LIST: Hostages released in Zamboanga City

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It's been a week of gun battles in Zamboanga City

INJURED. Filipino Red Cross workers carry a wounded hostage who escaped on the fifth day of the standoff in Zamboanga City. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – At least 33 hostages have been released since the Zamboanga City siege on September 9, according to the Crisis Management Committee here.

Two of the hostages (excluded from this list) died after being caught in the crossfire.

Below is the list of the released hostages as of September 16:

  1. Benjamin Leonardo
  2. Quedonia Leonardo
  3. Edimar Consesor 
  4. Clevan Kiar Presno
  5. Clemente Almonte II
  6. Arnel Renacia 
  7. David Nifras
  8. Ruth Angeles
  9. Daniel Ramos Sanson
  10. Mary Jean Herolaga
  11. Mercedita Hasinon
  12. Norisma Hasinon
  13. Ubid Hasinon
  14. Aira Hasinon
  15. Binzal Hasinon
  16. Fr Michael Ufana
  17. Eronio Herolaga
  18. Ronelo Lagar
  19. Rodelio Tolorio
  20. Warren Hipulan Simeon
  21. Clement Almonte
  22. Aireen Lomiton 
  23. Aira Mae Lomiton 
  24. Narciso Lomiyon
  25. Melby Tabios
  26. Laica Tabios
  27. Nica Tabios 
  28. Osualdo Mariano
  29. Josephine Simeon 
  30. Monico Dales
  31. Frederick Fernando 
  32. Noah Ken Mojica
  33. Michael Candido


The week-long standoff between government troops and followers of Nur Misuari has killed at least 51 rebels and 6 soldiers and policemen. Close to 70,000 residents have been displaced by the fighting. –

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