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Zamboanga City highlights growth in commemoration of 2013 siege

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ZAMBOANGA CITY commemorated on Monday the 2013 siege, giving honor to the memory of those who died and highlighting efforts to get the city back on the road to progress in the past six years. The siege, which lasted for almost three weeks, was staged by a group of the Moro National Liberation Front led by Nur Misuari. “We have returned the siege victims, hundreds of families, to their permanent shelters except for 90 tagged families awaiting transfer to their permanent homes, two big malls have opened and one more to open this coming December, more than 13,000 businesses have registered in 2018, more job opportunities,” Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said during the ceremony. “(A)nd we have achieved peace but fragile due to constant threats,” she added. The mayor said security remains her administration’s “primordial concern” as it is the foundation for economic growth. She called on the public to continue helping authorities “protect our beloved city of Zamboanga.” In a press briefing Monday, she said, “We ask the people to help and cooperate with the authorities because peace is very fragile amid the suicide bombing in Sulu the other day… We can never allow another attack that is why our security forces have worked double time… Zamboanga City is ours — Christians, Muslims and Lumads (indigenous people). We need to really safeguard the fragile security of the city.”

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