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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces held nearly 150 tribesmen on their way to a meeting in Sindangan town in Zamboanga del Norte on Monday, organizers said. Nenita Condez, secretary-general of the indigenous organization Salabukan Nok G’Taw Subanen or Nagkaisang Mamamayang Subanen, said they were worried about the safety and welfare of their…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY — Security forces held nearly 150 tribal members on their way to a meeting in Sindangan town in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Norte, organizers said. Nenita Condez, Secretary-General of the indigenous organization called Salabukan Nok G’Taw Subanen or “Nagkaisang Mamamayang Subanen”, said they were worried…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Three Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits were killed in a firefight with security forces in Panamao town on Friday afternoon after a military patrol chanced upon armed men triggering a firefight. There was no report of military casualties and soldiers recovered an automatic rifle and a pistol from…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A communist insurgent was killed and three Army soldiers were injured in fierce clashes in Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur on Friday. Captain Jo-ann Petinglay, Western Mindanao Command spokesman, said the fighting erupted after the troops tracked down a group of New People’s Army rebels in Gasa village triggering…

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Four police officers were wounded in a firefight with about 100 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who attacked the police station of Binuangan town in Misamis Oriental before dawn on Sunday. Senior Supt. Rolando Destura, Misamis Oriental police provincial director, identified the wounded as…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Navy seals captured six suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members, one of them a notorious hired killer wanted in Zamboanga City for a string of criminal charges, who allegedly were harassing a fishing vessel. Officials said the suspects – Omar Amping, 39; Gabby Juwa, 35; Jadi Luhadi, 21;…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A high school student was killed and another injured after a basketball hoop collapsed and pinned the victims inside the school’s gymnasium here on Tuesday. Officials said Greyshen Kurt Balanto, 12, died instantly while Jay Mark Gutierrez, 13, was brought to a hospital. The victims were listening to…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Government forces have stepped up its operations against the communist rebel group New People’s Army (NPA) in Zamboanga Peninsula with the capture of two of its senior leaders in Pagadian City while about one hundred families fled their homes following sighting of armed men along the Iligan-Bukidnon area.…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The military presented on Monday the five kidnapped Filipino fishing crew recovered by soldiers at a remote village in Tawi-Tawi, Sulu. Officials said the fishermen – Vergel Arquino, from Davao City; Jushua Ybanez; Emo Fausto; Junald Minalang and Spriano Sordid, all from Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY:– Police authorities are holding 2 residents of Cebu province after being implicated in the alleged kidnapping of a son of a town mayor in Zamboanga del Norte province in southern Philippines, officials said. Officials said Jimmy Marabaol, 36, and Raydes Sabandeja, 60, were traveling in a pickup truck…

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