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Muslim religious leaders call for unity after Zamboanga City mosque blast

Jan 31, 2019 - 8:06 PM

'We call on everyone, Muslims and Christians alike, to maintain our solidarity and harmony as advocates of peace,' says the Ulama Council of Zamboanga Peninsula

UNITE. Haji Ridwan Julpali, an elder of Jamaah Tableegh whose 2 members were killed in the mosque grenade attack, appeals to Muslims and Christians to unite for peace. Photo by Derkie Alfonso/The Asia Foundation

Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula experience power outage

Nov 08, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says the 'intentional toppling of vegetation under the Baloi-Agus 2 transmission line resulted in the loss of power over vast areas in Northeastern and Northwestern Mindanao'

POWER OUTAGE. Northern Mindanao and the Zamboanga Peninsula experienced a power outage on November 8, 2018. Photo of power line by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Vigan Central School hosts special grad for Palaro athletes from Zamboanga Peninsula

Apr 17, 2018 - 8:47 PM

(UPDATED) Among the Zamboangueños who graduated in Vigan Central School are the twin sons of Pagadian City Mayor Romeo Pulmones

GRADUATING ATHLETES. One of the twin sons of Pagadian Mayor Romeo Pulmones, Renz (3rd from right), smiles as he graduates in Vigan City on April 7, 2018. Photo by Editha Bagcal

Cimatu orders review of forest management licenses in PH

Jan 10, 2018 - 6:08 PM

Fifty-one of the companies with Integrated Forest Management Agreements are in Mindanao, while 40 are in Luzon and 13 are in the Visayas

LOGGING IN MINDANAO. President Duterte is shown a video of a deforested area in a Zamboanga mountain range. Photo from Manny Piñol Facebook

Zambo’s Pague clinches Palarong Pambansa 2017 tennis gold

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:41 PM

After winning the silver medal last year in the same category Zamboanga Peninsula’s Jose Maria Pague beat Negros Island Region;s Ibarra Ortega with a score of 8 3

SMASH. Jose Maria Pague wins the gold medal for tennis in the individual boys event for secondary. Photo by Bea Mae Punongbayan/Rappler

Zamboanga Peninsula tennis player aims for Palaro gold one last time

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:21 PM

In Antique Jose Pague and his group from Zamboanga Peninsula win a gold in the team competition of the secondary boys division

ALL SMILES. Jose Pague wants to enjoy his time at Palarong Pambasa 2017 as he aims for the gold one last time. Photo by Fidel Feria/Rappler

WATCH: What makes Pagadian tricycles unique

Jan 23, 2017 - 10:24 PM

The unique structure of the tricycles in Pagadian City allows drivers to ride through the city s hilly terrain

Despite huge margin, Duterte sweeps only 3 regions

May 11, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Administration bet Mar Roxas gets the solid vote of two regions: his own Western Visayas and the Negros Island Region whose creation he supported

Who is running in the Zamboanga Peninsula | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in the Zamboanga Peninsula

DOH looks into 'expired' deworming medicine claim

Jul 30, 2015 - 4:21 PM

We re interested in getting to the bottom of this says Health Undersecretary Vicente Belizario Jr

NOT EXPIRED. Health Undersecretary Vicente Belizario shows a photo of the deworming medicine administered to students nationwide on July 29. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Calabarzon twins drub Zamboanga Peninsula in badminton

May 08, 2015 - 2:37 PM

Coach Ronald Magnaye believes the Peralta twins have the upperhand in playing doubles since it s not easy for their opponents to read their tactics

POWER OF TWO. Identical twins Erick and Henry Peralta only play doubles badminton. They want to win the gold for Calabarzon in this year's Palaro. File photo by Mars Alison

NCR clobbers Zamboanga Peninsula in men's HS basketball

May 06, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Coming off a resounding 84 67 victory over Mimaropa the National Capital Region boys secondary basketball team remains unbeaten as it wins 75 35 against Zamboanga Peninsula

POUND IT INSIDE. NCR wingman Denielle Scott Aying barrels his way through defenders to get enough space inside the paint. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ Rappler

How conflict can lead to food insecurity and hunger

Feb 07, 2015 - 1:59 PM

Decades long conflict between the forces of the government and groups like the MILF and MNLF leave a huge part of Mindanao in poverty

Child poverty increasing in PH – study

Oct 10, 2014 - 6:29 PM

A gov t think tank says 13 4M Filipino children were experiencing poverty in 2009 Priority in interventions should be given to the Zamboanga Peninsula Eastern Visayas and the ARMM

