Government set to clear Grandstand Dec 15

The city government continues to work to relocate the internally displaced families staying at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex to better and safer areas.

This was announced yesterday, September 15, by Assistant City Administrator and head of the temporary shelter cluster during the regular press briefing at City Hall.


According to Apolinario, fifty-three [ … ]


Beng reports various feats as city continues to recover

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday reported various achievements by different sectors as Zamboanga City continues to rise from siege, one year after the 2013 siege.

Foremost, Zamboanga City’s participation in the just concluded Philippine Travel Mart was very successful as it placed second in the booth competition in terms of design, presentation of products and sales.


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Protection for Zambo aid workers assured

City Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday, September 15, assured the safety and well-being of all humanitarian aid workers contributing to the humanitarian response in the City.

“We in the City of Zamboanga would like to assure the protection of all aid workers who are here now,” said Climaco.

The Mayor issued this statement in light of the recent news of the beheading of aid wo [ … ]


City preps up for Hermosa fest

Preparations for the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival, the biggest annual event in honor of Nuestra Senora La Virgen del Pilar in October 12, are now underway.

The office of the City Mayor through the City Tourism Division has finalized the calendar of events for the 2014 Hermosa festival with the theme “Levanta con Fuerza y Fe; Marcha con Alegria, Devocion y Unidad.”

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Zambo’s booth bags 2nd place in PTM

Zamboanga City once again captivated visitors and guests, most of whom are travel enthusiasts, at this year’s Philippine Travel Mart which ran from September 5-7 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia.

The city’s nature-inspired exhibit featuring the picturesque Merloquet Falls and a fabricated waterfall pond, bagged second place in the Best Booth for City and Municip [ … ]


Mayor sets record straight on Bilal Philips issue

On the Abu Ameena Bilal Philips issue, what is on record is that the venue where the activity that Mr. Philips was supposed to preside was not available on September 6 due to an ongoing Art Healing Workshop for 300 school children affected by the 2013 siege.

Because of the non-availability of the venue, the organizers informed the City Government that Mr. Philips was no l [ … ]


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article thumbnailBeng appeals anew re unverified text messages

Authorities yesterday sought to allay fears among residents amid the circulation of unverified text messages that cause panic and confusion. Police a [ ... ]

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State of the City Report 2014

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State of the City Report 2014 - Briefer

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