Feature: PEACE dawns for returning ASGs in Basilan

  by Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan Aug 3 (PIA) – The war on terror is often associated with Mindanao, especially in Basilan where years of conflict with homegrown terror group Abu Sayyaf remain. But hopes for peace never falter for the people in Basilan.   The war all ... Read more

DICT launches free training on Rural Impact Sourcing

DAPITAN CITY, Zamboanga del Norte, August 3 (PIA) - Some 26 young people from Dapitan City and nearby towns are undergoing a 12-day free technical training on Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS) spearheaded by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)-9.   This is the second ... Read more

DAR offers scholarship program to ARB dependents

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, July 25 (PIA) --- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is now giving opportunity to dependents of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) to finish a degree with less financial burden.   Ms. Shanie Pacatang, DAR information officer said that they have... Read more

DOJ-PPA Liloy sub-station conducts DRRM Basic Seminar

By Alfonso T. Ruda   Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte, July 28 (PIA)--- In line with the observance of Disaster  Resilience Month and the 41st Founding Anniversary of Parole and Probation Administration(PPA), the Dept. of Justice-PPA Liloy Sub-station, Zamboanga del Norte, in coordination with th... Read more

DTI launches Strike Team Project in Jose Dalman

By Alfonso T. Ruda   Jose Dalman, Zamboanga del Norte, July 26 (PIA)---The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has recently launched the Strike Team for Indigenous Peoples here, benefiting hundreds of Subanen in this municipality.   DTI-OIC Provincial Director Ms. Maridel Dengal sai... Read more

DOH to implement School-Based Immunization Program in August

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, JULY 27 (PIA)---The Department of Health has recently concluded a School-Based Immunization Planning and Workshop with the teachers, Municipal Health Workers and representatives of the local government units in Zamboanga del Norte at Mibang Hotel, this city.... Read more

DTI-9 launches ‘Project Entrep for Bottom 10 Provinces’ in Siayan town

SIAYAN, Zamboanga del Norte, August 1 (PIA) - Business will soon flourish in this town as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-9 recently launched Project Entrep for Bottom 10 Provinces.   The agency is eyeing to improve local products like the Pangase wine and other high value products... Read more

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