DSWD-ARMM turns-over capital seed fund to 33 SEA-K in Basilan

LAMITAN CITY, Basilan, Feb. 16 (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DSWD-ARMM) led the turnover of capital seed funds to 33 Self-Employment Assistance-Kabuhayan (SEA-K) associations in Basilan recently. The program turned-over P250 ... Read more

FEATURE: ZAMSURECO-I bags 6 awards in2015 Lumens Award for outstanding ECs

By Gideon C. CorguePAGADIAN CITY – Because of its steadfast commitment to deliver better and quality services to member-consumers, the Zambanga del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ZAMSURECO-I) has won six awards during the Lumens Award for the Outstanding Electric Cooperatives (ECs) for 2015 in a... Read more

53rd Infantry (MATAPAT) battalion has new commander

By Gideon C. CorgueGUIPOS,Zamboanga del Sur, Feb. 16 (PIA) – The 53rd Infantry (MATAPAT) Battalion, Philippine Army has a new commander replacing Lt. Col. Alvin Luzon who is now assigned at the Western Mindanao Command (WesMinCom) in Zamboanga City as unified command staff.Lt. Col. Virgilio Hamos ... Read more

DOST-ARMM bats for enhanced personnel capabilities

by Rene V. CarbayasDAPITAN CITY, Feb. 15 (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOST-ARMM) held its annual management committee meeting here recently to strengthen and enhance personnel’s teamwork and capabilities to ensure sustained reforms... Read more

COMELEC holds mock elections in Lamitan City

by Rene V. CarbayasLAMITAN CITY, Basilan, Feb. 15 (PIA) – A transmission of precinct level results was successfully sent to COMELEC central office at 12:35 p.m., signaling the completion of the mock elections held Saturday at Lamitan Central School for Barangay Malinis in this city.The Commission ... Read more

Young, old couples wed during Pag-IBIG Fund’s free civil wedding

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 15 (PIA) – Around 100 couples - some were young, others were old - but they were all happy and totally in love as they walked on the red carpet during the Pag-IBIG Fund’s “I Do, I Do!” Araw ng Pag-IBIG mass civil wedding held on Friday at the classy Palacio del Sur in Ma... Read more

Joint gov’t, IDP inspection team to assess quality of Z3R housing projects

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 15 (PIA) – Erring contractors now beware.It was decided in a recent Local Inter-Agency Committee (LIAC) meeting that before completed houses under the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) project are turned-over to the beneficiaries, a joint inspection c... Read more

Zambo. Norte donates P8.5-M for PSHS-ZP perimeter fence

By Franklin P. GumaponDIPOLOG CITY, Feb. 12 (PIA) – The provincial government of Zamboanga del Norte has released to the city government here some P8.5 million to be used in the construction of the perimeter fence of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS)-Zamboanga Peninsula region campus at Ba... Read more

Zambo communications group to partner with student volunteers for IDP dialogues

ZAMBOANGA CITY, February 12 (PIA) – The Zamboanga Communications Working Group (CWG) is looking to tie up with local colleges and universities to tap students as volunteers for dialogues with internally-displaced persons (IDPs) to assess their prevailing needs in the transitory sites.The CWG will ... Read more

Kidnap victim’s father extremely happy for the safe recovery of his son

By Gideon C. CorguePAGADIAN CITY, Feb. 12 (PIA) –- The father of a 3-year-old kidnap victim was very happy that his son was finally released after being held captive for about 11 months, allegedly by the Abu Sayaff terror group.JayJay V. Garban, Punong Barangay of Poblacion, Pitogo in an exclusive... Read more

Catholics reminded to exercise Lenten sacrifice in humility

ZAMBOANGA CITY, February 12 (PIA) – Catholics are reminded of their Lenten obligations of fasting and abstinence starting last Ash Wednesday (February 10), but all the while to exercise humility in their observance of the season of Lent.In his Ash Wednesday homily attended by a multitude of Zamboa... Read more

City gov’t. to hold mass wedding on Valentines Day

By Claro A. LanipaPAGADIAN CITY, Feb. 11 (PIA) - In support of the Civil Registration Month celebration, the city government here will conduct a mass wedding dubbed “Kasalan ng Bayan” on Feb. 14 at the Function Hall, City Commercial Center (C3), this city.This year’s theme is “Makiisa. . . M... Read more

PSA reminds Filipinos to register, be documented

By Mary May A. AbellonDIPOLOG CITY, Feb. 11 (PIA) – “We are celebrating civil registration month in the whole month of February to remind Filipinos to register vital statistics, vital events such as birth, marriages and death including a decree, legal instruments and/or judicial order affecting ... Read more

PSHS ZamPen campus to hire permanent staff

By Emmanuel D. TaghoyZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 11 (PIA) – Jobseekers, this might just be the opportunity you have been waiting for!The Philippine Science High School – Zamboanga Peninsula Region Campus (PSHS-ZRC) situated in Barangay Cogon, Dipolog City is now accepting job applications for its vacan... Read more

“Government internship is a ‘game changer’ to young workers,” says DOLE-Zambo Chief

ZAMBOANGA CITY, February 11 (PIA) – “The Government Internship Program (GIP) is a game changer to help young members of the labor force gain experience in government work,” emphasized Engr. Wesley D. Tan, head of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Zamboanga City Field Office during ... Read more