Photo Journal

Canadian priest Fr. Arthur Winikoff has continued feeding street people in Zamboanga City.Winikoff said more and more poor and hungry street adults and children are given arroz caldo and bread by the Our Blessed Mother of Victory Mission Foundation (OBMVMF), which operates and manages the St Francis House orphanage in

District 2 Councilor Elong Natividad inspires thousands of students and OSYs during the orientation of SPES program at the City Coliseum. Also in photo are Councilors Mel Sadain, Pin-Pin Pareja and Kim Elago. — Monch L. Follosco

Mayor Beng Climaco together with City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. convene the security sector led by City Police OIC Director Col. Angelito Casimiro Thursday morning to firm up plans for the Holy Week, April 16-19. — Eugene Elnar

The transfer of the IDs (evacuees) from the R.T. Lim boulevard to the Mampang Elementary School went on smoothly and orderly yesterday. — Hermie Ventura

Mayor Beng Climaco Thursday spearheads the unveiling of 5 rehabilitated classrooms at the Zamboanga East Central School, a project initiated by the business community in the city. — Eugene Elnar

File photo of Abu Sayyaf militants equipped with high powered firearms.

Mayor Beng Climaco and education officials during the unveiling of five rehabilitated classrooms  at the Zamboanga East Central School, a project initiated by the city’s business community. — Eugene Elnar

Wesmincom chief Lt. Gen. Rustico O. Guerrero and 1st Infantry Division chiefMaj. Gen. Felicito Virgilio M Trinidad Jr AFP pin the award of Wounded Personnel Medals to one of 28 soldiers wounded in action clash with the ASG in Basilan April 11.

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima

Mayor Beng Climaco engages with home-based internally displaced persons (IDPs) during the 5th information caravan series held at the City Coliseum in Tetuan Tuesday, April 15. — Eugene Elnar

Fight vs Abus shifts to Sulu: 1 Abu dea…

16 Apr 2014 Hits:158 Top stories

After the deadly day-long clash in Basilan on April 11 where 2 soldiers and 18 Abu Sayyaf militants were reportedly killed, heavy firefight broke out Saturday in Jolo, Sulu, another Abu Sayyaf stronghold, killing one militant, A military spokesman said. Capt Ryan C. Lacuesta, Civil Military Operations Officer of the 2nd Marine Brigade stationed in Jolo island, the gunbattle erupted between Marines and Abu Sayyaf gunmen under the combined group of sub leaders Basaron Aruk and Ninok Sappari i the village of Danag, Patikul township, Sulu. Lacuesta said the firefight lasted for about 30 minutes which resulted to several other Abu Sayyaf... Read more

Inside Stories

Abong-Abong on Holy Week for sacrifice,…

12 Apr 2014 Hits:70 Inside Stories

Archdiocesan Administrator Monsignor Crisologo Manongas has reminded the public especially the Catholic faithful that going to Mount Abong-Abong during the Holy Week must be for sacrifice or penitence and not for a picnic. Manongas issued the reminder as he noticed that most of those who climb Mount Abong-Abong nowadays are for... Read more


Zamboanga of my dreams (Part…

16 Apr 2014 Hits:38 Opinions

By VIRGINIA F. ELIAS   Again, I lost my momentum. My dreams and reminiscences were rudely interrupted by bad dreams or nightmares. For one September morning, we were frightened out of our wits by fighting, an MNLF attack or siege, which became a crisis. In the months that followed we discovered unsung heroes... Read more

Social Whirl

More happy years, Nenie Abendan

13 Apr 2014 Hits:72 Social Whirl

  More happy years, Nenie Abendan

My good friend and one of Zamboanga City’s beautiful women, Gloria “Nenie” Marcos-Abendan, turned another leaf at Kape Zambo, city’s best intimate party place, last Friday April 11, 2014.  She spent the night with two of her best friends, Dr. Mila Fernandez and Dr. Rose Jamco. It was a simple... Read more

PEP Talk

IdeaSpace bringing business ideas into r…

16 Apr 2014 Hits:45 Pep Talk

IdeaSpace bringing business ideas into realities

One of the national government agencies I admired in Western Mindanao is the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-IX. Two years ago, January 20, 2012, it was honored by President Benigno S. Aquino III with the 2012 Philippine Quality Award – an award that recognizes an organization competence of international... Read more