Filipino children line up in a feeding program. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Football:Zamboanga, NCR QF conquests

May 09, 2014 - 1:53 PM

NCR and Zamboanga Peninsula advance to semis with wins over Northern Mindanao and Davao Region respectively

SOUTHERN RIVALRY. A Zamboanga booter dribbles around two Davao players. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

RTC judge shot dead in Zamboanga

Feb 28, 2014 - 10:05 AM

2nd UPDATE Judge Reynario Estacio Sr and his wife were onboard a Honda CRV when they were shot by suspects riding in tandem

Blackout hits Mindanao

Feb 27, 2014 - 6:57 AM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said the power disturbance started at around 3:53 in the morning

File photo by John Javellana/Rappler

5 hurt in attack on Zambo City church

Feb 02, 2014 - 2:35 PM

One of two men on the motorcycle threw the grenade into the San Isidro Labrador Parish church in Barangay Talon talon

School officials kidnapped in Zamboanga del Sur

Jan 28, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Eight armed men abduct two supervisors of the Kumalarang Central Elementary School Monday evening

How to arrest a rebel like Nur Misuari

Oct 12, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Five tracker teams are searching for him in the Zamboanga Peninsula Sulu Basilan and Tawi Tawi where he has relatives or supporters

Photo by Jedwin Llobrera

BSP cuts Zamboanga banks, clients some slack

Sep 27, 2013 - 2:06 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas BSP gives Zamboanga banks and their clients regulatory leeway

Hoping for normalcy in Zamboanga

Sep 22, 2013 - 10:29 AM

Despite the ongoing hostilities the people of Zamboanga attempts to bring normalcy back to their lives

AT THE MARKET. A mother carries her child as she walks past makeshift stalls at Zamboanga's city market, September 21, 2013. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

VLOG: Explosion hits house outside Zambo battle zone

Sep 21, 2013 - 11:55 AM

An explosion hit a residence located near Alta Mall in Zamboanga City killing one resident as the security crisis enters its 13th day

DAY 13. Another explosion hits the city. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

1 soldier killed, 15 rebels surrender

Sep 19, 2013 - 9:58 AM

A sniper kills a soldier and another fire breaks out in Zamboanga City

Zamboanga Airport 'safe' — CAAP

Sep 18, 2013 - 10:55 AM

5th UPDATE The aviation regulator allows only 2 flights on September 19 and will increase as security situation in Zamboanga improves

Zamboanga flights may resume Sept 19

Sep 17, 2013 - 7:42 PM

The government hopes to resume flights to and from Zamboanga City 10 days after operations at Mindanao s 3rd busiest aviation facility were suspended

79 people leave Zambo City battle zone

Sep 17, 2013 - 6:59 AM

6th UPDATE The total number of people brought to safety from Monday night to Tuesday morning September 17 stands at 115

Troops advance as ceasefire fails

Sep 15, 2013 - 2:06 PM

UPDATED Number of evacuees have risen to around 69 000 says the DSWD; Economic losses could be as much as Php 50 billion a day

TAKING AIM. A soldier on board a truck aims his weapon towards rebel positions as the stand-off between the two sides enters its sixth day in Zamboanga on September 14, 2013. AFP/Ted Aljibe

Q and A: Binay in Zambo: What happened?

Sep 15, 2013 - 1:27 PM

We asked Vice President Jejomar Binay to answer questions on his involvement in the response to the Zamboanga crisis

TRAVEL DENIED. Vice President Jejomar Binay was supposed to personally deliver President Aquino's letter to the Chinese government in Beijing, appealing for a commutation of the death sentence on a Filipina drug mule. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Bakwet: The darker side of the Zamboanga crisis

Sep 15, 2013 - 10:01 AM

I hope this war will soon end We want to go back to our community and rebuild our homes and lives

IN LIMBO. A child evacuee lies in a makeshift hammock at the Zamboanga City sports complex, September 14, 2014. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Misuari disowns Zambo siege

Sep 12, 2013 - 4:18 PM

But the government stands by its statement that the Misuari led MNLF faction is behind the standoff

I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari in Davao last Sunday, March 3. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

UN in PH: End Zamboanga violence 'immediately'

Sep 12, 2013 - 4:10 PM

The UN team in the Philippines appeals to both sides to end standoff to avoid unecessary human suffering

MAKESHIFT HOME. A girl sits under the canopy of her temporary shelter at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Grandstand in Zamboanga City on Sept 11, 2013. Photo by Regine Mendoza/Rappler

