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Basilan teachers refuse to hold classes due to Abu Sayyaf threat
by Roel Pareño - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Around 200 public school teachers in two towns in Basilan have refused to hold classes, citing threats from Abu Sayyaf bandits.
Abus attack CAFGU post; 1 dead, 4 hurt
by Roel Pareño - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am
A militiaman was killed and four others, including two children, were wounded when Abu Sayyaf bandits attacked an outpost of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) in Sumisip, Basilan on Sunday.
P12-million smuggled rice seized off Basilan
by Roel Pareño - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Naval forces intercepted a motorboat loaded with smuggled rice worth P12 million near an island off Basilan on Friday, security officials said.
Ex-Abu Sayyaf finish DepEd’s ALS program
by Roel Pareño - July 13, 2019 - 12:00am
A former Abu Sayyaf commander and 48 other former bandits have finished the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System (ALS) program in Basilan.
Classes suspended in Zambo schools amid mosquito swarm
by Roel Pareño - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
A mosquito swarm forced the cancellation of classes in two schools in this city in the past two days amid the dengue scare.
2 fugitive Pakistanis nabbed in Zamboanga
by Roel Pareño - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Immigration and intelligence units from the police and military arrested two Pakistanis at a hotel in this city on Monday.
Customs donates confiscated rice to DSWD
by Roel Pareño - July 10, 2019 - 1:36pm
The Customs district office in Zamboanga City has donated 6,921 sacks of confiscated glutinous rice to the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, which will distribute it to families...
DNA test on Sulu suicide bombers out next month
by Roel Pareño - July 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Results of the DNA tests on two suicide bombers, who attacked a tactical command post of the First Army Brigade Combat Team (1BCT) on June 28, are expected to be released next month.
8 inmates bolt Lamitan jail
by Roel Pareño - July 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Eight detainees, mostly facing drug charges, escaped from their detention cell in Lamitan City, Basilan yesterday.
8 inmates bolt Basilan jail
by Roel Pareño - July 7, 2019 - 5:05pm
At least eight inmates, mostly facing drug charges, escaped from their detention cell Sunday morning in Lamitan City, Basilan, police said.
Fire hits US Marines quarters at Westmincom
by Roel Pareño - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
A two-story building occupied by US Marines at the Western Mindanao Command headquarters at Camp Navarro in this city was damaged in a fire on Friday.
Ex-gov’s son, 4 others slain in shootout with soldiers
by Roel Pareño - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
A son of a former governor and his four companions were killed in an alleged shootout with soldiers in Pikit town in this province on Friday night.
Fire destroys US Marine quarters in Zambo
by Roel Pareño - July 6, 2019 - 3:43pm
A two-storey quarters occupied by the US Marines were damaged when a fire hit the US military forward station inside the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) military base in Upper Calarian of this city Friday...
US-backed NGO recruits Zamboanga City youth for skills training program
by Roel Pareño - June 30, 2019 - 3:51pm
A NGO with support from the US is recruiting out-of-school youths in the region for a skills training.
Sayyaf faction tagged in Sulu bombing
by Roel Pareño - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
A faction of the Abu Sayyaf could be behind the bomb attack on a military camp in Sulu on Friday, according to Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana.
5 dead, 11 hurt in AFP camp suicide bombing
by Roel Pareño - June 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Five persons were killed, three of them soldiers, and 11 other government troopers were wounded in a bomb attack on a military camp in Indanan, Sulu yesterday.
Marine battalion from Sulu deployed in Palawan
by Roel Pareño - June 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The military has pulled out the Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT)-3 from Sulu for deployment in Palawan.
Westmincom to focus on Abu Sayyaf in Sulu
by Roel Pareño - June 27, 2019 - 6:33pm
Dela Vega, who opted for early retirement from the service, will be replaced by Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana in a change of command ceremony on Friday.
Customs destroys P25-M seized smuggled cigarettes
by Roel Pareño - June 26, 2019 - 1:43pm
Customs District Collector Barte said the Navy, Coast Guard and even schools assisted by sending students to help destroy the contraband.
8 students hurt in Zamboanga covered court collapse
by Roel Pareño - June 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Eight high school students were injured when the ceiling of a covered court they were using as a temporary classroom in a remote village in this city collapsed yesterday.
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