Monday, March 8, 2021

Sayyafs kill 2 brothers in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Members of the pro-ISIS group Abu Sayyaf on Monday killed 2 Muslim brothers and allegedly beheaded one of them who was a pro-government militia in the southern Philippine province of Basilan, reports said.



Sunday, March 7, 2021

Bangladeshi cargo vessel escapes pirate attack in Tawi-Tawi waters

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A Bangladeshi bulk carrier, the Akij Pearl, escaped pirates who tried to board the cargo vessel while sailing off Sibutu Island in the southern Philippine province of Tawi-Tawi near the Malaysian border, reports said.



Friday, March 5, 2021

Zambo region gets 10,200 doses on Chinese Covid vaccines

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Some 10,200 doses of Chinese vaccine Sinovac intended for medical frontliners arrived Friday in Zamboanga City, Mayor Beng Climaco said.



Thursday, March 4, 2021

Travel requirements, dili na kinahanglan

PAGADIAN CITY – Gibakwi na ang mga striktong lakang batok sa Covid-19 sa Zamboanga del Sur subay sa gipagawas nga Executive Order ni Governor Victor Yu nga mitakdo sa guidelines nga gihisgotan sa IATF Resolution No. 101. 



Sinovac vaccine works on UK, South African variants - Brazil institute

THE COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech is effective against the UK and South African variants, the vaccine’s Brazilian partner said on Wednesday, citing test results in Chinese trials.



Organic Kopi Luwak or Civet coffee isn’t really pricey

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Coffee lovers in the Philippines may now enjoy the best and the most expensive coffee in the world - Kopi Luwak - but not as pricey as every connoisseurs think. 



ADB urged to end fossil fuel finance

THE ASIAN Development Bank is being urged to end its financing and support for gas, coal and oil and to use its energy policy review to demonstrate meaningful climate leadership and end its support for fossil fuels.



Shortage of ATMs, poor cell phone reception in Sulu decried

SULU – Six years after leading banking institutions operating in Sulu pledged to install more automated teller machines (ATM) in the capital town of Jolo to better serve their depositors, the problems remain the same – the long queues at ATM terminals especially during paydays is a headache to many customers.



Duterte, napikon muli kay Robredo

DAVAO CITY – Muling napikon ang Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa mga komento ni Vice President Leni Robredo at sa kanyang virtual presser ay halos pagmumura ang maririnig sa bunganga nito.



Sinopharm for Duterte?

PRESIDENT RODRIGO Duterte might get inoculated with Covid-19 vaccine developed by China’s state-owned pharmaceutical firm Sinopharm once the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues the “compassionate” use license.



Pope approves 'Jubilee Year' for 500 years of Christianity in Cebu

POPE FRANCIS granted the request of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma to declare within the archdiocese a Special Jubilee Year in commemoration of the 500 years of the arrival of Christianity in the country. 



Cebu to launch ‘Holy Week’ tour packages to lure tourists

CEBU - Going around the province after reopening the tourism industry, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia saw that “life is already emerging in the Province” – the resorts were full in the weekend and small businesses were sprouting.



Gwen forms task force on traditional health care

CEBU - The Provincial Government has created a task group to fast track the development of traditional and alternative health care.



Mercury in whitening cream, lotion alarm group

DOES YOUR whitening cream or lotion make your skin really white? Well, think again because according to the toxics watchdog EcoWaste Coalition released a new report revealing alleged unethical and unlawful use of online shopping and social media sites to sell skin bleaching, lightening or whitening products containing mercury, a dangerous poison banned in cosmetic product formulations.



Sabah imposes longer curfew due to Sayyaf threats

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Despite continued military operations against the Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao, Malaysia said the threats of attacks and ransom kidnapping from the terrorist group remain a serious threat forcing it to impose longer curfew hours.



Ban on sardine fishing lifted

THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has lifted its ban on sardine fishing in Zamboanga Peninsula ending a three-month conservation measure to help protect and conserve sardine species in the southern region.



DA praises Climaco administration

THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture has commended Zamboanga's Climaco administration and praised the local government for its strong collaboration in the implementation of the Kadiwa on Wheels or Mobile Market program in various barangays despite the Covid-19 pandemic.