Time to cooperate, Malacañang tells MNLF

Sep 12, 2013 - 3:34 PM

Gov t warns MNLF the state will not hesitate to use its forces to protect our people

Red Cross appeals to AFP, MNLF: Spare civilians

Sep 12, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Aid arrives in Zamboanga City for the evacuees

CRAMMED. Evacuees fleeing the fighting between tghe military and rebels cram the stands of the Zamboanga City sports complex, September 11, 2013. Photo by Regine Mendoza/Rappler

Army confirms grenade blast in Jolo

Sep 11, 2013 - 12:23 PM

Armed Forces spokesperson Lt Col Ramon Zagala cautioned they have not identified who is behind the attack

MILITARY ZONE. Soldiers in Zamboanga City. Photo by EPA

The MNLF, MILF and 2 peace agreements

Sep 10, 2013 - 5:44 PM

The Bangsamoro people are caught between these two vanguards and their definition of peace

NUR MISUARI. MNLF chair Nur Misuari during an October 21, 2012 meeting with supporters. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

CHR condemns MNLF clash in Zamboanga

Sep 10, 2013 - 4:07 PM

Human rights chair Loretta Rosales calls for the release of the hostages taken by the members of the Moro National Liberation Front in Zamboanga City

Zamboanga airport closure costs PAL P6-M a day

Sep 10, 2013 - 3:41 PM

Everyday that Zamboanga International Airpot is closed Philippine Airlines PAL loses about P6 million a day

Banks remain closed in Zamboanga

Sep 10, 2013 - 11:31 AM

Banks stay closed for business on the second day of the Zamboanga crisis

Misuari’s spokesman: Zambo situation might 'escalate'

Sep 10, 2013 - 9:34 AM

Don’t expect the situation to die down

RUSHING TO SAFETY. Students run pass an armored military vehicle as they evacuate from a compound near an area where members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) occupied villages in Zamboanga City, southern Philippines, 09 September 2013. EPA/Laurenz Castillo

LIVE BLOG: Zamboanga clash | September 10

Sep 10, 2013 - 9:14 AM

Follow our live blog for the latest updates on the Zamboanga clash

Priest held hostage; more clashes in Zambo

Sep 10, 2013 - 9:04 AM

4th UPDATE 5 hostages are released in Barangay Talon Talon however

A combat police force sniper gets into position to confront Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels in downtown Zamboanga City in the Philippines on September 9, 2013. AFP/Stringer

Zamboanga flights of PAL, Cebu Pacific still cancelled

Sep 10, 2013 - 12:55 AM

24 commercial flights to and from Zamboanga remains cancelled on Tuesday Sept 10

Rappler Newscast | September 9, 2013

Sep 09, 2013 - 8:52 PM

The MNLF attack and take over 4 barangays in Zamboanga City wants to raise flag in Zambo city hall Sen Santiago dubs the pork barrel scam: EnrileGate

Palace reiterates peace pact with MNLF not terminated

Sep 09, 2013 - 4:27 PM

On September 6 Indonesian representatives even met with the MNLF for the scheduled review of the implementation of the GPH MNLF peace pact

LIST: MNLF's 5 major attacks

Sep 09, 2013 - 3:36 PM

Before the siege of Zamboanga the MNLF had launched at least 5 attacks on Sulu Basilan and Palawan

CHECKING ON HIS TROOPS. Nur Misuari visits an MNLF camp in Indanan, Sulu. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Sabah tightens security after Zambo attack

Sep 09, 2013 - 2:48 PM

Malaysian authorities are fearing a possible spillover from the attack in Zamboanga City by men allegedly from the Moro National Liberation Front

DESERTED. Except for military personnel and media, a street in Zamboanga City is deserted Sept 9, 2013. Photo by Rappler

6 killed, 24 hurt in Zamboanga clashes

Sep 09, 2013 - 1:48 PM

7th UPDATE At least 400 armed followers of Nur Misuari take over 4 villages in Zamboanga City

DESERTED. Except for military personnel and media, a street in Zamboanga City is deserted Sept 9, 2013. Photo by Rappler

Govt halts Zamboanga airport operations

Sep 09, 2013 - 12:02 PM

All Zamboanga airport operations from 9:50 am to 9 pm Monday September 9 are out

Malacañang condemns Zamboanga City attack

Sep 09, 2013 - 11:35 AM

We condemn the attack on Zamboanga City in the strongest possible terms Malacañang says

DESERTED. Except for military personnel and media, a street in Zamboanga City is deserted Sept 9, 2013. Photo by Rappler