Climaco renews commitment to security

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday renewed her commitment to provide a safe haven for Zamboangueños in the city, citing security remains among her administration’s top priorities.

“Security is a priority of the local government,” the lady mayor told members of the local media after the State of the City Report yesterday.

“For as long as I am mayor of Zamboanga City with the he [ … ]


City Hall flag at half mast for slain PNP-SAF in Maguindanao

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday ordered the hoisting of the Philippine flag in front of City Hall at half mast as a show of sympathy to the 50 PNP Special Action Force (SAF) members, 5 of them Zamboanguenos, who were killed in an encounter with Bangsamoro Freedom Fighters (BIFF) Sunday in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

“We mourn the death of our elite PNP members and we would like [ … ]


City gov’t to extend aid to kin of Zambo SAFs killed in action

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday extended her condolences to the families and relatives of the almost 50 PNP Special Action Force (SAF) members particularly the five Zamboangueño policemen who were killed in a fierce encounter with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Bangsamoro Freedom Fighters (BIFF) Sunday in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

Mayor Climaco said the city [ … ]


PNoy commits support to City

City Mayor Beng Climaco disclosed yesterday that the national government has extended its commitment to assist the City with its needs and concerns, specifically for ongoing rehabilitation efforts and for security measures.

For rehabilitation, President Noynoy Aquino promised additional funding for the construction of homes and utilities in transitory sites and a bridging [ … ]


City gets pneumatic stunner for abattoir

City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. yesterday announced the arrival of a pneumatic stunner that will aid in the city’s compliance with international animal welfare standards.

The pneumatic stunner is an endowment from the National Meat Inspectors Service (NMIS) in collaboration with the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and the Australian government as part of the Impro [ … ]


De Lima to appeal ASG transfer

The national government, through the Department of Justice, is set to make an appeal for the transfer of ASG members detained in the Zamboanga City to Manila.

According to City Mayor Beng Climaco, President Noynoy Aquino has directed Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to oversee the appeal process which will facilitate the transfer of the more or less 56 ASG members detained [ … ]


PNoy visits Zambo after powerful blast

President Aquino yesterday visited Zamboanga to assess the situation following the powerful explosion in Guiwan January 23 that killed 2 persons and wounded 52 others.

Upon arrival at the Edwin Andrews Air Base in Sta. Maria, the president met with military and police authorities and city officials led by Mayor Beng Climaco for a security briefing primarily to look into t [ … ]


Mayor assures city’s support to blast victims

Mayor Beng Climaco has assured that the local government in cooperation with the health agencies and the congressional representatives will support and assist the medical needs of wounded victims and burial of those killed in the Guiwan explosion Friday.

The incident, which authorities attribute to the Abu Sayyaf Group, claimed the lives of Reynaldo Tan, 39 of Talabaan an [ … ]


Zambo will carry on with this fight- Mayor

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday called on the residents anew to remain calm but vigilant as she declared that Zamboanga will carry on with the fight against lawlessness and terrorism together with the police and military authorities.

The mayor said this in the light of the powerful explosion a few meters away from the Guiwan bus terminal around 3 pm Friday where one person, [ … ]


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Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday called on the residents anew to remain calm but vigilant as she declared that Zamboanga will carry on with the fight agai [ ... ]

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"Ang papa mo ay bayani." To the child who lost her father, we offer our condolences and prayers. We will never forget the heroism of your father and his 43 other comrades who died in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. We call for swift justice tempered with compassion and dialogue as the future of our children in Mindanao is at stake

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