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

ZN-PEO assures quality implementation of PRDP Project in ZaNorte

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, April 5 (PIA)--- “As a quality controller, we follow technical specifications – word for word.  In this case, the expected life span of the project is attained.”   This was the assurance of Engr. Fe Batilona, strong-willed veteran lady engineer... Read more

Feature: Female soldier grateful for equal opportunities granted to women in military service

By Gideon C. Corgue Grateful for Magna Carta “I am grateful that the Magna Carta for Women have accorded us fundamental rights, protection and opportunities in our society,” said Sgt. Liezel Gonzaga-Soliven of the 1st Cavalry (Tagapanguna) Squadron, Mechanized Infantry Division, Philippine... Read more

Coconut Industry Players hold FGD in Dipolog

DIPOLOG CITY, APRIL 4 (PIA)---The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI),together with other concerned government agencies and other coconut industry players all over region 9 converged here recently for a Focus Group Discussion (FGD).   The DTI-Zamboanga del Norte OIC-Provincial Director Mar... Read more

PSHS ZamPen Campus now accepting applicants for qualifying examinations

By Alma L. Tingcang   IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, April 4 (PIA) - - Good news for incoming grade 8 and grade 9 students!   The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) System is now accepting applicants for the Lateral Admissions Qualifying Exams (LAQE) for incoming grade 8 in all PSHS campu... Read more

Isabela City Jail radio program now on its 7th year

ISABELA CITY, Basilan Mar 30 (PIA) – The “BJMP Hour” radio program in Isabela City  is now airing on its 7th year, serving the welfare of the inmates and used as a vehicle to increase the awareness of its listeners.   Senior Jail Officer 4 Norman R Ebro, jail warden, said the radio pro... Read more

Isabela City warden hails mayor’s hint for new jail

  ISABELA CITY, Basilan Mar 29 (PIA) – Senior Jail Officer Norman R. Ebro, city warden, welcomed the plan of Mayor Al-qaid “Ochoy” Akbar to construct a new penitentiary  to address the cramming of inmates in the city jail.   The city jail warden has been complaining of overcrowded ... Read more

Feature : A visionary leader with a heart

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman,” so said Margaret Thatcher, the first woman prime minister of United Kingdom.   This is true indeed for this young woman who is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, local chief executive, LMP president, WEMRIC presi... Read more

LGUs, NGAs undergo orientation on data privacy

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 30 (PIA) - Local government units, government offices and some of the academe in the Zamboanga Peninsula region have undergone orientation on the compliance of Republic Act 10173 or Data Privacy Act  of 2012 initiated by the National Privacy Commission (NPC), together with the... Read more

DOLE 9 has a new regional director

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 30 (PIA) - -  Dir. Ofelia B. Domingo, CESO III, assumed as the new regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. 9 (DOLE RO-9) on March 28,  after a simple turn-over ceremony held at Cecille’s Hotel, this city.   RD Sisinio B. Cano, ... Read more

TESDA opens opportunities for IPs in Zamboanga del Norte

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, March 29 (PIA)---The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), in cooperation with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) recently conducted a Provincial Consultation forum with the indigenous peoples in the province.  ... Read more