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SC approves transfer of case vs MNLF from Taguig to Pasig

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MNLF leader Nur Misuari.  FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has approved the recommendation of the Court Administrator to transfer the venue of the case against Moro National Liberation Front led by Nur Misuari from Taguig to Pasig.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino commends distinguished cops; Capa left out

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

For their “heroic acts” during the Zamboanga crisis, recent disasters and various police operations, 37 policemen were honored by President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Badjaos can go home now’

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Badjao evacuee Sani Hadjani, 48, sits on the edge of his
makeshift shelter on the median of R.T. Lim Boulevard in Cawa-Cawa, Zambaonga City. FILE PHOTO

The siege of Zamboanga City in September last year displaced thousands of villagers belonging to the sea-dwelling Moro tribe known as “Badjao” from their settlements in the shallows near or within a stretch of mangroves facing the sea.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga City bayfront ‘a death zone’

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HIGH AND DRY.  Badjao fisherman Sani Hadjani inspects his wooden boat near the Badjao evacuation center in Barangay San Jose-Cawa-Cawa, Zamboanga City. Hadjani lost his 5-year-old daughter early this month to an intestinal disease, one of many ailments that stalk the evacuees who are constantly exposed to the elements and still homeless six months after the Moro National Liberation Front’s siege of the city.  EDWIN BACASMAS

Sani Hadjani remembers his 5-year-old daughter as a happy child running around on bayfront Roseller T. Lim Boulevard—once a place for lovers to watch sunsets but is now a squalid encampment for sea gypsies known as Badjaos.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Long after MNLF siege, death toll still rising

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BADJAO EVACUEES  Once a popular promenade, Roseller T. Lim Boulevard in Zamboanga City’s Cawa-Cawa District has become a squalid encampment for seafaring Badjao displaced by the siege of the city by Moro National Liberation Front rebels last September. Disease stalks the camps, inflicting a high mortality rate, particularly among children.  EDWIN BACASMAS

The loss of lives continues six months after a standoff between government forces and a splinter Moro rebel group, casting a shadow over the signing this week of a comprehensive Bangsamoro peace accord the Aquino administration hopes will end decades-long fighting in Mindanao.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

5 police heroes in Zamboanga siege given posthumous recognition

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The National Police Commission confirmed on Tuesday the posthumous recognition conferred by the Philippine National Police to five “police heroes” killed during the armed conflict between the government forces and Moro rebels in Zamboanga city last September 2013.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Roxas: I tried to end Zamboanga siege early

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Thursday said he negotiated with Commander Habier Malik, a senior aide of fugitive Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari, during the early part of the Zamboanga siege in September.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

266 MNLF men in Zamboanga siege transferred to Taguig

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Moro National Liberation Front.  AFP FILE PHOTO

A total of 266 members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) implicated in the bloody siege in Zamboanga City last September have been transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Another soldier in Zamboanga siege eyed for top medal

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Members of the PNP Special Action Force who engaged in a close encounter killing one MNLF commander at a mangrove area after a brief chase in Barangay Talon Talon, Zamboanga City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Another Medal for Valor could be given to a soldier for the exceptional act of courage that he displayed during the Zamboanga siege in September, after the military’s highest combat award was given on Friday to the late Private First Class Ian Paquit.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

More than 100 military personnel, civilians awarded

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Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco Salazar was one of the eight civilians awarded with the AFP Command Plaque on Thursday, at the kick off ceremony of the AFP anniversary at Camp Aguinaldo. More than 100 soldiers were also awarded.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/AFP Public Affairs Office

More than 100 military personnel and civilians were awarded in the kick-off ceremony of the Armed Forces of the Philippines anniversary on Thursday.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

President to honor heroes of Zamboanga siege

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Early Monday at Camp Aguinaldo, President Benigno Aquino III will join the military officers and men who fought in the Zamboanga siege to show appreciation to those who have survived and remember those who have perished.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Zamboanga siege’s military expenses cost P150M, says AFP vice chief of staff

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AFP Vice Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Alan Luga. INQUIRER file photo

Military expenses on the Zamboanga siege last month has so far cost about P150 million.

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Out of Zamboanga siege, Soliman makes deal with God

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For one whole week in September, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman had her hands full dealing with not just one but two crises—one manmade, the other a natural disaster.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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