SC rules: no bringing back of accused MNLF to Zambo

The Supreme Court in an en banc resolution approved on March 24, 2015 has clarified that in no case shall the accused Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members be brought back to Zamboanga during the course of the trial of cases pertaining to their alleged involvement in the 2013 siege.

City Legal officer retired Judge Jesus Carbon said the Supreme Court resolution wa [ … ]


City’s legal team studying MNLF plea bargain vs sedition raps

The city government’s legal luminaries headed by former judge now City Legal Officer Jesus Carbon Jr. has been instructed by Mayor Beng Climaco to seriously the plea bargaining offer of the more or less 250 Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members charged with sedition in connection with the Zamboanga siege in September 2013.

Carbon told the press briefing in City Ha [ … ]


P50M add’l budget for recovery shelters OK’d

Malacañang recently approved the City Government request for the allocation of P50 million to support requirements at the recovery or temporary shelters.

Assistant City Administrator Elmeir Apolinario, who heads the Temporary Shelter Cluster, said part of the P50 million allocation will be used to settle the City Government’s obligations on utilities with the Zamboanga Ci [ … ]


‘Dia de Obrero’ activities set for May 1

A job fair and the full array of the Dia de Alcalde services will mark this year’s Labor Day or Dia de Obrero observance in Zamboanga City.

Organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in partnership with the City Government of Zamboanga and the Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone (Ecozone), the Dia de Obrero will be held at the Ecozone Grounds on May 1 wit [ … ]


CSWDO takes over camp mgt responsibilities from DSWD

Nineteen (19) months after the 2013 siege, the City Government through the City Social Welfare and Development Office takes over the responsibility of camp coordination and camp management (CCCM) in transitory sites from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

DSWD Assistant Secretary Vilma Cabrera on Friday, April 24, formally handed over to the CSWDO th [ … ]


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Beneficiaries of the City Government-sponsored Philhealth program gratefully show their renewable cards after distribution rites with Mayor Beng Climaco at Centro Latino April 15. JOEY BAUTISTA

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