas? Sino ang nag suggest kay Cory, ang malaysia kaya? Malaki ba talaga ang utang na loob at personal na pakinabang ng Cojuangco-Aquino sa Malaysia? Kasama na ba riyan sa personal na relasyon ang pagkaroon ng Malaysian passport ni Ninoy Aquino noong ito ay nabubuhay pa? Sa P100 million na handog ni Cojuangco sa campaign ni Noynoy ay magkano kaya ang share ng Malaysia, considering na marami ang cojuangco-malaysia business tie-ins? Bakit sa loob ng halos isang taon ay ginawang top secret ng Noynoy administration ang negotiation MILF-Noynoy-Malaysia at nalaman na lang ng media ng pumirma sa framework of agreement ang Noynoy sa Japan.

    • VeryDisgusted2

      This framework agreement is useless. It will not bring peace and development to Mindanao. It included only MILF and disregarded MNLF. MILF (basically Maguinadaos) was a creation of Malaysia to sow chaos in Mindanao. MNLF (Tausogs) is the enemy of Malaysia due to Sabah claim. Investors with high hope for the framework agreement will be dreaming together with Pnoy. There will be no peace and development in Mindanao unless Malaysia will be removed and MNLF added to the equation. Also, Pnoy should be removed from the equation for he is now perceived by the Tausogs as a traitor, as a somebody who disregarded their Sabah aspiration and sided Malaysia and a somebody who persecuted their people fleeing from Malaysian brutality.

      The situation is a big disappointment to many including me, a Christian resident of Mindanao.

      • 18C0501

        Ud hangtud karon ngpadayon ug samok-samok kanang klaseha sa mga tawo sa mga panimuyo dinha sa Mindanao nga gusto ug kalinaw.

      • kaddy

        Do you not see how FAB is accepted by majority of the natives and ‘authentic” christian settlers in Mindanao. Go for peace, work for peace, and live in peace. OTHERWISE, join those intruders in Sabah.

      • jack

        i guess hindi alam ng lumads o ng authentic christian settlers ang story ng sabah.. at totoong kulay ng mga nagpupush ng FAB…

      • magiting78

        Framework agreement is useless government knew it from the beginning, but they continue just to show they do their homeworks….this is another waste of time and money of the goverment…

      • Alexalbert Mistisma

        The ultimate goal in mindanao is a STATE either independence or federated…

        Federation could be:

        1. remain a phil territory.
        2. Separate states as Minsupala+Sabah
        3. Minsupala+Sabah are federated with malaysia.

        So these are the possible future outcomes of mindanao.

        If christian like u Very discusted2 dont understand, we will end up to either of 3 choices

  • Stuubs

    They died as a result to ninoy’s revelation of the Marcos secret plan?., their blood are at the hands of the Aquinos !… here is Pnoy the Malaysian collaborator ,try to fool and oto-oto the Filipino Muslims again ! Malaysian money is the only thing on his mind right now ! never ever trust this kupal anymore ! He just squandered the opportunity to unite the Filipino people particularly the Muslims by siding and collaborating with Malaysia !

    • isidro

      I am sure you are still young. You go your libraries and you will find that Ninoy exposed the massacre. A trainee survived the massacre after swimming from Corigidor to Cavite. A certain politician turned over the trainee to Ninoy and exposed Marcos aborted plan to invade Sabah including the massacre of Muslim youth.

      • MOTO

        paid blogger puropinoi is…..

    • joshmale2004

      You are making your self a fool by not researching first on the Jabidah Massacre. Ninoy exposed the jabidah massacre as a Senator under session to make accountable those marcos military men who massacred the tausug trainees and to give justice to the families of the murdered soldiers. This was on a report by the lone survivor of the massacre, Jibil Aluran. Malaysia has nothing to do with this expose. Due to this massacre, the Muslim movement started against Marcos and allegedly funded by Malaysia to get back at Marcos plan to invade Sabah. Sen Ninoy did the right thing to demand investigation of the Jabidah massacre to give justice to the families of the victims and punish the killers as marcos tried to hide and cover up the massacre.

  • isidro

    Let history paint the true story. There are revisionists attempting to change the color of historical landscape.

