Photo Journal

City Legal officer Atty. Jesus Carbon Oct. 16 administers the oath to Mayor Beng Climaco, City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos and other members of the Local Health Board, the umbrella organization of all health councils in the city.

District 1 Cong. Celso Lobregat, Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos and City Engineer Luis Despalo during the turnover of the P1.7M Campo Islam wellness center. -

ARMM-DPWH Secretary Emil Sadain gives his message during a gathering in celebration of the 24th anniversary of DPWH-ARMM.

Mayor Beng Climaco Monday meets with NEDA Director General Dr. Arsenio Balisacan along with Zamboanga Ecozone Chairperson Chris Arnuco, City Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Rodrigo Sicat and other officials to discuss about the proposed new Zamboanga international airport and international container seaport. -- Christian Olasiman

A photo of Abu Rami, the self-proclaimed spokesperson of Sulu-based Abu Sayyaf, holding an AK-47 rifle with grenade launcher, sent to reporters when he and the militant group were negotiating for ransom for the release of two German hostages. Photo furnished by Remus Ong

City Council yesterday session was presided by Concilor Roel ì Elongî Natividad. Allen Abastillas

The Humanitarian Hero award nominees (L-R) Gloria Cabacungan, Aaron Aspi, Joy Maluyo, Cesar Bautista, Ana Liza Pasacao, Reynor Imperial, Arlo Ramos pose with their plaques. Photo by David Lozada/ RapplerROLE MODELS. The Humanitarian Hero award nominees (L-R) Gloria Cabacungan, Aaron Aspi, Joy Maluyo, Cesar Bautista, Ana Liza Pasacao, Reynor Imperial

Guests to the MYPEACE Project Launch, led by Mr Macon Phillips of the US State Department listen to Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde's greetings of peace and solidarity during a program at the Sarang Bangon Center Tuesday morning.

Mayor Beng Climaco with Mayor Alfred Romualdez of Tacloban City, Usec. Danilo Antonio of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery, Mr. Ramon Isberto of the Corporate Network for Disaster Response and Mr. Rene Meily of the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation during the Management Association of the

Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde Monday night welcomes to City Hall visitors and guests participating in the 11th Brunei-Indnesia-Malaysia-Philippinee East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) joint tourism Development Cluster meeting.

Rain hinders offensive vs. Abu Sayyaf i…

22 Oct 2014 Hits:33 Top stories

The Philippine military on Tuesday said heavy rains have slowed down pursuit operations against the Abu Sayyaf bandits responsible for the abduction of two German tourists. The German tourists – Stefan Victor Okonek and Henrike Diesen – were released last Friday reportedly after ransom was paid. The government, however, has insisted that the bandits’ claim of receiving ransom for the freedom of the Germans is just part of the group’s propaganda. In an interview with reporters, Armed Forces Public Affairs Office chief Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc said the rain made it difficult for the military to track the bandit group in Sulu. “Matatarik... Read more

Inside Stories

DENR-9 conducts symposia in Sibugay

21 Oct 2014 Hits:17 Inside Stories

DENR-9 conducts symposia in Sibugay

As part of its intensified advocacy campaign for effective environmental protection and natural resources conservation program, the DENR-IX in coordination with Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Dante A. Oporto has visited six (6) high schools in the municipalities of Ipil and Titay in the province of... Read more


The ends served by mass protests

22 Oct 2014 Hits:15 Opinions

By REMEDIOS F.MARMOLEÑO   People are generally ambivalent towards mass protest actions. Some lead to a lot of good and an excellent example of this is our very own People Power I  which eventually lead to the dictator Marcos and his family hightailing it to Hawaii. Mass protest actions which have since... Read more

Social Whirl

WMSU Pres. Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho in Wo…

20 Oct 2014 Hits:31 Social Whirl

WMSU Pres. Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho in Women’s Journal Magazine October 2014 issue

Women’s Journal, Philippine’s prime national magazine about women, has Western Mindanao State University president Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho in its’ October 2014 front cover. Written and photos by Rene Bisquera, he wrote about the personality, achievements, and the accomplishments of Dr. Ho as a nurse, educator, academic entrepreneur, and her role... Read more

PEP Talk

Globe’s Project 1 Phone: donate old elec…

21 Oct 2014 Hits:29 Pep Talk

Globe’s Project 1 Phone: donate old electronic gadgets, build a classroom, and win iPad Air!

I dropped by Globe Zamboanga Office in San Jose last week and I made a wonderful discovery.  It is now accepting donations of unused, non-working, or damaged old cellphones, tablets, mobile phone batteries, and even personal computers for recycling.  Profits made from these recycled materials will then be used to... Read more