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CAFGU volunteers get a moral booster as Mayor Beng Climaco visits them in their patrol bases to personally distribute Christmas goodies and to thank them for their efforts to help keep the city safe.

Children in the island barangays savor the moment with Mayor Beng Climaco during the latter's visit to Tumalutab, Manalipa and Pangapuyan Dec. 18.

Mayor Beng Climaco keynotes the Darul Ifta and Ulama Conference at the Marcian Hotel in Gov. Camins Monday morning. -- Joey Bautista

The officers of the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce turn over to Mayor Beng Climaco several boxes of relief goods for distribution to indigents in the city during the Christmas season. -- Joey Bautista

The muzzles of service firearms of all policemen in the region,including those of the City Police Office were taped to stop or prevent them from using it in revelry during the celebration of Christmas Eve. -- Dan Toribio Jr.

Officers and men of the Special Action Force receive a cash reward from the City Government through Mayor Beng Climaco for their prompt response during the hostage taking incident in Baliwasan two weeks ago. Also in photo are City Police Director Col. Angelito Casimiro and Task Force Zamboanga Chief Col.

Ruby Samano hugs her husband, Corporal Benjamin Samano after he and PFC Alvin Ricarte were released by the New People’s Army in Montevista town, Compostela Valley on December 21, 2014. The two soldiers were captured in a raid in Sumifru compound in New Corella, Davao del Norte on Decmeb. --

People from other provinces in the region who are working or studying in Zamboanga City jam the bus terminal eager to take a Christmas break in their hometowns. -- Remus Ong

The last session of the City Council for the fiscal calendar year 2014 was held yesterday. In photo are Councilor Gerky Valesco, Charlie Mariano, Vincent Paul Elago, Rommel Agan, Kim Elago and Percival Ramos. -- Allen Abastillas

New Peoples Army rebels stand with their AK 47 rifles during the celebrationof the 46th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines in a village in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur last Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Mayor urges police, AFP to never let gua…

29 Dec 2014 Hits:18 Top stories

Mayor Beng Climaco has urged the police and military authorities to never let their guard down particularly during the holiday season, as she reaffirmed her administration’s support to peace and security. The mayor said this even as she commended and thanked the police and military authorities for all their efforts that led to the peaceful and orderly observance of Christmas in Zamboanga City. She said similar vigilance and heightened security measures should continue to the days leading to the new year and beyond. Security, the mayor stressed remains to be one of her administration’s top priority other than health and education in the... Read more

Inside Stories

DSWD appeals to the public: Give chance …

29 Dec 2014 Hits:13 Inside Stories

By LEILANI S. JUNIO   The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is calling on the public to closely examine the underlying reasons why problems on children in conflict with the law (CICL) are surfacing along with the need to give them a chance to reform themselves into better citizens of... Read more

Opinions

The reason for the season

29 Dec 2014 Hits:10 Opinions

By REMEDIOS F.MARMOLEÑO   Now that December 25 is past and we are done with our own interpretations of how to celebrate Christmas I feel I can let off with my own observations without coming across as another Grinch. I must admit that Christmas is not a peaceful time for me, seeing the... Read more

Social Whirl

ZICANAG Merry and Jolly Christmas 2014

15 Dec 2014 Hits:121 Social Whirl

ZICANAG Merry and Jolly Christmas 2014

It was one merry and jolly Christmas event last December 6 at the Crystal Ballroom of Grand Astoria Hotel. The officers and members of the Circulo ZICANAG (Zamboanga Ilonggo Circle from Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Negros Occidental, Antique, and Guimaras) had their 2014 Christmas Party and Fellowship.The night was filled of... Read more

PEP Talk

IWCP-Pasay Edsa project led by Zambaongu…

29 Dec 2014 Hits:17 Pep Talk

IWCP-Pasay Edsa project led by Zambaongueña Cory Navarro

Dynamic businesswoman and now based in Manila, Zamboangueña Cory Navarro, spearheaded a successful Christmas Dental Mission and Gift Giving for Aetas at Subic, Clark last December 20. Cory, who was elected as the president of the Inner Wheel Club of the Philippines Inc. (IWCP) of Pasay Edsa under District 381... Read more