Friday, January 22, 2021

Security forces kill 4 ISIS supporters in South Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Police commandos killed four Filipino pro-ISIS militants in a clash in the restive southern region of Mindanao.

Duterte offers Pfizer to Senators

 ‘President defends Chinese Covid vaccines, gets 25 million doses’ 

DAVAO CITY – Following the reported deaths of at two dozen elderly people who had received the Pfizer Covid vaccine in Norway, President Duterte now asked Filipino senators, who are questioning his choice of the Chinese vaccine Sinovac, if they want to be inoculated with Pfizer.

Zambo business application, renewals extended until February 28

THE CITY government has extended the renewal period for business permits until February 28 due to the large volume of applications.

Zambo fire victims get housing units

MAYOR BENG Climaco led government officials in breaking ground for a housing project intended for the 2018 fire victims in Labuan.

Zambo’s security surveillance center helps solve crimes

ZAMBOANGA CITY’s Security and Surveillance Coordinating Office (SSCO) has demonstrated anew it capabilities in the police investigation and resolution of various crimes here.

Zambo’s poor, elderly among Covid vaccine priorities

WITH AN initial funding of P200 million for the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines, the local government said it will prioritize healthcare workers, essential and other frontline service providers, and vulnerable populations such as the elderly and poor.

No Covid cases in 51 Zambo barangays

OVER HALF of Zamboanga City’s 98 barangays are now free from Covid-19 as the local government continue to battle the spread of the deadly respiratory disease.

City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite said at least 51 barangays have no reported Covid-19 cases since early this year. She attributed this to the strict implementation of the health protocols and community quarantine guidelines by the local task force on Covid-19 headed by Mayor Beng Climaco.

She identified the barangays with no reported cases of Covid-19 as Baluno, Bolong, Bunguiao, Busay (Sacol Island), Cabaluay, Cacao, Calabasa, Campo Islam, Capisan, Cawit, Curuan, Dita, Dulian (Upper Bunguiao), Dulian (Upper Pasonanca), Guisao, Labuan, Lamisahan, Landang Gua, Landang Laum, Lanzones, Lapakan, Latuan (Curuan).

And Licomo, Limaong, Limpapa, Lubigan, Lumayang, Lumbangan, Manalipa, Mangusu, Muti, Pangapuyan, Panubigan, Pasilmanta (Sacol Island), Patalon, Quiniput, Salaan, Santo Niño, Sibulao, Sinubong, Tagasilay, Taguiti, Talabaan, Taluksangay, Tictapul, Tigbalabag, Tigtabon, Tolosa, Tumalutab, Tumitus, including Vitali.

But Miravite said at least 10 barangays with the most number of active Covid-19 cases are Tetuan, Baliwasan, Lunzuran, Tumaga, Calarian, Pasonanca, Sinunuc, Canelar, Talon-Talon and San Roque. The rest have small number of Covid-19 cases.

“The City Health Office will further strengthen its efforts against Covid-19, particularly the profiling and containment of possible cases due to the resumption of inter-provincial bus trips,” she said. 

Zamboanga now has over 140 active Covid-19 cases. (Zamboanga Post)

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WestMinCom creates new consultative board

THE PHILIPPINE military has formed the so-called Western Mindanao Command Transformation Roadmap Multisectoral Governance Consultative Board (WMCTR-MSGCB) with Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco as its chairperson.

Sunday Reflection by Mayor Beng Climaco

VIVA PIT Señor Santo Niño! Today, we celebrate the 500th Birth of Christianity in the Philippines! Fr. Ben Sim, S.J., wrote about the history of Ferdinand Magellan’s baptismal gift of the Baby Jesus to Queen Juana in April 1521!

National ID registration begins in Zambo

THE PHILIPPINE Statistics Authority has begun the registration of local residents for the national identification system.

Tawi-Tawi ‘Nickel Island’ devastated, satellite photo shows

A LATEST satellite photo of the southern Philippine island of Tumbagaan in Tawi-Tawi’s Languyan town shows the devastation of nickel mining activities there.

Senior citizens, lifeliners blame opposition councilors

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Beneficiaries of the local government’s Vida programs continue to blame opposition councilors for thrashing the pro-assistance intended for senior citizens and the disadvantage sector of the community.

3 LRT-2 stations reopen

THE SANTOLAN, Anonas, and Katipunan stations of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) are finally back in operation Friday after over a year of repair works.

AFP trainers complete mental health care course

THE ARMED FORCES of the Philippines - Office of the Surgeon General (AFP-OTSG) concluded its nine-day training for its mental health trainers at the V. Luna Medical Center in Quezon City on Thursday.

Foreigners with valid visas allowed to enter PH: Palace

DESPITE THE travel restrictions due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, foreigners with valid visas can enter the Philippines but are subject to strict health and quarantine protocols, Malacañang said on Friday.

UK variant index case from QC now negative for coronavirus

THE PATIENT  who was reported as the first case of the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant, otherwise known as the United Kingdom (UK) variant, has already tested negative for the virus, the Quezon City government announced on Friday.  

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Strong quake rattles Mindanao

KIDAPAWAN CITY – A strong earthquake late Thursday hit the southern Philippines, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to buildings or structures.