NHA to finish land-based housing units by yearend

The National Housing Authority (NHA) is standing by its commitment to finish and deliver by the end of this year the construction of all land-based housing units for thousands of families displaced by the Zamboanga siege last year.

Engr. Al Indanan, district manager of NHA, made the assurance during a news conference in City Hall yesterday morning, despite what he termed [ … ]


Zambo athletes top Batang Pinoy

Zamboanga City athletes bagged the bacon in the recently concluded Batang Pinoy-Mindanao leg in Pagadian City.

The Zamboanga team garnered 160 medals in the four-day sports activity. Of the total number, 56 are gold medals; 50 silver medals and 54 bronze medals, making the Zamboanga team as over-all champion.

As this developed, Mayor Beng Climaco hailed the athletes who [ … ]


Unclaimed seized motor vehicles baffle ZCPO

City Police Director PSSupt. Angelito Casimiro has expressed surprise why impounded motorcycles and other motor vehicles remain unclaimed several months after they were seized for various violations.

“We have found out that much of the impounded motorcycles in the different police stations and Public Safety Company are not being recovered or being taken by the alleged own [ … ]


CHO reports 71% coverage in anti-measles drive

With two weeks away before the end of the month, the City Health Office yesterday reported a 71% accomplishment in the massive measles drive and 68% in the polio immunization drive for children set for the entire month of September.

City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos said CHO efforts have resulted to 74,055 children vaccinated for measles, while 84,001 children recei [ … ]


Mayor proposes action points to address crimes

Mayor Beng Climaco on Tuesday proposed various action points to help address crimes and strengthen security in the Zamboanga-Basilan-Sulu-Tawi-tawi area as well as curb transnational crimes.

Speaking before police and military officials and personnel, guests and participants to a public safety workshop dubbed Zambasulta Area-wide Target Hardening: an advocacy campaign on [ … ]


CHO reports 79 diarrhea cases in Limpapa; 1 dead

At least 79 people have been hospitalized while a six-month-old infant has died due to diarrhea, resulting from E. coli (Escherichia coli) bacterial contamination in the water source in Barangay Limpapa, west of this city.

The City Health Office reported that the number of diarrhea cases had increased last Sept. 6 at Labuan Hospital, prompting the medical team to conduct [ … ]


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State of the City Report 2014

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State of the City Report 2014 - Briefer

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