Sec. Dureza calls for sobriety in the face of Marawi crisis, terror threats

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 12 (PIA) – Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Jesus Dureza this morning called on all Filipinos to be sober especially in these trying times in relation to the Marawi incident and other terrorist threats. “Pl... Read more

Secretary Ubial graces 119th Independence Day celebration in Dapitan City

By Alfonso T. Ruda   Dapitan City, June 12 (PIA)--- Dapitan City joined the whole Filipino nation in celebrating the 119th Philippine  Independence Day held at Punto de Disembarco de Rizal at Barangay Sta. Cruz.   Health Sec. Paulyn Jean Russel-Ubial, who was the guest speaker of the ... Read more

DTI to open Negosyo Center in Lamitan soon

by Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan June 6 (PIA) – Lamitan City Mayor Rose U. Furigay recently approved the opening of a Negosyo Center (NC) in Lamitan City, according to Felipe M. Fernando, designated local economic investment promotion officer.   This was revealed in a cour... Read more

Tree-planting, flag-raising cap 119th PHL Independence Day in Isabela City

by Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan, June 12 (PIA) – This year’s celebration of 119th Philippine Independence Day in Isabela City, Basilan took a different turn when after the usual flag-raising ceremony, a tree-planting activity followed.   In tune with its theme “Kalaya... Read more

139 aspiring broadcasters take KBP accreditation exam

By Gideon C. Corgue PAGADIAN CITY, 12 June  (PIA) – At least 139 non-accredited broadcasters from the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay and Lanao del Norte took the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) accreditation exam on Saturday at J.H. Cerilles State College here... Read more

Pagadianons remember the sacrifices, heroism of Filipino soldiers

Pagadianons remember the sacrifices, heroism of Filipino soldiers By Gideon C. Corgue PAGADIAN CITY, 12 June  (PIA) – The Pagadian City government joins the entire nation in the commemoration of the 119th Independence Day at the City Hall complex here with the theme “Pagbabagong Sama-sama... Read more

Zambo officials urge public: Stop sharing misinformation, malicious posts in social media

By Felipo David G. Malcampo ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 9 (PIA) – Amidst the spreading of false news, malicious and terrorism-related social media posts, local officials here have reiterated their appeal to netizens to refrain from sharing indiscriminately. “This is exactly what they want,” sai... Read more

Feature: When soldiers capture the enemy’s heart

by Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan June 12 (PIA) – When one thinks of Abu Sayyaf, nothing could capture them but with the ways of the gun. But the story of soldiers in Basilan captivating the enemy to surrender by way of the heart may mean more than killing them.   Fearless ... Read more

MGB-9: 1,600 barangays in Zampen now capacitated to use geohazard maps

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 8 (PIA) – Residents of about 1,600 barangays in the entire Zamboanga Peninsula have already been taught to interpret geological hazard (geohazard) maps, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-9) reports. These residents are now more aware on the threats... Read more

DOE to lead rehab efforts on Marawi’s energy facilities

PAGADIAN CITY, June 8  (PIA) – An inter-agency group was created to come up with options on rehabilitating Marawi City’s energy facilities in the aftermath of damage inflicted by the Maute terrorist group that laid siege on the city last month. The group is composed of the Department of Ener... Read more

DTI convenes Dipolog local price coordinating council

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, June 1 (PIA)--- In line with the proclamation of President Rodrigo R. Duterte which places the whole of Mindanao under Martial Law, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Zamboanga del Norte has recently convened the Local Price Coordinating Council (LP... Read more

Gov’t troops grateful for relief efforts of civic organizations in Marawi

By Gideon C. Corgue MARAWI CITY, 7 June  (PIA) – “The people gave their overwhelming support to the IDPs and the military. I am lost for words  and awed by this gesture of kindness,” said an army officer. Major Malvin Ligutan, executive officer of the 51st Infantry Battalion, Philippin... Read more

Basilan launches Task Force Sagip Marawi

By Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan June 6 (PIA) – Hundreds of sacks of rice and boxes of assorted goods were dropped at the Provincial Capitol grounds for the past days as Basilan prepares to deliver relief goods to displaced families of the Marawi crisis.   PDRRM Officer Ni... Read more

NEWS FEATURE: Business as usual: Residents, entrepreneurs feel safer with ML

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 2 (PIA) – It is business as usual in Zamboanga City even after Martial Law was declared. According to Paksah Sahibab, a store owner in the city, “Feel ko nga mas safe at protected kami kasi ang daming checkpoints.” (I feel safer and protected be... Read more

“DOLE Clinic” now open at Zambo ECOZONE

ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 5 (PIA)  -- To bring the agency’s services to the people, especially among the management and labor sectors, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the Zamboanga Peninsula Region has successfully established its “DOLE Clinic” recently at the Zamboanga Economic Z... Read more