Aquino flies to Zamboanga City Friday
More News from INQUIRER.net
MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III flew to Zamboanga City on Friday as the standoff between government troops and Moro National Liberation Front entered its fifth day on Friday.
“The decision to leave was made last night upon discussion with people on the ground,” said Strategic Communication Secretary Ricky Carandang.
Aquino left for Zamboanga at 7:30a.m.
Military spokesman Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala, who is in Zamboanga City also confirmed they were also expecting Aquino there.
INQUIRER.net earlier received military reports that Aquino was scheduled to arrive in Zamboanga City as early as Wednesday evening but was cancelled “on the last minute.”
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94