Work in Zamboanga courts still suspended-A A +A
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
JUDGES and employees in Zamboanga City could still not report to work as the standoff between the military and members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) entered its ninth day on Tuesday.
Court Administrator Midas Marquez said the situation remains volatile, thus, preventing the resumption of court operations in the city.
Meanwhile, Senator Aquilino Pimentel renewed his appeal for the government and the MNLF to negotiate for an immediate truce in good faith because "bullets will not ensure the resolution of the problem."
He said that after the cessation of hostilities, the government and the MNLF should go to the negotiating table to discuss the terms of a lasting peace agreement or seek the help of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) when domestic talks fail.
The MNLF could also raise the issue to the United Nations, he said, if there would be no agreement at the Asean level. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)