Classes resume in 149 schools in Zamboanga City
MANILA, Philippines — Classes resumed in 149 schools in Zamboanga City on Wednesday after over two weeks of fighting between government troops and Moro gunmen.
“Good news, Pilipinas: 149 schools in ‘non-affected areas’ in Zamboanga open classes today,” the Department of Education posted in its Twitter account.
It also posted a photo of pupils at Sta. Maria Elementary School.
The Zamboanga City government said in its Twitter account on Tuesday that classes ould resume in the city except in “areas of concern”.
“Upon advise from Brgy [Barangay or village] Captains, classes don’t open tomorrow in Labuan, Limpapa, Ayala, Cawit, Baluno, Pasonanca, Lamisahan, Tetuan, Zambowood,” it said.
At least a hundred had been killed from the gunbattle between the troops and elements of the Moro National Liberation Front.
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