Zambo siege brought out the best in Zamboangueños - Roxas

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas declared here yesterday that the Zamboanga siege in September 2013 did not bring out the worst in the people, instead it brought out the best in the Zamboangueños and the best in the Filipinos.

Speaking at yesterday’s Celebration of Victory and Peace, commemorating the day when government forces emerged victorious from a 2 [ … ]


‘Celebracion de Victoria y Paz’ set today

To commemorate the heroism and bravery of soldiers and policemen who defended the city at the height of the 2013 siege, the City Government holds “Celebracion de Victoria y Paz” (a celebration of victory and peace) today, September 29, a solemn ceremony, marking the first year since the end of the 2013 siege.

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin will enplane to Zamboanga to [ … ]


Mayor ensures aid to Pasonanca fire victims

Mayor Beng Climaco has tasked the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), City Health Office (CHO) and other concerned departments of the city to ensure necessary support and assistance to families displaced by fire in Pasonanca Saturday afternoon.

The mayor personally proceeded to the fire scene Saturday afternoon to oversee response and relief efforts undert [ … ]


GAD spearheads ‘Pink October’

The Gender and Development (GAD) and the Local Council of Women (LCW) will continue to promote breast cancer awareness as it spearheads the Pink October program in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

Dubbed as the “PINK Dance Party at Sundown”, the Pink October Month celebration will officially kick off on Wednesday, October 1, with a program and ce [ … ]


BFAR initiates recovery, rehab programs

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has initiated programs to help in the Zamboanga Rehabilitation program.

In his report to Mayor Beng Climaco, BFAR Regional Director Ahadulla Sajili, Al  Hadj said his office has started distribution of seaweed farm implements, fishing gear paraphernalia and fingerling disposal last March24 and the project is still ongoi [ … ]


2nd batch profiling of HB-IDPs Sept. 22-26

Profiling of home-based internally displaced persons in barangays Sta. Barbara and Sta. Catalina has been set from Sept. 22-26.

However, the activity may continue even after today, Sept. 26 if there are still IDPs who need profiling.

It is important that all families displaced from their previous homes are properly registered to ensure that they can access the assistance [ … ]


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Preparations for the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival, the biggest annual event in honor of Nuestra Senora La Virgen del Pilar in October 12, are now underw [ ... ]

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