NFI, LGU-Maluso lead drug awareness symposium

by Rene V. Carbayas MALUSO, Basilan, Mar 8 (PIA) – The Nagdilaab Foundation (NFI), in partnership with the municipal government of Maluso, hosted the one-day Drug Awareness Symposium held at Port Holland Central Elementary School, recently.The event aimed to empower multi-sector participants how ... Read more

Zambo men march ‘In Her Shoes’ for gender-equality

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 8 (PIA) – Hundreds of men from the different sectors of the city wore high heels as they joined in yesterday’s “In Her Shoes” march, calling for stronger gender-equality in society, and to send a clear message to end violence and injustice against women.National Youth C... Read more

ZamboSur PNP to undertake PGS compliance stage “revalida” presentation

By Gideon C. CorguePAGADIAN CITY, March 7 (PIA) – The Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office (ZSPPO) will pursue the next stage of Performance Governance System (PGS) in the 26 municipal police stations (MPS) of the province on March 7-12 dubbed the “Compliance Stage Revalida Presentation.... Read more

Women encouraged to keep Pagadian peaceful, vibrant

By Gideon C. CorguePAGADIAN CITY , March 4 (PIA) – Women have a vital role to play in the maintenance of peace and order in our society.Thus disclosed Mayor Romeo P. Pulmones in his message during the opening program of the Women’s Month celebration at the city gym on Tuesday, with the theme “... Read more

Pag-IBIG introduces its loyalty card in Dipolog

DIPOLOG CITY, March 4 (PIA) – The Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), popularly known as Pag-IBIG (Pagtutulungan sa Kinabukasan: Ikaw, Bangko, Industriya at Gobyerno) Fund in Zamboanga del Norte recently introduced its new Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card during the Regional Social Development Committee (... Read more

Zambo. Norte vows to address CICL

By Franklin P. GumaponDIPOLOG CITY, March 4 (PIA) – “Our major challenge for this year 2016 is to address the alarming number of cases of children in conflict with the law (CICL).”This was the statement aired by Zamboanga del Norte Vice Governor Senen O. Angeles during the recently held Local ... Read more

Stakeholders’ support cited for the success of gift-giving activity 

By Gideon C. CorgueLABANGAN, Zamboanga del Sur, March 3 (PIA) – The 1st Cavalry (Tagapanguna) Squadron, Mechanized Infantry Division, Philippine Army and 1st Field Artillery Battalion (1FAB), Army Artillery Regiment, Philippine Army acknowledged the support of stakeholders for the success of the g... Read more

ISAWAD’s drilling of new water well to benefit 7 barangays

by Rene V. Carbayas ISABELA CITY, Basilan, March 3 (PIA) – Potable water will soon be made available to the seven barangays in the island of Malamawi in Isabela City, Basilan with the ongoing drilling operations of the Isabela City Water District (ISAWAD) in search of fresh water supply. “We... Read more

DOLE urges employers to register kasambahay

By Alfonso T. Ruda DIPOLOG CITY, Mar 3 (PIA)---The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)here urged employers to register their “kasambahay” as  mandated by Republic Act 10361 or “An Act Institutionalizing Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers,” also known as Domes... Read more

RDC urges SUCs to conduct student consultation before collecting fees

DIPOLOG CITY, March 3 (PIA) – State universities and colleges (SUCs) must first make consultations with stakeholders and seek approval from RDC before collecting any fees from the students. This was stressed by the Regional Social Development Committee (RSDC)-9 during its first quarter meeting on... Read more

DTI turns over P1.1 million SSF projects to Sibugay

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, March 2 (PIA) - - “I would like to give emphasis on the role of the cooperators. In your hands lie the responsibility of proving the sustainability of your businesses within two years from the time these equipment are turned over to you by DTI.” This was the message of ... Read more

Guests call on “unity for a shared vision” on Zambo’s 79th charter anniversary

By Dominic I. SanchezZAMBOANGA CITY, March 2 (PIA) – Guests from the national political scene who joined in last Friday’s (February 26) 79th Dia de Zamboanga celebration in commemoration of the city’s charter day called on Zamboangueños to remain united for the betterment of the city in the y... Read more

Gov’t help reaches MNLFs in Babag

by Rene V. Carbayas TABUAN-LASA, Basilan, March 2 (PIA) – Barangay Babag in the island of Bubuan is just a small community with about 700 residents. But this small community plays a crucial part of the government’s ongoing implementation of the 1996 peace agreement with the Moro National Libera... Read more

"Marcha de Las Mujeres" caps women's month celebration in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 2 (PIA) – The city streets here were painted purple yesterday as throngs of men and women in purple t-shirts from the different national government agencies, non-government organizations and various women’s groups participated in “Marcha de Las Mujeres,” highlighting th... Read more

Saudi attaché, renowned author in stable condition after assassination attempt 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 2 (PIA) – Renowned international Islamic scholar and author Dr. Aid Al-Quarni and Saudi Arabian religious attaché Sheik Turki Assaegh are now in stable condition in a local private hospital here after an assassination attempt last night by local gunmen, reports revealed. Dr... Read more