Saturday, February 22, 2020

Zambo intensifies anti-spitting campaign

MAYOR BENG Climaco has appealed to residents to maintain cleanliness and sanitation and avoid spitting in public spaces because it is uncouth and can spread infectious diseases. 

Zambo still free from African swine fever

LOCAL MAYOR Beng Climaco signed Executive Order 543–2020 to strictly implement the Department of Agriculture guidelines of zoning and protocols with regards to the movement, sale, and trade of hogs, pork and pork products to contain the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in the country. 

Illegal stalls impede rehab projects

THE LOCAL government has ordered owners of stalls fronting the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) to immediately vacate for illegally operating without business permits and for impeding rehabilitation project there. 

Clear roads of obstructions, DILG orders mayors

‘Barangay chairmen who fail campaign to face charges’

THE DEPARTMENT of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ordered a second wave of road-clearing operations following last year’s successful campaign. 

Zambo transport route plan approved

THE CITY government is set to enact an ordinance adapting the Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) after complying with the Omnibus Guidelines on the Planning and Identification of the Public Road Transportation Services and Franchise Issuance under the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Order 2017-011.

No Wuhan coronavirus in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY remains free from the deadly Wuhan coronavirus, but two persons were being sought so they can undergo quarantine as part of a measure to prevent the entry of the disease which broke out in China in December. 

‘Miles de gracias’

MAYOR BENG Climaco praised health workers and volunteers, including barangay leaders for their effort in the anti-polio campaign of the local government of Zamboanga. 

Philippines lifts Taiwan travel ban

THE PHILIPPINES LIFTED the travel ban on Taiwan barely a week after the Manila imposed the restriction to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus - also called nCov and CoVid 19 - which originated in China. 

DOH searches active polio cases

CEBU CITY – With the discovery of poliovirus in water samples from the Butuanon River, which flows from here to Mandaue City, the Department of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas said it will start locating active cases of polio in the region. 

PEZA pushes for expansion of Mactan Economic Zone

THE PHILIPPINE Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) wants to expand the Mactan Economic Zone (MEZ) in Cebu province as many existing locators expressed their plans to grow their businesses. 

PTF-ELCAC gipahigayon sa Zambo Norte

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE — Sa unang higayon, gipahigayon na usab ang Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) didto sa munisipyo sa Leon Postigo niadtong semana. 

Duterte Does the Right Thing for a Change

 ‘He might be the devil incarnate, but Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte is beginning the process of ending over 120 years of colonial subjugation’ – Walden Belo

PRESIDENT RODRIGO Duterte’s termination of a key military pact with the United States - the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) - which governed the deployment of U.S. troops in the country has evoked varied responses. 

Immigration personnel in bribery scandal relieved!

PRESIDENT DUTERTE relieved all officials and employees of the Bureau of Immigration involved in a bribery scheme that allowed the entry and exit of Chinese nationals working for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators or POGO. 

Sulu islanders want out of 4Ps program

SULU – Residents and town officials of the island of Pata have assailed the Ministry of Social Services and Development for its alleged failure to properly release the money to the beneficiaries of the government’s conditional cash transfer program called 4Ps or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

DA-10 intensifies measures against ASF

DEPARTMENT OF Agriculture – Regional Field Office (DA-RFO 10) called for an emergency meeting on February 17, 2020, to strengthen measures in preventing the entry of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in the region.
To this, discussion focused on ASF contingency plan, zoning plan following the 1-7-10 protocol and marketing concerns. 

Sison 'hallucinating' anew over coup remarks

COMMUNIST PARATY  of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison is hallucinating in claiming that some military officers are plotting a coup d’etat against President Rodrigo Duterte, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Wednesday.
"Sison is hallucinating again. He mistook the AFP for his ragtag terrorist army -- the NPA (New People's Army) -- where his orders are violated and his stand unsupported," AFP spokesperson, Marine Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo, said in a message to reporters.  

PCOO brings ‘Gramo’ to international stage

THE PRESIDENTIAL Communications Operations Office (PCOO) engaged the international community to amplify the achievements of the Duterte administration, particularly in the protection and promotion of human rights through its anti-illegal drugs campaign.
The Philippine delegation, led by PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar, met with the Filipino community, Philippine Embassy staff, and the local media in Paris, France on Tuesday to present the gains made by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte in its campaign against illegal drugs and to combat the inaccurate narratives by critics and oppositionists.  

PCOO brings ‘Gramo’ to international stage

THE PRESIDENTIAL Communications Operations Office (PCOO) engaged the international community to amplify the achievements of the Duterte administration, particularly in the protection and promotion of human rights through its anti-illegal drugs campaign.
The Philippine delegation, led by PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar, met with the Filipino community, Philippine Embassy staff, and the local media in Paris, France on Tuesday to present the gains made by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte in its campaign against illegal drugs and to combat the inaccurate narratives by critics and oppositionists.  

No mark on foreheads, just sprinkle of dry ash on Ash Wednesday

THE DIOCESE of Caloocan will do away with the traditional marking of the cross on the forehead in Masses for Ash Wednesday as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
“In place of imposing wet ashes on the foreheads of the faithful, we can sprinkle a pinch of dry ashes on the crown or the top of their heads,” Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.  

Chinese man who spat on Manila cop now in BI custody

THE CHINESE NATIONAL  who spat on a police officer after he was apprehended for a traffic violation is now under the custody of the Bureau of Immigration (BI).
Immigration spokesperson Dana Sandoval said charges have been recommended against 50-year-old Zhou Zhiyi, who was arrested by BI agents at the Manila Police District (MPD) headquarters along UN Avenue in Manila after posting bail on Monday.