Photo Journal

Bureau of Customs Commissioner Jessie Dellosa (left) calls on City Caretaker and Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde in City Hall Thursday, as a sidelight to his visit to the city to tackle the rice smuggling issue. Also in photo is Task Force Zamboanga Chief Col. Andrelino Colina and another BOC official.

City caretaker and Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde exchanges pleasantries with Atty. Patricia A. Galang-De Jesus, Special Assistant to the Administrator of National Food Authority and other national and local NFA officials during the latter's courtesy call in City Hall Thursday morning. -- Joey Bautista

DOT Regional Director Mary June Bugante and Milo Oropeza unveils the "Visit the Philippines 2015" on Wednesday night at a local hotel. -- Allen Abastillas

Mayor Beng Climaco on Monday hosted a fellowship for members of the media after her regular press briefing at the Astoria Hotel. Joining her were Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde and City Police Director Col. Angelito Casimiro. -- Joey Bautista

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Angelito Casimiro advises residents to lock the door of their house or have it guarded by watcher if they are going to the attend the dawn "Misa de Gallo." -- Allen Abastillas

Mayor Beng Climaco lauds Batang Pinoy athletes who harvested 29 gold, 10 silver and 35 bronze medals during the recently concluded national championships held in Bacolod City. Accompanied by City Sports Director Cecille Atilano, the athletes called on the mayor Monday during the flag raising ceremony in City Hall. --

Franklin Gumapon, asst. PIA-9 regional director , Tito Gadon, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer – DENR 9 and Engr. Joseph Lou Sta. Teresa, Regional Info Officer of CHED-9, award the plaque of recognition to Abram Eustaquio, UZ Chief Operating Officer during a ceremony held December 3, 2014 at the

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) moving out of the Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex and heading for the transition site in Masepla, Mampang. -- Remus Ong

City employees crowd the mayor's office for their Christmas bonus. -- Remus Ong

Firecrackers seized Thursday police in an entrapment operation in which a mother and daughter were arrested for violation of the firecrackers ban in Zamboanga City. -- Dan Toribio Jr.

Fire probers check arson angle in DepEd…

21 Dec 2014 Hits:9 Top stories

Zamboanga City District Fire Marshall Supt. Dominador Zabala Jr.disclosed yesterday that fire investigators under him are still investigating the fire that razed three buildings of the Department of Education and Western Mindanao Sate University on December 8 along Normal Road, Baliwasan. Zabala said the Investigators are looking into two angles behind the blaze: arson and faulty wiring. Earlier unconfirmed reports said the fire that destroyed some P10 million worth of properties was intentional, but Zabala said his men are still digging deeper into the case. “We have the name of the suspect (arsonist) but we withheld it so that it will not jeopardize... Read more

Inside Stories

Turn-over of bunkhouses with facilities …

21 Dec 2014 Hits:6 Inside Stories

Cabatangan, Zamboanga City – The 545th Engineer Construction Battalion, 52ndEBde, PA,in coordination with the DSWD Field Office IX, WMC, AFP and the City Government of Zamboanga held a formal and official turn-over ceremony of the 40 bunkhouses on stilt with facilities and 32 Single Detached Core Shelters for the IDPs... Read more


KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Christmas, a story…

21 Dec 2014 Hits:5 Opinions

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO   LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: `The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’…” (Matthew 1:22-23, the Holy Bible). * * * * CHRISTMAS STORY: THE DIVORCE OF MARY & JOSEPH:... Read more

Social Whirl

ZICANAG Merry and Jolly Christmas 2014

15 Dec 2014 Hits:75 Social Whirl

ZICANAG Merry and Jolly Christmas 2014

It was one merry and jolly Christmas event last December 6 at the Crystal Ballroom of Grand Astoria Hotel. The officers and members of the Circulo ZICANAG (Zamboanga Ilonggo Circle from Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Negros Occidental, Antique, and Guimaras) had their 2014 Christmas Party and Fellowship.The night was filled of... Read more

PEP Talk

Pearl Project at the Yellow Boat Communi…

19 Dec 2014 Hits:37 Pep Talk

Pearl Project at the Yellow Boat Community in Sta. Cruz Island

In coordination with a local NGO organization, I Can Make A Difference, the Pearls Project Foundation visited the Badjao community of the Yellow Boat Community of Sta. Cruz Island last week and spread the love of Christmas thru gifts of toys and knowledge. The community is under the care of... Read more