Zambo agriculturist: cloud seeding only option to mitigate damage to crops

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) – The Office of the City Agriculture has strongly recommended for the conduct of cloud seeding operation to prevent further damage to crops. City… »

Zambo water firm revises rationing scheme

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – The Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) has adopted a new rationing scheme as water inflow at the source has considerably slowed down the… »

Dry spell destroys P91.9-M agri products in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/21 March) – The dry spell has taken its toll on the agriculture sector in the city, destroying some P91.9M worth of farm products as of Wednesday, March… »

Coral transplantation project in Sta. Cruz Island approved

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 19 March) – The multi-agency Protected Area and Ecotourism Management Board (PAEMB) has approved the proposed coral reef rehabilitation project at the Greater Sta. Cruz Island,… »

Zambo City on ‘high threat’ level, adopts ‘PuMA’ security plan

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – The police and the military here have conceptualized and adopted a security plan dubbed as “PuMA,” which involves the deployment of “Pulis-Marines-Army” in… »

Water rationing up in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/02 March) – In addition to 4-hour daily rotational blackouts, residents will have to deal with water rationing due to decreasing supply from the source. Engr. Teotimo Reyes… »

Blackouts in Zambo City stretch to 4 hours daily

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/27 February) – Rotational blackouts in the city have increased from two to four hours daily. Engr. George Ledesma, Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) general manager, attributed the… »

All set for Zambo’s 1st bird festival

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – All is set for the holding of the first local bird festival to be hosted by the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences… »

NFA assures enough rice supply for Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/21 February) – The National Food Authority (NFA) has assured this city has sufficient rice supply although the NFA has yet to import rice. Gaudencio Nuega, NFA provincial… »

PPA undertakes P95M dredging project at Zambo port

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) announced that the P95-million dredging project at the port of Zamboanga will start by the second quarter of… »

4 Saudi Flight 860 passengers placed on home quarantine

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/17 February) – Four residents who were with the flight that carried the Filipina nurse who tested positive of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) have been… »

First local bird festival slated in Zamboanga City on Feb. 27

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/13 February) – The Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) is organizing the first local bird festival in this city. Dr. Milabel Nazario, ZSCMST president,… »

Zambo City registers less dengue cases

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/30 January) – The number of dengue cases in the city decreased by 1,221 in 2014 compared to that in 2013, the City Health Office said. Dr. Rodelin… »

Task Force rescues 5 from trafficking

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 28 Jan) – The multi-agency Sea-based Anti-Trafficking Task Force (SBATTF) rescued Monday five would-be trafficking victims and arrested the alleged Malaysian recruiter in this city. Senior… »

3 Zambo blast suspects charged

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/26 January) – Police on Monday filed criminal charges before the City Prosecutor’s Office against three people implicated in the recent bomb explosion in this city. Two people… »

President Aquino visits Zambo blast victims

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/25 January) – President Benigno S. Aquino III visited Sunday different hospitals in the city where some victims of Friday’s bomb explosion were confined. Two persons were killed… »

Death toll in Zambo blast: 2

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/24 January) – The death toll in Friday’s explosion near a bus terminal here has reached two as one of 53 injured died in the hospital. Dr. Rodelin… »

Zambo Blast

Government security forces assess the impact of the explosion in Zamboanga City on Friday, 23 January 2015. MindaNews contributed photo by Charlie Saceda

Zambo Blast

Medical personnel attend to the victims of the explosion in Zamboanga City on Friday, 23 January 2015. MindaNews contributed photo by Charlie Saceda

UPDATE: Powerful blast kills 1, injures 48 in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/23 January) – A person was killed while the wounded climbed to 48 from the earlier 33 reported in a suspected car bomb explosion Friday in this city,… »

Drug buy-bust in Zambo yields bomb materials

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/20 January) – It was supposed to be a drug buy-bust operation, but aside from confiscating suspected shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride police also said they seized bomb-making components… »

Escape plan of Abu suspects at Zambo jail foiled

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/20 January) – Bureau of Jail Management and Penology personnel on Monday foiled a plan by suspected Abu Sayyaf members to escape from a detention facility in this… »

Region IX records increase of OFWs in 2014  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/16 January) – More Zamboanguenos left to work abroad in 2014 than in 2013, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Zamboanga Region… »

5 people charged for human trafficking in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/09 January) – Police on Wednesday filed charges before the City Prosecutor’s Office against five suspected illegal recruiters for violation of Republic Act 10364 otherwise known as the… »

Zambo records lesser fire incidents, damage in 2014

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/09 January) – Damage to properties caused by fire decreased by P84 million in 2014 compared to the 2013 figure, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said. Supt.… »

Smuggled sugar shipment intercepted off Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 7 Jan) – Government operatives here intercepted on Tuesday a vessel loaded with smuggled sugar valued at more than P2 million. Insp. Dahlan Samuddin, Police Regional… »

No break for offices involved in business permit processing in Zambo until Jan. 20

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/06 January) – All agencies involved in the renewal of business permits and registration of new businesses have extended their office hours to 8:00 p.m. from Monday to… »

