Photo Journal

Mayor Beng Climaco on Monday gives her opening statement during the Ceremonia de Victoria y Paz, marking the first year since the end of the 2013 siege. DND Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and DILG Sec. Mar Roxas were the main guests during the activity held in front of City Hall.

Members of the Zamboanga and Manila media interact with Secretaries Voltaire Gazmin of DND and Mar Roxas of DILG, Mayor Beng Climaco, Cong. Celso Lobregat and other military, police and national government officials, Sept. 29 in City Hall. — Joey Bautista

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

Close sardine fishing season nears; 30k…

02 Oct 2014 Hits:30 Top stories

Some 30,000 workers in the region’s sardine industry will again find themselves out of job before the end of 2014  up to March next year as the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources ( BFAR ) will implement the no-fishing measure for tamban or sardines. BFAR-9 Officer-in-Charge Pedling S. Munap said the National Fisheries Regional Council held a meeting with BFAR Central Director Atty. Asis J. Perez. on September 25 -26 at a local hotel to discuss details of the no-fishing measure for tamban during its spawning season. Normally the spawning period is from December to March and the spawning grounds stretch... Read more

Inside Stories

ZamPen studes take S&T scholarship exam

02 Oct 2014 Hits:12 Inside Stories

A total of 1,258 aspiring applicants took the qualifying exam for the 2015 DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship held on September 21 in five (5) test centers in Zamboanga Peninsula. “The examination was conducted simultaneously all over the country where more than 41,000 high school students vie for 4,000 scholarship slots” stated Dir.... Read more


KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Libel-free media …

02 Oct 2014 Hits:10 Opinions

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO   LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one…” (Psalm 14:3, the Holy Bibl). * * * * LIBEL-FREE MEDIA NECESSARY IN FIGHT VS. PLUNDER: Ray Constantine U. Abagat, the editor-publisher of Tarlac Forum who is asking the... Read more

Social Whirl

The Fashion Show of FDAZ for 2014

02 Oct 2014 Hits:10 Social Whirl

The Fashion Show of FDAZ for 2014

All roads of fashion will lead tomorrow evening, October 3,  to the city’s fashion capital show venue Astoria Regency in Pasonanca.  Dubbed “The Fashion Show”, the Fashion Designers of Zamboanga City (FDAZ) will present the best of the fashion creations of 16 local designers. Each of the designers will... Read more

PEP Talk

Zamboanga Hemosa Festival 2014 – opening…

02 Oct 2014 Hits:14 Pep Talk

Zamboanga Hemosa Festival 2014 – opening salvo

The opening salvo of the 2014 Zamboanga Hermosa Festival last Wednesday, October 1, was one of the most exciting, lively, and energetic welcome party hosted by Zamboanga City in years. It ushered the spirit of Zamboangueños rising up with strength and faith towards fun, devotion and unity as espoused... Read more