This Ordinance shall be known as the “Environmental Code of the City of
Zamboanga” and shall be commonly referred to as “E-Code of the City Zamboanga.”

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PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 2019-38 (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE ZONING REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF ZAMBOANGA AND PROVIDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT, AND AMENDMENT THEREOF AND FOR THE REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH

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PUBLICATION: Proposed Zoning Ordinance (2019-38)

PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 2019-38 (DOWNLOAD HERE)(Approved on 1st Reading) AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE ZONING REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF ZAMBOANGA AND PROVIDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT, AND AMENDMENT THEREOF AND FOR THE REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH

More modern PUVs ply Zambo City

Additional 2 units of modernized public utility jeepneys (MPUJ) class 2 operated by Zamboanga City Tri J’s Transport Inc. will start plying in the city, following its official launch Tuesday, July 9 at the Integrated Bus Terminal in Divisoria. The 2 new MPUJ units will service the route Zaragoza Street to Guiwan and vice versa….
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CDRRMC lifts ‘state of calamity’ for El Niño

After taking into consideration the prevailing weather conditions and the normal water supply, the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) chaired by Mayor John Dalipe has lifted the “state of calamity, under which Zamboanga City was placed at the height of the El Niño phenomenon. The CDRRMC resolution lifting the state of calamity for…
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OCVET pursues Oplan Alis Rabies

Fur parents in barangay Boalan and the neighboring barangays benefited from the free anti-rabies vaccination for cats and dogs initiated by the Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVET) Tuesday, July 9. The Oplan Alis Rabies in Boalan forms part of a massive anti-rabies vaccination campaign aimed to curb rabies transmission and protect both animals and…
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Cease, desist orders issued vs erring gas stations

Personnel from the Business Permits and Licensing Division under the Office of the City Mayor, Thursday, July 4, start serving cease and desist orders to gasoline stations operating sans business permits. This, based on a directive from Mayor John Dalipe and formal order signed by City Administrator Atty. Wendell Sotto mandating the closure of high…
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City strengthens subdivision, estate practices enforcement

The city’s Subdivision Enforcement Team and Local Task Force–Anti-Illegal Real Estate Practices (LTF–AIREP) attend a training-workshop to empower them in protecting Zamboangueños from unscrupulous individuals and organizations engaged in fraudulent sales of housing properties. Facilitated by the Housing and Land Management Division of the City Mayor’s Office (CMO-HLMD) in partnership with the Department of Human…
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50th nutrition month celebration reels off

Zamboanga City kicks off the celebration of the 50th Nutrition Month with a nutri-venta exhibit and the provision of nutrition service packages at the Zambowood Elementary School, Monday, July 1. Spearheaded by the National Nutrition Council (NNC-IX), Department of Health and the City Government of Zamboanga, the kick-off program in Zambowood was also the regional…
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Additional safety gears for traffic enforcers

Personnel from the Traffic Management Unit (TMU) and Task Force Ordinance (TFO) under the City Administrator’s Office get additional safety gears in line with the Dalipe administration’s continuous effort to equip traffic enforcers with necessary essentials and ensure their safety as they perform their strenuous and risky job. Mayor Dalipe together with City Administrator Atty….
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Ayala, Recodo community workers get crash course on hygiene, sanitation transformation

To empower communities, the Philippine Red Cross-ZC chapter and the city government spearheaded the conduct of Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) crash course for Ayala and Recodo community workers. The activity forms part of the continuous implementation of the program dubbed Promotion of Green and Circular Economy through Civil Society Engagement and Good Governance…
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City holds Executive Budget Forum for FY 2025

Mayor John Dalipe and the Local Finance Committee spearhead the Executive Budget Forum, as department heads, division chiefs and administrative officers prepare their individual budget proposals for 2025. The finance committee during the forum held Monday, July 1 at the Celebrity Hall, Grand Astoria Hotel, explained the major thrusts and policy directions for fiscal year…
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Dalipe convenes TF La Niña

Mayor John Dalipe Tuesday, July 2, convenes the Task Force La Niña and presides the body’s first meeting to discuss the local government’s readiness and preparations for the onset of La Niña, as the city starts to experience a significant increase in rainfalls. Rodel Inclan, officer-in-charge of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration…
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Empowering the youth through Juego de Deportes

Coraje: Juego de Deportes, a month-long sports festival organized by the Sangguniang Kabataan National Federation led by Coun. CJ Dalipe in barangay Tetuan, continues to attract promising players who acknowledge the need for youth to engage in sports for physical fitness and in pursuit for sports glory to bring pride to Zamboanga City. The SK…
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OCVET intensifies Oplan Anti-Rabies

The Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVET) continues providing free Anti-rabies vaccination to different barangays, June 25, this time in barangay Tetuan, with 2,073 cats and dogs vaccinated. The vaccination drive covered several key venues including Tetuan Plaza/Barangay Hall, Waray (in front of Cecile’s Pharmacy, Dalipe Compound, Seaoil in Cabato Road, Holy Cross Chapel in…
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City sustains efforts to preserve, promote chabacano

