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Soliman admits failure to complete transitory homes for Zamboanga refugees


Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman admitted Tuesday that her department had failed to deliver on a promise of better transitory shelters for residents displaced by month-long violence in the city in September 2013.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DOJ: Zambo siege suspects tortured

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Authorities used torture on some of the suspects in the Sept. 9, 2013 terror attack by followers of Moro leader Nur Misuari on this city, according to a report by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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 »