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Statement of Sen. Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on the Sabah Standoff

February 18, 2013

“THE SAFETY OF THE FILIPINOS CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN THE SABAH INCIDENT IS OF HIGHEST PRIORITY. THE FILIPINOS INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT REPORTEDLY HAVE GRIEVANCES THAT DESERVE THE GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION, BUT EFFORTS, FOR NOW, SHOULD BE DIRECTED AT ENSURING A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF THE SITUATION.”
“The DFA needs to keep the communication lines open and ensure that the rights of all those involved are preserved.”