Photo Journal

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

VP Jejomar C. Binay, President of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines giving Jayko his TOBS Medallion.-- Photo courtesy of Binoy Scout

Bomb experts use water disruptor to disarm a suspected IED, which turned out to be a baggage containing  personal belongings that was recovered inside a store in Isabela City. -- Richard Falcatan

Residents of Sitio San Roque in Barangay Ipil, Surigao City gather to see the rare and gigantic ocean sunfish caught by local fishermen Tuesday morning (14 Oct 2014). The fish was over two meters long and weighted 600 to 800 kilos. -- Photo courtesy of Cherryl Obado of LGU-Ipil

City Legal officer Atty. Jesus Carbon Oct. 16 administers the oath to Mayor Beng Climaco, City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos and other members of the Local Health Board, the umbrella organization of all health councils in the city.

District 1 Cong. Celso Lobregat, Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos and City Engineer Luis Despalo during the turnover of the P1.7M Campo Islam wellness center. -

ARMM-DPWH Secretary Emil Sadain gives his message during a gathering in celebration of the 24th anniversary of DPWH-ARMM.

Mayor Beng Climaco Monday meets with NEDA Director General Dr. Arsenio Balisacan along with Zamboanga Ecozone Chairperson Chris Arnuco, City Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Rodrigo Sicat and other officials to discuss about the proposed new Zamboanga international airport and international container seaport. -- Christian Olasiman

A photo of Abu Rami, the self-proclaimed spokesperson of Sulu-based Abu Sayyaf, holding an AK-47 rifle with grenade launcher, sent to reporters when he and the militant group were negotiating for ransom for the release of two German hostages. Photo furnished by Remus Ong

Rain hinders offensive vs. Abu Sayyaf i…

22 Oct 2014 Hits:4 Top stories

The Philippine military on Tuesday said heavy rains have slowed down pursuit operations against the Abu Sayyaf bandits responsible for the abduction of two German tourists. The German tourists – Stefan Victor Okonek and Henrike Diesen – were released last Friday reportedly after ransom was paid. The government, however, has insisted that the bandits’ claim of receiving ransom for the freedom of the Germans is just part of the group’s propaganda. In an interview with reporters, Armed Forces Public Affairs Office chief Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc said the rain made it difficult for the military to track the bandit group in Sulu. “Matatarik... Read more

Inside Stories

DENR-9 conducts symposia in Sibugay

21 Oct 2014 Hits:10 Inside Stories

DENR-9 conducts symposia in Sibugay

As part of its intensified advocacy campaign for effective environmental protection and natural resources conservation program, the DENR-IX in coordination with Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Dante A. Oporto has visited six (6) high schools in the municipalities of Ipil and Titay in the province of... Read more


The ends served by mass protests

22 Oct 2014 Hits:2 Opinions

By REMEDIOS F.MARMOLEÑO   People are generally ambivalent towards mass protest actions. Some lead to a lot of good and an excellent example of this is our very own People Power I  which eventually lead to the dictator Marcos and his family hightailing it to Hawaii. Mass protest actions which have since... Read more

Social Whirl

WMSU Pres. Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho in Wo…

20 Oct 2014 Hits:19 Social Whirl

WMSU Pres. Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho in Women’s Journal Magazine October 2014 issue

Women’s Journal, Philippine’s prime national magazine about women, has Western Mindanao State University president Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho in its’ October 2014 front cover. Written and photos by Rene Bisquera, he wrote about the personality, achievements, and the accomplishments of Dr. Ho as a nurse, educator, academic entrepreneur, and her role... Read more

PEP Talk

Globe’s Project 1 Phone: donate old elec…

21 Oct 2014 Hits:22 Pep Talk

Globe’s Project 1 Phone: donate old electronic gadgets, build a classroom, and win iPad Air!

I dropped by Globe Zamboanga Office in San Jose last week and I made a wonderful discovery.  It is now accepting donations of unused, non-working, or damaged old cellphones, tablets, mobile phone batteries, and even personal computers for recycling.  Profits made from these recycled materials will then be used to... Read more