Habier Malik - updates

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Former hostages: We are victims too

Sep 09, 2014 - 10:24 AM

A year after the bloody Zamboanga City standoff the hostages are still crying for help

Naval detachment to rise from Zambo siege ground zero

Aug 04, 2014 - 10:28 PM

We will be putting up a forward operating base so that threats coming from outside Zamboanga City can be checked says AFP chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr

BURNED: More than 10,000 houses were damaged by fires inside the combat zone. Photo by LeAnne Jazul

'Malik died in Sulu' in October

Jan 07, 2014 - 9:58 PM

The MNLF commander supposedly died during the pilgrimage to Mecca last October The military is still looking for his body however

MISUARI'S TOP LIEUTENANT: Ustadz Habier Malik led hundreds of followers of MNLF founder Nur Misuari in the Zamboanga City standoff

Remember Zamboanga? Misuari's fake UN ally arrested

Nov 26, 2013 - 11:12 AM

Police arrest Daniel Xavier on Tuesday November 26 in Cagayan de Oro City

ZAMBOANGA SIEGE: The standoff between the government and followers of MNLF founder Nur Misuari displaced thousands. Rappler photo

Habier Malik 'obviously' dead - Gazmin

Nov 04, 2013 - 4:38 PM

Outgoing Western Mindanao Command chief Lt General Rey Ardo also believes Malik died in Zamboanga during the standoff

MISUARI'S TOP LIEUTENANT: Ustadz Habier Malik led hundreds of followers of MNLF founder Nur Misuari in the Zamboanga City standoff

Zamboanga diary: The rise from the rubble

Nov 02, 2013 - 1:59 PM

As Zamboanga has proven to rise from the rubble of war over and over they are right There is no spirit quite like a Zamboangueno s

BURNED. More than 10,000 houses were damaged by fires inside the combat zone. Photo by LeAnne Jazul

DOJ creates prosecution team for MNLF trial

Oct 29, 2013 - 1:34 PM

Senior deputy state prosecutor Richard Anthony Fadullon will lead the team

ARRESTED: Military arrests 2 MNLF fighters on Day 8 of crisis. Photo by LeAnne Jazul

Aquino: 'Cultural sensitivities' complicate Nur capture

Oct 23, 2013 - 6:30 PM

President Aquino says the government is careful in dealing with Muslim communities as it hunts down Nur Misuari

BOUNTY FOR NUR? President Benigno Aquino III admits there are challenges in capturing Nur Misuari and says he has yet to issue a reward for any information on his whereabouts. Malacañang Photo Bureau

MNLF trial moved to Taguig

Oct 17, 2013 - 5:53 PM

The SC grants a government petition for the transfer of trial venue from Zamboanga City to Taguig

HOSTAGES. Soldiers assist rescued hostages to a waiting vehicle taking them to Camp Batalla for processing. Photo by Rappler

Arrest warrants out vs Misuari, Malik, 2 others

Oct 09, 2013 - 4:49 PM

The bloody Zamboanga siege began one month ago today October 9

ARRESTED: Military arrests 2 MNLF fighters on Day 8 of crisis. Photo by LeAnne Jazul

Zambo crisis: The fog of war

Oct 05, 2013 - 9:49 PM

In 2001 helpless Zamboangeños watched rebels point their guns at children and other hostages About 12 years later ‘Never again’ is the city’s battlecry

COMMAND CONFERENCE: President Aquino meeting with Secretaries Mar Roxas, Voltaire Gazmin, PNP Chief Alan Purisima, AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, Western Mindanao Command Commander Gen. Rey Ardo and members of the AFP at the height of the crisis in Zamboanga City. Malacañang Photo

Zamboanga crisis over - Roxas

Sep 28, 2013 - 11:55 AM

3rd UPDATE Hostages have all been brought to safety but clearing operations continue P4 billion is allocated for the reconstruction of damaged areas

Day 19: Bodies on the ground in Zamboanga villages

Sep 27, 2013 - 8:45 AM

24 bodies are recovered Thursday night in the battle zone of Zamboanga City

LEADER. Habier Malik, known as the top aide of Nur Misuari, leads some 40 rebels in their final stand against government troops. Photo by Therence Koh/AFP

Habier Malik all set for final battle?

