Why Bong-Bong Marcos is against BBL and why should we?
In 1983, Former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. had promised Malaysia that he will drop his claim over Sabah for helping him to oust President Ferdinand Marcos.
Aquino met with then Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammad Mahathir before he went back to the Philippines and was assassinated on Aug. 21, 1983.
if we will notice, the 1987 constitution had already dropped our strong claim over Sabah, due to the commitment of Noynoy to Malaysian government and indirectly it affects our claim over Pag-asa group of Island, including Scarborough shoal. as they had amended the 1973 Constitution and removed the provision, “and all other territories belonging to the Philippines by historic right or legal title.” and deleted Sabah as a historic claim backed up by the legal title pertaining to the sultanate of Sulu.
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.
today, support of Malaysia over BBL is of the same motives, and it is embroiled by the commitment made by Aquino and Mahathir, it is to assure that Sabah shall remain to Malaysia and when the time comes that MILF gain full control of ARMM or their so called Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, and later gain full indipendence with the Philippines shall revoke our claim over Sabah.
This is the same reason why we should not support BBL, and we should not support Aquino’s move to sell the Philippines.
“a lasting peace does not need to be agreed upon in terms or else face war, it is the way of living, if you choose to live at peace then you will achieve a true and lasting peace”, Techphil
we should not be blinded by the promise of peace, if the consequence is war.
just like what Bong-bong Marcos said “we should not support it in its current state”, we should add provision that will preserve the integrity of the Philippines as a nation. every piece of word should be taken care and should not be rush it for the purpose of election next year.