Photo Journal

A tarpaulin hung at the gate of the campsite in Pasonanca Park welcome delegation to the Philippine Scouting Centennial Jamboree to be held at the Zamboanga City Ecozone in San Ramon on November 9-13, 2014. -- Remus Ong

A view from accross the Pasonanca river of the destruction the fire brought to a crowded community at Vill Rio Drive, Barangay Pasonanca yesterday afternoon. -- Frederick Atilano

A simulation on hostage-taking conducted at the city police office downtown resulted in mild panic among pedestrians and motorists early this week. --Remus Ong

Participants attending the Zamboanga City Water District's Public Consultation cum Technical Scoping for its proposed 4,000 cubic meter capacity Sewerage Treatment Plant on September 23, 2014 at the Barangay Hall of Zone I, this city.

Mayor Beng Climaco Saturday afternoon proceeded to the fire scene in Lacasteville, Pasonanca to facilitate response and relief efforts.

Habal-Habal, the local term for motorcycles for hire before were confined to far barangays, but now they have invaded the Zamboanga port where they service passengers that arrive from interisland boats. — Remus Ong

The Zamboanga observance of World Rabies Day 2014 themed # Together Against Rabies kicked off Sunday, Sept. 28 with a pet parade around the Pasonanca Park spearheaded by the City Veterinarian Office. — CVO photo

Mayor Beng Climaco on Monday gives her opening statement during the Ceremonia de Victoria y Paz, marking the first year since the end of the 2013 siege. DND Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and DILG Sec. Mar Roxas were the main guests during the activity held in front of City Hall.

Members of the Zamboanga and Manila media interact with Secretaries Voltaire Gazmin of DND and Mar Roxas of DILG, Mayor Beng Climaco, Cong. Celso Lobregat and other military, police and national government officials, Sept. 29 in City Hall. — Joey Bautista

Western Mindanao Command Deputy Commander BGen. Orlando de Leon receives his plaque of commendation as first responder during the 2013 siege from DILG Sec. Mar Roxas, Mayor Beng Climaco and District 1 Cong. Celso Lobregat in ceremonies marking the first year since the end of the siege, Sept. 29.

our armored personnel carriers (APC) on standby outside City Hall as part of a tight security on Monday’s event in which 38 fallen soldiers and cops in the September 2013 siege were feted. A flag presentation and a floral drop highlighted activities marking one year after government forces repelled an

Sept. siege brought out the best in Zam…

30 Sep 2014 Hits:22 Top stories

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas declared here yesterday that the Zamboanga siege in September 2013 did not bring out the worst in the people, instead it brought out the best in the Zamboangueños and the best in the Filipinos. Speaking at yesterday’s Celebration of Victory and Peace, commemorating the day when government forces emerged victorious from a 20-day fierce gunbattle with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels a year ago, Sec. Roxas said Zamboanga responded, repulsed, recovered and is now rebuilding a better city. He described the celebration as a bitter-sweet event. “Bitter, because we just offered followers in... Read more

Inside Stories

SUN Cellular-GameXeSports Festival brin…

30 Sep 2014 Hits:9 Inside Stories

Thousands of gaming aficionados came together at the recent SUN Cellular-GameXeSports Festival, a three-day event at the SM City Cebu Trade Hall that featured adrenaline-charged games and activities, such as a Cosplay competition, fan meet-ups, exhibits, and a raffle of gaming gears, among others. As the highlight of the festival, top-caliber... Read more


Advocacy Mindanow: From rags to riches …

30 Sep 2014 Hits:10 Opinions

BY Jess Dureza   We all know the popular catch phrase: “From rags to riches”.  But there’s a new one now we should watch out for:  “From rags to riches to ruins”! This is otherwise known as the 3RD GENERATION PHENOMENON. This is what CanCham Governor CELSO VIVAS discussed with a few select... Read more

Social Whirl

Miss Zamboanga City Christine Juan crown…

17 Sep 2014 Hits:255 Social Whirl

Miss Zamboanga City Christine Juan crowned Mutya ng Mindanao

Miss Zamboanga City 2012, ramp model and a nurse by profession Christine Juaton was crowned Mutya ng Mindanao 2014 last September 12 at the Greenleaf Hotel, General Santos City in a grand beautiful ceremony. She bested 17 other beautiful candidates coming from different cities in Mindanao for this coveted beauty... Read more

PEP Talk

Building with plastic – I CAN

30 Sep 2014 Hits:13 Pep Talk

Building with plastic – I CAN

After their successful fund run event last summer, a local multi-awardee non-government organization, I CAN Make A Difference, is now building their second “plastic building” inside the Edwin Andrews Airbase (EAAB), Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City. It will serve as a multi-purpose venue for trainings and meetings.  This is an... Read more