Girl seized in Oroquieta rescued in Zambo

ZAMBAONGA CITY (MindaNews / 25 July) – Operatives of the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) have rescued on Wednesday an 18-year-old girl who was abducted by an alleged policeman in… »

Campaign vs ‘colorum’ motorized bancas in Zambo intensified

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 23 July) – The Office of the City Agriculturist has apprehended 20 unregistered motorized bancas since January in its intensified campaign against “colorum” watercrafts. City agriculturist… »

Investment planning workshop set in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 23 July) – The heads of the country’s major investment promotion intermediaries (IPIs) that comprise the Philippine Investment Promotion Plan Steering Committee (PIPP-SC) will convene here… »

Zambo City mayor warns residents as typhoon Henry enters PAR  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/20 July) – The city government has warned the residents in low-lying areas and along river banks and shorelines to take precautionary measures as typhoon Henry entered the… »

DENR allocates P18-M for Zambo mangrove reforestation  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/20 July) – The national government, through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has allocated P18 million to rehabilitate and reforest 1,800 hectares of coastal wetlands… »

Zamboanga City activates project monitoring team

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 17 July) – The local government has activated a monitoring team to ensure the completion of all city-funded infrastructure projects. Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said the… »

Bangko Sentral sets ‘Coins for Trees 2014’ in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 17 July) – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is holding on Saturday a tree planting activity dubbed as “Coins for Trees 2014” in a bid… »

Zambo police undergo crime scene investigation training

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews /16 July) – The local police in partnership with the Regional Crime Laboratory Office (RCLO) is conducting capacity-building training for the police stations to enable them to… »

183 Zambo inmates listed in 2nd round of Comelec satellite registration

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/15 July) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) registered 183 inmates during its second round of satellite registration on Monday at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology… »

Indian national killed in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/14 July) – An Indian national was found dead late Sunday in Barangay Lunzuran, this city, a police official disclosed. Senior Supt. Angelito Casimiro, city police officer-in-charge, identified… »

‘Bakwit’ deaths in Zambo now 143

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – The number of evacuees in Zamboanga City who died had reached 143, the City Health Office reported. Dr. Rodelin Agbulos, City Health Officer said the… »

NHA yet to decide if Zambo ‘bakwits’ will be given free housing

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/11 July) – The National Housing Authority (NHA) has yet to decide whether or not it will give for free to the evacuees the housing units they are… »

Canneries in Zamboanga City face shortage of workers

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/10 July) – The production of sardines of the locally-based canneries might be affected brought about by the shortage of workers. Edgar Lim, manager of Permex Producer and… »

Decreasing dengue cases noted in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – The City Health Office reported that the number of dengue cases for the first semester of 2014 declined by 408 cases compared to… »

NHA says housing for Zambo ‘bakwits’ finished by June 2015

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/07 July) – The National Housing Authority (NHA) said it could finish the construction of 5,587 housing units by June 2015 for the residents displaced by the standoff… »

Zamboanga City activates disaster management office

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 3 July) – Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has issued an administrative order creating the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) purposely to set direction,… »

OCD: do risk assessment before building ‘dream house’

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/01 July) – People who intend to build a house should do a risk assessment first of the site, an Office of Civil Defense (OCD) official said Tuesday.… »

Zamboecozone export value index up 37.7%

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/30 June) – The Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone and Freeport (Zamboecozone) export value index increased by almost 40 percent for the first five months of this year… »

Zamboanga City to build another transitory site for ‘bakwits’

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/27 June) – The local government is preparing plans for the construction of another transitory site to house the majority, if not all, of the remaining evacuees who… »

Zambo farmers group gets coco-sweetener facility from DTI

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/26 June) – A local organization got a boostfor its coconut sweetening processing venture from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). On Wednesday, the Malandi Patalon Zamboanga… »

Zambo ‘bakwits’ receive P9.7M livelihood assistance from DSWD

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 25 June) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has released P9.7 million to 42 Self-Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran (SEA-K) associations comprising of internally displaced persons… »

42 of 52 labor disputes in Zambo resolved via mediation

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/22 June) – Most labor cases in the city this year have been resolved through settlement between the parties involved, an official said. Ian Lahi, city officer of… »

Zambo doctor OFW loses P1.27M

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 12 June) – An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who is a physician by profession has lost P1.27 million in cash when he accidentally left his bag… »

Zamboanga City puts up P1-M reward for wanted persons

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/11 June) – The city government has allocated P1 million this year for cash rewards to informants who help the authorities in the fight against criminality, especially kidnapping.… »

More ‘bakwits’ from schools in Zambo transferred

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/10 June) – More families displaced by the September 2013 standoff were transferred Monday from the evacuation centers to more comfortable although temporary shelters, an official said. Assistant… »