Mayor John Dalipe has issued an urgent call for all residents to actively participate in the movement to preserve and promote the chabacano language, the foundation of a new Zamboanga, stressing the responsibility of each individual to enrich and strengthen the city’s culture and history. “Canta kita otra vez maga canciones en Chabacano, escribi kita…
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TF Karne, BMIC pax check meat vendors’ law compliance

As part of the 16th Basic Meat Inspection Course (BMIC), the Task Force Karne Core Group of the Office of the City Veterinarian, in collaboration with the National Meat Inspection Service, conducted an enforcement activity with BMIC participants at the Sta. Cruz Commercial Complex Tuesday, June 25. The participants were oriented and familiarized with proper…
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P595M worth of seized cigarettes condemned

The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Zamboanga spearheads the condemnation of over P595 million worth of seized and forfeited cigarettes Thursday, June 13 in a customs-rented warehouse in Barangay Baliwasan. The campaign forms part of the BOC’s ongoing campaign to protect the nation’s borders and curb the influx of illicit goods. As this developed, Mayor…
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City seeks to strengthen incident command system

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) initiates a 5-day Incident Command System (ICS) training activity with the goal of enhancing disaster response capabilities of local officials and stakeholders as it emphasizes the key roles and responsibilities within the ICS. Entitled Incident Command System Position Course (ICSPC) Level 3, the event is facilitated…
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Mayor Dalipe, GrabPH ink partnership accord

By authority of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, Mayor John Dalipe has signed on behalf of the city government of Zamboanga a memorandum of agreement with Mytaxi.PH Inc., referred to as GrabPH, in a bid to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and responsiveness of public services while leveraging technological innovations for government service. The MOA signing ceremony was…
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910 TUPAD beneficiaries set for deployment

Some 910 beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program undergo orientation Wednesday, May 29, as they prepare for deployment soon. Facilitated by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in collaboration with the city government, the orientation took place in 2 venues: Pasonanca covered court, hosting 502 beneficiaries, and Ayala covered…
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Cawit receieves WACS result, equipment for Circular Economy Project

The Philippine Red Cross-Zamboanga Chapter in partnership with the City Government through the Office of City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) formally turns over to barangay Cawit the water analysis characterization study (WACS) result and various equipment in line with the implementation of the Circular Economy Project. Section 16 of R.A 9003 or the Ecological…
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Dalipe officiates mass wedding

Mayor John Dalipe officiates the wedding of 235 couples at the City Coliseum in Tetuan Thursday, May 30, highlighting the city government’s commitment to supporting its residents in building stronger families and communities. Facilitated by the City Civil Registrar’s Office in collaboration with the Housing and Land Management Division, the mass wedding, the first under…
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City, DOLE deploy 1,503 students for summer job

Some 1,503 high school students, composing the first batch of Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES), undergo orientation Thursday, May 30 at Claret School Gymnasium, in preparation for their deployment in various field offices and barangays on Monday, June 3. Mayor John Dalipe, who spearheaded the orientation, has allocated P17M for this year’s…
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NAPC-RBSCC strengthens poverty reduction efforts

The National Anti-Poverty Commission Regional Basic Sectors Coordinating Council (RBSCC) convenes, Tuesday, May 28, for its second quarter Local Inter-Agency meeting to discuss critical issues besetting various communities in the region, to include the approval of the Regional Cross-Sectoral Agenda 2024-2026. The 3-day event, held at the City Inn Hotel in La Purisima Street, manifests…
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PRC, LGU conclude WACS in Brgy Cawit

To ensure a sustained solid waste management program in the barangays, the Philippine Red Cross- Zamboanga City Chapter in partnership with the City Government continue the conduct of Waste Analysis Characterization Study (WACS) as part of the Promotion of Green and Circular Economy through Civil Society Engagement and Good Governance in HighlyUrbanized Coastal Cities in…
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CADAC rushes up ‘Bahay Silangan’

The city government through the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) chaired by Mayor John Dalipe is rushing up the perimeter fence and requirements for the operationalization of the newly constructed “Bahay Silangan,” a rehabilitation facility exclusively for drug pushers, in Pasonanca. This was the core of discussion during the CADAC’s second quarter meeting Wednesday, May…
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NZIA technical team meets on lot purchase

Members of the city’s technical and monitoring team, which was created by Mayor John Dalipe to oversee the land acquisition for the New Zamboanga International Airport Project, met again Tuesday, May 28, as they discussed the latest updates to the lot purchase and other relevant issues pertaining to the project. Presided over by City Administrator…
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Sta. Catalina residents undergo training on hygiene, sanitation

Sta. Catalina purok leaders, barangay health workers, community-based organizations and members of the Barangay Council undergo a 5-day Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) Training of Volunteers (ToV) organized jointly by the Philippine Red Cross-ZC chapter and the City Government from May 13,14,15,17 and 20. The activity formed part of the Promotion of Green and…
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All set for massive crackdown vs colorum vehicles

Members of the city’s Task Force Ordinance and the Police Traffic Enforcement Unit undergo a refresher seminar on the updated issuances related to colorum public utility vehicles and deputization. Held at the CDRRMO conference room Friday, May 24, the activity was organized by the City Administrator’s Office and facilitated by the Land Transportation Office (LTO)….
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City intensifies road clearing campaign

The City Government under the leadership of Mayor John Dalipe intensifies road clearing operations pursuant to Memorandum Circular No. 2022-085 of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Members of Task Force Ordinance under the City Administrator’s Office and Community Police Action Center (COMPAC) together with the Police Highway Patrol Group undertake clearing operations…
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Sustaining solid waste management in the community

The Philippine Red Cross-Zamboanga City Chapter in partnership with the City Government concludes the conduct of the Waste Analysis Characterization Study (WACS) in barangay Ayala in line with the Promotion of Green and CircularEconomy through Civil Society Engagement and Good Governance in Highly Urbanized Coastal Cities in the Philippines program. The WACS, conducted at the…
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Rio Hondo bags region’s best Lupong Tagapamayapa award

Barangay Rio Hondo has been adjudged as the outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa in Zamboanga Peninsula under the Highly Urbanized Cities (HUCs) category. The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) announced the regional winners for the Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards (LTIA) in the region in a post in its facebook page recently. The DILG made the…
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Mampang crematorium now operational

Mayor John Dalipe, Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja together with some members of the City Council Wednesday morning, May 22, led the unveiling of the city-owned crematorium in barangay Mampang. Costing a total of P29.99 million, the Mampang crematorium, a venue for the cremation of the dead, is the first in Zamboanga City. The project, undertaken…
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Mampang columbarium unveiled

Mayor John Dalipe and Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja spearhead the blessing and turnover of the columbarian in Mampang aimed to provide an ideal peaceful resting place for the departed, Wednesday, May 22. The facility and its site development cost a total of P18 million. It was undertaken by Y.N. Builders with supervision from the City…
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Dalipe unveils 23rd fire sub-station in San Jose Gusu

The City Government led by Mayor John Dalipe turns over another infrastructure project Thursday, May 23, this time, the newly-constructed fire sub-station (FSS) in barangay San Jose Gusu. Costing P2.69 million, the San Jose Gusu facility is the 23 rd FSS to be operational in the city. It spans 67.54 square meters and was built…
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LGU payment center at SM continues operation

The city government payment center at SM City Mindpro continues to accept payments for real property tax, business tax, administrative fines and charges and community tax certificate Monday to Sunday from 10:00am-4:30pm. The payment center is located at Level 4 of SM City Mindpro. Tax payers are advised to present the Statement of Account or…
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P4M multi-purpose building breaks ground in Calarian

A 3-storey multi-purpose building will soon rise at the barangay complex in Calarian. This, as Mayor John Dalipe and Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja led the groundbreaking rites for the project Wednesday, May 22. The project costs P4.087M and will occupy a 150.48-square meter area. It will be undertaken by a private contractor – Berachah Construction…
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ZCTOM okays creation of anti-colorum team

The Zamboanga City Traffic Operations Management (ZCTOM) has resolved to create an anti-colorum group to curb illegal vehicles operating plying city streets. PMaj. Chester Natividad, head of the Police Traffic Enforcement Unit volunteered to lead the group. Assistant City Administrator for city affairs Rodolfo Saavedra II, who presided over the ZCTOM meeting Tuesday morning at…
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ZC joins Int’l AIDS Candlelight Memorial

Zamboanga City joins the celebration of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2024 with a simple yet meaningful program held at Plaza Pershing Friday afternoon, May 17. Organized by the City Health Office- Reproductive Health and Wellness Center in collaboration with the Zamboanga City Multi-sectoral AIDS Council led by Mayor John Dalipe, the event sought to…
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ZC joins IDOHOBIT

Zamboanga City joins the observance of International Day of Action Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), May 16 through the conduct of a forum themed “Embrace Diversity: Promoting Respect in Our Community.” Organized by the Gender and Development (GAD) Unit under the Office of the City Mayor, the forum held at Astoria Plaza, aimed to drum…
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Dalipe unveils P5M road project in Pasobolong

Mayor John Dalipe spearheads the turnover of the newly constructed and rehabilitated road at Pasobolong on Tuesday morning, May 14, in line with his unrelenting commitment to the barangays. Costing P4.99 million, the road project spans an area of 359 linear meters with a length of 274 meters and width of 4 meters. The project…
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AGRIVENTA 5.0 reels off May 15 at KCC

In celebration of the Farmers’ and Fisherfolks’ Month 2024, the Department of Agriculture- IX in collaboration with the city government mounts Agriventa 5, a four-day event showcasing fresh and processed agri-fishery products from all over Zamboanga Peninsula, from May 15-19, 2014 at the KCC Atrium East-Wing. Mayor John Dalipe together with Department of Agriculture Regional…
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Pasonanca unveiled as 52nd ASEAN Heritage Park

The renowned Pasonanca Natural Park was formally unveiled Monday, May 13, as the 52 nd ASEAN Heritage Park, the 10 th in the Philippines and first in Zamboanga Peninsula. Department of Environment and Natural Resources officials led by Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo Loyzaga, together with Mayor John Dalipe and Congressional Representatives Khymer Adan Olaso of…
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4 more brgys join drug-cleared list

Four (4) more barangays in the city were declared drug-cleared by the Regional Oversight Committee on the Barangay Drug Clearing (ROCBDC) Program following intense deliberations Tuesday, April 30. The oversight committee, composed of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Department…
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CHO calls for brgy watch on water refilling stations

The City Health Office has called on the barangay officials to help monitor the sanitary conditions of water refilling stations in their respective villages, especially this time when the city is experiencing scarcity of water supply due to the El Niño-driven dry season. Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite sounded off the call during the “El Niño,…
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Access road for Azcuna resettlement project in Mercedes breaks ground

Mayor John Dalipe leads the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction, rehabilitation, and improvement of the access road for the Azcuna Resettlement Project in barangay Mercedes Wednesday, May 1. The groundbreaking ceremony kicks off the implementation of the much awaited project that will ensure enhanced mobility and accessibility for members of the Azcuna Homeowners Association and…
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ZCDRRMO bags 3rd place in Innovations for Resilience Challenge 2024

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) places third in the Innovation for Resilience Challenge 2024 Awards, a project initiated by the USAID-Climate Resilient Cities (CRC) and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation. The organizers recognized CDRRMO’s proposal entitled the “Salva Vida Application”, an emergency mobile application administrator and dispatcher interface/ responder mobile application,…
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Some 10K trees planted for Earth Day

In line with the celebration of Earth Month, the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) spearheads Tuesday, April 30, a mangrove planting activity in the coastal area (Zone 5) of barangay Dita in the east coast. The activity is likewise in support of Mayor John Dalipe’s advocacy to plant one (1) million…
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PWD cash aid rollout continues

The city government releases a total of P1.599M as cash assistance for 1,559 persons with disability (PWDs) from barangays under the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) – field office III during payout held at the Sta. Maria covered court Tuesday, April 30. The continuous rollout of the PWD financial aid pursuant to Ordinance…
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Zambo City hosts 3-day RDC-PSRs nat’l confab

The City of Zamboanga through the Regional Development Council (RDC) Zamboanga Peninsula Region chaired by Mayor John Dalipe is currently hosting the 15th RDC-Private Sector Representatives (RDC-PSRs) National Convention from April 23 to 25 at the Garden Orchid Hotel. Anchored on the theme “GIVE for a stronger Philippines: Greening the Economy, Inspiring Innovation, Vitalizing Vibrant…
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SLF’s cell 3 in Salaan now operational

Mayor John Dalipe and Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja Sunday afternoon, April 21, spearhead the unveiling of the newly-completed cell number 3 of the sanitary landfill in barangay Salaan, as the city government exerts extra efforts towards solid waste management. Mayor Dalipe expressed elation that the operation of cell 3 will pave the way for the…
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P72.7M Sikat Talisayan housing project breaks ground

Mayor John Dalipe and National Housing Authority General Manager Joeben Tai Friday morning spearheaded the groundbreaking rites for the Sikat Talisayan Housing Project that will provide homes to 309 informal settler-families (ISF) in Talisayan and the neighboring barangays. Costing P72.7M, the project spans a total area of 33,359 square meters and aims to help address…
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Recodo receives solid waste mgt tools, WACS from PRC, LGU

The Philippine Red Cross and the City Government recently turned over to barangay Recodo various equipment and waste characterization study (WACS) results in line with the “Promotion of a Green and Circular Economy through Civil Society Engagement and Good Governance in Highly Urbanized Coastal Cities in the Philippines” program. The items turned over are essential…
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Dalipe thanks NHA for P1.54M cash aid for fire-hit families

The National Housing Authority (NHA) Friday, April 12, releases P1.54 million through its Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) for 154 families who were affected by fire incidents in various barangays in the city. The beneficiaries were identified by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), with each beneficiary receiving P10K. As this developed, Mayor…
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HLMD intensifies info car on 4PH, CMP programs

In a bid to address the housing backlog, the city government through the Housing and Land Management Division (HLMD) intensifies the conduct of information caravan on the Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino (4PH) program as well as the Community Mortgage Program and Direct Purchase Negotiated for land acquisition. Last Monday, April 8, the HLMD team…
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City kicks off 2024 sports fitness, recreation program

The City Government Friday afternoon, April 5, kicks off its annual Sports Fitness and Recreation Program with a series of competitions espousing a work-life balance for better health and increased productivity. Themed: “A healthy body and mind towards productive employees of the City Government of Zamboanga,” the program is a yearlong activity highlighted by sports…
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PIAC reiterates policy on port, shipyard registration

The city government’s Pantalan Inter-Agency Committee (PIAC) recently reiterated its appeal to all owners or operators of private wharves, ports and shipyards operating with the territorial jurisdiction of Zamboanga City to register their facilities pursuant to City Ordinance 553, which regulates the establishment, construction, expansion, operations and proliferation of ports, wharves, shipyards and other similar…
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Dalipe thanks DHSUD as Zambo pilots PCE project

Mayor John Dalipe has expressed his profound gratitude and appreciation to the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) for choosing Zamboanga City as a pilot area for the Planned City Extension (PCE) Project that seeks to develop a new town center for Zamboanga. Following the principles of a sustainable urban development prescribed by…
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Dalipe Team rushes aid to Labuan fire-hit families

Following the fire incident Sunday night, Mayor John Dalipe early morning today motored to barangay Labuan to personally deliver relief assistance to families who lost their homes in the blaze. Together with City Police OIC Director Col. Kimbely Molitas, some City Councilors and barangay officials, the mayor sympathized with the displaced families and assured them…
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Zambo City joins 1st quarter NSED

City Hall employees and clients executed the Duck, Cover and Hold protocol at the first sign of an earthquake, as they participated in the 1st Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) Monday morning, March 25. The drill, organized by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) in collaboration with the Office of the Civil…
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Health caravan rolls out in brgy Pasobolong

Close to 200 indigent families in the remote village of Pasobolong in the east coast benefited from the Health Caravan organized by the Philippine Red Cross-Zamboanga Chapter (PRC-ZC) in partnership with the City Health Office (CHO) and other agencies and with support from the Australian Aid, Sunday, March 24. A range of essential medical services…
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Dalipe turns over 7 brand new vehicles to SWAT police

Mayor John Dalipe continues to fulfill his commitment to strengthen security and peace and order, as he turns over 7 brand new Hilux vehicles to the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team under the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO), Monday, March 25. ZCPO OIC-City Director Col. Kimberly Molitas together with the SWAT Team accepted the…
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Senior citizens get free optical, dental services

More or less 100 senior citizens availed of free dental and optical services with cataract screening during an outreach mission organized by the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) in partnership with the City Health Office (CHO) and City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) at the CHO conference room, Thursday, March 21. The…
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Strengthening alliance for ZC’s safety, security

Mayor John Dalipe and 5 th Special Action Battalion (5SAB) Commander PLTCOL Joseph Bagsao explore possibilities for strengthened collaboration to ensure safety and security in Zamboanga City. PLTCol Bagsao and staff paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Dalipe in City Hall Wednesday, March 20 and assured his battalion’s steadfast commitment to provide quality service in…
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Profiling, tagging, census validation of ZIA-affected communities kick off

Combined personnel from the National Housing Authority (NHA), Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the City Government commenced the conduct of Community Household and Socio-Economic Profiling, Tagging and Census Validation (CoHSEP-TVC) in barangays Mercedes, Talabaan and Zambowood in preparation for the implementation of the New Zamboanga International Airport Development Project (NZIADP). A total of 3 teams…
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Dalipe welcomes first woman Assault Armor Battalion Commander

Mayor John Dalipe warmly welcomed LTCol. Maria Rowena Muyuela, the new commander of the Assault Armor Battalion of the Philippine Marine Corps based in Cabatangay during the latter’s courtesy call in City Hall, Tuesday, March 12. Muyuela, a battle-tested soldier, becomes the first-ever woman commander of the battalion, a national unit that provides maneuver brigades…
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Dalipe seeks public support for Earth Hour on March 23

Mayor John Dalipe has enjoined everyone, most especially the city officials, to support Earth Hour 2024 on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. by turning off or dimming non-essential lights, signage lights, lights at key monuments, and lights in private facilities or business insofar as operations will allow during the global “lights out” event. Dalipe’s…
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Dalipe unveils P4M Arena Blanco School covered court

Mayor John Dalipe and Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja spearhead the unveiling of the P4 million covered court at the Arena Blanco Elementary School Tuesday, March 19. Dalipe and Pareja turned over the facility to Arena Blanco Elementary School-East Principal Ernesto Sario, who expressed profound gratitude to the city government for the support to the learners….
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City delivers water to barangays amidst El Niño

To help alleviate the plight of residents, Mayor John Dalipe has ordered the deployment of CDRRMO water tankers and lorries to barangays to supply water to Zamboangueños amidst the El Niño phenomenon that caused the ZCWD to impose water rationing in the city. The barangays served include Campo Islam, San Jose Gusu, Calarian, Sinunuc, Maasin,…
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Health caravan brings services to barangay Lanzones

The Health Caravan organized by the Philippine Red Cross-ZC Chapter in partnership with the City Health Office and other agencies with the support of Australian Aid (AUSAID) continues to roll out to provide essential health services to the marginalized and vulnerable sectors in far-flung communities in the city. This, as the team on Saturday, March…
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Housing agencies, LGU treat women to Pamper Day

Women members of urban poor and homeowners associations in the city were treated to a pamper day dubbed ‘Pagpupugay sa mga Hoarang Kababaihan sa Kabahayan: A Pampering Day for all Hoans and Hoanas’, at the Red Cross Training Center, Friday, March 15 in line with the celebration of National Women’s Month. Organized by the Department…
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Zambo City boosts IT-BPM potentials

Representatives from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) seek audience with Mayor John Dalipe in City Hall Thursday, May 14 on the sidelines of their IT-BPM (Information Technology and Business Process Management) Roadshow event. Zamboanga City hosts the 2-day IT-BPM Roadshow…
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Camino Nuevo fire-hit families get financial aid

In line with its continuous social welfare programs, the city government Monday, March 11, released financial assistance to 210 families displaced by the August 20, 2023 fire incident at Tambucho Drive, Camino Nuevo. Mayor John Dalipe together with Vice Mayor Josepine Pareja and City Social Welfare Officer Socorro Rojas supervised the payout held at the…
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PAGASA: El Niño weakens but La Niña looms in June

The current El Niño phenomenon characterized by extreme weather conditions (above average) has started to weaken as it gradually transitions to neutral conditions in April-May-June 2024, according to Rodel Inclan, officer-in-charge of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Zamboanga City Station. However, Inclan said there is a 55% likelihood for La Niña…
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Health caravan serves barangay Malagutay

More or less 300 indigent families in barangay Malagutay were served during the Health Caravan Sunday, March 10, organized by the Philippine Red Cross – Zamboanga chapter in partnership with city government through the City Health Office, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Police, Ateneo de Zamboanga School of Medicine, Tzu Chi Zamboanga and other agencies. Held…
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ZC joins 20th Nat’l Buntis Day

Pregnant women turn up at the Puericulture Center Saturday, May 9, to participate in various activities in celebration of the 20th National Buntis Day organized by the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, Inc ( POGS)-Western Mindanao chapter in collaboration with the WMSU College of Medicine, Zamboanga Puericulture Maternity Lying in Hospital, City Health Office, and…
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P3.1M Mercedes health center unveiled

Mayor John Dalipe and Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja spearheads the turnover and blessing of the newly-constructed health center in barangay Mercedes, Saturday, March 9. Mayor Dalipe said the event is testament to the city government’s unwavering commitment to providing quality healthcare services to the residents of Barangay Mercedes and signifies another step towards improving healthcare…
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Marcha de las Mujeres draws thousands

Thousands of women and men representing the cross-section of the community gather for the Marcha de las Mujeres, a purple walk for a cause campaign Friday, March 8, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Mayor John Dalipe and Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja along with other city officials spearheaded the celebration manifesting commitment to gender equality…
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Dalipe orders drug-free workplace policy

Mayor John Dalipe recently issued an executive order establishing a drug-free workplace policy for Zamboanga City in accordance with the mandates of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Executive Order JD 013 signed by the mayor on March 1, 2024 strictly prohibits the possession, use, sale, distribution or purchase of…
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Immersive workshops in Zambo City higlights Nat’l Arts Month

The National Commission on Culture and Arts (NCCA) brings the National Arts Month (NAM) celebration to Zamboanga City with parallel workshops on literary, architecture and allied arts, visual arts and cinema, March 7 to 9. For March 8, highlighted activities were the Saan Ka Lulugar (SKL) 2024: Resiliency in the Built and Designed Environment organized…
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8 clusters vie for title in division meet

The Zamboanga City Division Athletic Association (ZCDAA) Meet dubbed “Juego Calificando na Ciudad de Zamboanga 2024,” formally kicked off at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports complex in Baliwasan, Thursday afternoon, March 7with Mayor John Dalipe leading the ceremony. A total of 8 clusters with more or less 5,000 athletes will compete for the title in…
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ZC Division Meet reels off Mar 7-10

More or less 5,000 Athletes from both elementary and secondary levels will compete in different sports events during the Zamboanga City Division Qualifying Meet that reels off March 7 to 10 at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex in Baliwasan. Opening ceremonies will kick off with the parade of athletes at 5pm Thursday with Mayor…
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City gov’t spearheads El Niño infocar

The city government spearheads the conduct of the El Niño Information Caravan, a proactive approach to help enhance resilience and sustainability of the agriculture sector amidst the persisting dry spell. Mayor John Dalipe joined the City Agriculturist Office in the rollout of the information drive February 29 for farmers and fisherfolk under the Sta. Maria…
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City conducts tagging, mapping at Sangali fire site

Personnel from the Housing and Land Management Division Tuesday, March 5, conduct tagging and mapping operations in Purok 1, sitio Daap, barangay Sangali, the site of the March 4 fire incident. This developed as Mayor John Dalipe and Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja and other city officials together with City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO)…
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P8M mobile x-ray van to complement anti-TB campaign, unveiled

The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) turns over a fully-equipped mobile X-ray van to the Department of Health-9 in line with its campaign against respiratory diseases specifically tuberculosis or TB, at the San Jose Gusu Elementary School covered court, Wednesday, February 28. Costing P8M, the mobile van is equipped with a cutting-edge X-ray technology…
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ZC karate team bags medals in nat’l championship

The Zamboanga City Karate Team finished strong in the recently concluded 5 th Karate National Championship held in Tagaytay City with 2 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals. The gold medals were courtesy of Micholo Vergara- under 21-75kg kumite and Rahkieshan Jamile Antao- Juniors -84kg kumite. The silver medalists were Clarisse Kaye Enriquez- under…
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Spanish envoy graces Ecozone-LGU business forum

Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Miguel Utray Delgado engages the business sector in the city, as he graces the Business Forum, an activity organized by the Zamboanga Economic Zone and Freeport Authority in collaboration with the City Government Friday, March 1 at the West Corporate Center, Zamboecozone First Industrial Park in San Ramon. After…
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Residents urged to be responsible pet owners

City Mayor and Zamboanga City Rabies Control and Eradication Coordinating Council (ZCRCECC) Chairperson John Dalipe yesterday urged all Zamboanguenos to actively participate and contribute to the awareness and eradication of rabies in Zamboanga. This as the city, through the Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVet) in partnership with ZCRCECC, formally launched the local observance of…
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New airport project tops Dalipe’s speech

Mayor John Dalipe said his administration together with Majority Leader Mannix Dalipe and the Department of Transportation is now in the process of fulfilling Zamboangueños’ dream of a world-class international airport. In his State of the City Address on Monday, Feb. 26, Dalipe said the Land Bank of the Philippines recently appraised 59% of the…
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Dalipe unveils 9-point future plans

Mayor John Dalipe vowed in his State of the City Address (SOCA) on Monday, Feb. 26, to pursue vigorously the priority projects and programs his administration has started over the past year and seven months even as he spelled out a nine-point future plans. Foremost of these, Dalipe assured Zamboangueños that his administration remains committed…
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City fetes 2024 local achievers

Sixteen (16) individuals and 5 civic organizations, educational institutions and business establishments were conferred the 2024 Local Achiever Awards, a prestigious award that recognizes the exemplary contribution and achievements of Zamboangueños in their respective fields. Mayor John Dalipe led city government officials in bestowing the recognition during formal rites held Wednesday night, February 21 at…
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Justo y Decente program goes to Labuan

Mayor John Dalipe together with Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja leads the rollout of free government services to residents of barangay Labuan, the fourth of a series of Justo y Decente Ayuda na Barangay Program (JD Program), Saturday, February 17. The initiative brings government closer to the people, offering free services ranging from medical to legal,…
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5,701 jobs await the Dia de Zambo job fair

As part of the celebration of the city’s 87 th Charter Day anniversary, the city government through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-9) conducts the Dia de Zamboanga Job Fair, February 19 to 21 at the KCC Mall Atrium Activity Center. A total of 5,701…
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CHO steps up deworming campaign, aims to reach 85% target

Personnel from the City Health Office (CHO) intensify deworming campaign through household and school-based strategies to reach the 85% target coverage. The deworming campaign is a nationwide activity spearheaded by the Department of Health (DOH) through the Harmonized Schedule and Combined Mass Drug Administration (HSCMDA) through Community and School Base Approach for Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH)…
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Dalipe orders smooth ZPRAA hosting

Mayor John Dalipe has tasked the Zamboanga Peninsula Regional Athletic Association (ZPRAA) organizing committee to work hard to make sure that the hosting of the 2024 ZPRAA meet will be hassle-free. This, as Zamboanga City is hosting the regional meet for the first time after a long wait of 18 years since 2006. In a…
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Plan for City Reading Program gets LSB nod

The Local School Board chaired by Mayor John Dalipe has approved the City Reading Program Plan with a total budget allocation of P13.600 million as proposed by the Zamboanga City Schools Division Office. Targeted for implementation from June to August this year, the City Reading Program will involve the Reading Engagement Across Developmental Stages (READS)…
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17 city gov’t retirees feted

The City Government led by Mayor John Dalipe Thursday afternoon hosts a special tribute dubbed “Despedida de Agradecimiento para los Retirados de Gobierno,” honoring 17 of its employees who retired from service between July to December 2023. Mayor Dalipe and City Human Resource and Management Officer (CHRMO) head Roderico Jose Lucero together with the members…
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CHO records 13K animal bites in 2023

The City Health Office (CHO) exhorts residents to help make the city rabies free by seeking medical attention when bitten by domestic rabies-carrying animals, particularly cats and dogs. This as City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite shared during yesterday’s press briefing that the city’s statistics on animal bites for 2023 has reached 13,620. The figure,…
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Dalipe follows through 2024 ZPRAA, Division Meet preps

Mayor John Dalipe Monday morning presides over a meeting of the Organizing Committee to look into the status of preparations for the 2024 Zamboanga Peninsula Athletic Association (ZPRAA) Meet which the city is hosting anew after 18 years. Slated April 21-26, the ZPRAA is expected to draw more than 8,000 athletes, coaches and parents and…
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City reminds biz establishments of plastic ban on weekends

The city government once again enjoins all establishments in Zamboanga to cease the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags and to encourage residents to use alternative bagging materials that are environmentally friendly on weekends. This after the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) has observed that only a small number of commercial establishments…
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3,923 elderlies in 3 brgys get P1k quarterly cash incentive

Some 3,923 senior citizens from barangays Mampang, Tugbungan and Lunzuran receive their P1K quarterly cash incentive during distribution ceremonies spearheaded by Mayor John Dalipe Monday, February 5. Forming part of the social amelioration program which Mayor Dalipe rolled out July, the financial assistance for the 3 barangays amounted to P8.455M. Of the total number of…
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LSB okays 2024 ZPRAA, Division meet, reading program budgets

Mayor John Dalipe convened Friday, February 2, the Local School Board to discuss updates on the preparation for the Zamboanga Peninsula Regional Athletic Association (ZPRAA) Meet, which Zamboanga City will host after 18 years in April this year. Also discussed were the upcoming Division Meet on Feb. 15-17, Mayor’s Reading Program and the Alternative Learning…
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Dalipe cites crucial role of tanods in safeguarding brgys

Mayor John Dalipe Thursday extolled barangay tanods, the so-called security force multipliers for their dedication to work, as he cited their crucial role in keeping the barangays safe and secure. In his message during the Skills Enhancement Training for the fourth batch of barangay tanods Thursday, February 1 at the Astoria Hotel. Mayor Dalipe said…
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Dalipe leads observance of World Wetlands Day 2024

