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Boy, 7, tests positive for COVID-19 in Zamboanga
by Roel Pareño - April 3, 2020 - 5:35pm
A seven-year-old boy tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to seven in Zamboanga peninsula, a health official said here.
Doctor kidnapped in Sulu freed
by Roel Pareño - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Government security forces rescued in Sulu on Tuesday a doctor kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Jolo in February.
Doctor rescued after being held captive by Abu Sayyaf in Sulu
by Roel Pareño - March 25, 2020 - 4:35pm
A local doctor, who was held captive by the Abu Sayyaf group for 50 days in the jungle, was rescued Tuesday night by the government security forces in the hinterland of Indanan town, Sulu.
Zamboanga City locks down barangay where COVID-19 case lives
by Roel Pareño - March 25, 2020 - 3:48pm
Officials of six barangays surrounding and adjacent to Barangay Sinunuc have also imposed a lockdown after some residents of Sinunuc have started fleeing their homes from fear of infection.
30 Pinoy deportees from Malaysia PUIs for COVID
by Roel Pareño - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
At least 30 of the 121 Filipino deportees from Malaysia who are on 14-day quarantine on an island in Lantawan, Basilan are persons under investigation for the coronavirus disease 2019.
2 bandits in teacher’s kidnap nabbed
by Roel Pareño - March 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Security forces arrested two suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits tagged in the kidnapping of two teachers in this city on Saturday night.
Zamboanga City on 'expanded, enhanced community quarantine' from Friday
by Roel Pareño - March 19, 2020 - 9:24am
Mayor Salazar said strict home quarantine shall be observed in all households for a month and movement shall be limited to accessing basic necessities.
8 die, 8 hurt in Zamboanga road crash
by Roel Pareño - March 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Eight persons died while eight others were injured when a truck loaded with timber rolled over in Pitogo, Zamboanga del Sur on Sunday.
Army officer killed in Basilan blast
by Roel Pareño - March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
An Army officer was killed while two of his men were wounded in an explosion in Maluso, Basilan yesterday.
Zamboanga City closes borders vs COVID-19
by Roel Pareño - March 15, 2020 - 2:19pm
"It’s not community quarantine, it’s not lockdown, it’s suspension of travel to Zamboanga," Mayor Salazar said.
10 Abu Sayyaf bandits surrender in Sulu
by Roel Pareño - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Ten Abu Sayyaf bandits have surrendered in Sulu.
Soldiers recover bodies of 3 BIFF men
by Roel Pareño - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Government troopers recovered the bodies of three members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Barangay Salman, Ampatuan, Maguindanao on Friday.
Isabela City still coronavirus-free after return of repatriated Diamond Princess passenger
by Roel Pareño - March 13, 2020 - 3:21pm
The local government of Isabela City in Basilan said it is still coronavirus-free after a resident who was one of the passengers of Diamond Princess managed to return home in the city.
More LGUs suspend classes due to COVID-19
by Roel Pareño - March 13, 2020 - 12:00am
More local government units in the provinces are suspending classes amid a spike in the number of coronavirus disease-2019 cases in the country.
P1.5 million shabu recovered in Zamboanga
by Roel Pareño - March 11, 2020 - 12:00am
A “high-value” drug suspect was arrested and P1.5 million worth of shabu was recovered in a drug bust in this city yesterday.
3 miners die of suffocation
by Roel Pareño - March 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Three workers of a small-scale gold mining operation died of suffocation in a tunnel in Loreto, Agusan del Sur on Saturday.
Authorities raid illegal gold mine in Zamboanga Sibugay town
by Roel Pareño - March 8, 2020 - 4:39pm
Authorities shut down an illegal small-scale gold mining operation in Tungawan town, Zamboanga Sibugay province on Saturday afternoon.
14 BIFF men, 4 soldiers slain in Maguindanao clashes
by Roel Pareño - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
At least 14 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and four soldiers have been killed in clashes in Maguindanao since Monday.
Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia boost intel vs kidnappings
by Roel Pareño - March 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Military officials from the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia yesterday agreed to strengthen intelligence gathering and maritime patrols to stop kidnappings in the border.
Quake rocks Zamboanga
by Roel Pareño - March 5, 2020 - 12:00am
A magnitude-4.9 earthquake jolted parts of Zamboanga peninsula on Tuesday night but no damage was reported, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
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