Followers of the late Sultan Jamalul Kiram
III from Sulu arrived on Feb.
In his nationwide campaign sorties, Binay said his administration would pursue the Philippines' claim to Sabah, echoing the views of his senatorial candidate Sulu Sultanate Princess Jacel Kiram
, the daughter of self-proclaimed Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram
Sultan Esmail Kiram
II is seeking alliances with the Sultanates of Maguindanao and the Lanao provinces aimed for the recovery of the Sabah territory.
Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram
III and his 38 followers will be charged for violating the gun ban imposed by the Commission of Elections (Comelec) in February, prior to the May 13 polls, when they left Sulu and began a guerilla warfare in Tanduao village, Lahad Datu Sabah, on February 12, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said.
Manila: Several cases will be filed against Sultan Jamalul Kiram
III for defying Philippine President Benigno Aquino's order to vacate a disputed territory, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said.
claim Sabah has belonged to their sultanate for centuries and is only leased by Malaysia, which they say pays them a paltry annual rent.
MANILA -- A Malaysian police officer met with the elder brother of Agbimuddin Kiram
two months before the intrusion of the followers of the sultan of Sulu in February that led to the deaths of more than 70 people.
"I believe there are agencies in Rome that can be of service in this regard," Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Jose Palma said, after holding a meeting with Sultan of Sulu, Jamalul Kiram
III at Manila's CBCP headquarters.
Former National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales, former Tarlac Representative Jose Cojuangco and his wife Margarita, and Moro National Liberation Front had been implicated as financiers of the Kirams
' excursion into Sabah.
About 100 of the 200 followers of Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram
who occupied Tanduao village in Lahad Datu, Sabah on February 9, have already returned to Sulu, said the source, adding that he managed to return home by using a small boat that he manually paddled for two weeks.