Operation Merdeka

Two weeks ago, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III went to Corregidor, the island that lies at the mouth of Manila Bay, and led the commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the “Jabidah Massacre.”

At the memorial, Aquino said: “On March 28, 1968, my father delivered a speech in the Senate about the events that history would come to know as the Jabidah Massacre. He revealed the Marcos regime’s plan to claim Sabah; it was called Operation Merdeka.”

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