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Probe into relocation of Badjaos sought

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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

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

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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

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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 »

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

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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 »

Zamboanga rehab woes expose gov’t lack of foresight

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The huge number of affected families, not “undue delays,” is the reason evacuees still languish in temporary shelters a year after the Zamboanga City siege, Malacañang said Tuesday.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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