Photo Journal

Western Mindanao Command Deputy Commander BGen. Orlando de Leon receives his plaque of commendation as first responder during the 2013 siege from DILG Sec. Mar Roxas, Mayor Beng Climaco and District 1 Cong. Celso Lobregat in ceremonies marking the first year since the end of the siege, Sept. 29.

our armored personnel carriers (APC) on standby outside City Hall as part of a tight security on Monday’s event in which 38 fallen soldiers and cops in the September 2013 siege were feted. A flag presentation and a floral drop highlighted activities marking one year after government forces repelled an

Firemen fight the blaze that destroys Blue Diamond Disco Pub along Gov. Camins Ave. yesterday morning. — Frederick Atilano

Part of the crowd that turned up for the “Pink October” celebration Wednesday in front of City Hall to drumbeat breast cancer awareness, ushering in 2014 Fiesta Hermosa. — Christian Olasiman

Mayor Beng Climaco Wednesday morning tackles updates concerning the city's recovery and rehabilitation efforts, as she welcomes participants to the Training Workshop on Durable Solutions for IDPs organized by the CHR and Internal Displacement Monitoring Center oif the Norwegian Regugee Council  People. A public forum attended by representatives fromdifferent sectors

Centro Latino was filled to the brim Monday, Sept. 29, as Cong. Celso Lobregat initiated a forum on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to hear the people’s opinion and sentiments on the measure, now under scrutiny at the House of Representatives. — Melcah Yee

Zamboanga City examinees focused on answering the competitive exam. - dost1

Senior citizens listen intently as Mayor Beng Climaco cites the important role that the sector plays in local and national development during Wednesday’s program highlighting the Elderly Filipino Week celebration. — Joey Bautista

Students solving the time pressured intellective speed problems. - dost2 n dost

Mayor Beng Climaco Thursday confers with USAID-ENGAGE representatives led by Jules Benitez on the implementation of joint projects related to public safety and security.

Mayor Beng Climaco keynotes the opening program of the 9th Regional Convention and Scientific Meeting of the Operating Room Nurses Association of the Philippines, Inc. (ORNAP) at a local hotel Sunday, Oct. 5. -- Joey Bautista

A police trooper points to spot where an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded outside the residence of Basilan District Engineer Soler Undug in Barangay San Rafael, Isabela City Wednesday night. -- Richard Falcatan

The K-9 teams of sniffer dogs at the Fort Pilar vicinity which prompted a suspected female bomber to retreat and flee in panic on the eve of the Fiesta Pilar. -- Remus Ong

Police probes reported ISIS recruitment…

20 Oct 2014 Hits:2 Top stories

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Angelito Casimiro has urged parents to be watchful on the activities of their children, especially the teenagers,  and be vigilant against dubious job recruitment for the Middle East. In an interview, Casimiro said he has received an information that there are people in the city who are recruiting and hiring young people purportedly to work in the Middle East. Casimiro said the Information gathered by his intelligence operatives tend to indicate that this recruitment of young people is for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)  in the Middle East. Casimiro said that he is still validating... Read more

Inside Stories

Sulu leadership praised, peace, dev’t e…

19 Oct 2014 Hits:13 Inside Stories

SULU – Top police and military officials have expressed support to the local provincial leadership as Sulu continues its efforts to promote peace and development. Sulu Governor Totoh Tan has recently presided over the Peace and Order Council meeting participated by representatives from various sectors here. Heads of regional government agencies... Read more


REFLECTION: Taming the tongue

20 Oct 2014 Hits:1 Opinions

BY FR. ROY CIMAGALA   It is in the Letter of St. James that we are told about taming our tongue. It’s just a small part of our body, and yet its effect, good or bad, is great. “The tongue is indeed a little member and boasts great things. Behold how small... Read more

Social Whirl

Miss CMZ Nursing Service Office (NSO) – …

14 Oct 2014 Hits:3 Social Whirl

Miss CMZ Nursing Service Office (NSO) – a beauty search with a TLC purpose

I commend my fave hospital, Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (CMZ), for the successful staging of their 3rd annual year search of Miss Nursing Service Office (NSO). It was held last October 6, 2014 at the Astoria Plaza, Grand Astoria Hotel. The is an annual beauty contest of CMZ with a purpose. ... Read more

PEP Talk

Zamboanga City – top 4 finalists in the …

17 Oct 2014 Hits:1 Pep Talk

Zamboanga City – top 4 finalists in the Philippines Liveable Cities Design Challenge 2014

Zamboangueños should be mighty proud – Zamboanga City was among the top 4 of the tough competition of the 1st Philippines Liveable Cities Design Challenge 2014 in the Government and Evacuation Center Category (Best in Developing a Disaster Resistant Government Center). This assures us that our city is prepared when... Read more