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Thursday, 22 January 2015 11:57

> Mayor Beng Climaco assures there will be no let-up in her anti-smuggling advocacy, as she vows to continue monitoring the progress of investigation into the missing sugar and the recently intercepted smuggled rice in Sibugay now in the custody of the Bureau of Customs. She wrote Customs Commissioner John Phillip Sevilla lamenting anew the slow response of the BOC. She declares: “Basta ya usa con el Zamboanga” and holds Bureau of Customs accountable.

> The mayor orders police and military to intensify patrols to thwart internal and external threats particularly jailbreaks.  Internal and external security including maritime defense have been mapped out in coordination with the City Police director and Jail warden who have instituted contingency plans. “Primordial is to keep Zamboanga City safe”. She acknowledged proactive vigilance of stakeholders in detection and prevention of incidents.

> The public is advised to remain vigilant and calm and to cooperate with security measures instituted by police and military authorities. Do not forward unverified text messages. For security concerns contact PNP hotlines – 062-117/ 166

> The City Government with technical from the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN HABITAT) will conduct a series of planning workshops on the recovery, rehabilitation and sustainable development of the city. Part I planning dubbed will be held Jan. 23, 2015 at Centro Latino

> NO EXTENSION IN THE PAYMENT OF BUSINESS TAX AFTER THE JAN. 20 DEADLINE. The Business-One-Stop-Shop concept has issued 1,680 permits from Jan. 5- 20, 1015 more than double the 2014 record of 740 permits issued from Jan. 2-20, 2014.