    Ninoy did an sterling performance when he exposed the Jabidah Massacre killing Muslims youth.

    Marcos was interested in Sabah not for the benefit of Filipinos but for himself and cronies sensing a good fortune of vast oil reserves.

    CIA and MI6 discovered the plot, US and Britain ordered Marcos to avert the plan and Marcos ordered to massacre all cadres. This news was printed in Manila Times, Manila Chronicle, Philippine Herald, and other foreign newspapers.

    For the bodies as evident, those who are questioning can go to the family of victims.

    • Mang Teban

      I just have this one comment – How can Marcos run Sabah and claim it as his own and for his cronies without being detected by the Filipinos and the international community?

      I think that this could not happen even if it there was this intention. In my view, Marcos had gambled on making an “unauthorized” attack on Sabah as Malaysia had already entrenched its foothold on Sabah in just over five years since its illegal annexation to its confederacy of Malaya. Marcos probably did not see any other option but go by physical takeover.

      Of course, he was wrong and it boomerang on him as it gave Malaysia more reason to finance a secessionist movement from Nur Misuari of the MNLF and, 44 years later, to the MILF, the puppet army of Malaysia to keep the Philippines at bay in pursuing its protest and claim that Sabah rightfully belongs to us, Filipinos.

      Similarly, so far, it is also my belief that the Kiram family, heirs of the first sultan gifted by Brunei sultan of the land called North Borneo (Sabah) would not like to keep Sabah for themselves because their allegiance is to the Philippine republic and the present sultan, Kiram III, is a man of honor, in my opinion.

  • jack_bagbaga2011

    kailan naman po mr president yon “honoring the memory of the peasants who were killed in the Hacienda Luisita Massacre” sa Concepcion, Tarlac?

  • kaddy

    It will be wise to honor the victims of more infamous massacres in Zamboanga, Lanao del Norte, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat in the late 60’s onwards, where innocent Moro:chidren, women and old men where killed in cold blood by ILAGAS/AFP and be honored as unsung heroes for doing no wrong or crimes against the STATE, except as peace-loving civilians. The brutality and savagery in all these massacres were gory and remained ingrained among Moro peoples.

    Jabida massacre was never validated or proven. it was a politicised issue.

  • XY ZEE

    Kung may malasakit si Budoy para sa mga muslim, eh bakit pinapabayaan lang ang pangaalipusta sa kanila sa Sabah?

    Press release lang iyan ng palasyo at wala naman silang pake sa mga inaaping muslim sa Sabah.

  • jack

    more talk and press releases, that’s all there is… show na lang ng concern, when it all seems like a sell out…


    “Palace reaffirms solidarity with Bangsamoro”? Yes, but, on papers & yellow media only.
    They’re saying that this president “can’t talk the walk” but loves to “talk the talk”. After his terms, he will be given an ABS-CBN “Kris TV with PNoy and Boy Abunda” because he talks a lot.
    Hahahahahahaha! Shame on the retard who wants to play the role of a sympathetic genius.

  • JasonBieber

    The Palace keeps saying things but at some point, they have to be held accountable to the promises and statements that they are making. Excuses and making stuff up can’t continue forever.

  • Ari Putan

    From 2010 I was thrilled with this administration promising for a change….
    But this 2013 I am so disappointed…..The Filipino Pride I had before was GONE!

    All is left is SHIIIIT!!!!!

  • leomar101

    Now slowly but surely, ang kataksilan ng mga aquino ay nailantad na. No amount of damage control from carandang will do. Through the course of time ninoy aquino’s real ambition is unmasked. Yes he is a traitor just like his father during the japanese time and now the son of a traitor is a traitor too. One will wonder why malaysia is doing the negotiation with the MILF? why malaysia is killing our brother muslims without government’s harsh response, why malaysia is calling the shots with regards on how we should deal with our internal problems why budoy aquino is siding with malaysia on Kiram’s case?. The answer is malaysia want Sabah to be their own. The answer is: to protect the conjuangco business there, to protect his father’s name as a malaysian passport holder, to protect personal ambition to get a peace nobel price for a fake peace initiative in Mindanao. Now aquino tells the people he is in solidarity with the tausug brothers. “my foot”.

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