LTO set to issue standard vehicle plates

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:31 p.m.

THE distribution of standard plates to vehicle owners in Zamboanga City will start in August, said a top official of the Land Transportation Office.

LTO Regional Director Aminola Abaton said 5,000 to 10,000 standard vehicle plates will be distributed.

Environmental tour set

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:30 p.m.

A CONSORTIUM of environmentalists, peace advocates and church-based organizations are holding a six-day environment tour in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.

The activity, dubbed as Philippine Learning Tour, will be spearheaded by the People's Defense of Patrimony Against Destructive Large-Scale Mining, Environmental Plunder and Development Aggression (Protect)+ADs- Advocates for Peace (AdPeace)+ADs- and, church-based organizations.

PMA sets entrance exam

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:29 p.m.

THE Philippine Military Academy (PMA), the country's premier military school, is set to hold its annual entrance examination on Sunday, August 3, in the different parts of the country.

Army's 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Officer-in-Charge Captain Franco Suelto said there are three designated testing centers within the area of jurisdiction of the Army division.

Gunmen kill school principal

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 04:20 p.m.

AN EDUCATION official was killed in a drive-by shooting early Wednesday in Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur, a police official said Wednesday.

Pagadian City police commander Superintendent Glenn Dulawan identified the victim as Dindo Barce, who succumbed to a single bullet wound in the head.

Cop falls in drug entrapment

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 04:19 p.m.

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and police operatives arrested on Monday a policeman in a drug buy-bust operation in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Wednesday.

The Zamboanga del Sur Police Office identified the arrested policeman as Police Officer 2 (PO2) Murphy Mangubat.

Police: Sayyafs behind ambush hooked on drugs

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 04:17 p.m.

A TOP police official in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) is inclined to believe the Abu Sayyaf bandits behind Monday's ambush in Sulu are hooked on drugs.

Armm Police Director Noel Delos Reyes said no person who is in his right mind and sense will not shoot on a group of people that include women and children.

Aquino’s impeachment ‘a great loss’ to Filipinos

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 07:56 p.m.

AUTONOMOUS Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) Governor Mujiv Hataman said the Filipinos will suffer a great loss once President Benigno Simeon Aquino III will be impeached.

This was the reaction of Hataman on Tuesday regarding the impeachment complaints filed against President Aquino, saying that the country will lose a good leader.

Troops overrun NPA camp

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 07:55 p.m.

THE government troops have overrun a camp of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the hinterlands of Zamboanga del Sur, a military official said Tuesday.

Army’s 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Officer-in-Charge Captain Franco Suelto said the troops overran the camp following a 30-minute clash that broke out around 3 p.m. Monday in Sitio Kamanse in the village of New Tuburan, Tigbao town.

Financial aid given to ambush victims

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 07:55 p.m.

GOVERNOR Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) extended financial assistance to the victims of Monday’s gruesome ambush in the province of Sulu.

Twenty-three people, including women and children, were killed while nine others wounded when a group of Abu Sayyaf bandits ambushed two passenger jeepneys around 8:30 a.m. Monday in the villages of Lower Talipao, Talipao, Sulu.

Sayyafs free kidnapped plumber

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 08:35 p.m.

ABU SAYYAF bandits have freed a Zamboangueño plumber they kidnapped 53 days ago in the island province of Sulu.

Zamboanga City Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said Remigio Lingayan was released around 12:20 p.m. Sunday in the village of Bunut, Indanan, Sulu.

4 soldiers wounded in ambush

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 08:34 p.m.

FOUR soldiers were wounded while another one escaped unscathed when ambushed by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, a top police official said Monday.

Zamboanga del Sur police director Senior Superintendent Sofronio Ecaldre said that the incident took place around 8:45 a.m. Sunday at the Deorok Bridge located in the boundary of Maragang and Lacupayan villages in Tigbao town.

1 killed, 1 hurt in latest gun attack

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 09:38 p.m.

A MANHUNT is on while appropriate charges are set to be filed against a militiaman and an unidentified cohort responsible in the killing of one person in Isabela City, Basilan province.

Isabela City police commander Superintendent Albert Larubis identified one of the two suspects as Saer Abdurahman, a militiaman assigned at the detachment of Lukbuton village of the said city.

Cop dies in accidental gun fire

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 09:38 p.m.

A POLICEMAN was killed in an accidental firing in an east coast village of Zamboanga City, the local police said.

The report of the Police Station 5 stated that the incident took place around 11:15 p.m. Friday at Zone 5 in the village of Zambowood, east of the city.

Employment office helps mall hire workers

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 09:37 p.m.

THE Public Employment Service Office (PESO) is to hold a one-day job screening and interview for various positions for the soon to open KCC Mall de Zamboanga (KCC Mall of Zamboanga).

The ongoing construction of the KCC Mall de Zamboanga began on November 2012 and is set to open in the summer of 2015.

DSWD staff cautioned vs bandits

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 10:10 p.m.

A TOP official of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has told its personnel to take precautionary measures while doing field works in Zamboanga Peninsula.