Sep 26, 2013 - 8:46 PM

The worst possible scenario for us is if Malik dies a martyr s death

Habier Malik: Trapped in the city he seized

Sep 23, 2013 - 7:18 PM

Overtaken by events Habier Malik is cornered and finds himself caught in a trap

LEADER. Habier Malik, known as the top aide of Nur Misuari, leads some 40 rebels in their final stand against government troops. Photo by Therence Koh/AFP

Hostaged priest: Still picking up the pieces

Sep 21, 2013 - 11:25 PM

Fr Michael Ufana speaks about his 5 day ordeal with the Zamboanga hostages his friendship with MNLF commander Habier Malik and the promise he failed to keep

BRUISES: Catholic priest Fr Michael Ufana shows bruised he got from wires that tied him with fellow hostages. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler.com

Soldiers now see remaining rebels in Zambo crisis

Sep 21, 2013 - 6:31 PM

On Day 13 of the Zamboanga standoff 5 MNLF members are killed while 7 soldiers are wounded

HUDDLE WITH THE GENERALS: President Aquino discuss Zamboanga City operations with military and police generals. Malacañang photo

Day 13: Zamboanga explosion kills volunteer

Sep 21, 2013 - 9:52 AM

Another explosion rocks the city 13 days since rebels seized Zamboanga

Aquino: Why are rebels not running out of ammo?

Sep 20, 2013 - 10:38 PM

The fighting hasn t stopped 12 days after rebels seized villages in Zamboanga City

'TIRED ANG HUNGRY': This batch of 15 MNLF rebels surrendered to combined forces of military and police on September 19. Photo by LeAnne Jazul

Day 12: Malik's troops down to 30-40

Sep 20, 2013 - 8:17 AM

6 more MNLF members surrender

'TIRED ANG HUNGRY': This batch of 15 MNLF rebels surrendered to combined forces of military and police on September 19. Photo by LeAnne Jazul

Aquino: MNLF diminished, other groups be warned

Sep 19, 2013 - 6:42 PM

If they think they can match the government s force they are wrong Those who are planning to launch similar attacks you better think twice about it

HANDS ON: President Benigno Aquino III answers media queries at the Zamboanga International Aiport. Malacañang photo

79 people leave Zambo City battle zone

Sep 17, 2013 - 6:59 AM

6th UPDATE The total number of people brought to safety from Monday night to Tuesday morning September 17 stands at 115

87 killed, 146 wounded in Zamboanga City

Sep 16, 2013 - 11:32 PM

At least 67 hostages are safe

Habier Malik: We're ready to die

Sep 15, 2013 - 8:21 PM

Habier Malik the top Moro National Liberation Front MNLF official leading the attacks in Zamboanga City says he is ready to die

ALIVE: MNLF commander Habier Malik

Zambo councilor-reporter involved in surrender speaks

Sep 14, 2013 - 10:51 AM

Kagawad Teodyver Arquiza wonders if the outcome of events in Zamboanga would have been different if he did not coordinate with government troops

AFP tags 4 MNLF commanders with Malik

Sep 10, 2013 - 5:55 PM

The military identifies 5 MNLF commanders as leaders of the Zamboanga attacks

LEADER. Habier Malik, known as the top aide of Nur Misuari, has been spotted in Zamboanga City. Photo by Therence Koh/AFP

Rappler Newscast | September 9, 2013

Sep 09, 2013 - 8:52 PM

The MNLF attack and take over 4 barangays in Zamboanga City wants to raise flag in Zambo city hall Sen Santiago dubs the pork barrel scam: EnrileGate

Habier Malik leading MNLF attacks in Zambo

Sep 09, 2013 - 7:12 PM

The military says it spotted MNLF commander Ustadz Habier Malik in Sta Catalina Zambonga City

LEADER. Habier Malik, known as the top aide of Nur Misuari, has been spotted in Zamboanga City. Photo by Therence Koh/AFP

LIST: MNLF's 5 major attacks

Sep 09, 2013 - 3:36 PM

Before the siege of Zamboanga the MNLF had launched at least 5 attacks on Sulu Basilan and Palawan

CHECKING ON HIS TROOPS. Nur Misuari visits an MNLF camp in Indanan, Sulu. File photo by Agence France-Presse