Sunday, October 17, 2021

Undercover cops kill Malaysian drug suspect, Filipino cohort

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Undercover cops, backed by soldiers, shot dead a Malaysian drug dealer and his Filipino cohort in a sting operation over the weekend on a coastal village in the southern Philippine province of Tawi-Tawi, officials said Sunday.

Sulu rallies behind Duterte

DAVAO CITY – Political leaders in the southern province of Sulu have assured their "strong and unwavering" support to President Rodrigo Duterte ahead of the national polls next year.

After 125 years, ‘Cedula’ is still here

WHILE MOST of the present generation of Filipinos may be aware that the “Cedula” or Residence Certificate was among the causes of the 1896 revolution against Spanish rule in the Philippines, some people could be wondering why such a certificate remains in use in the country today.

Philippine Space Agency working on 2 SATs

THE PHILIPPINES is developing two satellites which are expected to launch in 2023 as part of an ambitious space program following the successes of the country’s microsatellites DIWATA-1 and DIWATA-2, and the Maya-3 and Maya-4.

Turukan ng bakuna habang tulog!

MATAPOS MULING sumablay sa kanyang banta na ipakukulong ang mga ayaw magpa-bakuna kontra Covid-19, ipinag-utos naman ngayon ni Pangulong Duterte sa mga opisyales ng barangay na turukan ang mga ito habang natutulog.

‘Eyes in the Sky’

WASHINGTON HAS delivered to the Philippines four ScanEagle unmanned aerial system worth $4 million with officials saying these platforms will provide additional capabilities in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and in support of counter-terrorism, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts.

Anti-drugs campaign intensified

TAWI-TAWI –Authorities have intensified its campaign against illegal drugs in Tawi-Tawi after the killing of a suspected drug dealer and the arrest of two others in separate police and military operations in the southern Philippine province.

Rogue cops warned

COTABATO CITY – National Police Chief General Guillermo Eleazar has warned rogue policemen, especially those involved in criminal activities, following the recent arrest of a cop and four others, including two soldiers in Maguindanao province.

Cebu biz group, animators tie up to develop animation industry

CEBU CITY – The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) and the Animation Council of the Philippines Inc. (ACPI) signed a memorandum of understanding recently to cooperate in the development of the animation industry in the province.

Philippines seen as a major creative hub in Asia

CEBU CITY – The Philippines should grab the opportunity to penetrate the global creative entertainment market, according to Magoo del Mundo, president of the SIKAP-Creative Content Creators Association of the Philippines, saying, the country has the capacity to become a creative producing hub in Asia.

Residents urged to visit cemeteries early

CEBU CITY – Acting Mayor Michael Rama has urged residents here to plan their visit to the cemeteries ahead of the two-day observance of the All Saints’ Day and the All Souls’ Day on November 1 and 2, respectively.

Zambo quarantine facilities now take severe Covid patients

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Mayor Beng Climaco, head of the local Covid-19 task force, has utilized the Pasonanca quarantine facilities, to also cater to Covid patients with severe to moderate symptoms and those who are recuperating from the deadly respiratory disease which has infected nearly 3,000 the past weeks.

U.S. sends 1.8 million doses of Covid vaccines

THE UNITED States, in partnership with the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access or COVAX facility, delivered an additional 1,842,750 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to the Philippines as part of its worldwide effort to help end the pandemic.

Pangapuyan Island energized

THE NATIONAL Power Corporation or NPC has inaugurated its diesel power plant on the island-barangay of Pangapuyan in Zamboanga City.

Black propaganda targets ‘mega’ isolation facility

WHILE RESIDENTS and medical frontliners welcomed the construction of more Covid isolation facilities in Zamboanga, black propagandists and political foes of Mayor Beng Climaco continue their criticisms against the projects and spread fake news and false information in social media.

‘Team Climaco’ pushes for continuity

‘Security, Health, Education for a progressive Zambo’

OPINION: Sunday Reflection by Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco

I PRAYED, and prudence was given me; I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.