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AFP tells MNLF stragglers just to give themselves up

By Priam F. Nepomuceno & Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, (PNA) — With clearing operations in formerly Moro National LIberation Front occupied areas in Zamboanga City now beginning in earnest,…

(Lead) AFP still on the lookout for MNLF stragglers

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, (PNA) — Despite announcements that the Zamboanga City stand-off is now over, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Ramon…

Troops overrun Zambo Island as offensive continues against MNLF rebels

By Teofilo P. Garcia, Jr. ZAMBOANGA CITY, (PNA) –- The government forces have overran Thursday an island east of this city that served to be among the landing points of…

Fire breaks anew coupled with intermittent fighting in Zamboanga City

By Teofilo Garcia Jr. ZAMBOANGA CITY, (PNA) -– Fire broke out anew, bringing to at least 16 the fire incidents since the standoff started last September 9 following the incursion…

AFP enforces ‘constricting’ strategy to save remaining hostages

MANILA, (PNA) — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said the “constricting strategy” being implemented by the military against the remaining Moro…

MNLF rebels free Zambo police chief, companions

ZAMBOANGA CITY, (PNA) -– The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels have released Zamboanga City police officer-in-charge Sr. Supt. Jose Chiquito Malayo and his two companions whom they seized earlier…

Death toll for Zamboanga City stand-off now at 59

MANILA, (PNA) — Armed Forces of Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said that the death toll for the Zamboanga City stand-off, which is now on…

Lamitan City attack will not affect military focus in Zambo standoff

By Teofilo Garcia, Jr ZAMBOANGA CITY, (PNA) -– The military said the attacks in the nearby province of Basilan will not in any way affect their focus in this city…

No ceasefire with rogue MNLF members – AFP

MANILA, (PNA) — With the third day of the stand-off between the military and rogue members of the Moro National Liberation Front, the Armed Forces (MNLF) of the Philippines (AFP)…

Trooper killed, 6 others wounded in Zamboanga City clash with MNLF

MANILA, (PNA) — A trooper was killed while six others were wounded following an encounter with suspected Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members off Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City early Monday…