Originally Posted by seram
The Hotel you stayed in was The Lantaka. It is on the water and only a short distance from where the fighting is.
Do not forget that the US soldiers are there to train and give logistic help. They are not there to fight.
This invasion has not held the front page of the Manila newspapers. The Pork Barrel saga dominates the headlines.
If you give these people a foot they will want a yard. Zamboanga City has already been lost to the Muslims. The Christians are slowly being pushed into the outer baranguys. In the end all will have to convert. They will not assimilate. cheers
Here's the latest on flights out of there if you dont already have the info:
MANILA, Philippines–The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has suspended Zamboanga Airport operations from September 10-12, 2013 due to the current security situation in Zamboanga City.
Because of this, the following Cebu Pacific flights are cancelled from September 10-12, 2013:
5J 851/852 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
5J 855/856 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
5J 859/860 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
5J 857/858 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
5J 433/434 Cebu-Zamboanga-Cebu
5J 393/394 Davao-Zamboanga-Davao
5J 839/840 Zamboanga – Tawi-Tawi – Zamboanga
5J 845/844 Cagayan de Oro – Zamboanga – Cagayan de Oro
All CEB passengers affected by these cancellations may avail any of the following options: rebooking of flights for travel within 30 days from original departure date with no penalties, full travel fund or full refund. They may also reroute their flights to the nearest alternate station to Zamboanga.
Guests may call (02)7020-888 or (032)230-8888 for their preferred option, any time even after their flights.
CEB hopes for its guests’ understanding as this situation is beyond the airline’s control. CEB will continue to provide updates as soon as available.