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 2023-02-02 09:00 

Manila Bulletin

February Agriculture Festivals 2023...

It's February! Here are the Philippine agricultural festivals to look forward to for this month. Kagang Festival | Dapitan City, Zamboanga Dapitan City's Kagang Festival started way back in February 2014 and has been celebrated annually ever since...

 2023-02-02 06:39 

Manila Bulletin

US reaffirms commitment to support allies vs terrorism...

UNITED States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III troops the line during arrival honors at the Western Mindanao Command headquarters in Zamboanga City on Thursday, Feb. 2. (Wesmincom FB) ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) The United States (US) government has reaffirmed...

 2023-02-01 00:42 

Manila Bulletin

BOC foils smuggling of P18.6M worth onions in Zamboanga City...

Agents of the Bureau of Customs based in Zamboanga City have confiscated around P18.6 million of onions believed to have been smuggled into the country. In a statement, BOC Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz said the onions were found inside a vessel, MV Prin...

 2023-01-31 22:01 

Cebu Daily News

Floods hit Zamboanga City anew...

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur — Just two weeks after being displaced from their homes due to massive flooding, hundreds of families in several villages here experience floods again due to continuous heavy rains. Due to the persistent inclement w...

 2023-01-31 15:00 

Manila Standard

Diesel smuggling bid foiled in Tawi-Tawi...

Zamboanga City—Composite team of Marines and policemen has apprehended in Tawi-Tawi two vessels loaded with some 400,000 liters of diesel worth P29.6 million believed to be smuggled from Malaysia. Brigadier Gen. Romeo Racadio, Joint Task Force (JTF)...

 2023-01-31 14:30 

Manila Standard

BOC intercepts smuggled onions worth P18.6m...

By Vito Barcelo The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized smuggled red onions worth P18.6 million in Brgy. Ayala, Zamboanga City. The BOC intercepted 5,611 mesh bags of imported red onions with an estimated market value of P8.5 million and 2,249 mesh bags of imp...

 2023-01-31 13:35 

Manila Bulletin

Heavy rains force suspension of classes, work in Zamboanga...

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Mayor John Dalipe has suspended classes in all levels in public and private schools due to strong rains which hit the city on Tuesday morning, Jan. 31. The order, contained in Executive Order JD 2023- 019, also suspended work in the...

 2023-01-31 13:35 

Manila Bulletin

Strong rains, flood hit Zamboanga City...

ZAMBOANGA CITY — At least eight barangays here experienced flooding due to strong rains which hit Zamboanga City late Tuesday morning, Jan. 31. The affected barangays are Tumaga, Guiwan, Putik, Pasonanca, San Jose Gusu, San Roque, Cabatangan, and Ba...

 2023-01-30 14:38 

Manila Bulletin

2 ships smuggling fuel apprehended in Tawi-Tawi...

THE Jaslyn Stacy, one of two vessels suspected of smuggling fuel intercepted by the 112th Marine Company and Taganak police in Turtle Islands, Tawi-Tawi.(Westmincom photo) ZAMBOANGA CITY Authorities apprehended two vessels suspected of smuggling 400,000 l...

 2023-01-30 02:24 

Manila Bulletin

5 PUV drivers test positive for drugs in Zamboanga City...

PUBLIC utility vehicle drivers in Zamboanga City undergo a surprise random drug test from the Land Transportation Office and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. (PDEA photo) ZAMBOANGA CITY Five public utility vehicle drivers tested positive for illega...

 2023-01-29 05:14 

Manila Bulletin

P9.49M worth of 'smuggled' onions seized in Zamboanga City...

Agents of the Bureau of Customs seized P9.49 million of onions believed to have been smuggled into the country through the waters of Zamboanga City. In a statement, the BOC said the confiscation was based on two separate operations in Barangay Labuan on J...

 2023-01-28 10:19 

Manila Bulletin

Town police chief, 2 others hurt in Lanao del Sur gunbattle...

ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) A town police chief in Lanao del Sur province and two other policemen were wounded in a firefight on Thursday, Jan. 26, with suspected members of a terrorist group, according to a late report reaching here on Saturday, Jan. 28. Major ...

 2023-01-28 06:54 

Manila Bulletin

Alsons turns over emergency, medical equipment to Zamboanga LGU...

