Photo Journal

Mayor Beng Climaco addresses addresses participants to the CSO Summit: Mobilizing and Expanding CSO Support for Security, Health and Education, an event organized by USAID-ENGAGE and other agencies Feb. 25 at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University as part of the Dia de Zamboanga activities.

Great Egret, one of the bird species found at the ZSCMST Bird Sactuary.

Mayor Beng Climaco overseeing the Dia de Zamboanga parade Thursday afternoon. -- Dan Toribio Jr.

Well-dressed young boyscouts marching during the Dia de Zamboanga parade downtown. -- Dan Toribio Jr.

US soldiers in formation during a ceremony marking the deactivation of the US military's Joint Special Operations Task Force in the Philippines based in Zamboanga City locally known as "Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder). They will be replaced by US forces less visible from the scenes. -- Remus Ong

Mayor Beng Climaco addresses the officers of the Zamboanga City Police Office led by Col. Angelito Casimiro Friday after the distribution of City Government incentives to police chiefs with exemplary performance. -- Joey Bautista

Mayor Beng Climaco with DOT9 Director Maryjune Bugante, and officials from the ZCSMT officials Wild Bird Club of the Philippines lead the opening of the Local Bird Festival at the ZCSMT wetland. -- Joey Bautista

Flames consume the 2-storey house of Nelia Chiong made of light materials in Talon-Talon Friday. -- Remus Ong

Mayor Beng Climaco and General Services Officer Rene de la Cruz lead the switch-on ceremony for the upgraded traffic lights system at the Jaldon intersection Friday morning.

Spanish Ambassador Luis Antonio Calvo giving his keynote speech during the main program commemorating 78th Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga Thursday afternoon at the Paseo del Mar. -- Joey Bautista

7 more soldiers hurt in Abu hunt in Sulu

28 Feb 2015 Hits:8 Top stories

Ongoing law enforcement operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has resulted in the slight wounding of seven soldiers at Sitio Bauno Bautong, Barangay Buhanginan, Patikul town, Sulu Friday. The firefight took place after troops from Joint Task Group Sulu, which is commanded by Col. Allan Arrojado, encountered more or less 300 ASG bandits led by Radullan Sajiron. Sources said that at least six bandits were reported killed in the encounter although this report is still to be validated. “The AFP has continuously pursued the Abu Sayyaf bandits and their Jemaah Islamiyah associates in Sulu province after the series of encounters in the... Read more

Inside Stories

Tigerair Philippines’ All Destinations …

27 Feb 2015 Hits:14 Inside Stories

Tigerair Philippines with its network made wider with Cebu Pacific holds a seat sale to all its destinations from 25 February 2015 to 27 February 2015 or until seats last. Go anywhere Tigerair Philippines flies! Travel from Cebu to Cagayan de Oro or Davao for P288; Manila to Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo,... Read more


REFLECTION: The law of love

28 Feb 2015 Hits:4 Opinions

BY FR. ROY CIMAGALA   To be sure, that’s the law that should govern us who, being created in the image and likeness of God who is love, are meant to love and for love. In short, love is the be-all and end-all of our life and our whole being. Short of... Read more

Social Whirl

Zamboangueña ad model Ivy de Barras-Lau…

27 Jan 2015 Hits:386 Social Whirl

 Zamboangueña ad model Ivy de Barras-Laughton in The Kuwait Times

Zamboangueña Ivy de Barras-Laughton continues to bring pride to Zamboanga City as a high-end ads model in Kuwait. A nurse by profession ( a graduate of Western Mindanao State University), she is also a gifted and an artistic person. She sings well, she takes good pictures, a sought-after host, a... Read more

PEP Talk

Iloilo City’s Dinagyang – the country’s …

01 Feb 2015 Hits:150 Pep Talk

Iloilo City’s Dinagyang – the country’s biggest street party

From early morning to dawn – from sun rise to sunset, all throughout the day and night, there were happenings everywhere from January 23 to 25 in Iloilo City. The long stretch eight lane Iloilo Diversion Highway was full of parked cars. All the business establishments were making hala-bira in... Read more