Grand Iftar in Recodo initiated

Mayor Beng Climaco joined Muslim worshippers in Recodo and the neighboring barangays to break the Ramadan fast as part of the city government-initiated grand Iftar Wednesday, July 23.

Accompanied by Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and Zamboanga City Inter-faith Council, department heads and other guests from various offices, organizations [ … ]


MOA for 117 upgrade, expansion signed

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday, July 24, formally entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with various stakeholders paving the way for the upgrade and expansion of the 117 call center.

Other signatories to the MOA were Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional director Atty. Faizal Abutazil, PLDT Business Head Jimmy Chua and 5th Special Action Battali [ … ]


City brokers peace between small, big time fishermen

The city government on Tuesday, July 22, facilitated a meeting between operators of purse seiners and small-time fishermen in the wake of disputes resulting to violent incidents in some coastal barangays.

Mayor Beng Climaco and City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. made the meeting possible which was also attended by City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat and representativ [ … ]


City releases P1.2M cash aid for Campo Islam fire victims

Families displaced by the Campo Islam fire incident last June 5, received financial assistance amounting to a total of P1.2 million, as part of the City Government’s continuing social welfare program.

Mayor Beng Climaco and City Social Welfare and Development Officer Ma. Socorro Roxas led in the distribution of the cash assistance to the total 307 families in City Hall ye [ … ]


City starts consultations on 2015 budget

Marathon hearings for the 2015 Executive Budget commenced Monday, July 21 with the hope of finalizing the proposal for submission to the City Council in due time.

Mayor Beng Climaco presided over the hearing together with the Finance Committee concentrating on the requirements for maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) of the different national high schools, the [ … ]


Airport parking fee charges start Aug. 1

The Zamboanga International Airport (ZIA), effective August 1, will start charging for the utilization of its parking area.

Airport manager Danilo Abareta made the formal announcement during the regular press briefing held at City Hall Monday.

“Pursuant to Authority Order No. 140-14 and Memorandum Circular No. 12-14, the Zamboanga International Airport under the Civil Av [ … ]


Public participation sought

Mayor Beng Climaco has appealed to the public,particularly those who residing along seashores and riverbanks to take necessary precautions as weather conditions stay unstable.

“Ta continua kita apela con el publico, en particular aquellos maga ta queda na bajura lugar, na canto’y rio o na canto’y mar—toma maga precaucion mientras ta continua el mal tiempo por causa de tip [ … ]


No AIDS cases in camps – Agbulos

The City Health Office (CHO) yesterday belied rumors that there are cases of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) among internally displaced persons (IDPs) in evacuation centers.

“We have not found any positive cases of HIV inside the evacuation camps. Although there were cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that were reported, but it is not AIDs,” said C [ … ]


CHO challenges barangays on blood donation

City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos posed a challenge to all barangays to donate blood to mitigate the scarcity of blood supply in the city.

“We pose this as a challenge to other barangays to also have blood letting activities just like what other barangays are doing”, Agbulos said in a press briefing in City Hall Monday.

The City Health Office as well as the Philipp [ … ]


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State of the City Report 2014

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