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2 kidnap, gunrunning suspects killed in Zamboanga City

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Two kidnapping and gun-running suspects were killed, while six others, including a police officer, were arrested in a raid that ended in a shootout here early Monday.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Manobos inspired by Pacquiao win to keep on fighting for peace

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Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, trades blows with Timothy Bradley, in their WBO welterweight title boxing fight Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won the bout by unanimous decision. AP

Sitting on a branch of a mango tree inside an evacuation center here, Manobo lumad Tuanob Talugmamo was all eyes on the screen as he watched Manny Pacquiao’s boxing bout with Timothy Bradley.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Kidnapped school principal freed; public pressure helped, say local execs

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A kidnapped school principal was freed by her abductors in Sumisip, Basilan, on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Prostitution rife in Zamboanga evacuation centers

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THE DON Joaquin F. Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex (grandstand) where evacuees continue to stay to this day. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO/JULIE S. ALIPALA

Prostitution continues to thrive in and around evacuation camps in Zamboanga City as many of the evacuees see it as a way out of hunger and misery, evacuees and officials say.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

School head kidnapped in Basilan

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A school principal was kidnapped in Sumisip, Basilan on Monday morning.

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

Zambo mayor denies pocketing pork barrel while she was in Congress

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Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar (left). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco Salazar denied pocketing money from her pork barrel allocation while she was a member of the House of Representatives.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4 kidnap victims freed in Sulu

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Four kidnap victims were freed after nine days in captivity in Jolo, Sulu on Wednesday afternoon, the military said.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Kidnappers release teacher after three months

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Freed kidnap school teacher Cathy Mae Casipong reunites with school head Joy Malik. JULIE ALIPALA/Inquirer Mindanao

Kidnappers have released a 23-year-old teacher from three months of captivity, officials said Wednesday.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Fire in Zamboanga City village kills 3-month-old girl

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An unattended candle started a fire in a house in Guiwan village here that resulted to the death of a three-month old baby girl on Tuesday night.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sulu residents plan rally against abductions

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Saying they were fed up with the kidnappings, a group of residents of Sulu are planning a march and rally on Friday to demand that the government put end to the uncontrolled abductions, often for ransom, that have plagued the province for years.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Suspect in judge’s slay nabbed

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The killing of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Reynerio Estacio Sr. could be connected to a controversial case of family feud in Sulu province that spilled over to this city, police said.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Killing of Zamboanga City judge linked to grenade attack in Sulu — police

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The killing of Regional Trial Court Judge Reynerio Estacio Sr. is linked to a controversial case of family feud in Sulu that spilled over in this city.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

UN agency warns of Zamboanga ‘time bomb’

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THE DON Joaquin F. Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex (grandstand) where evacuees continue to stay to this day. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO/JULIE S. ALIPALA

The rationing of water and continuing power outages in the city were like a “time bomb” that could explode in the form of a health epidemic and rising criminality in at least nine shelters for residents displaced by the terror attack by followers of Moro leader Nur Misuari and the government siege to flush the terrorists out, according to a United Nations agency monitoring the situation in the shelters.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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