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(Placename) a port in the Philippines, on SW Mindanao on Basilan Strait: founded by the Spanish in 1635; tourist centre, with fisheries. Pop: 716 000 (2005 est)


(ˌzæm boʊˈɑŋ gə)

a seaport on SW Mindanao, in the S Philippines. 511,000.
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She also criticised the inhuman conditions at evacuation centres, especially at Zamboanga City's sports complex, which is overcrowded with 70,000 people.
The UAVs have arrived in Zamboanga City to provide aerial operation support to the military in Basilan Island,''
The project will be implemented via a joint venture with the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD).
Armoured troops surrounded the southern port city of Zamboanga after between 200 and 300 Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) gunmen entered six coastal villages on its outskirts before dawn, the military said.
Celso Lobregat of Zamboanga, who was also at the meeting.
Agency : Barangay Talisayan, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur
They were scheduled to be brought back to their families in San Pablo, Zamboanga del Sur yesterday, Colonel Jose Johriel Cenabre, Philippine Marines deputy commander in Western Mindanao told the Inquirer.
special forces will arrive in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga on Saturday to help the Philippine military crush the Abu Sayyaf, a Muslim rebel group with alleged links to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist network, a senior Philippine military official said Thursday.
Agency : Barangay Culianan, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur
Manila About 58 people died and 19,481 were displaced as government forces launched air strikes and ground assaults starting Monday on renegade rebel groups both in Zamboanga Sibugay and Basilan in the southern Philippines, a senior official told Gulf News.
kidnap victim Gracia Burnham arrived Monday in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga to appeal to Abu Sayyaf rebels holding her sister and brother-in-law Martin Burnham not to harm the couple.
Agency : Barangay Divisoria, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur