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

Job Fair draws a thousand applicants in Pagadian

By Gideon C. Corgue PAGADIAN CITY, 5 June  (PIA) - Jobseekers flocked to a Jobs Fair and Livelihood Festival sponsored by the Department of Labor and Employment, Pagadian City government and Pagadian Association of Recruitment Agencies (PARA) at the Covered Court here on Friday, June 2. The j... Read more

Isabela youths complete broadcasting training

by Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan June 4 (PIA) – To develop youth potentials in the field of broadcasting and enhance their awareness on various issues affecting them, about 17 young people, mostly out-of-school youths (OSYs) underwent a Broadcasting Orientation and Training here ... Read more

President Duterte visits fallen heroes’ families in Sibugay

President Rodrigo R. Duterte arrived here from Zamboanga City in a presidential chopper at around 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon on June 2 at Ipil Airport, Barangay Sanito.   The President was welcomed by 102nd “Igsoon” Brigade Commander Col. Jacinto R.  Bareng and Ipil town Mayor Aname... Read more

Bangsamoro political forum organized in Zamboanga

by Rene V. Carbayas   ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 1 (PIA) – Various sectors from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) island provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, including those from Zamboanga City gathered for the political forum that explores reforms in effecting genuine autonomy... Read more

OCD conducts briefing, updates media on crisis situation

ILIGAN CITY, June 1 (PIA) - - “Umasa po kayo na kami sa Office of Civil Defense (OCD) at iba pang ahensiya ng gobyerno ay handang tumulong upang tugunan ang mga pangangailangan ng mga internally displaced persons (IDPs),” OCD ASec Demosthenes Santillan gave this assurance in a media briefing hel... Read more

DOLE 9 conducts JobsFit  Consultation to address job-skills mismatch

by: Jocelyn P. Alvarez ZAMBOANGA CITY, 31 May (PIA)  - - To address job-skills mismatch in the labor market and harmonize with that of the skills supply, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently convened with industrial tripartite partners in the region for a JobsFit Consultation W... Read more

Zambo peace advocate calls on non-Muslims’ sensitivity, courtesy during Ramadan

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 29 (PIA) – Peace advocate Prof. Ali Yacub, Al-Hj. called on non-Muslims to be sensitive to their Muslim brothers and sisters especially during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Prof. Yacub said that one of the most common displays of discourtesy to fasting ... Read more

City Vet, DA share tips on how to be safe from rabies

By Felipo David G. Malcampo ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 29 (PIA) – Personnel from the City Veterinary Office and Department of Agriculture debunked the myth that animal, particularly dog bites and rabies can be cured by application of garlic on the wound. “No, there is no medical proof that garlic... Read more

DOST 9 spearheads “2017 Science for the People Festival”

Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, May 30 (PIA) –In its bid to bring the gains of science and technology to lower demographic inequality and bring about economic opportunities to Sibugaynons, the Department of Science and Technology conducted a 3-day  Science For the People (SFTP) Festival held recently at... Read more

Ipil Sports Council spearheads 1st Sports Festival

Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay,  May 31 (PIA) –The Local Government of Ipil thru the Municipal Sports Council (IMSC) spearheaded 1st Sports Festival from May 22 to 27 in Ipil town.   The festival involved training of young sports enthusiasts 17 years old and below and featuredeight various sport ... Read more