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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The local government here said nine people have died and three others injured, while over 21,000 were affected by Typhoon “Paolo” (“Lan”) which devastated much of the city’s agricultural lands and fishery areas. Weather experts said “Paolo” was heading to Japan, but a new low pressure area has…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A couple was pinned to death after a huge tree, uprooted by heavy rains and strong winds, crashed into their house early onWednesday in Sinunuc village here. Jocelyn Sajili was killed on the spot by the weight of the heavy Balete tree and her husband, Nasser, was pinned…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Heavy rains and huge waves battered seaside houses and sank a fishing boat near Santa Cruz Island here on Sunday. But authorities said there were no reports of casualties. The Philippine Coast Guard plucked out about 31 fishing crew at sea and brought them ashore in this city.…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces in Zamboanga City arrested an Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandit involved in mass kidnappings in Basilan, a day before the regional anti-terrorism summit here. Police said Hussin Iril alias Ibba Gani, captured at Paseo del Mar on Thursday afternoon, was implicated in the abductions and brutal…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Mayor Maria Isabel Salazar has closed a radio and television station in Zamboanga City and ordered an audit of all local radio and television outfits here. E-Media Productions, which has been operating radio and television stations for four years now, was served with a temporary closure order on…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Two gunmen riding a motorcycle killed a police officer minutes after he and his team arrested a suspected drug pusher in a buy-bust along Cariño Compound in Camino Nuevo here on late Thursday night. Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, regional police spokesperson, said Senior Police Officer 3 Ronie Alar…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Four sand-quarry workers were killed and two others missing after the truck they were riding was swept by strong river currents in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Norte, police said on Tuesday. Senior Police Officer 2 Reczim Daquipil, one of those who was dispatched to search…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police commandos, backed by Army soldiers, recaptured a notorious Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandit in his hideout in Lamitan City where he hid after escaping jail in 2009. Security officials said Boy Indama, a follower of ASG leader Furuji Indama, was being interrogated following his capture on Thursday.…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Philippine Army has urged communist insurgents to peacefully surrender and take advantage of the government’s amnesty offer and livelihood package for them to start a new life with their family. President Rodrigo Duterte, in his recent public speeches, even offered New People’s Army (NPA) rebels their own…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police and military authorities launched a manhunt for Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits who seized a municipal councilor of Jolo in a daring abduction in Indanan town on Wednesday. Police said Ezzeddin Soud Tan was kidnapped in the village of Timbangan in the neighboring town of Indanan. Tan…

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