Monday, September 29, 2008

Zamboanga Police Beef Up Security As Ramadan Nears End

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Sept. 29, 2008) – Police authorities in Zamboanga Peninsula in the Southern Philippines have beefed up its security as Muslims celebrate Eid al Fitr, which marks the end of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan ends on Wednesday.

Regional police chief Jaime Caringal has ordered policemen to tighten security measures to ensure the Eid celebration would be peaceful. Moro rebels have previously threatened to mount attacks on military targets at the end of the Ramadan.

Zamboanga City is also preparing to celebrate the Feast of the Nuestra Señora Virgen del Pilar de Zaragoza, an annual fiesta held every Oct. 12 in honor of the Virgin Mary. (Erico Rosco)

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