Photo Journal

The first year anniversary of the September 9 MNLF attack draws nearer and local residents are still suffering from trauma brought about by that horrible event. Photo shows a Philippine flag raised by Philippine soldiers at the rooftop of KGK Building after government forces defeated the

Ronald Pelegr looks like in good shape after he was freed by Abu Sayyaf militants Wednesday night in Sulu. — Bhong Simbaon

WMSU President Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho (center) awards a certificate to KSA-Ministry of Health’s head of delegation, Mr. Dakhilullah Al-Shabrami. Photo shows WMSU officials and KSA delegates with POEA and DOLE representatives.

(L-R) Mr. Omar Al-Safi (Asst. Employment Attache, KSA-MOH), Mr. Dakhilullah Al-Shabrami (head of the delegation), Mr. Adam A. Musa (Labor Attache, DOLE), Mr. Albert E. Gutib (Asst. Regional Director, DOLE RO IX), and Mr. Ian A. Lahi (Head, DOLE Zamboanga City)

Turning over of Municipal Fish Landing in Olutanga by Ms. Melba Wee, Information Officer of DA9 to Mayor Hilario G. Capotulan.

Ribbon cutting of Poblacion Fish Landing in Alicia by Ms. Melba Wee, Information Officer of DA9 and Mayor Yashie S. Musa, Al-Haj.

Mayor Beng Climaco and Distict 1 Rep. Celso Lobregat lead officials in the blessing and grand opening of Zamboanga Peninsula Medical Center. With them are former Health Usec. Dr. Mila Fernandez and Vice. Mayor Cesar Ituralde. — Allen Abastillas

Councilor Gerky Valesco is assisted by Tirso Santillan Jr., WMPC Exec Vice Pres./ CEO, DepEd Schools Supt. Pedro Natividad and Lepidaplera T. Villanueva during the blessing and turnover of Library and school books donated by WMPC to Putik Central School yesterday. — Allen Abastillas

Mayor Beng Climaco and military and police officials facilitate the signing of a peace agreement between the Recodo Muslim Association and Dacon Company officials related to fencing of a private property in the area Friday. — Joey Bautista

Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde reads Resolution No. 320 commending Mark Barroca for bringing honor and glory to the city. Also in photo are Councilors Elong Natividad, Meng Agan, Percy Ramos and Ismael Musa. — Monch L. Follosco

Army captain dead in fresh Basilan clas…

02 Sep 2014 Hits:46 Top stories

Army troops on Monday pursued Abu Sayyaf gunmen who clashed with army special forces commandos on Saturday killing an army captain. A military report said Capt. Mark Zember Gamboa of the 4th Special Forces Company was killed while several Abu Sayyaf gunmen were reported wounded in a clash that broke out late Saturday in Barangy Calagasan, Lantawan. Bautista said Gamboa was leading a company of army commandos in a “security operation” when they encountered a band of Abu Sayyaf guerrillas led by Commander Halang alias Jeck. He said Gamboa and his men took off from base and proceeded to Calagasan following reports from... Read more

Inside Stories

PAZ inducts new officers

02 Sep 2014 Hits:17 Inside Stories

The Pangasinan Association of Zamboanga (PAZ) recently held the induction rites of its new set of officers for the year 2014-2015 at the Lotus  Ballroom Grand Astoria Hotel, August 16, 2014. Elmerado L. Viernes, Sr., an active civic and religious leader and former military dental officer of South West Command is... Read more


Advocacy Mindanow: Con-Con not Con-Ass

02 Sep 2014 Hits:11 Opinions

Indeed, there are many reasons why we need to take another look at our Constitution, not only those pertaining to the economic provisions, but including the political and the whole gamut of our basic law that need alignment with the realities of the fast-clipped pace of world advancement. NOT CONGRESS —... Read more

Social Whirl

Mithi Aquino-Thomas in US’ F Magazine

30 Aug 2014 Hits:32 Social Whirl

Mithi Aquino-Thomas in US’ F Magazine

Jolo-born beauty Mithi Aquino-Thomas continues to mesmerize the Americans.  She is now in the front cover of F Magazine, the leading lifestyle and fashion magazine in Arizona, USA. Mithi epitomizes the perfect modern Filipina according to F Magazine. She exemplifies a woman of strong character yet gentle in many... Read more

PEP Talk

WMSU-LDRC fortifies Spanish-Filipino ami…

02 Sep 2014 Hits:24 Pep Talk

WMSU-LDRC fortifies Spanish-Filipino amity thru cultural exhibit

As a way of strengthening the link between the Philippines and the Kingdom of Spain, Western Mindanao State University hosted a grand exhibition of cultural icons prominent during the Spanish colonization in the 1800s and a celebration of the country and Spain’s friendship through a series of activities... Read more