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 [ … ]


City Hall alerts riverbank dwellers

With the prevailing weather condition, City Hall alerts anew people residing along riverbanks, near the shorelines and low lying areas of possible flashfloods and other rain-related incidents.

This, as the Office of Civil Defense yesterday morning, citing weather forecast, advised that Zamboanga Peninsula including Zamboanga City will have cloudy skies with light to moder [ … ]


117 upgrade pact forged today

The public will soon be assured of a strengthened 117 call center, as the City Government, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the 5th Special Action Battalion (SAB) – Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police will forge today, July 21, the agreement for the facility’s upgrade.

The MOA signing and turnover rites, to be spearheaded by Mayor [ … ]


PESO facilitates hiring for KCC Mall

Here’s good news to graduates of any four-year course with our without work experience!

The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) under the City Social Welfare and Development Office will facilitate the conduct of a one-day job screening and interview for various positions for the soon to open KCC Mall de Zamboanga.

The job screening and interview is set on August 3, 2 [ … ]


7th transitory site opens in Paniran

To gradually clear evacuation centers, the City Government in cooperation with local and international partners yesterday formally opened the 8th transitory site in Paniran in Sta. Catalina in a property voluntarily offered by the Silsillah Dialogue Movement.

Initial 15 families –mostly from the Don Gregorio Memorial School (DON GEMS), a few from the Zamboanga East Centra [ … ]


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State of the City Report 2014

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