Zambocrisis - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Zambocrisis


The heroes of Zamboanga: Lessons

Nov 04, 2013 - 8:37 PM

The need for high tech equipment more training – high ranking generals and enlisted personnel are honored for doing urban warfare that the AFP is not used to

WOUNDED PERSONNEL MEDAL: Marine Pfc Eduardo A. Jose. Photo from the Armed Forces of the Philippines

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

2 MNLF remnants killed in Zamboanga

Oct 10, 2013 - 3:46 PM

During clearing operations in Barangay Kasanyangan the Marines call on the rebels to surrender but they allegedly fire upon the soldiers

REMNANTS. What is left of Brgy Sta Catalina. Photo by Rappler/Karlos Manlupig

The gravediggers

Oct 07, 2013 - 4:06 PM

There is a price to any war and in the dim light of the Mercedes Public Cementery far away from the flag wrapped coffins of the young soldiers who offered their lives to the Republic lie 11 faceless men who may or may not have chosen to pay that price

AFTER THE GUNFIRE. Candles left on an MNLF mass grave in the Mercedes Public Cemetery. 27 Sep 2013.jpg

Day 17: Misuari nephew, 37 other MNLF rebels captured

Sep 25, 2013 - 10:36 PM

The nephew of Moro National Liberation Front MNLF founder Nur Misuari and 34 other MNLF fighers was captured in Zamboanga City on Wednesday September 25

‘Humanitarian crisis’ in Zamboanga – DSWD

Sep 21, 2013 - 4:24 PM

More than 120 000 have fled the fighting In 57 evacuation centers tents are very fragile posing massive problem for children women the elderly the babies and their lactating mothers

MORE HELP NEEDED. Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman says more food, clothes, educational materials, and toys for children are needed. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/ Rappler

Day 13: Zamboanga explosion kills volunteer

Sep 21, 2013 - 9:52 AM

Another explosion rocks the city 13 days since rebels seized Zamboanga

Aquino: Why are rebels not running out of ammo?

Sep 20, 2013 - 10:38 PM

The fighting hasn t stopped 12 days after rebels seized villages in Zamboanga City

'TIRED ANG HUNGRY': This batch of 15 MNLF rebels surrendered to combined forces of military and police on September 19. Photo by LeAnne Jazul

Explosion hits bus terminal in Zamboanga, 3 dead

Sep 20, 2013 - 7:59 PM

UPDATED Those who died were a conductor and 2 washers at Biel Transport Company A bus driver was injured

Gov't, MNLF behind human rights abuses – HRW

Sep 19, 2013 - 6:59 PM

Human Rights Watch a New York based group shares the its findings on the Zamboanga crisis based on interviews with victims

CROSSFIRE. Human rights of civilians have become a casualty in the fightings between government troops and MNLF rebels in Zamboanga City. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Aquino: MNLF diminished, other groups be warned

Sep 19, 2013 - 6:42 PM

If they think they can match the government s force they are wrong Those who are planning to launch similar attacks you better think twice about it

HANDS ON: President Benigno Aquino III answers media queries at the Zamboanga International Aiport. Malacañang photo

Congressmen to give P10,000 of salary to Zambo victims

Sep 19, 2013 - 4:44 PM

A resolution has been filed enjoining congressmen to donate at least one fifth of their net monthly pay to fund relief operations in Zamboanga City

SWELLING. The number of evacuees in conflict-torn Zamboanga City has risen to 126,000 on the 10th day, September 18. Rappler photo

PNP considers award for Zambo police chief

Sep 18, 2013 - 6:42 PM

The PNP confirms Zamboanga City police chief Juan Chiquito Malayo was hostaged but recommends an award for him for getting 23 MNLF members to surrender

MAN OF THE HOUR: Zamboanga City police chief Senior Supt Juan Chiquito Malayo. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

Rebellion charges vs MNLF's Misuari faction

Sep 18, 2013 - 5:40 PM

The government has formally charged 70 members of the Misuari faction of the Moro National Liberation Front MNLF It is collecting evidence to charge more rebels

DEBRIEFING. The 23 MNLF members who surrendered September 17 may be allowed to go home to Basilan if proven they didn't participate in the Zamboanga fighting. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

23 MNLF members surrender to Zambo police chief

Sep 18, 2013 - 12:32 AM

The 23 MNLF members who surrendered to Zamboanga City s chief of police claim they went there from Basilan thinking they were joining a peace rally

NON-FIGHTERS? The 23 MNLF members from Basilan who surrendered September 17 say they came to Zamboanga for a peace rally. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Hostaged? Zambo top cop doesn’t look like it

Sep 18, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Zamboanga City police chief Sr Supt Jose Chiquito Malayo says he approached a group of 23 MNLF members asked them to surrender His mistahs knew he d come out alive

HOSTAGED?: Zamboanga City police chief Senior Supt Juan Chiquito Malayo. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

Over 100 hostages in Zamboanga released

Sep 17, 2013 - 11:24 PM

Clashes continue between government troops and Moro National Liberation Front members but day 9 of the Zamboanga siege brings some good news

FREE. Hostages leave Southern City Colleges onto a waiting vehicle that will take them to camp batalla for processing. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

36 Zamboanga hostages released

Sep 16, 2013 - 8:21 PM

An official list of the hostages will be released after completion of screening and processing by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

RESPONDERS. Red Cross volunteers are on standby to give medical treatment to freed or rescued hostages in the ongoing Zamboanga siege. File photo by EPA