Photo Journal

Mayor Beng Climaco overseeing the Dia de Zamboanga parade Thursday afternoon. -- Dan Toribio Jr.

Well-dressed young boyscouts marching during the Dia de Zamboanga parade downtown. -- Dan Toribio Jr.

US soldiers in formation during a ceremony marking the deactivation of the US military's Joint Special Operations Task Force in the Philippines based in Zamboanga City locally known as "Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder). They will be replaced by US forces less visible from the scenes. -- Remus Ong

Mayor Beng Climaco addresses the officers of the Zamboanga City Police Office led by Col. Angelito Casimiro Friday after the distribution of City Government incentives to police chiefs with exemplary performance. -- Joey Bautista

Mayor Beng Climaco with DOT9 Director Maryjune Bugante, and officials from the ZCSMT officials Wild Bird Club of the Philippines lead the opening of the Local Bird Festival at the ZCSMT wetland. -- Joey Bautista

Flames consume the 2-storey house of Nelia Chiong made of light materials in Talon-Talon Friday. -- Remus Ong

Mayor Beng Climaco and General Services Officer Rene de la Cruz lead the switch-on ceremony for the upgraded traffic lights system at the Jaldon intersection Friday morning.

Spanish Ambassador Luis Antonio Calvo giving his keynote speech during the main program commemorating 78th Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga Thursday afternoon at the Paseo del Mar. -- Joey Bautista

Water drops or no water at all coming out of the faucet when water rationing is carried out

Many bird enthusiasts flock to the Zamboanga State College of Marine Science and Technology during the 1st Zamboanga Bird Watch activity Friday. -- Remus Ong

Beng OKs new security concept under TG P…

03 Mar 2015 Hits:6 Top stories

Mayor Beng Climaco has given her imprimatur to a new security concept with the creation of a joint task group composed of local police officers and Marines from the First Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT-1) in a bid to step up  the already heightened security measures in the city of Zamboanga. Mayor Climaco told a press briefing in City Hall yesterday morning that the joint Police-Marines-Army (PoMa) security task group still has Col. Andrelino Colina, commander of Task Force Zamboanga, as head for the military  contingent, and City Police Director Sr. Supt. Angelito Casimiro as head for the police counterpart. The MBLT-1... Read more

Inside Stories

Celso graces ‘Dia de Vitali’

02 Mar 2015 Hits:29 Inside Stories

Congressman Celso Lobregat of District 1 on Saturday graced the celebration of Dia de Vitali, as he commended the efforts of  barangay officials in advancing growth and development in the far-flung village of Vitali. During his term as mayor for three terms (2004-2013) Lobregat continuously nurtured and supported the barangays particularly... Read more


Overcoming unwarranted pessimism

02 Mar 2015 Hits:21 Opinions

By REMEDIOS F. MARMOLEÑO   If you haven’t been kept awake by the thought of IS brutalities and the offshoots of  IS-inspired violence such as the Charles Hebdo killings and the Copenhagen shootings , then you are made of stronger stuff than I am. But an article I came across recently written by... Read more

Social Whirl

Zamboangueña ad model Ivy de Barras-Lau…

27 Jan 2015 Hits:409 Social Whirl

 Zamboangueña ad model Ivy de Barras-Laughton in The Kuwait Times

Zamboangueña Ivy de Barras-Laughton continues to bring pride to Zamboanga City as a high-end ads model in Kuwait. A nurse by profession ( a graduate of Western Mindanao State University), she is also a gifted and an artistic person. She sings well, she takes good pictures, a sought-after host, a... Read more

PEP Talk

Iloilo City’s Dinagyang – the country’s …

01 Feb 2015 Hits:165 Pep Talk

Iloilo City’s Dinagyang – the country’s biggest street party

From early morning to dawn – from sun rise to sunset, all throughout the day and night, there were happenings everywhere from January 23 to 25 in Iloilo City. The long stretch eight lane Iloilo Diversion Highway was full of parked cars. All the business establishments were making hala-bira in... Read more