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Zamboanga fighting may have stopped but evacuees’ struggles continue—ICRC

Zamboanga Siege

Fighting may have stopped, but the struggle of the evacuees of the 2013 siege in Zamboanga continues.

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

Enduring pain after Muslim rebel attack Zamboanga City

Government troopers maneuver their Armored Personnel Carrier to reinforce their comrades after an army officer was killed in the ongoing operation against Muslim rebels on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, the 11th day of the standoff in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

Thousands of people displaced by a Muslim rebel assault on a major Philippine city are enduring squalid conditions in an evacuation camp where dozens have died, while the guerilla leader remains free one year on.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

A year after siege, Zamboanga City evacuees still struggling

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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

A year after Moro rebels attacked the renowned southern City of Flowers, Junior Santander Morte is still trying to put normalcy back to his life while more than 12,000 others are painfully struggling to cope with appalling conditions in evacuation centers.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Over 100 ill with suspected cholera in Zamboanga City

Digital illustration of cholera bacteria. FILE PHOTO

A 7-month-old baby died of dehydration while more than 100 residents of Barangay (village) Limpapa, some 42 kilometers from this city proper, have fallen ill with suspected cholera.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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 »