President Benigno Aquino Returns To Manila As Zamboanga Fighting Subsides


President Benigno Aquino III is seen with Secretary Dinky Soliman of... News PhotoArmy Soldier,Benigno Aquino III,Conflict,Horizontal,Islam,Leaving,Manila,Philippines,Politics,President,Rebellion,War,Zamboanga PeninsulaPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Jeoffrey MaitemZAMBOANGA, PHILIPPINES - SEPTEMBER 22: President Benigno Aquino III is seen with Secretary Dinky Soliman of Department of Social Welfare and Development minutes before he departs for Manila from Zamboanga, Philippines as the fighting involving soldiers and Muslim rebels subsides on September 22, 2013. Rebellion and violation of international humanitarian laws have been filed against rebel chieftain Nur Misuari, the leader and founder of the Moro National Liberation Front, his top aide, Habier Malik and undetermined number of John Does and Jane Does who remain at large. The President said the military and police will continue to pursue the whereabouts of Misuari and Malik, believed to be still holding between 20 and 30 civilian hostages. The fighting that started September 9, 2013 came weeks after Misuari declared an independence of Mindanao. His group signed a peace accord with government in 1996. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)