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Jamalul Kiram III

Jamalul Kiram III, Sultan of the Philippine island-province of Sulu who claims the eastern state of Sabah as part of his sultanate, speaks during a press conference at his home in Taguig City, south of Manila, Philippines, 10 June 2013. The Sultan's family and supporters have made claims, based on reports from their unnamed sources, on 10 June that plans are allegedly underway for the Philippine government to surrender them to the Malaysian government. More than 200 followers of the Sultan trooped to the Malaysian state of Sabah on 12 February to press for a historical land claim, prompting an attack by Malaysian police forces on 01 March that resulted in casualties on both sides. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Top newsmakers - Year in Review 2013

The year 2013 was marked with political conflict. Some of them began and ended within the hallowed walls of Congress, but others started with fires shot and had to be quelled by bloodshed.

Behind the headlines these clashes made were names and faces—some of them old, some of them new—that have made their mark on the Filipino public’s consciousness. Here are the top newsmakers of 2013.