PNoy flies to Zamboanga

MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III is on his way to Zamboanga City.

Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang confirmed past 9 am Friday, September 13, Aquino left Manila for Zamboanga at 7:30 am.

He is estimated to arrive at 10am.

In a text message, Carandang emphasized "the decision to leave was made last night upon discussion with people on the ground."

The standoff in Zamboanga between government troops and rebels are on its 5th day. -