NYC to oversee SKs under SK Reform Act

By Franklin P. GumaponPAGADIAN CITY, Jan. 18 (PIA) – Under the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Law, the National Youth Commission (NYC) will now be the frontline agency to oversee the SKs in the country.This was disclosed by Assistant Secretary Earl P. Saavedra, NYC commissioner for Mindanao, in ... Read more

ZSNHS contingent bags 2016 street dance tilt

By Gideon C. CorguePAGADIAN CITY, Jan. 18 (PIA) – The Zamboanga del Sur National High School (ZSNHS) main campus on Sunday won the grand prize award for the 2016 street dance competitions, having wowed thousand of spectators with their electrifying dance performance.Wearing chicken masks and color... Read more

DOH to parents, public: Stop false rumors, avail of free deworming on Jan. 27

By Dominic Ilagan SanchezZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) – The Department of Health (DOH) announced the conduct of a free deworming in all public schools this coming Jan. 27, but appealed to the public to stop the spread of false information regarding the drugs, which may lead to another “mass ... Read more

DBM earmarks P110-M for Zambo Norte road rehab 

DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) – The provincial government of Zamboanga del Norte will receive P110 million for road rehabilitation from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) this year. Accordingly, such amount will be sourced from the P6.5 billion allocation of the P3 trillion national budg... Read more

ZSCMST’s fisheries education is ‘Center of Excellence’

By Emmanuel Dalman TaghoyZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) – The fisheries education of the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) has been recognized as “Center of Excellence” by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)-9.This recognition is contained in CHED Memorand... Read more

Honest trike driver returns P12,500

By Gideon C. CorguePAGADIAN CITY, Jan.15 (PIA) –An honest tricycle driver won praise and received an unexpected reward for returning P12,500 that he found along the road in Gatas District, this city.Abelardo Tugahan Jr., 44, a resident of barangay Alegria said while he was driving his tricycle wit... Read more

National School Deworming Day slated on January 27 

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, Jan. 15 (PIA) - - The Department of Health – 9, in cooperation with the Department of Education and Department of Interior and Local Government will conduct the National School Deworming Day (NSDD) on January 27, 2015. In a briefing and orientation held at Sibugay Grand P... Read more

Zambo under state of calamity due to ‘critical’ water supply

By Emmanuel Dalman TaghoyZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 14 (PIA) – During its maiden session Tuesday, the city council here has declared Zamboanga City under a state of calamity after the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) sought council’s approval to affirm its report on the receding water flow at the ... Read more

Pagadian diocese spearheads annual fiesta

By Claro A. LanipaPAGADIAN CITY, Jan. 14 – With the theme “Señor Sto. Niño: Tuburan sa Gugma, Kalooy ug Kaaghop nga nagpasinati sa Panalangin  ug Grasya (Señor Sto. Niño: Source of Mercy and Kindness through His Blessing and Grace),” the diocese of Pagadian has kicked off Friday its annua... Read more

Zambo mayor to Zamcelco: Shape up, don’t be stumbling block to city’s progress

By Felipo David MalcampoZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 14 (PIA) – In her State of the City Address (SOCA) on Monday, Mayor Maria Isabelle G. Climaco-Salazar called the attention of the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco), to “shape up” and not be a “stumbling block to the city’s progre... Read more

Regional Festival of Talents winners bared

PAGADIAN CITY – Two contestants from the Zamboanga City schools division have emerged as champions in the population quiz (POPQUIZ) show and poster making contest during the Regional Festival of Talents (RFOT) held recently at the Department of Education (DepEd)-9 regional office at Barangay Tigum... Read more

Healthy Athletes screening and Family Forum slated in Dipolog

DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 13 (PIA) – Special Olympics Philippines (SOP) through Dr. Carmen Abesamis-Dichoso, chairman of Healthy Athletes Program will conduct a Healthy Athletes Screening and Family Forum for those who are intellectually disabled on February 7, 2016 at the Conference Room of Corazon C. A... Read more

Sports referees in ZamPen attend Congress in Dapitan

DAPITAN CITY, January 13 (PIA) – The Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) in cooperation with the Zamboanga Peninsula Regional Volleyball Association recently conducted the National Referee Congress at Dakak Beach Resort, this city.Dr. Arnel B. Hajan, PVF vice president for Mindanao said about 5... Read more

FEATURE: Free public Wi-Fi, Tech4ED program: Increases connectivity, transforms lives

By Mary May A. AbellonDIPOLOG CITY - Technology can become the wings that will allow the educational world to fly farther and faster than ever before. It offers vast opportunities and major breakthroughs in the field of human inventions and discoveries. It provides solutions to intricate human probl... Read more

Police, military to ensure safety of Sto. Nino devotees during ‘Pasalamat Festival 2016’

By Gideon C. CorguePAGADIAN CITY, Jan.13 (PIA) – To ensure peaceful and successful conduct of the concelebrated Mass and fluvial procession on Jan. 16, Acting Mayor Bienvenido C. Culve has ordered the police and military authorities to strictly enforce security measurers.   The concelebrated Mas... Read more