Photo Journal

Mayor Beng Climaco joins the Muslim community in breaking the fast during the Grand Iftar initiated by the City Government Wednesday in Recodo. — Joey Bautista

Mayor Beng Climaco leads the inspection of the Lamisahan bridge on the sidelight of her Dia del Alcalde activity in the barangay Thursday. — Joey Bautista

District 1 Congressman Lobregat hosts the 11th Pagbukah at Garden Orchid Hotel with Ustadz Adnam Napii, Ustadz Sakur Abdurakman, Ustadz Marwan Gajir and Prof. Ali Yacub, Al-Hj.

Mayor Beng Climaco, DILG Regional Director Atty. Faizal Abutazil, PLDT business head Jimmy Chua and 5th Special Action Force Commander PCI Reynald Ariño display the memorandum of agreement forged Thursday that will pave the way for the upgrading and expansion of the 117 facility. Also in photo are members of

Sta. Catalina Barangay Chairman Jimmy Villaflores (inset) on the podium showing the tax map of Sta Catalina during the Council committee hearing on the barangay boundaries within Zamboanga City Thursday. — Remus Ong

The PNP in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) started sealing the muzzles of its personnel’s firearms so that they will not fire their guns in revelry during the celebration of Eidl Fitr (Hariraya) on Tuesday. — Richard Falcatan

Sr. Supt. Severino B. Agustin, Highway Patrol Group-9 chief, shows to reporters a manual of the Philippine National Police Patrol Plan 2030, governance Roadmap of the PNP which is an upgraded version of the ITP. — Remus Ong

Farmer disperses tilapia fingerlings, donated by the Maguindanao provincial government, in a fish cage in Barangay Busligan in Datu Salibo town, scene of bloody encounters between soldiers and Moro rebels from between 2000 to 2008. — Felix Ostrea

The Zamboanga Blood Council led by Mayor Beng Climaco in coordination with the Rotary Club of Zamboanga and Philippine Red Cross-Zamboanga recognized 10 “bloodiest” barangays for their steadfast support to the blood services program during ceremonies held recently. — Joey Bautista

Mayor Beng Climaco leads in the unveiling of the upgraded and expanded 117 Call Center at the Sunken Garden fronting City Hall, July 24. — Joey Bautista

Death toll on Abu attack in Sulu: 23

30 Jul 2014 Hits:11 Top stories

The death toll in the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) attack against 50 civilians on Monday in Lower Talipao, Sulu is now at 23, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala announced on Tuesday.Zagala said hot pursuit operations continue to bring the bandits to justice, adding this is part of the efforts to defuse tension and maintain law and order in Sulu.However, Zagala did not give specifics on the additional two fatalities.Western Mindanao Command figures Monday night placed the number of dead at 21 with eight critically wounded.“(The AFP) with the Philippine National Police... Read more

Inside Stories

DOST-FNRI rolls out nutrition improveme…

27 Jul 2014 Hits:19 Inside Stories

The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) as the government’s lead agency in food and nutrition research and development, is mandated to define the Filipino citizenry’s nutritional status.  This mandate is through the periodic conduct of the National Nutrition Surveys (NNS) and the... Read more


COMMENTARY: BBL, impounded for alterati…

28 Jul 2014 Hits:37 Opinions

BY Vicente R. Solis, Lawyer   Last Monday in this daily, I wrote “that recently the MILF and government peace panels had to resume their meetings to deal with and resolve on certain issues raised by the President’s legal staff on the draft Basic Law, a clear indication that nothing is final... Read more

Social Whirl

Masadya gid sang ZICANAG

23 Jul 2014 Hits:81 Social Whirl

Masadya gid sang ZICANAG

For Ilonggo speaking people, they can understand Social Whirl headline. It means so much fun with ZICANAG. And it happened last Sunday, July 20, at the  Zamboanga Golf and Beach when the officers and members of Circulo ZICANAG (Zamboanga Ilonggo Circle from Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Negros... Read more

PEP Talk

Zamboangueña junior golfer, Ashia Nocum …

29 Jul 2014 Hits:14 Pep Talk

Zamboangueña junior golfer, Ashia Nocum – 2nd place at the US Veritas World Junior Golf tournament

Here’s good sport news from proud father and now-Manila based Zamboangueño Armand Nocum about the golf standing of his second daughter, Ashia Nocum, in the prestigious Verita World Junio Golf Tournament. Ashia was accompanied by her mother as Armand is tied up with his work commitments. “This year, my... Read more