The Alsons Power Group's Western Mindanao Power Corporation (WMPC) has turned over emergency vehicles and medical equipment worth 6.4 million to the City Government of Zamboanga at the start of the new year as compliance to the Department of Energy...

 2023-01-27 14:43 

ABS-CBN

5 patay sa pananambang sa Zamboanga del Norte...

Lima ang patay matapos silang tinambangan ng mga hindi pa kilalang salarin sa bayan ng Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte nitong Huwebes ng hapon....

 2023-01-27 09:27 

Manila Bulletin

Barangay captain, four family members killed in Zamboanga del Norte ambush...

ZAMBOANGA CITY — A barangay captain and four members of his family were killed during an ambush in Sirawai town in Zamboanga del Norte on Thursday, Jan. 27. PMaj. Shellamie Chang, Police Regional Office-9 Public Information Officer, identified the v...

 2023-01-27 03:54 

Manila Bulletin

Storm surge damages 13 houses in Zamboanga City...

ZAMBOANGA CITY Thirteen houses were damaged by a storm surge in the eastern coastline of Barangay Bolong here on Wednesday, Jan. 25. ONE of 13 houses destroyed in a storm surge in Zamboanga City on Wednesday, Jan. 25. (Zamboanga City LGU photo) Barangay B...

 2023-01-27 03:45 

Manila Bulletin

6,000 bags of smuggled onions seized in Zamboanga City...

WORKERS unload 6,000 mesh bags of smuggled red onions intercepted by the Zamboanga 2nd Mobile Force Company on Wednesday, Jan. 25. (Photo via Liza Jocson) ZAMBOANGA CITY The 2nd Zamboanga City Mobile Force Company and the Bureau of Customs confiscated som...

 2023-01-27 03:43 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD provides food, financial aid to flood victims in Zamboanga del Norte...

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Eduardo M. Punay (middle) facilitates the provision of financial assistance to a resident affected by the flooding caused by the low pressure area in Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte o...

 2023-01-27 03:01 

Philippine Star

5 dead, 2 hurt in Zamboanga del Norte ambush...

A barangay chairman and four companions were killed in an ambush in Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte Thursday....

 2023-01-26 10:00 

Philippine Star

P9.49-M 'smuggled' na sibuyas nasabat sa Zamboanga habang imports pumapasok...
 2023-01-24 12:55 

Manila Standard

Marcial returns to pro ring in February...

Las Vegas, Nevada—Eumir Felix Marcial, the Philippines' 2021 middleweight Olympic Bronze medalist, is intent on making his 2023 return to the pro ranks a coming out party. A native of Zamboanga, Philippines, Marcial (3-0, 1 KO), eschewed holiday...

 2023-01-24 05:22 

Manila Bulletin

Smuggled onions, fuel seized in Zamboanga City...

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Naval forces in Western Mindanao and other government units intercepted suspected smuggled onions and fuel within the vicinity of a dry dock facility in Zamboanga's west coast on Monday, Jan. 23. Navy personnel together with Coa...

 2023-01-24 03:52 

Manila Bulletin

44K kilos of smuggled onions seized in Zamboanga...

Authorities have intercepted a van and a watercraft that contained approximately 44,000 kilos of allegedly smuggled red onions in Zamboanga City on Monday, Jan. 23. Photo: Philippine Navy, Naval Forces Western Mindanao An Isuzu closed van and a watercraft...

 2023-01-24 03:09 

Manila Bulletin

Eight turtle poachers arrested in Sulu...

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Eight suspected turtle poachers were arrested by authorities during a raid in Hadji Panglima Tahil, Sulu on Sunday, Jan. 22. Authorities acted on a tip regarding the presence of an encampment in Sitio Higad, Barangay Bubuan. Suspect...

 2023-01-24 03:07 

Manila Bulletin

Seven human trafficking victims rescued in Tawi-Tawi...

ZAMBOANGA CITY Seven victims of human trafficking, including two minors, were rescued during an operation at the port of Bongao in Tawi-Tawi on Sunday, Jan. 22. Authorities from the Tawi-Tawi Provincial Mobile Force Company and the Tawi- Tawi Maritime sta...

