A BOMB explosion damaged a school classroom in Salug town, Zamboanga del Norte on Thursday, the police reported.
Zamboanga Peninsula Police spokesman Ariel Huesca said the explosion happened around 1:20 a.m. Thursday at the Salug National High School in Poblacion village, Salug.
THE police have arrested nine people for violation of Republic Act 9147, otherwise known as the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Friday.
Arrested were Ernesto Abil, 31; Eleno Hilegan, 32; Raul Dela Torre, 32; Cerilo Jasma, 27; Jonathan Cabodillo, 33; Felix Apatan, 48; Epicasio Fabillaran, 50; Felipe Baylon, 52; and, Mario Sandal, 38, the police said.
THE City Government of Zamboanga has purchased four new fire trucks amounting to P23.6 million as a fulfillment of its commitment to help the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) enhance its emergency response capability.
One of the four fire trucks were delivered and is set to be turned over on Monday, May 20, to Zamboanga City Fire District (ZCFD), Mayor Celso Lobregat said.
ONE person died while another was wounded in a collision involving two motorcycles along the national highway in Dipolog City, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte.
One of the motorcycle drivers identified as Reynaldo Cañete, 31, was placed behind bars after he was found intoxicated with liquor, the police said.
TWO people, a fisherman and a fish merchant, were stabbed and wounded in two separate incidents in Zamboanga Peninsula, the police reported Thursday.
The victims were identified as Dominador Delima, 40, a fisherman, and Ajul Ali Himpun, 41.
THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has launched an alternative learning system (ALS) for out-of-school youth (OSY) and out-of-school adults (OSA) in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.
NGCP spokesperson lawyer Cynthia Alabanza said Thursday that the implementation the ALS program is in line with NGCP's continuous drive to provide education for the underprivileged residents of the province.
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has scheduled "balik eskwela diskwento" fairs in selected cities and growth centers to benefit students and parents whose children are returning to school this opening of classes.
DTI Regional Director Nazrullah Manzur said the diskwento fairs will be conducted in partnership with suppliers and distributors of school supplies.
THE City Board of Canvassers (CBOC) partially proclaimed late Tuesday the winners in the May 13 midterm elections in Zamboanga City.
Majority of those proclaimed belongs to the administration's Liberal Party-Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Adelante Zamboanga Party (LP-LDP-AZaP) coalition, while the rest were from the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), locally-organized political party Fuerza Zamboanga (FZ) and independent candidate.
THE prompt recovery of an improvised explosive device (IED) has foiled a bombing attempt of a resort in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca said the IED was discovered near the gate of Inland Resort around 9:30 a.m., Tuesday in Poblacion village, Buug municipality.
THREE security guards were arrested for violation of the election gun ban in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.
A report from Zamboanga del Sur police command identified the arrested security guards as Julius Dano, 22; Darell Ortiz, 33; and Sammy Endonto, 21.
THE police are set to file charges against three people, including a village official, who were separately arrested Monday for vote buying in the province of Zamboanga del Norte.
Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman Ariel Huesca said those who will be charged for vote buying, which is a violation of the Omnibus Election Code, are village chief Bryan Manayog, 32, Alfredo Ordinaria, 59, and Lloyd Tabera, 31.
FIVE people, including three soldiers and a village official, were arrested for violation of the gun ban during Monday's election in the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay.
The police identified the arrested gun ban violators as Allan Andilab, 50, Sergeant (Sgt.) Celso Zarate, Sgt. Rene Tecson, Sgt. Rey Daigdig, and Jojack Pogaja.
A POLL watcher died while four others were wounded in an ambush in a remote area in the province of Sulu minutes before the mid-term elections started Monday, said police officials.
Second Marine Brigade commander Colonel Jose Joriel Cenabre said the incident took place around 6:45 a.m. Monday in the boundaries of Kamih Pungod and Tiptipun village in the Municipality of Panglima Estino.
AN EXPLOSION by improvised explosive devised (IED) has rocked the province of Zamboanga Sibugay hours before the polling precincts opened in time for Monday’s mid-term elections, a police official said.
Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca said the incident took place around 3:48 a.m. Monday in the village of Danlugan, Buug municipality.
ZAMBOANGA City Police Office officer-in-charge Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo said Monday’s mid-term election is generally peaceful in this city.
