DENR 9 to spearhead “Earth Day” celebration

  PAGADIAN CITY, 21 April (PIA) – - As the primary agency responsible for the conservation, management, development and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources IX DENR-9) has lined-up series of activities for this yea... Read more

Isabela City LCPC’s functionality jumps to ideal level

By Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan Apr 18 (PIA) – The functionality of the Isabela City Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) has dramatically improved from being “progressive” to “ideal” level.   In a recent annual assessment meeting of the LCPC with r... Read more

Thousands of jobs up for grabs in DOLE Mega Jobs Fair

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 19 (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here announced the conduct of a “mega jobs fair” on Labor Day, May 1 at the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU). The jobs fair will open thousands of local and overseas jobs, and many j... Read more

DOT, PNP train tourist police in anticipation of summer tourist influx

By Felipo David G. Malcampo ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 19 (PIA) – In anticipation of the influx of tourists in the city this summer, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) held a 3-day Tourism Awareness Seminar for Tourist-Oriented Police for Community Order and Pro... Read more

KBP-ZamboSur elects new set of officers

By Gideon C. Corgue PAGADIAN CITY, April 18 (PIA) – The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (Association of Philippine Broadcasters)-Zamboanga del Sur Chapter recently elected its interim officers for 2017 during the station managers’ meeting presided by KBP Regional Coordinator Alejandr... Read more

Gov’t officials extol bravery, sacrifice of war veterans

By Gideon C. Corgue PAGADIAN CITY, April 11 (PIA) -- BGen. Rolando Joselito D. Bautista, newly installed commander of the 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army and Zamboanga del Sur Governor Antonio H. Cerilles led the celebration of "Araw ng Kagitingan" on Sunday, April 9 by paying homa... Read more

Heroes are born not only in war

April 9 of every year has been declared as a national holiday in observance of Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) by virtue of Executive Order No. 203 series of 1987, while Proclamation No. 4660 series of 1989 designated April 5 to 11 of every year as Philippine Veterans Week. Araw ng Kagitingan c... Read more

ASEAN info drive underway in Zamboanga Peninsula

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 11 (PIA) – The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in region 9 has lined up a series of forums and other information-dissemination activities on the ASEAN, in line with the national government’s directive to bring the campaign to the grassroots. ... Read more

PCSO donates new ambulance for Red Cross

By Felipo David G. Malcampo ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 11 (PIA) – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) officially turned over Monday (April 10) a brand new ambulance to the Philippine Red Cross in the city. According to PCSO Regional Director Raul Regondola, “this kind of assistance... Read more

Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge national finals set on April 22

ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 11 (PIA) - - The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Department of Education and the Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines (MTAP) announces the schools which made it to the National Finals of the 2017 Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge (MMC).  ... Read more

DTI official encourages MSMEs to take advantage of ASEAN potential

By Dominic I. Sanchez QUEZON CITY, April 5 (PIA) – “The world is looking at us,” said Director Ann Claire Credo-Cabochan of the Bureau of International Trade Relations of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) during a meeting with ASEAN focal persons from the different regions of the P... Read more

President Duterte lauds soldiers of good performance

Jolo, SULU April 7 (PIA) - President Rodrigo Roa Duterte lauded the performance of the military in its fight against terrorism in the province of Sulu.   Duterte, who visited the wounded in action (WIA) soldiers in Camp Teodulfo Bautista, Busbus, Jolo, Sulu said during his talk with the troo... Read more

SSS hires 20 students in the region as part of government internship program

By Felipo David G. Malcampo ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 7 (PIA) – The Social Security System (SSS) will be providing opportunities to college students to be part of their workforce as government interns in its branches all over the region starting April 10. According to SSS Western Mindanao Divisi... Read more

Feature: What’s with earthquake drills, anyway?

By Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan Apr 10 (PIA) – Drill is to engage people in an exercise with the goal to fix something in the mind or habit pattern of people by repetitive instruction. In short, it is a practice to perfect processes and systems of people to achieve harmony, sync... Read more

ZamPen mango industry cluster convene in Pagadian City

By Claro A. Lanipa PAGADIAN CITY, 06 April (PIA) – To enhance, validate and finalize the region’s Mango and Mango Products Industry roadmap for 2017-2022, a group of mango growers in the region together with other government line agencies led by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) rece... Read more