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Priests, nuns in Jolo now being guarded by police, soldiers from Abu Sayyaf

Orlando Cardinal Quevedo of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. INQUIRER file photo

Priests, nuns and lay leaders in Jolo, Sulu, are now being guarded and placed under close monitoring by police and military authorities to keep them safe from the Abu Sayyaf and other lawless elements, according to Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CHR: Zamboanga City rehabilitation of siege victims not compliant with laws

A YEAR AFTER THE BATTLE  Damaged houses on stilts still stand on the shore at Mariki village in Zamboanga City, which Moro National Liberation Front rebels torched when government forces thwarted their attempt to seize the city in September last year. A year after the battle, thousands of residents of Zamboanga City remain homeless and in dire need of government help.  JEOFFREY MAITEM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The Commission on Human Rights has said the city government’s handling of residents displaced by the September 2013 siege here was not compliant with domestic and international laws.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga City council probes local execs’ unpaid P1.2M fuel from gasoline station


The city council has started an investigation into the local government’s P1.2-million unpaid bill from a gasoline station for fuel withdrawals between 2008 and 2011.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Suspected Abu Sayyaf man shot dead after trying to snatch guard’s gun

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The suspected Abu Sayyaf bandit who was reportedly involved in at least one deadly raid in Sabah and who was arrested by police authorities in Tawi-Tawi on August 26, had died after trying to wrestle a gun from a security personnel.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf men snatch rural health worker in Sulu–report


Suspected Abu Sayyag bandits have snatched a rural health worker in Panglima Estino, Sulu, officials said.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »