Photo Journal

Mayor Beng Climaco and City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. convene the police, military, health authorities, volunteers and other partners Tuesday afternoon to discuss firm up plans for the Holy Week. -- Joey Bautista

Mayor Beng Climaco and UNICEF Country Director Lota Sylwonder show off the Memorandum of Understanding on the Zamboanga City LGU-UNICEF Joint Workplan for Feb. 2015-Dec. 2016 which they forged Friday afternoon in City Hall and attended by partner agencies. -- Joey Bautista

Some 1,000 sacks of Imported rice on board M/B Sweet Dreams that came seized by men of the Regional Maritime Unit-9 Thursday. -- Allen Abastillas

Suspected smuggled cigarettes seized by Bureau of Customs Police, RMU-9 and Philippine Coast Guard Zamboanga Station yesterday on board a commercial vessel from Bongao Tawi- Tawi. -- Dan Toribio Jr.

School children from the Filipino Turkish Tolerance School get a briefing from Mayor Beng Climaco regarding City Hall history and local governance during their field trip to City Hall Friday. -- Joey Bautista

Mayor Beng Climaco turns over Philhealth cards for Dita residents through barangay chairman Abdurahim Lim during the Dia del Alcalde program in the barangay Tuesday. Assisting the mayor is Mr. Sajili of Philhealth. — Joey Bautistsa

Mayor Beng Climaco Friday morning meets with City Department Heads to discuss updates concerning the implementation of her administration’s priority thrust on Security Health and Education (SHE). — Joey Bautista

Lamitan City police make inventory of the items seized during a drug buy bust at Flores St., Barangay Malakas were a suspected drug pusher Adonis Manuel was arrested Friday. — Richard Falcatan

he long dry spell is taking its toll on the city’s agriculture sector and threatening the fishery sector, particularly fishponds. — Remus Ong

PUMA (Pulis-Marine-Army) security forces put up on-the-spot checkpoints in various parts to keep the city protected from terror plots and criminal activities. — Remus Ong

Damage to crops, fishery products swell…

30 Mar 2015 Hits:17 Top stories

The continuing dry spell and prevalent bush fires have caused damage to crops and fishery products to surge to 8,743.9 hectares with an estimated value at P129.44 million as of March 24. City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat said the bush fires due to unsupervised outdoor burning and slash and burn activities have led to increased devastation of agricultural lands planted with banana, cassava, mango and rubber and coconut. Much earlier, Palacat reported that rice fields and corn fields including lands planted with assorted vegetables as well as fishponds have been ruined due to the long dry spell. These affected areas are spread out... Read more

Inside Stories

18 HS valedictorians to receive GCAA fo…

28 Mar 2015 Hits:56 Inside Stories

The Golden Crescent Achievement Awards on its Sapphire Anniversary, 45 years in the service of the youth, has bestowed its prestigious awards to 18 high school valedictorians. The awardees received Academic Excellence medallions and certification, according to Golden Crescent Consortium of Peace Builders and Affiliates founde, Prof. Ali T. Yacub, Al-Hj. The... Read more


BEHIND THE LINES: She’s everywhere

30 Mar 2015 Hits:25 Opinions

BY BOB JALDON   San Jose, CA. — She’s hit the road early. Drigo Balbon would love to sing Paul MaCartney’s “Here, there and everywhere” for her. But it’s a love song, not a campaign jingle. She has swept all races in the past — from councilor, congresswoman to mayor. The Climaco... Read more

Social Whirl

RCZC lights up lives in Zamboanga City f…

05 Mar 2015 Hits:224 Social Whirl

RCZC lights up lives in Zamboanga City for 67 years

The Rotary Club of Zamboanga City (RCZC) is celebrating its 67th year as a civic-socio club today. Chartered on March 5, 1948, this highly admired organization is one of the oldest in the Philippines. It is also a multi-awarded club recognized by different government and private agencies. Ranked 11th in... Read more

PEP Talk

MYPEACE Project serves 108 madaris kids …

16 Mar 2015 Hits:129 Pep Talk

MYPEACE Project serves 108 madaris kids in Chefs for Peace

In a simple tribute to women and children in communities, the Voice of Mindanao in partnership with the United States Embassy in Manila conducted the Chefs for Peace cooking competition among Muslim youth under the Madrasah Youth Promoting English Advancement for Community Empowerment (MYPEACE) recently in our city.“Chefs for Peace... Read more