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Zamboanga security forces ready for any more MNLF attacks

Nur Misuari. FILE PHOTO

Nur Misuari’s renewed declaration of Mindanao’s independence and talk of “movements” of Moro National Liberation Front fighters have fueled rumors of another impending MNLF attack on the city, and security officials say they are not taking the rumors lightly.

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

Zamboanga school principal nabbed for alleged drug pushing

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The principal of a public elementary shool here has been arrested for alleged drug pushing.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 dead, 8 injured in Zamboanga del Norte jailbreak

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Three were killed, including a jail officer, and eight others were injured following a jailbreak in Zamboanga del Norte on Friday night, police said.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rescuer drowns after saving 3 in Zamboanga flash flood


The body of a mechanic was found floating at sea Monday, two days since he was swept away after rescuing a woman and her two children who were trapped on a rock by a flash flood that swept down the Anuling River from the mountains following heavy rain on Saturday, the authorities said.

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

Hazy plans keep Zamboanga City evacuees in limbo

A MEMBER of the Badjao tribe keeps his boat engine in a tent city that was initially put up for tribe members displaced by the terror attack by Misuari’s men in Zamboanga City and the government armed response to it. Most of the Badjaos in the temporary shelter have since been uprooted and relocated to an area far from their source of livelihood, the sea. EDWIN BACASMAS

The confusion over what the government intends to do with hundreds of residents here who had been displaced nearly a year ago by a terror attack and the government’s armed response is testing the patience of evacuees and the head of a United Nations agency helping bring normalcy back to the residents’ lives.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »