Basilan village turns into ghost town as MNLF factions clash
TABUAN-LASA, Jan. 15 -- The municipal government here said it has continued to provide assistance to families who were displaced following an attack recently by a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) on an MNLF community in Barangay Babag, Bubuan Island, one of the four islands in this town. Suraiya Buisan, secretary of Barangay Babag, told the Philippine News Agency Monday that some 500 families were displaced by the attack on the village that took place on January 5. Some 180 families, including that of Buisan, fled to Lanawan Island, Buisan said, adding they are currently housed in Barangay Kaumpurnah, one of the two barangays in the island. Aside from Lanawan and Bubuan, the other two islands of this town are Tapiantana ...
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