Saturday, June 19, 2021

Education, town officials praise Sulu vice governor for school building project

SULU – Education and municipal government officials thanked Vice Governor Toto Tan for his advocacy and strong support to literacy and education after the influential leader turned over Saturday a brand new school building in Patikul town.



Friday, June 18, 2021

ICC prosecutor seeks probe on Duterte’s bloody drug war

BEFORE HER term ends, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has sought authorisation from The Hague tribunal to open a full investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing war on drugs that killed thousands of people, including innocent children.



Police, AFP defend LGU’s support

ZAMBOANGA CITY Police Chief, Col. Rexmel Reyes has defended the proposed purchase by the local government of necessary police equipment intended for peace and security after political foes of Mayor Beng Climaco questioned the inclusion of this in the supplemental budget approved by the City Council.



Anti-Climaco trolls, propagandists begin hate campaigns

ANTI-CLIMACO propagandists and trolls have begun their hate campaigns, spreading fake news and disinformation as the local government rolls out its “welfare goods” for families affected by granular lockdowns in areas where there is a high number ofCovid-19 cases. 



Sunday Reflection by Mayor Beng Climaco

Ezra 17:22-24 and Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16

2 Corinthians 5:6-10 and Mark 4:26-34



Private institutions, companies offer facilities as vaccination sites

MAYOR BENG Climaco praised several private institutions and companies that offered their facilities to serve as vaccination centers in support of the local government’s mass vaccination rollout.



Zambo mayor briefs RIATF, DSWD on Covid-19 measures

 ‘Zambo’s Covid-19 initiatives as very commendable and impressive’



Covid info campaign continues

THE LOCAL government’s Covid-19 vaccine information campaign continues in an effort to fight misinformation and at the same time promote awareness and public acceptance as more medicines arrive in an effort to achieve herd immunity in Zamboanga City.



Zambo City Health Doc Wins Prestigious Intl. Photo Contest

DOCTOR MARIA Ivy Rozeth Saavedra-Iturralde, head of the Zamboanga City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, has won 1st place in the recent photo contest for the 10th Southeast Asia and Western Pacific Bi-regional TEPHINET Scientific Conference.



MECQ in Region 9 extended!

PAGADIAN CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte extended until the end of June the stricter Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) status in the whole of Zamboanga Peninsula in Western Mindanao or Region 9.



U.S., PH complete program to detect, stops agri pathogens

THE U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) completed the final phase of a five-year biological threat capacity building partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA).



SDG 12 webinar series launched

VARIOUS CIVIL society organizations (CSOs) launched a three-part webinar series tackling Sustainable Development Growth or SDG 12 of the United Nations’ (UN) Agenda 2030.



Seafarers inoculated with ‘required’ Pfizer jabs

MORE THAN  1,200 seafarers received their first dose of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine in a symbolic vaccination at Palacio de Maynila in Malate on Thursday.  



Duterte backs out again from his threat to junk VFA

PRESIDENT DUTERTE has backed out for the second time to junk the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with Washington.



Solons laud Duterte's new face shield policy

SOME LAWMAKERS  at the House of Representatives on Thursday lauded President Rodrigo Duterte’s new policy to ease the government’s face shield requirement by allowing its use only in hospitals. 



NGCP spends P448 million on ads, entertainment

PAGADIAN CITY – Senator Risa Hontiveros questioned the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)’s multi-million peso expenses on advertisements and entertainment, saying these should not be shouldered by consumers as they are not critical to power transmission operations.



Cebu told to follow IATF arrival protocols

CEBU - President Rodrigo Duterte said Cebu province must abide by the arrival protocols set by the national government’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID), the Palace spokesman said.