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

City Vet urges pet owners to register, immunize dogs and cats against rabies

by: Jocelyn P. Alvarez ZAMBOANGA CITY, 01 March - - The City Veterinary Office calls upon pet owners to be responsible and have their dogs and cats registered and vaccinated against rabies, a timely advocacy as the country observes Rabies Awareness Month this March. The reason why many people ... Read more

FEATURE: Some must-know things about bombs, IEDs

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, February 21 (PIA) – On January 23, 2015, 2 persons died while 52 others were wounded after a car bomb exploded in the thickly-populated area near the former bus terminal in barangay Guiwan, this city. According to reports, witnesses observed a suspicious th... Read more

Police advises netizens to “think before you click” in dealing with cyber-terrorists

By Felipo David G. Malcampo ZAMBOANGA CITY, February 21 (PIA) – The police here cautioned netizens to “think before you click” whenever they encounter malicious posts such as those inclined towards terrorism in social media. “We should not be careless in posting things in social media,... Read more

PNP chief Bato tells drug pushers, addicts: ‘We will get back to you’

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, February 28 (PIA) – Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said that the police will once again wage its war against illegal drugs once the PNP totally cleanses its ranks of “rogue cops.” “Watch out, we will g... Read more

SIAP bans use of fertilizer on seaweed farming, production

By Claro A. Lanipa PAGADIAN CITY, 01 March (PIA) -- The Seaweed Industry Association of the Philippines (SIAP) has banned the use  of fertilizer in all growing/production areas of seaweed to protect it against waste contamination and any form of impurities that will adulterate the raw dried seaw... Read more

RPSB-9 police officers undergo effective communication seminar- workshop

ZAMBOANGA CITY, February 24 (PIA) - Some 28 police officers of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB)-9 and other line maneuver companies of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-9 attended a two-day seminar-workshop on effective communication held at the RPSB-9 Tactical Operations Center, this city... Read more