PCCI sets MINBIZCON roadshow in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/07 June) – The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)-Western Mindanao chapter has scheduled a roadshow Tuesday (June 10) for the 23rd Mindanao Business Conference (MINBIZCON) in… »

Zambo IPs elect rep to city council

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/07 June) – The indigenous peoples have elected a Sama Banguingui as their representative to the city council. Atty. Mohammad Taha Arakama, city director of the Department of… »

Fire displaces 200 families in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 5 June) – At least 200 families were displaced while two people, including a fireman, were injured in a four-hour fire that hit a slum community… »

Zambo City expects 2.7% increase in enrollment

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 4 June) – The local schools division is expecting a 2.7-percent increase in enrollment rate both in elementary and secondary levels for school year 2014-2015. Citing… »

Covenant to protect teachers in Zambo village signed

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/03 June) – Various stakeholders signed Sunday a covenant to ensure the protection and prevent another kidnapping of teachers in an island barangay in the city. Pedro Melchor… »

100 Zambo ‘bakwits’ to complete livelihood skills training

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) – A total of 100 internally displaced persons (IDPs) or “bakwits” in this city are set to complete a month-long livelihood skills training Wednesday… »

NHA starts rehab of Zambo siege-affected area

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) – The National Housing Authority (NHA) has started the site development of the Paniran Homeowners Association area in Barangay Sta. Catalina, marking the start… »

10 confirmed HIV-AIDS cases in Zambo since January

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – The number of confirmed cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) in the city since January has climbed from six to 10 from,… »

Sayyaf bomb plot in Zambo intercepted–police

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/21 May) – Authorities intercepted a plan to bomb vital installations in this city with the recent arrest of an alleged Abu Sayyaf bomb expert here, said Senior… »

ASEAN Economic Community forum set in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/15 May) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is making the necessary preparations for the conduct of a forum on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in… »

New archbishop installed in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – Finally, the Archdiocese of Zamboanga has a new leader with the official installation Wednesday of Archbishop Romulo Dela Cruz. Papal Nuncio Guiseppe Pinto,… »

Zamboanga’s new archbishop and his new pastoral staff

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 May) — When Kidapawan Bishop Romulo dela Cruz is installed as the new Archbishop of Zamboanga at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Zamboanga City… »

Zambo records 6 confirmed HIV/AIDS cases this year

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – The City Health Office has recorded six confirmed cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or HIV/AIDS since January this year, an official said.… »

Security ready for installation of new Archbishop of Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 May) – Security arrangements for the installation Wednesday of the new archbishop of Zamboanga are already in place, a police official said. City police spokesperson Chief Insp.… »

10-hour brownouts hit Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 7 May) – The daily rotational brownouts in this city have further increased to as long as 10 hours brought about by the worsening power situation… »

Bangsamoro rally in Zambo called off; mayor cites security reasons

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/04 May) — Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar denied the the request of the Mindanao Alliance for Peace (MAP) to hold a rally at Plaza Pershing on Sunday, supposedly… »

1 killed, 6 wounded in Zambo land dispute

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – A person was killed while six others were wounded when violence erupted on Saturday between protesting residents and guards of a plywood firm in this… »

Daily brownouts stretch to 8 hours in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/03 May)– Rotational brownouts in this city have stretched to eight hours daily in the past four days, from four to six hours before, due to the worsening… »

‘Fake evacuees’ told to leave evacuation site in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/30 April) – The local government has ordered people who were not among those displaced by the September 2013 standoff between government forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation… »

44k jobs up for grabs in Zambo Labor Day jobs fair

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/29 April) – A total of 44,192 job vacancies both for local and overseas employment are up for grabs during a jobs fair here on Thursday, the 112th… »

2GO launches M/V St. Francis Xavier in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 April) –2GO Travel on Monday launched the M/V St. Francis Xavier (SFX) as the newest addition to its fleet in this city. Stephen Rey Tagud, 2GO Travel… »

Zambo health official denies prostitution in evacuation centers

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/22 April) – A health official here has denied reports of prostitution and brothel operations inside an evacuation center, particularly at the Mayor Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Complex. Dr.… »

Villar’s water firm pours in P742M investments at Zamboecozone

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 22 April) – The PrimeWater Infrastructure Corporation (PIC), owned by the family of former Senator Manny Villar and one of the country’s premier specialist water utility… »

Zamcelco asks NEA to review decision on purchase of generators

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/ 20April) – The Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) has requested the National Electric Administration (NEA) to review the recommendation of the Zamcelco Board for the purchase of… »

PMA cadets to hold silent drill exhibitions in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadets will hold a series of silent drill exhibitions in this city as part of their annual Southern Cruise… »

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