FEATURE: Motorists, residents see big improvement in Zambo traffic following experimental one-way roads scheme

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 21 (PIA) – A trip from Suterville to the town proper in this city, which is only more or less 4 kilometers will usually take an average of 30-40 minutes especially during rush hour. On Monday, March 20, it took only 13 minutes. The first phase (Wes... Read more

DOLE-Isabela briefs TIPC on ENDO

by Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan Mar 20 (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment in Isabela recently gathered private company employers and labor unions that comprise the City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC) for a learning session on ENDO or the end-of-contract p... Read more

DTI launches “Kapatid Mentor Me” Program in Dipolog

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, MARCH 20 (PIA)---The Department of Trade an Industry-9 recently launched the last leg of Project Kapatid Mentor Me Program in Dipolog City.   The forum held at Top Plaza Hotel last week was attended by more or less 300 micro, small and medium entrepre... Read more

DTI launches Project Kapatid in ZamboSur

By Claro A. Lanipa   PAGADIAN CITY, 20 March (PIA) –  With the aim to help the country’s micro and small enterprises (MSEs), the Department of Trade and Industry IX (DTI-9) launched on Tuesday,  Project Kapatid in Zamboanga del Sur held at Amoroso Building, this city. The Kapatid Men... Read more

MEDCAP benefits 1,300 residents in Labangan town

By Gideon C. Corgue LABANGAN, Zamboanga del Sur, March 20 (PIA)— About 1,300 residents of barangay San Isidro, Labangan town benefitted from the free Medical and Dental Civic Action Program (MEDCAP) conducted on Thursday by the 1st Field Artillery Battalion, Army Artillery Regiment in partnersh... Read more

Gays more accepted now, but biases still endure – Mariposa

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 15 (PIA) – Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) have now become more open about their sexuality as society has been more receptive compared to some 5-10 years ago. Edwin Abu, an educator and president of Mariposa de Zamboanga, a local... Read more

OWWA-9 distributes livelihood assistance to ELAP beneficiaries

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 15 (PIA) – Four survivors of deceased Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) recently received livelihood assistance from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare Office IX (OWWA RWO-IX) through the Education and Livelihood Assistance Program (ELAP) at LB Superma... Read more

Cocolisap now affects 51 coconut-producing brgys in Zambo

By Felipo David G. Malcampo ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 14 (PIA) – Cocolisap or coconut scale insects, accounted for the billions of pesos lost in the coconut industry in recent years has now already affected 51 coco farming communities in Zamboanga. According to Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA)... Read more

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