Photo Journal

Mayor Beng Climaco with Commodore Leopoldo Laroya, Coast Guard Zambo-Station Commander LJGrade Jomark Angge and other officials during the blessing and inauguration of the boat shed, garage and visitors' lounge and renaming Coast Guard Sub-station Cawit, November 15.

The caskets of two of the five slain soldiers at the Base Operation Ramp of the Edwin Andrews Air Base (EAAB) ready for shipping to Cagayan Valley yesterday. -- Monch L. Follosco  

Mayor Beng Climaco welcomes to Zamboanga the members of the House Ad Hoc Committee on the BBL during the BBL forum at Centro Latino Friday.

US Ambassador Philip Goldberg, Mayor Beng Climaco, PAF and JSOTFP officials aboard a Humvee, inspect the newly-repaired airport runway Friday. (PAF photo)

The charred remains of the Pajero and the burned house of former Lamitan City vice mayor Cely New after a fire broke out yesterday at Lacandalo Drive, Sta. Maria, this city. --  Dan Toribio

Work has resumed at the housing project for IDPs in Lustre St., Sta. Barbara with the contractor vowing to come up with quality work on the dozens of low-cost houses. -- Remus Ong

Police have intensified the campaign against jaywalkers who seemed to have made the roads within the city's downtown commercial district their playground. -- Remus Ong

Mayor Beng Climaco with one of the sons of Nur Sakiram and other relatives moments after the latter was subdued by policemen. -- Remus Ong

Hostage-taker Nur Sakiram is restrained with handcuffs on a stretcher after he was subdued during a hostage drama in Baliwasan. -- Remus Ong

A blade weapon called "pira" seized from hostage taker Nur Sakiram. -- Dan Toribio

Hostage-taker subdued in 9-hr drama; 2 …

26 Nov 2014 Hits:35 Top stories

An nine-hour hostage drama ended with the rescue of two teenage brothers and the arrest of of their father who held them hostage in their house at Manggal Drive, Baliwasan yesterday. The hostage situation started around 6 a.m. and was resolved eight hours after with policemen firing tear gas on 40-year-old Nur Sakiram, the hostage taker, who had earlier hacked and seriously wounded his aunt. Sakiram’s two sons ages 15 and 16 were rescued unharmed. DZT gathered that Sakiram hacked Sarah Abdulsaid around 6 a.m. then went inside their house and locked the door along with his two sons. The incident was preceded by... Read more

Inside Stories

Sama Bajaus’ way of adapting to changi…

26 Nov 2014 Hits:15 Inside Stories

The Bajaus are sometimes referred to as the people of the sea who depend much on the resources the sea can offer such as food and livelihood. Yet, the very same source of life may threaten the lives of the Bajaus because of climate change. Around 40 leaders from the different... Read more


TODAY’S MANNA: A hopeful Heart

26 Nov 2014 Hits:11 Opinions

BY Berlie G. Yap   I am an admitted fan of The Walking Dead (TWD) series in Fox channel. There’s no episode that I didn’t watch. It’s the only program in my busy schedules within the week that I look forward to watch regularly, and the rest I do not. I either... Read more

Social Whirl

PEP Talk

Revive the glorious past of Zamboanga Ci…

25 Nov 2014 Hits:48 Pep Talk

Revive the glorious past of Zamboanga City

The Fort Pilar renovation is still unresolved. Old and historical buildings in downtown Zamboanga it seems are being converted to business establishments without regards to their historical values. This is what Pep Talk fears. Money over values. Worse, passive attitude, nobody cares. There are still many old building in our... Read more