A BOMB explosion rocked the village of San Pedro in Pagadian City around 3 p.m. Thursday, the police reported.
No one was killed or injured in the explosion.
A SOLDIER was killed while three others, including a junior officer, were wounded in a clash between the government forces and New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in the boundaries of Zamboanga del Sur and Misamis Occidental provinces.
Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman Ariel Huesca said the clash happened around 11 a.m. Wednesday in the boundary of Tambulig town, Zamboanga del Sur and Bonifacio town, Misamis Occidental.
MOTORCYCLE-RIDING gunmen shot and killed a lending firm collector and injured another in an attack in a west coast village of Zamboanga City, a police official said Thursday.
Senior Inspector Edilberto Alvarez, Police Station 9 commander, identified the fatality as Bemilio Islanan, who died before reaching a hospital.
AN ELEMENTARY school in a remote village in the province of Zamboanga del Norte was provided with electricity and computers with complete accessories from the Maple Tree Foundation (MTF).
Imam Nasaron Haron (INH) Elementary School, which is located in Sitio Busicong, Sta. Maria villages, Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte, is the beneficiary of MTF and TVI Resource Development Philippines Inc. (TVIRD), according to MTF vice chairman Diane James on Thursday.
SUSPECTED Abu Sayyaf bandits seized four people, including a government social worker, in separate occasions in the island provinces of Basilan and Sulu, officials said.
Two of the four hostages were released a day after they were seized in the province of Sulu.
THE police are eyeing love triangle as the possible motive that led to the killing of a peanut vendor at the public market in Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province on Wednesday.
Isabela City police commander Superintendent Albert Larubis said investigation continues to unmask the culprits behind the incident.
A GRILL shop and glass center has received from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) close to P500,000-worth support to upgrade its facility through the Small Enterprise Technology and Upgrading Program (Setup).
Setup is a nationwide strategy to encourage and assist micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in implementing technological innovations and improvements in their operations to boost their productivity and competitiveness.
A BUSINESSWOMAN was killed while her husband was wounded in a robbery in a remote village in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, a police official said Tuesday.
Senior Inspector June Akiate Lawingan, Aurora municipal police chief, said the incident took place at Purok Maabiabihon, Insagan village around 7:30 p.m. Monday.
EIGHT people, including a teenager, were wounded when the vehicle they were riding bumped on a parked vehicle in a west coast village in Zamboanga City, the local police reported Tuesday.
Wounded were Sharifa Imao, 21; Hermalyn Hassan, 17; Muhaimin Almin, 25; Vincent Mercado, 22; Sulma Saman, 16; Kalma Hamsi, 24; Mercy Balang, 38; and, Alih Isnani, 48.
THE Army’s 101st Infantry Brigade headed by Colonel Apolinario Alobba has assigned personnel to join in the week-long “Brigada Eskwela” of the Department of Education (DepEd) in selected public schools within the military’s Area of Responsibility (AOR).
The brigade’s AOR include the entire province of Zamboanga del Norte, which comprises of two cities and 25 municipalities; Misamis Occidental, which comprises three cities and 14 towns; and the municipalities of Molave, Tambulig, Josefina, Mahayag and Dumingag in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.
THE Zamboanga City Hall returns to its rehabilitated and improved quarters more than a year after vacating the three-storey building to pave way for repairs.
The rehabilitation and improvement of the City Hall building which cost P21.4 million was undertaken by a private contractor, the Genetian Builders, for a period of over a year.
AN ALLEGED drug pusher was killed while another was arrested in an anti-drug operation in an east coast village, a police official reported Monday.
The police identified the fatality as Denusser Iskandal, an alleged drug pusher and the arrested was Ajaral Isa.
A LONE gunman killed a village official, who was known to be a staunch supporter of a defeated mayoralty aspirant in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, police officials said Monday.
Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, spokesman for Zamboanga Peninsula police, said the killing happened around 12 noon Sunday in the village of west Migpulao, Dinas municipality.
THE hide-and-seek play of two brothers aged 12 and eight ended in the tragic death of the younger child in a remote village of Zamboanga Sibugay province, the police reported Monday.
The Zamboanga Sibugay Police office reported that the incident happened around 7:20 p.m. Saturday in Sibuguey, Siay municipality.
A TRICYCLE driver was killed while his one-year-old son survived although wounded in a gun attack in a remote village of Zamboanga del Norte, a police official said Sunday.
Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman, said the incident took place around 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the village of Kayok, Liloy town.
THE Zamboanga City Government will inaugurate today, Monday, the rehabilitated and improved City Council building after it was closed to the public for more than a year for repairs.
Mayor Celso Lobregat will spearhead the inauguration after the blessing ceremony to be led by Fr. Maximo Rodriguez at 10 a.m.
THE City Government spearheaded by Mayor Celso Lobregat paid homage to the heroism and valor of General Vicente Alvarez and his men under the revolutionary forces during the 5th Dia de General Alvarez celebration Saturday.
A number of organizations and offices offered flowers and wreaths at the Plaza Vicente Alvarez, while a simple program served to recount the significant contribution of General Alvarez and his men to this city and history also followed after a commemorative mass was held at the Fort Pilar shrine.
THE police are eyeing family dispute as most likely the motive behind the killing of a 33-year-old man in Dipolog City, although they have yet to identify the suspects.
Killed was Chris Paul Carillaga, a resident of Locsin Street, Taclobo village, Dumaguete City, and temporarily residing in the village of Usocan, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental.
A 60-YEAR-OLD died while five others, including an eight-year-old boy, survived although wounded in a road accident in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Saturday.
The Zamboanga del Sur Police Office (ZDSPO) said the accident happened around 10 a.m. Friday along the national highway in the village of Lourmah, Mahayag town.
THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has required its 38 new scholars to attend a one-month Science and Technology Learning Assistance Program--Summer Enrichment Class to prepare them to become competitive in college.
The one-month program, which started last May 8 and is set to end on the 29th of this month, is being held at the Western Mindanao State University’s (WMSU) College of Science and Mathematics.
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.