On the sixth day of the standoff fighting continues in Zamboanga City on Saturday despite the announcement of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari has accepted a ceasefire. The ceasefire will not take effect if MNLF rebels would not stop firing at government forces in Zamboanga City.

As of 12 p.m. Friday, the death toll in the ongoing standoff rose to 53.

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