Photo Journal

A police trooper points to spot where an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded outside the residence of Basilan District Engineer Soler Undug in Barangay San Rafael, Isabela City Wednesday night. -- Richard Falcatan

The K-9 teams of sniffer dogs at the Fort Pilar vicinity which prompted a suspected female bomber to retreat and flee in panic on the eve of the Fiesta Pilar. -- Remus Ong

VP Jejomar C. Binay, President of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines giving Jayko his TOBS Medallion.-- Photo courtesy of Binoy Scout

Bomb experts use water disruptor to disarm a suspected IED, which turned out to be a baggage containing  personal belongings that was recovered inside a store in Isabela City. -- Richard Falcatan

Residents of Sitio San Roque in Barangay Ipil, Surigao City gather to see the rare and gigantic ocean sunfish caught by local fishermen Tuesday morning (14 Oct 2014). The fish was over two meters long and weighted 600 to 800 kilos. -- Photo courtesy of Cherryl Obado of LGU-Ipil

City Legal officer Atty. Jesus Carbon Oct. 16 administers the oath to Mayor Beng Climaco, City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos and other members of the Local Health Board, the umbrella organization of all health councils in the city.

District 1 Cong. Celso Lobregat, Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos and City Engineer Luis Despalo during the turnover of the P1.7M Campo Islam wellness center. -

ARMM-DPWH Secretary Emil Sadain gives his message during a gathering in celebration of the 24th anniversary of DPWH-ARMM.

Mayor Beng Climaco Monday meets with NEDA Director General Dr. Arsenio Balisacan along with Zamboanga Ecozone Chairperson Chris Arnuco, City Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Rodrigo Sicat and other officials to discuss about the proposed new Zamboanga international airport and international container seaport. -- Christian Olasiman

A photo of Abu Rami, the self-proclaimed spokesperson of Sulu-based Abu Sayyaf, holding an AK-47 rifle with grenade launcher, sent to reporters when he and the militant group were negotiating for ransom for the release of two German hostages. Photo furnished by Remus Ong

2 Abu camps seized by troops pursuing G…

21 Oct 2014 Hits:13 Top stories

An Abu Sayyaf “satellite camp” was discovered on Monday by army troops pursuing the kidnappers of two German tourists in Sulu province. In a press statement, Armed Forces of the Philippines information chief Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc said the encampment was discovered by the army’s 35th Infantry Batallion’s Bravo Company around 8 a.m. in the village of Kabuntakas, Patikul town. “I believe that it is a security outpost that is manned by more or less 10 people. We are continuously tracking them (Abu Sayyaf group) as they flee towards the deep forest of the town,” Col. Alan Arrojado, commander of the Joint... Read more

Inside Stories

DENR-9 conducts symposia in Sibugay

21 Oct 2014 Hits:2 Inside Stories

DENR-9 conducts symposia in Sibugay

As part of its intensified advocacy campaign for effective environmental protection and natural resources conservation program, the DENR-IX in coordination with Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Dante A. Oporto has visited six (6) high schools in the municipalities of Ipil and Titay in the province of... Read more


KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Hostage-taking in …

21 Oct 2014 Hits:8 Opinions

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO   LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…maintain justice in the courts…” (Amos 5:15, the Holy Bible). * * * * UNITED STATES OF THE PHILIPPINES, ANYONE? I didn’t know that there is a political party in the Philippines that is calling itself “Socialist Party”, until fellow newsman Junex Doronio, now based in Cebu... Read more

Social Whirl

WMSU Pres. Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho in Wo…

20 Oct 2014 Hits:4 Social Whirl

WMSU Pres. Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho in Women’s Journal Magazine October 2014 issue

Women’s Journal, Philippine’s prime national magazine about women, has Western Mindanao State University president Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho in its’ October 2014 front cover. Written and photos by Rene Bisquera, he wrote about the personality, achievements, and the accomplishments of Dr. Ho as a nurse, educator, academic entrepreneur, and her role... Read more

PEP Talk

Globe’s Project 1 Phone: donate old elec…

21 Oct 2014 Hits:12 Pep Talk

Globe’s Project 1 Phone: donate old electronic gadgets, build a classroom, and win iPad Air!

I dropped by Globe Zamboanga Office in San Jose last week and I made a wonderful discovery.  It is now accepting donations of unused, non-working, or damaged old cellphones, tablets, mobile phone batteries, and even personal computers for recycling.  Profits made from these recycled materials will then be used to... Read more