PIA launches first ASEAN info kiosk in Basilan

by Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan, July 19 (PIA) – In line with the Philippines’ chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 9 formally launched its first ASEAN Info Kiosk at Isabela City Port Terminal on Jul... Read more

70 barangays in Zambo Norte now drug free

DIPOLOG CITY,  July 20 (PIA) - Following the intensive campaign against the drug menace in the country, a total of 70 barangays in the province have now been declared drug-cleared and drug-free by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) together with the Philippine National Police (PNP). ... Read more

1st ASEAN forum to be held in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on July 27

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 19 (PIA) – The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) with the support of the local government of Tawi-Tawi is set to conduct the first ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Forum in the province at the Initiative for Tawi-Tawi Area Development Foundation, Inc. in the tow... Read more

GSIS Pagadian holds stakeholders meeting

PAGADIAN CITY, 20 July (PIA) – To provide an update on the policies and programs of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and to foster closer ties with its stakeholders, GSIS Pagadian City Branch recently held a stakeholders meeting on July 14 at a local hotel here. GSIS Senior Vice P... Read more

200 youth leaders engage in discussions at ASEAN Forum

by Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan, July 17 (PIA) – Wearing the  traditional attire of Yakans, Tausugs, Sama, Chavacanos, and Tagalogs, among others, made the ASEAN youth forum memorable to over 200 delegates from selected schools and youth organizations that converged at Basilan ... Read more

ASEAN forum- an exercise of war against apathy, indifference, says ADZU official

By Gideon C. Corgue ZAMBOANGA CITY, 17 July  (PIA) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Forum is an exercise of war against apathy and indifference. Thus disclosed Dr. Robert Panaguiton, dean of the College of Liberal Arts of Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) in a forum ... Read more

1st Infantry “Tabak” Division to enlist 350 IPs

PAGADIAN CITY, July 14 (PIA) — The 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army announces the opening of Candidate Soldier Course that seeks to enlist 350 Indigenous Peoples (IPs) to be integrated in the regular force of the Philippine Army.   Lt. General Glorioso V. Miranda, commanding g... Read more

Gun Safety and Responsible Ownership Seminar held in Dipolog

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, July 13 (PIA) --- The New Brotherhood Integrated Gun Club (NBIGC), in coordination with the City Government of Dipolog and Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Police Office (ZNPPO) recently conducted a Gun Safety and Responsible Ownership Seminar at Dipolog Sport... Read more

33 farmers finish Farm Business School training

By Alfonso T. Ruda   Sergio Osmeña, Zamboanga del Norte,July 14 (PIA) --- A total of 33 farmers from Panacio, Antonino, Situbo and Tuburan Agrarian Reform Community in Sergio Osmena, this province graduated from the Farm Business School (FBS) training on July 11.   The FBS is funded b... Read more

Basilan State College to host ASEAN Campus Tour

By Rene V. Carbayas   Isabela City, Basilan July 13 (PIA) – An ASEAN Campus Tour with a creative localized title: “UNIDO: One Vision, One Identity, One Community, One ASEAN” will be held at Basilan State College (BaSC) tomorrow, July 14.   This youth forum will take place at the... Read more

MGB-9: Zambo in danger of coastal hazards, geohazard maps key to resilience

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 11 (PIA) – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) regional office warns coastal area residents of Zamboanga City to be disaster-ready, citing that the area is highly prone to coastal hazards. MGB-9 Geosciences Division chief Jessica N. Lucero said, ... Read more

DOST holds recognition ceremony for successful MSME beneficiaries

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, July 11 (PIA)--- The Department of Science and Technology recently held the Step-in Journey Innovative Micro-Small and Medium Enterprise-Provincial Science and Technology Center (iMSME-PSTC) and Collaborators Recognition Ceremony at Mibang Hotel, this city. ... Read more

DOE to launch “E-Power Mo” today

Pagadian City, 12 July (PIA) -- Recognizing the public’s vital role in the energy chain, the Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) will launch the “E-Power Mo!” today,  July 12, 2017 at ... Read more

FEATURE: ASEAN Youth Forum: Engaging future leaders to be partners for change

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 11 (PIA) - - The Philippines plays chair and host to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summits and activities as it marks its 50th Anniversary this year with the theme, “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World.”   Along this line, the Philippine Inf... Read more

Prov’l Anti-Drug Abuse Council renders update on anti-drug campaign

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, July 4 (PIA)--- The Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) met recently to get updates from its members particularly the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on the implementation of the anti-illegal drugs ca... Read more