Suspension on Lustre housing project lifted

The suspension in the construction of houses under the Z3R project in Lustre, Sta. Catalina has been lifted effective 1pm Wednesday, November 19, as the National Housing Authority (NHA) has committed to comply with the recommendations of the City Government.

Mayor Beng Climaco said the recommendations were results of the joint inspections done by the City Engineer’s Offic [ … ]


City holds ‘Chabacano’ Orthography Congress

The city government and the School of Arts and Sciences, Language Department of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) yesterday conducted the Chabacano Orthography Congress at Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar.

Leading the activity was Dr. Jose Genano Yap-Aizon, executive assistant to the mayor for Education, Culture, Arts and History, who welcomed the participants and exp [ … ]


MBLT1 undergoes stress debriefing with Climaco

Fresh from the Abu Sayyaf-infested town of Jolo, Sulu, operatives of the Marine Landing Team-1 (MBLT-1) headed by their commanding officer, Lt. Col. Renaldo Juan, have undergone a stress debriefing with no less than Mayor Beng Climaco, a counselling guru herself.

The MBLT-1 arrived in Zamboanga City two weeks ago in place of the MBLT-11 which was deployed in Basilan.

In [ … ]


Beng sees anew delay in Z3R housing project

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday admitted that the 2,086 internally displaced families occupying the grandstand since the September 2013 siege cannot be totally transferred to their temporary shelters on or before the Dec. 15 target date set by the national government.

Climaco said most that the city government can do is to move out only 380 families from the Zone C portion o [ … ]


City initiates “Year of Rice” advocacy campaign

In observance of the National Year of Rice, the City Agriculturist Office spearheads today, November 18, an advocacy campaign in a bid to drum up awareness on responsible rice consumption.

The advocacy campaign is based on Memorandum Circular 2014-125 issued by the Department of Interior and Local Government on September 23, 2014. Teh circular stemmed from Presidential Pr [ … ]


City gets green banner award for nutrition

The City of Zamboanga was one of the local government units in Zamboanga Peninsula conferred with the Green Banner Award for its exemplary nutrition program.

This was announced by City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos Monday as he presented to City Mayor Beng the plaque of recognition from the National Nutrition Council, Regional Nutrition Council and the Anti-Hunger Co [ … ]


Beng urges solons to leave Ζambo out of Bangsamoro

Mayor Beng Climaco on Friday urged members of the House of Representatives to exclude Ζamboanga City or any part of its territorial jurisdiction including the municipal waters and island villages from the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) or House Bill No. 4994, which seeks to establish a political entity under leadership of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MNLF).

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Celso: Ζambo backs BBL, but ‘NO’ to Bangsamoro inclusion

District 1 Rep. Celso Lobregat has clarified that Ζamboanga City or the local officials, himself included, and majority of its people are not opposed to House Bill 4994 or the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which was the subject of a congressional public hearing Friday at Centro Latino, this city.

“We are for peace and we want peace. We support the BBL provided it shou [ … ]


Extemporaneous speaking, quiz bowl culminate ‘Dia de Cesar’

The weeklong observance of the 30th Dia de Cesar culminated Friday afternoon with the chabacano extemporaneous speaking contest and a quiz bowl revolving on the life and works of legendary mayor Cesar Cortez Climaco.

Participated by tertiary and secondary students from various schools in the city, the extemporaneous speaking contest and the quiz bowl respectively, were am [ … ]


159 OSYs finish MYDev skills training program

After successfully completing their respective skills training under the Mindanao Youth for Development (MYDev) program, a total of one hundred and fifty-nine (159) of the city’s out-of-school youths received their Certificate of Competency during the Skills Training Mass Graduation held Friday morning.

US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg flew in to the city [ … ]


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