Beng appeals anew re unverified text messages

Authorities yesterday sought to allay fears among residents amid the circulation of unverified text messages that cause panic and confusion.

Police and military authorities reassured residents that everything is under control and that they are exhausting all means to thwart all forms of lawlessness.

This developed as Mayor Beng Climaco appealed to the public anew not to [ … ]


Zambo soldiers win TOPS

Three soldiers from Zamboanga City join the elite roster of the soldiers recognized by an annual search competition for the finest and most exemplary soldiers in the country.

Staff Sargeant Sheryl Toribio of the Philippine Air Force, Sergeant Eugene Padilla PN(M) of the Philippine Navy, and Commissary Steward 2nd Class Felix Guaves II PN of the Philippine Navy, are among [ … ]


Activities set to heal the wounds of the past

In honor of the heroism of the soldiers and policemen as well as the memories of lives lost, the city government has started its activities for the commemoration of the now infamous September siege.

Speaking before members of the local media during the regular press briefing at City Hall yesterday, August 18, Mayor Beng Climaco gave a rundown of events to commemorate the [ … ]


Climaco: Dignified living for all IDPs

More than just meeting the targets and timeline of the Z3R plan, City Mayor Beng Climaco emphasized that the unceasing efforts of the City Government are meant to ensure that all internally displaced persons (IDPs) will be given the opportunity to have a dignified life.

“I would want that all of the people who have been displaced should know that we have exerted, and are [ … ]


New market bldg turned over

The new market complex which used to be the Ping’s commercial building at the waterfront market will be inaugurated and turned over today, August 18.

Mayor Beng Climaco and City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. will lead the turnover ceremony set at 9am today.

The turnover takes place after water connection to the building has completed making the building ready for oc [ … ]


Singson inspects Z3R project implementation

Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson visited the City Friday, August 15, to check on the status of projects being implemented under the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R).

“The instruction of the president is to fast track the projects,” Singson said during the inter-agency meeting at the conference room of the Department of Public Works and Hig [ … ]


NHA targets 42 Martha HOA houses Aug 21

The National Housing Authority (NHA) expects to complete and turnover on August 21 at least 42 duplex loftable housing units at the Martha Homeowners Association in Martha, Sta. Catalina.

NHA Regional Director Engr. Al Indanan announced this during a meeting with Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson at the DPWH regional office Friday, as he presented updates concerning [ … ]


Add’l 30 bunkhouses up in Masepla TS

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has committed to construct an additional 30 bunkhouses at the transitory site (TS) in Masepla, Mampang that can accommodate over 700 families more.

If this will be accomplished, decongestion of the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex (JEMSC) can be realized given the other temporary measures being implemented by [ … ]


City releases cash to whirlwind victims

Victims of the whirlwind which hit and destroyed homes in several communities in the City last July were the recipients of the financial support released by the City Government yesterday, August 14.

City Mayor Beng Climaco, together with City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) Special Operations Officer Evelyn Las Marias, led the distribution of the cash assist [ … ]


LGU, partners explore livelihood projects for IDPs

The City Government and its humanitarian partners continue to explore permanent livelihood opportunities for affected families.

City Agriculturist and Livelihood Cluster head Diosdado Palacat disclosed that the local government is awaiting further development on the seaweed farming proposal submitted for possible funding.

The proposal called for an estimated budget of P2 [ … ]


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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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