DSWD Regional Director Zenaida Arevalo issued the advice following the abduction of four DSWD staff by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits last week in the province of Sulu. Read the related story here.

Gunmen kil1 1, injure another

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 10:09 p.m.

ONE person died while another was injured in a gun attack by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Zamboanga del Sur, the police said Saturday.

Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-9) Information officer-in-charge Inspector Dahlan Samuddin said that a third companion of the victims was lucky to escape unscathed.

IP students undergo news writing workshop

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 10:09 p.m.

STUDENTS belonging to the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) have undergone a two-day journalism workshop in Zamboanga City.

National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)-Zamboanga officer-in-charge Engineer George Jocutan said the workshop aimed to teach the participants on the basics in news writing and other topic related to journalism.

Police rescue abducted girl

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 05:02 p.m.

AN 18-YEAR-OLD, who was abducted in Misamis Occidental, was rescued by policemen in the village of Ayala, 16.50 kilometers west of Zamboanga City.

Zamboanga City police Officer-in-Charge Angelito Casimiro identified the abducted girl as Lyka Noblefranca, 18, a resident of Lower Langcangan village, Oroquieta City, the capital of Misamis Occidental.

8 injured in Bolong highway collision

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 05:01 p.m.

EIGHT people were injured when the vehicle they were riding fell into a ravine after colliding with a motorcycle in Bolong village, Zamboanga City, the police reported Friday.

Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) spokesman Ariel Huesca said the accident happened around 5 p.m. Thursday in Sitio Mala in the village of Bolong.

Bizman survives gun attack in Sinunuc village

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 05:01 p.m.

A BUSINESSMAN survived despite suffering multiple gunshot wounds in a gun attack staged by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Sinunuc village, Zamboanga City, the police reported Friday.

The police identified the victim as Abdul Jaman, 46, a resident of Purok 9, Sinunuc village.

City Government gives P1.2-M aid to fire victims

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 05:00 p.m.

THE City Government of Zamboanga has released the sum of P1.2 million as financial assistance to victims of the fire that recently hit a west coast village in Zamboanga City.

Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar handed over the financial aid to the 307 fire-victim families on Wednesday afternoon at City Hall.

Gunmen shoot village official

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 08:33 p.m.

A VILLAGE official was shot and wounded by motorcycle-riding gunmen in the island province of Basilan, the police reported Thursday.

The incident took place around 12:56 p.m. Thursday in the village of Matibay, Lamitan City, the Basilan Police Provincial Office reported.

Drug pusher falls in buy-bust operation

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 08:33 p.m.

THE police are set to file criminal charges against a suspected drug pusher they have arrested in a buy-bust operation in Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province, a police official said Thursday.

Isabela City police commander Superintendent Albert Larubis identified the arrested suspect as Eleazar Faustino, 44, a resident of the village of Tabiawan in that city.

Faith healer killed, 2 others wounded

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 08:32 p.m.

A FAITH healer was killed while two others were wounded on two separate gun attacks in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Thursday.

Inspector Dahlan Samuddin, information Officer-in-Charge of the Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-9), identified the slain faith healer as Damaso Andales, 55.

OCD gets additional rubber boat

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 08:32 p.m.

THE Office of Civil Defense (OCD) has provided a boost to the rescue capability of its office here in Zamboanga Peninsula, an OCD official said.

OCD Zamboanga Peninsula Officer-in-Charge Jose Eric Castillo said they have received on Monday an additional rubber boat to be used in rescue operations in times of natural calamities.

2 killed in Zamboanga gun attacks

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:25 p.m.

TWO people were killed on separate gun attacks in Zamboanga Peninsula region, the police said Wednesday.

The police identified the fatalities as Norberto Bayabos, 43, and Jhonrey Altamia, 32.

ICRC donates vehicle to PRC-Zamboanga City

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:25 p.m.

THE International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has provided a boost in terms of mobility to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in Zamboanga City.

PRC-Zamboanga City Chapter Administrator Victor Liozo Jr. said the ICRC has donated to them a van worth P1 million on Monday.

Spurned suitor stabs neighbor

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 08:14 p.m.

THE police have filed criminal charges against a spurned suitor who tried to kill his neighbor in a west coast village of Zamboanga City, the police reported Tuesday.

Armando Santiago, who was arrested by village officials and watchmen, was charged before the City Prosecutor’s Office for frustrated murder, Zamboanga City police spokesman Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca said.

Shop owner dies, 3 unscathed in gun attack

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 08:13 p.m.

AN ELECTRIC shop owner was killed while three others were unscathed in a gun attack in Cawit village, Zamboanga City, the police reported Tuesday.

Zamboanga Peninsula Police Regional Office information officer-in-charge Dahlan Samuddin said the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Comelec: Only few PWDs register in Zambo City

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 08:12 p.m.

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) registered a low turnout during the National Registration Day for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Zamboanga City.

Comelec officials said that only 10 PWDs have registered in the city’s two election districts last Sunday (July 20), which was declared as the National Registration Day for PWDs.

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