ZNMC’s laparoscopic machine now available to Dipolog patients

By Alfonso T. Ruda DIPOLOG CITY, March 30 (PIA)--- In its desire to make Zamboanga del Norte a healthy province, the Zambanga del Norte Medical Center has made its laparoscopic machine available to the newly-operated Corazon C. Aquino Hospital(CCAH) here, for free. This developed after the Sanggu... Read more

Zambo City gov’t launches ‘all-out campaign’ against abusive trikes

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 30 (PIA) – As the outpour of resentment towards the city’s abusive tricycle drivers continue to flood the social media, City Administrator Dr. Elmeir Apolinario said the local government is now in an “all-out campaign” against undisciplined drivers.Apolinario emphasized... Read more

11th National Youth Parliament slated in Iloilo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 30 (PIA) – The National Youth Commission (NYC) is inviting youth leaders from all over the country to participate in the 11th National Youth Parliament which will be held in Iloilo City come June 1-4. Promoting inclusive growth, the Parliament will gather some 200 young peo... Read more

Authorities ensure orderly Holy Week, but garbage another issue

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 29 (PIA) – Residents of the city have experienced a generally peaceful and orderly Holy Week, and Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar expressed her gratitude to the police and military authorities, other government agencies and the residents themselves for cooperating in the city gove... Read more

Zambo Norte governor delivers ‘State of the Province Address’

DIPOLOG CITY, March 29 (PIA) – Zamboanga del Norte Governor Roberto Y. Uy delivered his third State of the Province Address (SOPA) recently at the Zamboanga del Norte Convention and Sports Center (ZNCSC). “I am proud to say that the province is in much better state now,” Gov. Uy declared. On... Read more

P6-M PAMANA projects to be implemented in Baliguian town

DIPOLOG CITY, March 28 (PIA) – Two separate projects are slated to be implemented in Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte under the Department of Interior and Local Government-Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (DILG-PAMANA) Fund 2015.This was learned during the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC)-9 mee... Read more

Workplace safety officers undergo OSHC training in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 18 (PIA) – Safety officers/designates coming from different areas in the region have been undergoing a basic occupational safety and health course at the Garden Orchid Hotel from March 14 until March 18.According to Ma. Joy Espinosa, regional focal person for the Occupational... Read more

PNP urged to stay apolitical during election

By Alfonso T. Ruda DIPOLOG CITY, March 28 (PIA) ---PNP 9 Assistant Regional Director, Police Chief Supt. Randolph R. Delfin reminded all police personnel to stay apolitical and non-partisan during the conductof national and local elections on May 9, 2016. Delfin issued this reminder during his rec... Read more

BE HOPE to hold candidates’ forum in Basilan

by Rene V. Carbayas ISABELA CITY, Basilan, March 28 (PIA) – The Basilan Electorates for Honest, Orderly, and Peaceful Elections (BE HOPE) is set to hold a candidates’ forum on April 12 and 21 in Isabela and Lamitan cities, respectively. The forum intends to provide opportunities for local cand... Read more

Lapuyan PNP hunt abductors of businessman, grandson

By Gideon C. CorgueLAPUYAN, Zamboanga del Sur, March 28 (PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has launched hot pursuit operation against the unidentified armed group who abducted a businessman and his grandson on the evening of March 23 in barangay Maruing, this municipality.Senior Inspecto... Read more

Philippine Army celebrates 119TH founding anniversary  

By Gideon C. CorguePAGADIAN CITY, March 23 (PIA) – The first Infantry (Tabak) Division (1ID), Philippine Army in collaboration with the 1st Cavalry (Tagapanguna) Squadron, Mechanized Infantry Division, and 1st Field Artillery Battalion (FAB), Army Artillery Regiment held a static capability displa... Read more

Conserving water: now, more than ever

Considering our daily water consumption as it is now, you may ask, will there be enough water soon for all of us? Surely, water covers almost three-fourth of the earth’s surface or 71 percent to be exact. However, a great portion of this crust water is found in seas and oceans, and only a small f... Read more

PNoy says Basilan Circumferential Road marks start of more development

by Rene V. Carbayas SUMISIP, BASILAN, March 23 (PIA) – Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday inaugurated the 131.18 kilometers Basilan Circumferential Road (BCR) that marks the start of more development in the province. Upon arrival in Tumahubong, Sumisip town in Basilan at around... Read more

PNoy inaugurates Basilan Circumferential Road

By Franklin P. GumaponSUMISIP, Basilan, March 22 (PIA) – After 20 years the Basilan Circumferential Road (BCR) is now complete.President Benigno S. Aquino III came here yesterday to lead the inauguration of the 131.18-kilometer circumferential road, which starts in Isabela City and traverses Lamit... Read more

Peace covenant shows stakeholders’ adherence to the rule of law

By Gideon C. CorguePAGADIAN CITY, March 22 (PIA) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) provincial office hopes that there will be peace in the upcoming national and local elections on May 9, 2016.Darius Dasmarinas, election officer of Dumalinao who represented Atty. Ellis M. Miguel, provincial e... Read more