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Child rape seen symptom of bigger Zamboanga City crisis

The rape of a 6-year-old girl in an evacuation camp here is turning the spotlight on the continued suffering of city residents who fled a terror attack and a government offensive last year and who, for still unexplained reasons, languish in shelters with no power, potable water and food.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Girl says it was grandpa, not playmate, who raped her

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The reported rape of a six-year-old girl allegedly by an 11-year-old playmate has taken a new twist after the alleged victim pointed to her grandfather as the real culprit.

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Pride of Badjaos’

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RAYMOND Amil, a 23-year-old Badjao teacher, outside his family’s shack at the Don Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex, which is home to thousands of evacuees  JULIE S. ALIPALA

  ZAMBOANGA CITY–The odds are stacked against Raymond Amil when he started to pursue his dream of becoming a licensed teacher.   His father, Johnson, is a fisherman who barely earns enough to feed the family. His mother, Minda, stays at home. Both are illiterate.   When Raymond took the licensure exams for aspiring teachers, [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

No ransom paid for release of kidnapped woman, says family

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No ransom was paid for the release of beauty specialist Sabrina Voon here on Wednesday afternoon, the victim’s family said.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Boy, 3, dies in Zamboanga City shelter

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A 3-year-old boy became the latest casualty of malnutrition and illnesses that have been stalking evacuation centers here since the massive displacement of residents during a terror attack by followers of Moro leader Nur Misuari in September last year.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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