Photo Journal

2014 Binibining Pilipinas Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa of North Cotabato shakes hands with Philippine Star correspondent John Unson during her homecoming in Kidapawan City the other day.

Mayor Beng Climaco with District 1 Cong. Celso Lobregat, Wesmincom Chief LGen. Rustico Guerrero and representatives from the Navforwem and Philippine Coast Guard recite the pledge of allegiance during the flag raising ceremony Wednesday marking the 72nd Araw ng Katigingan at the Rizal Shrine fronting City hall. — Joey Bautista

Mr. Alexander Tio from Indonesia, vice president of the JCI for Asia and the Pacific, Cristina Ponce Garcia, JCI national president and Hegem Furigay, Area 5 vice president during a press conference in Zamboanga City to announce JCI’s livelihood project for victims of the September siege.

Canadian priest Fr. Arthur Winikoff has continued feeding street people in Zamboanga City.Winikoff said more and more poor and hungry street adults and children are given arroz caldo and bread by the Our Blessed Mother of Victory Mission Foundation (OBMVMF), which operates and manages the St Francis House orphanage in

District 2 Councilor Elong Natividad inspires thousands of students and OSYs during the orientation of SPES program at the City Coliseum. Also in photo are Councilors Mel Sadain, Pin-Pin Pareja and Kim Elago. — Monch L. Follosco

Mayor Beng Climaco together with City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. convene the security sector led by City Police OIC Director Col. Angelito Casimiro Thursday morning to firm up plans for the Holy Week, April 16-19. — Eugene Elnar

The transfer of the IDs (evacuees) from the R.T. Lim boulevard to the Mampang Elementary School went on smoothly and orderly yesterday. — Hermie Ventura

Mayor Beng Climaco Thursday spearheads the unveiling of 5 rehabilitated classrooms at the Zamboanga East Central School, a project initiated by the business community in the city. — Eugene Elnar

File photo of Abu Sayyaf militants equipped with high powered firearms.

Mayor Beng Climaco and education officials during the unveiling of five rehabilitated classrooms  at the Zamboanga East Central School, a project initiated by the city’s business community. — Eugene Elnar

Wesmincom chief Lt. Gen. Rustico O. Guerrero and 1st Infantry Division chiefMaj. Gen. Felicito Virgilio M Trinidad Jr AFP pin the award of Wounded Personnel Medals to one of 28 soldiers wounded in action clash with the ASG in Basilan April 11.

Fight vs Abus shifts to Sulu: 1 Abu dea…

16 Apr 2014 Hits:7 Top stories

After the deadly day-long clash in Basilan on April 11 where 2 soldiers and 18 Abu Sayyaf militants were reportedly killed, heavy firefight broke out Saturday in Jolo, Sulu, another Abu Sayyaf stronghold, killing one militant, A military spokesman said. Capt Ryan C. Lacuesta, Civil Military Operations Officer of the 2nd Marine Brigade stationed in Jolo island, the gunbattle erupted between Marines and Abu Sayyaf gunmen under the combined group of sub leaders Basaron Aruk and Ninok Sappari i the village of Danag, Patikul township, Sulu. Lacuesta said the firefight lasted for about 30 minutes which resulted to several other Abu Sayyaf... Read more

Inside Stories

Abong-Abong on Holy Week for sacrifice,…

12 Apr 2014 Hits:43 Inside Stories

Archdiocesan Administrator Monsignor Crisologo Manongas has reminded the public especially the Catholic faithful that going to Mount Abong-Abong during the Holy Week must be for sacrifice or penitence and not for a picnic. Manongas issued the reminder as he noticed that most of those who climb Mount Abong-Abong nowadays are for... Read more


Zamboanga of my dreams (Part…

16 Apr 2014 Hits:5 Opinions

By VIRGINIA F. ELIAS   Again, I lost my momentum. My dreams and reminiscences were rudely interrupted by bad dreams or nightmares. For one September morning, we were frightened out of our wits by fighting, an MNLF attack or siege, which became a crisis. In the months that followed we discovered unsung heroes... Read more

Social Whirl

More happy years, Nenie Abendan

13 Apr 2014 Hits:42 Social Whirl

  More happy years, Nenie Abendan

My good friend and one of Zamboanga City’s beautiful women, Gloria “Nenie” Marcos-Abendan, turned another leaf at Kape Zambo, city’s best intimate party place, last Friday April 11, 2014.  She spent the night with two of her best friends, Dr. Mila Fernandez and Dr. Rose Jamco. It was a simple... Read more

PEP Talk

Art work of Laminosa mats

15 Apr 2014 Hits:16 Pep Talk

 Art work of Laminosa mats

I used to travel to Jolo, Sulu years back as a medical representative and I often buy intricately designed colorful pandan colorful mat named Laminosa. I used to collect and gave them as unique gifts especially the smaller and frame-able size. What I learned then there is a nearby island... Read more