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DOJ: Drop charges vs 59 in Zamboanga siege


The Department of Justice recommended the dropping of rebellion charges against 59 suspected members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in connection with the Zamboanga siege last year, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima confirmed Thursday.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Charges against 60 in Zamboanga siege to be dropped for lack of evidence

A Government trooper rests amidst the ruins at the site of a three-week intense fighting between Government forces and Muslim rebels who have taken nearly 200 people hostages and used them as human shields, Saturday Sept. 28, 2013 in Zamboanga city, southern Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Government prosecutors have recommended the dismissal of rebellion and genocide charges against 60 of the more than 200 persons charged in connection with the September 2013 siege of the city as they showed no signs of having fired weapons and no witnesses had linked them to the month-long violence.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga City rehab seems to be ‘too slow’

US Ambassador Philip Goldberg said rehabilitation efforts in the city, particularly a resettlement program for residents displaced by a terror attack by followers of Moro leader Nur Misuari and the armed government response, were moving slowly.

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

Search on for someone to oversee Zamboanga housing project

DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Faced with the problem of crumbling new houses before their construction could even be completed, the city government is angling for another official to oversee the rehabilitation of Zamboanga City following the monthlong violence that levelled large areas of the city last year.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Probe into relocation of Badjaos sought

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

Militant lawmakers have sought an investigation into the relocation of Badjaos to the mountains of Zamboanga City after the failed Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) siege last year.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »