Mayor Duterte also shot down suggestions from Tacloban officials to declare martial law in the city following looting and chaos. “We are not dealing with fighting forces, we are dealing with human misery,” he said.
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Former University of the Philippines professor, Kim Gargar, on Thursday pleaded “not guilty” to cases filed against him by the government military.
The research study by University of the Philippines physicist, Kim Gargar, is supposed to guide a disaster response group on the how to rehabilitate certain Typhoon Pablo ravaged areas in Compostela Valley, a private welfare group said.
Some 100 fishermen from the coastal village of Lasang, this city, sought the help of the Sangguniang Panglunsod Tuesday to curb regular encroachment of big vessels in the coastal waters that they claimed has robbed them of their chance to catch fish in this part of the Davao Gulf.
Prof. Ali Ayub, the secretary-general of the National Ulama Conference of the Philippines in the Zambasulta Region said his group and civil society organizations offered viable options to the Crisis Management Committee to break the standoff sooner between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) followers of Chairman Nur Misuari, and state security forces in Zamboanga.
Tending to children has become difficult in evacuation centers with the number of displaced increasing every day after two weeks of skirmish between MNLF and state forces. All over the city, the number of displaced residents has swelled up to nearly 120,000 from 12 villages as fighting continued on its second week.
Muslims from a vessel coming from Basilan jumped off at the dock of Zamboanga Port last Monday. Local officials allowed some vessels to enter the port as the standoff continues between government troops and the Moro National Liberation Front. (davaotoday.com photo by John Rizle L. Saligumba)
Aerial bombs launched by government troops against Muslim rebels and more fires in Barangay Santa Catalina Monday worried displaced residents who said relatives and neighbors were trapped there.
A few came for Sunday’s evening mass in St. Joseph Spouse of Blessed Virgin Mary Church at Nuñez Street as clashes continue in Zamboanga City. The celebrant Fr. Willie Samson SJ offered prayer for a peaceful resolution to the conflict. (davaotoday.com photo by John Rizle L. Saligumba)
Hope, a popular cigarette brand among folks in Mindanao, falls from the pocket of this soldier resting during skirmishes between government troops and Moro National Liberation Front fighters in Zamboanga City. Hope for a peaceful resolution seems dimmer as the clash continues on its second week. (davaotoday.com photo by John Rizle L. Saligumba)