De Ocampo said there were no untoward incidents reported except for technical problems on some of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines.
THREE people, including a teenager, were killed while three others were wounded and a village official cheated death in separate gun attacks by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Zamboanga Peninsula.
Killed were Sito Tanog, 28; his brother, Jovencio, 31; and Bemar Marikit, 13. Wounded were Luzminda Lamdag, 57; Joselito Marikit, 45; and Bearge Marikit, 10, said Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca.
A MUNICIPAL Government employee is in hot water after he was charged with violation of the Omnibus Election Code in Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Sunday.
Arrested and charged before the provincial prosecutor's office was Kaiser Wahid, an employee of the Municipal Government of Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte.
EVERYTHING is set for the holding of the election on Monday at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-administered Zamboanga City Reformatory Center (ZCRC).
The balloting will be held simultaneously with regular polling precincts outside the detention facility during Monday's mid-term elections, said ZCRC Warden Chief Inspector Julius Arro.
MOTORCYCLE-RIDING gunmen recently strafed the house of a Liberal Party (LP) mayoralty bet Leticia Awing in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, according to police.
Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman Ariel Huesca said the attack occurred around 8:30 p.m. Friday in the village of Kulisap, Payao town.
THE police have caught two men engaged in vote-buying in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, a police official reported Saturday.
Zamboanga del Norte police director James Mejia identified the two men as Jeruhan Mandao, 29, and Teresito Tumaroy, 49.
A VILLAGE watchman was wounded in an attack by riding-in-tandem gunmen at the house of a village official in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, the police reported Saturday.
The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday at the residence of Maganay village chief Rogelio Lapuhapu located along the highway of Buug town.
A PROJECT for the elderly and children worth P6 million initiated by House Deputy Speaker for Mindanao Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar was unveiled Friday evening Zamboanga City.
The project, known as the Parque de los ancianos y niños (Park for the elderly and children), is located in a vacant lot near the Bahay Bulilit daycare center donated by the food chain McDonald’s in the village of Sta. Maria, north of this city.
THE police raided on Thursday the house of Gutalac town Mayor Mariano Candelaria Jr. in Zamboanga del Norte and confiscated firearms, ammunition and fake bills.
Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman Ariel Huesca said the raid was carried out around 11 a.m. Thursday on the strength of a search warrant issued by Municipal Circuit Trial Court-Labason Judge Cherry Joy Concha-Ageas.
GUNMEN clad in masks and fatigue informs briefly held hostage three children and robbed a village official’s house in Dapitan City, a police official said.
The incident also resulted in the injury of two village officials who were forced to face the gunmen in exchange for the safety of the children.
NO ONE was either killed or wounded when gunmen attacked the house of a village official in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported.
The incident took place at the house of Danao village chief Ferdinand Bokingkito, 47, in the municipality of Salug around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
A 22-YEAR-OLD suspected of having an illicit affair with his own aunt was shot and wounded in a west coast village in Zamboanga City.
Shot and wounded was Totoh Abdullah, a resident of Baluno village, 28 kilometers west of the city. He was allegedly shot by his uncle, Kidal Barahama, who went into hiding after the incident, police said.
THE local police are eyeing a former policeman as the suspect in the shooting incident that injured a public school teacher in Zamboanga City.
Tagged as the triggerman is Aldrin Usman, who was formerly assigned in Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay and was dropped from the official roster of the police, said Zamboanga City police officer-in-charge Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo.
THE police are conducting an in-depth probe to identify the gunmen who attacked the residence of a village official in Pagadian City.
Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman Ariel Huesca, quoting a belated report, said the incident took place around 11:20 p.m. Monday in Barangay Linienza, Pagadian City.
FOUR people were arrested for allegedly facilitating vote-buying in a raid on a beach house owned by a high-ranking elected government official in Zamboanga del Norte, a police official said Thursday.
Arrested were Maila Laput, 34; Carmelita Perez, 48; Cleofe Ogoc, 37; and, Maria Pedrita Bayron, 23, said Superintendent Joven Parcon, Dipolog City police chief.
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) have conducted a one-day stakeholders' conference aimed to validate the Zamboanga Peninsula 2013 coco-coir industry action plan.
DTI Zamboanga Peninsula Director Nazrullah Manzur said the validation was necessary to ensure that the strategies, programs, projects, and activities outlined for 2013 are being carried out according to the plan.