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Gov’t misses own deadline to relocate Zamboanga City siege victims

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The government failed to meet its Dec. 15 deadline to relocate all families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga City siege to permanent homes due to delays in the construction of houses and other factors.

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

Boat loaded with smuggled rice brought back to Zamboanga City

The boat carrying millions of pesos worth of smuggled rice from Sandakan, Malaysia, which mysteriously disappeared from the port here after it was seized by Navy men, was intercepted off Sulu on Wednesday.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

P20M smuggled rice disappears in Zamboanga City

UNDER cover of darkness, a shipment of suspected smuggled rice is unloaded at a private wharf in Zamboanga City recently. JOREM GARCIA/CONTRIBUTOR

An estimated P9-million worth of smuggled rice shipment has gone missing three days after it was intercepted by the Philippine Navy here.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Soliman admits deadline for Zamboanga shelters unmet

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A FAMILIAR scene at the Don Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex, home to 1,000 families displaced by the terror attack on Zamboanga City by followers of Moro leader Nur Misuari. JULIE S. ALIPALA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman admitted on Tuesday that she had failed to deliver on her promise of better transitory shelters for displaced residents here by Dec. 15.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga City council seeks Aquino’s help to stop rice smuggling

UNDER cover of darkness, a shipment of suspected smuggled rice is unloaded at a private wharf in Zamboanga City recently. JOREM GARCIA/CONTRIBUTOR

The city council is appealing to President Benigno Aquino III for help to stop what a council resolution said was the rampant smuggling of rice that Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar likened to a “pest” that was killing local farmers.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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