 2023-01-23 13:14 

ABS-CBN

44,000 kilos of allegedly smuggled onions intercepted in Zamboanga City...

MANILA - Authorities intercepted a van and watercraft containing thousands of bags of imported red onions in Barangay Cawit in Zamboanga City Monday....

 2023-01-23 02:32 

Manila Bulletin

P2.5-M smuggled onions seized in Zamboanga City...

Police seized smuggled red onions worth almost P2.6 million in the sea of Zamboanga City on Sunday, Jan. 22. SMUGGLED red onions seized by authorities from a wooden boat in Zamboanga City. (2nd Mobile Force Company) The 2nd Zamboanga City Mobile Force Com...

 2023-01-22 13:18 

Manila Standard

SM Foundation aids flood victims in Zamboanga City...

SM Foundation, Inc. activated its Operation Tulong Express (OPTE) to help victims, following the heavy rains and flooding that hit Zamboanga City for several days. About 700 Kalinga Packs were given to affected employees of tenants, partner agencies, and ...

 2023-01-21 09:23 

Manila Bulletin

Drug suspect nabbed while getting police clearance in Zamboanga City...

ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) A 30-year-old man was arrested while securing police clearance for employment here on Friday, Jan. 20. Lt. Col. Felix Martinez, 1st Zamboanga City Mobile Force Company (1ZCMFC) commander, said Argal Kasim Amirul was arrested at around...

 2023-01-20 10:12 

Manila Bulletin

Galido takes over as chief of Western Mindanao Command...

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Major Gen. Roy Galido took over as the new chief of the Western Mindanao Command, replacing Major Gen. Arturo Rojas who has been promoted. MGen. Galido formally assumed the position during a change of command ceremony held at the We...

 2023-01-19 07:37 

Manila Bulletin

800 hectares of rubber trees in Basilan infected with Pestalotiopsis...

ZAMBOANGA CITY Gov. Jim S. Hataman reported that 800 hectares of rubber trees in Basilan are infected with a plant disease known as Pestalotiopsis. THE provincial government holds an emergency meeting with officials of the Philippine Rubber Research Insti...

 2023-01-18 05:18 

Manila Bulletin

P106.4-M crops destroyed in Zamboanga City...

A FLOODED rice field in Zamboanga City. ZAMBOANGA CITY The Office of the City Agriculturist on Tuesday, Jan. 17, reported that crops worth P106.4 million were destroyed due to flood caused by strong rain here on Jan. 11. It said 2,791.79 hectares of farm ...

 2023-01-18 04:57 

Manila Bulletin

Daulah Islamiyah bomb expert nabbed in North Cotabato...

ZAMBOANGA CITY The military and police arrested an alleged bomber and member of a local terrorist group during a law enforcement operation in Barangay Salat, President Roxas, North Cotabato on Tuesday, Jan. 17. SUSPECTED terrorist and IED expert Jordan Ak...

 2023-01-17 07:18 

Manila Bulletin

Coast guard responds to distressed vessel in Sulu...

ZAMBOANGA CITY A vessel that ran aground after accidentally navigating shallow waters nearly sank during its approach to a pier in Sulu province on Monday, Jan. 16. The Philippine Coast Guard Station in Sulu readily extended assistance to crew members of ...

 2023-01-17 02:02 

Manila Bulletin

Ex-BJMP spokesperson named new Zamboanga City jail warden...

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) announced on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the appointment of Supt. Xavier Solda as the new jail warden of the Zamboanga City Jail Male Dormitory. BJMP Director Allan Iral said Solda will now supervise the biggest jai...

 2023-01-16 08:00 

Manila Bulletin

1 dead, 3 hurt in Zamboanga City wharf shooting...

ZAMBOANGA CITY One person was killed while three others were wounded in a shooting incident perpetrated by a lone gunman in a private wharf meters away from a police and military checkpoint here on Monday, Jan. 16. The wounded were identified as Mohammad ...

 2023-01-15 21:25 

Inquirer.net

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Death toll in floods climbs to 27...

The death toll from massive flooding across the country due to inclement weather since early January has climbed to 27, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Sunday. Most of the fatalities were listed in Zamboanga Pe...

 2023-01-15 10:04 

Manila Bulletin

LPA leaves 7 dead, P22-M damage in Northern Mindanao...

