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

Family of 3 shot, burned

01 Oct 2014 Hits:11 Top stories

Police on Tuesday began interviewing people who can shed light on the gruesome killing of a couple and their 11-year-old son who were shot and burned on a a charcoal kiln in Isabela City, Basilan province. The charred remains of 57-year-old Rotillo Gonzaga, his 47-year-old wife Lucia and son Virgilio were retrieved from the charcoal furnace Monday after it was discovered by the farm owner Rodel Ariola in Barangay Kapayawan, Isabela City. Richard Falcatan, manager of Basilan-based DXNO radion station, said the remains were beyond recognition when it was taken from the charcoal kiln by Scene of the Crime personnel. Falcatan however said... Read more

Inside Stories

DENR 9 releases partial tally of Treev…

01 Oct 2014 Hits:4 Inside Stories

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-9  (DENR-9) announces that Zamboanga Peninsula planted more or less 700,000 trees during the TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW conducted last September 26, 2014. Partial and unofficial tally showed a total of 718,579 seedlings planted with 21,050 volunteer planters in a total area of 811.67 hectares across... Read more


TODAY’S MANNA: Kindness pays

01 Oct 2014 Hits:6 Opinions

BY Berlie G. Yap   At least, there were people who were kind to you in the past and they hence partly made you what YOU ARE today! They may be your mother, your friends, your neighbor, your college professor or a trike driver who patiently waited you outside your office to... Read more

Social Whirl

Miss Zamboanga City Christine Juan crown…

17 Sep 2014 Hits:266 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

Vamos na 2014 Zamboanga Hermosa Festival…

01 Oct 2014 Hits:9 Pep Talk

Vamos na 2014 Zamboanga Hermosa Festival!

Bienvenidos na grande celebracion del Zamboanga Hemosa este año (Welcome to the big celebration of Beautiful Zamboanga this year)! It beckons the people of all faith and culture to be united and witness the resurgence of Zamboanga City’s grandest religious fiesta in honor of the La Virgen del Pilar. ... Read more