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Zamboanga City mayor orders resumption of shelter construction for ‘siege’ victims

Zamboanga Mayor Isabelle "Beng" Climaco INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco on Thursday lifted the suspension order on the construction of housing units at the Lustre Homeowners Subdivision in Barangay (village) Sta. Catalina here.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

BIFF has split into 3 factions — MILF


The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) has lost a unified leadership and its armed-wing, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), has split into three factions, according to the head of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which has signed a comprehensive peace agreement with the Philippine government.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Biazon almost hit by falling debris in housing project for Zamboanga siege victims

Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon. FILE PHOTO

“Sonamagan!” This was what Muntinlupa Representative Rodolfo Biazon exclaimed, after bits of concrete and hollow blocks nearly hit him during Wednesday’s inspection at a housing project for residents displaced by the Zamboanga City siege in 2013.

Posted: November 5th, 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 »

Bangsamoro bill off to rough start at House

Rep. Celso Lobregat of Zamboanga City. congress.gov.ph

The 75-member House committee drafting the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) got off to a rough start on Tuesday as members clashed on whether or not to allow two fugitive Muslim rebels to attend the public hearings.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »