Stakeholders support BADAC’s “Anti-Drug Fun Run” in Labangan town

By Gideon C. Corgue LABANGAN, Zamboanga del Sur, March 14 (PIA)—The Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC)of Upper Pulacan on Sunday launched an Anti-Drug Fun Run with the theme, “Life Does Not Rewind, Say No to Drugs.” Punong Barangay Jesus Daoala said the event is part of BADAC’s d... Read more

OCD spearheads Earthquake Drill in Dipolog

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, March 10 (PIA)---The Office of Civil  Defense  9, in collaboration with the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Zamboanga del Norte and Dipolog City recently conducted a regional simultaneous earthquake drill.   The half-day exercise, p... Read more

DOST-IX offers free E-Literacy courses to celebrate Women's Month

  ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 10 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology IX (DOST-IX) has launched a laudable project to honor women as the world observes International Women's Day on March 8, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. ... Read more

DFA now accepts applicants for foreign service officers

By Claro A. Lanipa PAGADIAN CITY, 08 Mar (PIA) – The Board of Foreign Service Examinations of the Department of Foreign Affair (DFA) is now accepting applicants for the 2017 Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Examinations. Interested applicants for the examination must be knowledgeable on the eco... Read more

PNP tags police deployed in Basilan as “Brave54”

  by Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan Mar 8 (PIA) – The police in Basilan asked the media to help them promote a positive image of the police, with the public’s branding of police deployed in Basilan from Luzon as ‘scalawags.’   Basilan Police Superintendent Edwin R... Read more

Pagadian celebrates Women’s Day

By Claro A. Lanipa PAGADIAN CITY 09 Mar (PIA) – Women’s groups, professionals, national government agencies, non-government organizations, people’s organizations and other civic groups here gathered together and joined the entire nation in celebrating Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8 at ... Read more

TESDA-ZN offers free skills training

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, March 8 (PIA)---The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) now offers free skills training under the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP).   Under TESDA Circular No. 53, series of 2016, dated December 2, 2016 signed by TE... Read more

Jose Dalman wins "Best Convergence Initiative" Award

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, March 6 (PIA)---The Municipal Action Team (MAT) of Jose Dalman, Zamboanga del Norte has been adjudged as the “Best Convergence Initiative” throughout the country by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.   The award was personally recei... Read more

NAST PHL to host Regional Scientific Meeting in Davao

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 7 (PIA) - - - In line with the thrust of the Duterte administration, the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) PHL will conduct Regional Scientific Meetings in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in coordination with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Mindanao... Read more

BFP intensifies ‘Barangay Ugnayan Program’

By Gideon C. Corgue PAGADIAN CITY, March 6 (PIA)—The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) intensifies the conduct of fire safety and awareness campaign to jumpstart the Fire Prevention Month. City Fire Marshal Senior Inspector Reggy A. Olmedo said the Pagadian City Central Fire Station continues ... Read more

Parents must teach kids about sex to address teen pregnancy, HIV-AIDS

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 6 (PIA) – Parents must now take a proactive stance in educating their children about sex and sexuality, an official from the National Youth Commission (NYC) said. “Parents have to have open communication with their children about sex and sexualit... Read more

Jose Dalman wins ‘Best Convergence Initiative “ Award

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, March 6 (PIA)---The Municipal Action Team (MAT) of Jose Dalman, Zamboanga del Norte has been adjudged as the “Best Convergence Initiative” throughout the country by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.   The award was personally recei... Read more

Effective communication ‘weapon’ against terrorism, crimes, says RPSB-9 commander

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 1 (PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP), realizing the importance of effective communication as a “weapon” to combat terrorism, crime and other atrocities conducted a seminar for the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) in coordination w... Read more

FEATURE: A second chance for a better life

DUMALINAO, Zamboanga del Sur, 06 March (PIA) - - Some nine kilometers southwest of Pagadian City, the capital of the province of Zamboanga del Sur lies a land where people live in peace and harmony, content with the bounty of nature, blessed with rich marine resources and fertile soil making it the ... Read more

IDPs receive permanent shelters, daycare center from Australian government

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 2 (PIA) - The Australian government turned-over today some 45 permanent shelters and one daycare center in Barangay Tulungatung, this city, to internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Barangay Sta. Barbara and Mariki under the Zamboanga Recovery Project (ZRP).   Australian... Read more