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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 »

AFP commemorates Zamboanga siege

MEMBERS of the 1st Scout Ranger Battalion pose for a souvenir photo before leaving Zamboanga City. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

It was high time for government troops to celebrate their victory.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

ICRC: 40,000 refugees in Zamboanga

A GENERAL view of Barangay Mariki in Zamboanga City where houses were set on fire in last year’s urban gun battle between soldiers and Moro rebels. A year after that incident, thousands of people remain homeless and in need of government assistance.  JEOFFREY MAITEM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

A year after the bloody siege in Zamboanga City, the fighting may have stopped but the daily battles of its displaced residents continue.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »