City Hall readies Zambo Hermosa 2016 festivities

This early, the city government has already released the calendar of activities for the month-long Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2016, which will kick off on Oct. 1 with the inter-barangay Bandoreal Competition at 3 p.m.

The Bandoreal competition will start from the City Fire Station at Mayor Jaldon St. proceeding to Paseo del Mar.

On same date, Oct. 1 to 11, the Smoke Out [ … ]


Beng orders: Fix driver’s license release procedures

Acting on complaints about the long queues of drivers redeeming their confiscated licenses for various traffic violations at the Sunken Garden, Mayor Beng Climaco ordered the streamlining of claiming procedures to prevent inconvenience.

Mayor Climaco on Tuesday morning personally visited the Sunken Garden area where the release of confiscated driver’s licenses are done a [ … ]


Beng presents liveable cities design plan in mayors’ meeting

Mayor Beng Climaco presented Zamboanga City’s Liveable Cities Design Plan proposing the construction of a government evacuation center with 3 sites during the 49th National Executive Board meeting of the League of Cities held in Manila, July 23.

The plan was Zamboanga City’s entry in the Liveable Cities Design Challenge (LCDC), a planning design competition aimed to get c [ … ]


Iturralde urges newly promoted cops: Keep Zambo safe, secured

Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde Monday graced the oath-taking and pinning of ranks for newly promoted non-commissioned police officers, during which he urged them to keep Zamboanga City and its people always safe and secured as such is the cornerstone of Mayor Beng Climaco’s administration.

“To pursue this vision, the city government is constantly building partnerships with al [ … ]


Zambo taekwondo team hauls medals in int’l tilt

Zamboanga City hauled 3 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals during the recently concluded 10th World Taekwondo Culture Exposition held in Muju, South Korea.

As this developed, the City Government on Monday, July 25 during the flag raising ceremony formally recognized the Zamboanga taekwondo team that included Micah Torres, Algenne Amiruddin and Mary Lleanne Amiruddin of A [ … ]


CSWDO distributes sewing starter kits to displaced families

Thirty (30) displaced families will receive livelihood starter kits for sewing this month from the City Government through the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWDO) in line with the city’s intensified livelihood assistance project.

City Social Welfare and Development Officer Ma. Socorro Rojas spearheaded the distribution of the sewing starter kits over the weekend [ … ]


Beng to police: be aggressive in maintaining peace, order

Mayor Beng Climaco has called on police authorities to be aggressive in maintaining peace and order and not to give lawless elements the chance to commit criminal activities in the city.

The mayor issued this call in her recent address before the City Council even as she emphasized that securing and keeping the city safe should be a collaborative effort of all sectors.

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CHO intensifies anti-dengue campaign anew

The City Health Office has called for renewed vigilance against dengue hemorrhagic fever, a mosquito-borne disease, as cases continue to increase despite the intensified drive.

City Health officer Rodel Agbulos in  his updated report of dengue fever cases said the disease has claimed 9 lives and has affected 1,147 people from January 1 to July 18, 2016. For the same perio [ … ]


Beng reiterates request for Rio Hondo outpost

Mayor Beng Climaco has reiterated her earnest request for the establishment of a permanent military outpost in Rio Hondo during her meeting Wednesday with Defense Secretary Miguel Delfin Lorenzana.

Climaco and Lorenzana had a talk during Pres. Duterte’s stopover visit to Zamboanga Wednesday on his way to Basilan.

The proposed military facility to be established at the Mi [ … ]


City releases cash aid for remaining 400 Sta. Catalina fire victims

Some 400 families displaced by the June 21 fire incident in Sta. Catalina trooped to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) complex in Zone IV to get their financial assistance provided by the City Government as part of its continuous social services program.

The distribution Thursday, July 21, came a week after the first batch of 248 families rec [ … ]


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Mayor Beng Climaco and ADZU President give instructions to City Fire Marshall FCI Clint Cha at the height of the fire incident at the Ateneo campus in La Purisima Street Thursday morning. (Garnet Francisco)