photos by ACE R. MORANDANTE DAVAO TODAY Zamboanga City – Two months after the Zamboanga siege, the ruins of Santa…
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“Long-term counselling is needed because it will take a long time for them to overcome their trauma and fears. Not all children can cope, some are still afraid of the slightest noise, from fallen cabinet or things. Others who see men in fatigue uniforms thought there is another war,” said (Children’s Rehabilitation Center) CRC spokesperson Jacquiline Ruiz
Balsa noted that 24,000 families have been displaced due to the conflict, 24,000 schoolchildren affected and 46,000 made jobless. International groups said this comprised a humanitarian crisis.
Children whether deliberately used or not are still victims and survivors of state violence in the Philippine context.
“It’s frustrating how the government has handled the security, why the coasts weren’t secured and could not prevent the MNLF from entering,
and how they are handling the situation right now. We don’t know what areas are safe, which roads are secured and which establishments are
open,” a debater from the Ateneo de Zamboanga team said.
by JOHN RIZLE. L. SALIGUMBA Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman said 62,000 people have fled from barangays affected with…
By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA Davao Today Zamboanga City – Evacuees who were gathered at the city’s Joaquin F. Enriquez…
There is yet no ceasefire in place, consistent with what President Benigno Aquino III said yesterday that since Day One, the government is bent on launching military operations. But he clarified later that the primary objective of the military operations is the “unnecessary loss of lives.”
President Benigno Aquino III distributes food packs for soldiers as he also conferred with military and civilian officials about the security situation in Zamboanga City. (davaotoday.com photo by John Rizle L. Saligumba)
Five Philippine Red Cross volunteers were injured here Friday in an exploding shell believed fired from a rifle, in a new twist in the stand-down between government security forces and armed followers of the Moro National Liberation Front.