Feature: IFFM Best Actor-- Pagadian’s pride

By Gideon C. CorguePAGADIAN CITY, Jan. 11 (PIA) – The International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM), a prestigious award-giving body in New York, USA recently conferred the Best Actor award to a Pagadianon, Alberto C. Paran who is now based in Cebu City.Paran, 42, born and raised in Pagadian City w... Read more

Zamboanga del Norte creates local blood council

By Mary May A. AbellonDIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 8 (PIA) –The provincial government of Zamboanga del Norte has created the Zamboanga del Norte Blood Coordinating Council (ZNBCC) headed by Governor Roberto Y. Uy.This local blood council aims to strengthen and support the implementation of the National Volu... Read more

CHO records 4 firecracker, 2 gun-related incidents

By Gideon C. CorguePAGADIAN CITY, Jan.7 (PIA) – The City Health Office (CHO) has recorded only four firecracker and two gun-related incidents during Christmas and New Year festivities.In an injury registry released by City Health Officer Dr. Noel E. Ceniza, victims of firecrackers were identified ... Read more

All is set for Regatta 2016 in Pagadian City

By Franklin P. GumaponPAGADIAN CITY, Jan. 7 (PIA) – The 2016 Regatta Steering Committee headed by Councilor Bienvenido C. Culve has lined up five main events for this year’s sea sporting events to be held at the city port here on Jan. 15.In a meeting held Tuesday with the committee members, Culv... Read more

ASG sighting in Zambo false, but rumors not taken lightly – Zambo mayor

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 6 (PIA) – Sightings of alleged Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members in barangay Sta. Catalina turned out to be false alarms, said Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar, as she emphasized that the authorities are as alert and ready for any threats as ever.On Sunday night (Jan. 3), rumors about... Read more

Marian College Alumni Association spearheads bloodletting in Ipil

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, January 6 (PIA) -  - The Marian College Alumni Association Batch 1995, in cooperation with the Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Hospital (ZSPH) and Municipal Health Office recently conducted a bloodletting activity at Marian College recently. Some 55 prospective blood donors c... Read more

Dapitan City SP is 2015 outstanding Sanggunian in region 9

By Alfonso T. Ruda DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 6 (PIA) - Dapitan City’s Sangguniang has been adjudged the outstanding Sangguniang Panlungsod in Zamboanga Peninsula region for 2015. This was revealed by Dapitan Councilor Alemarlou Dagpin during last Sunday’s edition of “Kapihan sa Dipolog” radio pro... Read more

Christmas, New Year revelries in Zambo. Sur generally peaceful, says ZSPPO chief

By Gideon C. CorguePAGADIAN CITY, Jan.5 (PIA) – The Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office (ZSPPO) on Monday said Christmas and New Year revelries were generally peaceful even if it had recorded one stray bullet-related injury.In an interview with ZSPPO provincial director Police Senior Superi... Read more

Dipolog marks Rizal’s 119th death anniversary 

By May May A. AbellonDIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 5 (PIA) – The city government here has joined the entire nation in commemorating the 119th death anniversary and martyrdom of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, on Dec. 30, 2015 at Plaza Magsaysay, this city.The celebration started with a 21-g... Read more

ISAWAD begins water rationing due to impact of El Niño

by Rene V. Carbayas ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Jan 5 (PIA) – The Isabela City Water District (ISAWAD) started water supply rationing effective December 20, 2015 due to the impact of El Niño, its management announced. The management told PIA that it is adopting the water supply rationing system in o... Read more

Pagadian City commemorates Rizal's 119th  death anniversary

By Claro A. LanipaPAGADIAN CITY, Jan. 4 (PIA) – The city government led by Mayor Romeo P. Pulmones joined the entire nation in commemorating the 119th death anniversary of our national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal on December 30, with simple but fitting ceremonies at Rizal’s monument fronting the Cit... Read more

Isabela City inmates get goodies for New Year

by Rene V. Carbayas ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Jan 4 (PIA) – Inmates of Isabela City Jail in Basilan received goods and food packs from various donors as pre-New Year’s treat. Some sixty-five inmates received food packs on December 31 from the joint efforts of the staff from the local radio statio... Read more