A Traumatic Homecoming!

August 29-September 20, 2013

I love going to Zamboanga every now and then because I consider this my home. I have my families there to pay a visit. This time, my mother requested me to go home coz my father was sicked. I was thinking of staying for good since it's been awhile of having no work in Manila but something happened that made really think of going back to Manila.

On September 9, so happen to be my birthday, was most traumatic incident of my life or birthday ever. MNLF attacked Zamboanga City and held hostages. As early as 5AM a neighbor shouted my sister's name to wake us up saying that the city is under attacked! We can see the smoke of fire from the near Barangay Sta. Catalina, the ground zero. Our location is Barangay Tetuan which is next Sta. Catalina. We can hear exchange of gunfire. That very day, I almost can't breath, something like the one I saw in a movie of people having an anxiety attack! I really can't explain how traumatic it was. From morning 'til 5PM we were just practically crawling around the house. Stayed in a place were the wall made of cement.

The city was shut-down. The airport, seaport and even bus terminal were closed. So basically no incoming and outgoing in the city. When the public airlines had an special flight schedule on September 19, I fixed my schedule immediately for me to return to Manila which suppose to be September 11.

Before this, I toured the city and wanting to post something to promote the City in my blog but I think I can't do it now. Not a good time! Instead, I just post my me time at Paseo del Mar and with my Father at Fort Pilar and my visit to RT Lim.
Paseo del Mar, Zamboanga City
With my Tatay at Fort Pilar, Zamboanga City
Arka sa RT Lim, RT Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay

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