A PHILIPPINE Coast Guard personnel helps evacuate a child from a flooded area in Zamboanga on Jan. 11. CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PNA) The two-week rains caused by a low-pressure area (LPA) in Northern Mindanao affected 59,000 individuals, left seven dead, and ...

 2023-01-12 11:45 

Manila Standard

SEC revokes registration of Silverlion Livestock...

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday it revoked the corporate registration of Zamboanga-based Silverlion Livestock Trading Corp. for allegedy engaging in illegal investment solicitation activities. It said in a statement the Enforcement an...

 2023-01-12 08:01 

Manila Bulletin

De-listed Zamboanga del Norte solon to pursue law vs nuisance poll bets...

There ought to be a law setting a timetable for the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to decide whether or not a certain poll bet is indeed a "nuisance candidate". (Zanorte News Flash Facebook) Thus, said congressman-elect Romeo Jalosjos Jr. of Za...

 2023-01-12 03:50 

Manila Bulletin

Zamboanga City classes, gov't work remain suspended...

ZAMBOANGA CITY Classes on all levels and work in the city government remain suspended on Thursday, Jan. 12, due to inclement weather from the shear line and low-pressure area. MAYOR John Dalipe (left) leads the distribution of relief packs to flood victim...

 2023-01-11 15:05 

ABS-CBN

Zamboanga City isinailalim sa state of calamity dahil sa mga pagbaha...

Nasa red alert ng PAGASA ang Zamboanga dahil sa pagbaha, kaya sinuspende na rin ang mga klase at pasok sa local government offices....

 2023-01-11 10:18 

Manila Bulletin

16 top Zamboanga Peninsula police officers tender courtesy resignation...

ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) Sixteen key officers of the Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-9) have tendered their courtesy resignation in support of the internal cleansing campaign of the Philippine National Police (PNP). In a statement on Wednesday...

 2023-01-11 08:07 

Manila Bulletin

2,000 evacuate as strong rains batter Zamboanga City...

ONLY the rooftop of a house in Barangay Tumaga in Zamboanga City can be seen after rising water level from a river caused severe flooding in the area. (Photo via Liza Jocson) ZAMBOANGA CITY More than 2,000 residents were forced to evacuate to safer ground...

 2023-01-11 05:01 

Manila Bulletin

Classes, gov't work suspended in Zamboanga City...

ZAMBOANGA CITY Mayor John Dalipe here ordered the suspension of classes on all levels and work at the city government on Wednesday, Jan. 11, due to inclement weather. Dalipe made the announcement after several city streets experienced flooding due to stro...

 2023-01-09 16:00 

Philippine Star

PCG officer nabbed in Zamboanga sting...
 2023-01-09 04:52 

Manila Bulletin

Man killed inside brother's food stall in Zamboanga City...

POLICE investigate the murder of a man inside his brother's food stall in Zamboanga City. (Photo by Ely Dumaboc) A 28-year-old man was shot dead inside his brother's food stall in Barangay Santa Maria, Zamboanga City on Sunday night, Jan. 8. Polic...

 2023-01-09 03:23 

Manila Bulletin

Militiaman, 3 others injured as gunmen strafe Basilan Army detachment...

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Four persons, including a minor, were injured when lawless elements fired at a Philippine Army detachment in Barangay Sabong, Lamitan City, Basilan on Sunday night, Jan. 8. Lt. Col. Arlan Delumpines, Lamitan chief of police, said a ...

 2023-01-08 11:15 

Manila Bulletin

Abu Sayyaf sub-leader wanted for murder arrested in Basilan...

ZAMBOANGA CITY — After five years in hiding, a Basilan-based Abu Sayyaf sub-leader was arrested during a service of warrant of arrest in Barangay Bulanza, Lantawan City, Basilan Province on Saturday, Jan. 7. A police report identified the suspect as...

 2023-01-07 09:10 

Manila Bulletin

Zamboanga City police chief tenders courtesy resignation...

ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) Col. Alexander Lorenzo, police chief here, tendered his courtesy resignation on Thursday, Jan. 5, supporting the Department of the Interior and Local Government's (DILG) effort to weed the Philippine National Police (PNP) of scala...

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