As strong words flow and fighting continues in the city, for evacuees living off at city’s main grandstand, they only have memories of their ordeal and a craving to survive.
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by JOHN RIZLE. L. SALIGUMBA Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman said 62,000 people have fled from barangays affected with…
By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA Davao Today Zamboanga City – Evacuees who were gathered at the city’s Joaquin F. Enriquez…
There is yet no ceasefire in place, consistent with what President Benigno Aquino III said yesterday that since Day One, the government is bent on launching military operations. But he clarified later that the primary objective of the military operations is the “unnecessary loss of lives.”
President Benigno Aquino III distributes food packs for soldiers as he also conferred with military and civilian officials about the security situation in Zamboanga City. (davaotoday.com photo by John Rizle L. Saligumba)
Five Philippine Red Cross volunteers were injured here Friday in an exploding shell believed fired from a rifle, in a new twist in the stand-down between government security forces and armed followers of the Moro National Liberation Front.
American soldiers are spotted in Camp Edwin Andrews, Zamboanga City helping carry buckets to be given to residents who evacuated from the gunfight between Moro National Liberation Front soldiers and government troops. The U.S. government pledged US$ 600,000 of relief for more than 10,000 residents affected by the clash between the MNLF and government troops, which will be delivered through the U.S. Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF) – Philippines. (davaotoday.com photo by John Rizle L.Saligumba)
Smoke from a fire in Barangay Catalina, Zamboanga City can be seen at the background of Col. Edwin Andrews Airbase as tensions between the Moro National Liberation Front fighters and government troops are now on its fourth day Thursday. The fighting between the two continues as groups call on the Aquino government to take the review of the Final Peace Agreement with the MNLF seriously. (davaotoday.com photo by John Rizle L.Saligumba)
“The Moro question remains to be a complex problem and unless the roots of armed revolution are addressed and the Moro people’s right to self-determination is sincerely and genuinely upheld, it will pose as a gnawing wound in Philippine realpolitik,” said InPeace Mindanao chair Bishop Felixberto Calang IFI
“Our brothers wanted to mount a peaceful rally but they were not granted. Do we need to see bloodshed so that our voices are heard?” (MNLF Davao Chair) Olamit asked.