New Year celebration in Zambo generally peaceful, injury free

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 3 Jan) – The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) has recorded zero cases both for stray bullet and firecracker-related incidents during the New Year celebration here.… »

22 stranded in New Year’s Eve picnic rescued

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/01 January) – Twenty-two persons who went on a picnic at the Greater Sta. Cruz Island but were stranded due to inclement weather were rescued late evening Wednesday,… »

Storm surge destroys 57 houses in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/01 January) – Forty houses were totally destroyed and 17 others were partially damaged when a storm surge hit a coastal barangay here on New Year’s Eve. Dr.… »

Bomb explodes in Zamboanga City; 3 suspects fall

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/30 December) – Police arrested three persons implicated in an improvised bomb explosion late Monday in this city. Senior Supt. Angelito Casimiro, city police director, said Tuesday that… »

Kidnapped Zambo businesswoman freed in Sulu  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/24 December) – A businesswoman kidnapped here four months ago was freed in Sulu Wednesday, Christmas Eve. Released was Michelle Panes, 36, who was abducted allegedly by suspected… »

Businesswoman, niece charged for selling firecrackers in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/21 December) – A businesswoman and her niece were charged by the police for allegedly selling firecrackers in this city which recently passed an ordinance banning the use,… »

Navy recaptures vessel loaded with smuggled rice

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 19 December) – The vessel loaded with 10,000 sacks of smuggled rice worth P20 million that escaped from the Bureau of Customs’ (BoC) holding area was… »

Fishing boat sinks off Basilan; 25 crewmen rescued

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/18 December) – A fishing boat sank early Thursday off Basilan province after seawater entered it through a hole on its wooden hull, an official said. Lieutenant Senior… »

Apprehended vessel loaded with smuggled rice disappears at Zambo port

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 17 Dec) – Government authorities have launched a search for a vessel loaded with an undetermined amount of smuggled rice that suddenly disappeared at the holding… »

Napolcom official nabbed for extortion in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/13 December) – Policemen arrested a ranking government official for extortion in an entrapment operation Friday in this city. Arrested was Atty. Macapado Guro, the regional director of… »

30 human trafficking victims rescued, 3 illegal recruiters fall in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 December) – The local police rescued 30 human trafficking victims and arrested three suspected illegal recruiters late Wednesday, an official announced Friday. Senior Supt. Angelito Casimiro, Zamboanga… »

P6M worth of shabu seized in Zambo apartment

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/09 December) – Police operatives recovered a kilo of methamphetamine hydrochloride, more popularly known as shabu, with an estimated market value of P6 million from an apartment here… »

P1.5-M shabu seized in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/03 December) – Authorities intercepted Tuesday a shipment of P1.5 million worth of shabu at the Zamboanga International Airport, an official disclosed. Joseph Ladip, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency… »

Thousands expected to join Zambo City Week of Peace parade  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Peace Advocates Zamboanag) – This year’s 20th Week of Peace celebration will kick off with the traditional grand parade tomorrow, November 27. Thousands of students, government workers, civil… »

Zambo allots P10.5-M for traffic lights upgrade, Christmas decors

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/22 November) – The city government has allocated P10.5 million to upgrade traffic lights and to decorate various public places this Yuletide season. Engr. Rene Dela Cruz, chief… »

Police: Abu Sayyaf behind Nov. 9 twin blasts in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/15 November) – The local police blamed the Abu Sayyaf for the recent twin bomb explosions that injured a K9 handler and a bomb-sniffing dog in this city.… »

Teen dies in Zambo fire

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/15 November) – A senior high school teenager perished in an almost two hour fire early Saturday in this city, a Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) official said.… »

Police: Zambo blasts meant for cops

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/11 November) – Late Sunday’s twin bomb explosions appeared to be meant for the first responders such as the explosive ordnance demolition (EOD) team and policemen, a police… »

K-9 handler injured as 2 IEDs explode in downtown Zambo  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/09 November) – A member of the Explosives Ordnance Demolition team was wounded when two improvised bombs exploded 15 minutes apart on Sunday evening at a massage parlor… »

Zambo, birthplace of scouting activity, hosts Boy Scouts’ Centennial Jamboree

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/09 November) – Zamboanga City, birthplace of the first scouting activity of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) 100 years ago, hosts the Centennial Jamboree that opened… »

58 rescued in trafficking attempt in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 5 November) – The multi-agency Sea-Based Anti-Trafficking Task Force (SBATTF) foiled a human trafficking attempt here Tuesday, rescuing 58 people in the process. Senior Supt. Angelito… »

Mayor stops works in two housing projects for Zambo ‘bakwits’

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/04 November) – Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has ordered the suspension of construction works in two housing projects for the internally displaced persons or “bakwits” in the city.… »

NHA asks construction firm to “remove and replace” 3 houses for Zambo ‘bakwits’

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/03 November) – The National Housing Authority (NHA) has ordered the firm undertaking the construction of 158 housing units for the “bakwits” to “remove and replace” the three… »

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