Philippine unrest takes high economic toll

Southern city's chamber of commerce puts losses due to ongoing military standoff with rebels at $1bn every day.

    Zamboanga, a city of more than 800,000 people, has been shut down for nearly two weeks due to a standoff between Muslim rebels and security forces.

    The local chamber of commerce says economic losses in the area are running at $1bn every day of the siege.

    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from Zamboanga City, in southern Philippines.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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