All roads led to Purok 5 in barangay Dita, some 41 kilometers east of the city, as Zamboanga, spearheaded by Mayor John Dalipe, joined the observance of World Wetlands Day 2024, Friday, February 2. Some 10,000 propagules were planted by different sectors and stakeholders in a 4-hectare mangrove area during the early morning planting activity…
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LGU opens another free public parking space

Mayor John Dalipe fulfills his promise to provide additional parking spaces in the city amid the no-let up campaign against illegal parking in downtown streets pursuant to a local ordinance and DILG memorandum. This, as the city opened another free parking space at Rizal Street corner N.S. Valderoza St. fronting the former Tsokolate Restaurant –…
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ZC BOSS bldg to rise in Plaza Pilar

Mayor John Dalipe early Thursday morning, January 11 spearheaded the groundbreaking rites for the P52M Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) building at Plaza del Pilar in Zone 4, a significant milestone achieved after 8 years of BOSS operations in Zamboanga City. The 3-storey building will be constructed at the leftmost side (before the commercial stalls)…
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Dalipe seeks to sychronize local, nat’l infra projects

Mayor John Dalipe met Wednesday with representatives of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and different other agencies in his effort to synchronize all plans and activities in the implementation of various infrastructure projects funded both by the city government and national government. Under a special arrangement with the congressional office of District…
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CPOC initiates retraining of BINs/tanods

The City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) chaired by Mayor John Dalipe has scheduled a series of training activities for members of the Barangay Intelligence Network (BIN) or tanods from the city’s 98 barangays in line with the city government’s commitment to security and safety of the residents.  Co-presided by Mayor Dalipe and Vice Mayor…
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Zambo stands ready to confront El Niño

The city government of Zamboanga under the leadership of Mayor John Dalipe stands ready to confront or mitigate the effects of the imminent dry spell on its agriculture and fishery sector even as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Monday announced that a “strong” El Niño is currently ongoing and may last…
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PESO brings services closer to communities

The City’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) initiates the conduct of a training workshop on the establishment and strengthening of the Zamboanga City Barangay Employment Service Office (BESO), as it seeks to deepen and expand the reach of its facilitation machinery.  Held in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), USAID- PBED Youthworks…
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ZCTOM meets, finding solutions to traffic woes

The Zamboanga City Traffic Operations Management (ZCTOM) under the City Administrator’s Office convened Wednesday morning as it tried to find solutions to the city’s worsening traffic problems. Presided over by Assistant City Administrator for City Affairs Rodolfo Saavedra Jr. on behalf of City Administrator Atty. Wendell Sotto, the ZCTOM acted favorably on the requests for…
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City earmarks P51M for agri sector

Demonstrating commitment to the agriculture sector, the City Government under the leadership of Mayor John Dalipe has allocated a total of P51M to support plans and programs for local farmers and fisherfolks this 2024. Acting City Agriculturist Arben Magdugo said the allocation is the biggest-ever in the 17-year history of the office and is a…
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OCVET warns vs capturing, keeping wild animals as pets

The Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVET) cautions the public against capturing and keeping wild animals saying it is unsafe, illegal and inhumane. “It is undeniable, baby wild animals are adorable. It’s understandable why you might think that raising a wild animal as a pet is a tempting and exciting idea. However, when wild animals…
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To avoid delays: Prep, submit complete docs – BOSS

The city government through the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) calls on applicants to submit complete and correct requirements to avoid delays in their business registrations and renewals. Licensing Chief Benjie Barredo on Tuesday, January 9, cited incomplete or lack of documents as the most common cause of delay in the processing of registrations and…
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Dalipe recognizes 2 new chem technicians

The City Government led by Mayor John Dalipe  Monday recognized 2 of its employees who recently aced the Chemist and Chemical Technician Licensure Examinations. Albert Ebol Jr., of the Office of City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) passed both the Chemist Licensure Exam (CLE) given last December 13-14 and the Chemical Technical Licensure Exam (CTLE)…
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Dalipe urges parents: watch over your kids

Mayor John Dalipe has called on parents and guardians to be responsible in taking care of their children or face the penalty as the city government is seriously implementing Ordinance 636 imposing a citywide curfew for all minors ages 18 and below. Dalipe issued the call in his message during the first flag raising ceremony…
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Dalipe modifies procedures for ease of doing business

Mayor John Dalipe has issued an executive order that seeks to streamline the procedures for issuance of business licenses, clearances, permits, certifications or authorizations pursuant Rule IX of the implementing rules and regulations of RA 11032, otherwise known as the “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.” In his Executive…
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City commemorates MCLL’s 20th death anniversary

The City Government will spearhead activities commemorating the 20th Death Anniversary of former Mayor Maria Clara “Mam Caling” Lobregat Tuesday, January 2. Mayor John Dalipe will lead the activities that will kick off with the commemotative mass at 4pm at the Holy Trinity Church in Pasonanca to be followed by the wreath laying rite and…
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Dalipe signs into law new firecracker edict

Mayor John Dalipe last week signed into law Ordinance No. 632, lifting the ban on the use, sale, possession, distribution and storage of consumer pyrotechnics in Zamboanga City for a limited period from December 1 of each calendar year to January 6 of the immediate succeeding year. After the limited period as prescribed in the…
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Zambo’s economy hits record high of P139.47B

Zamboanga City’s economy has peaked to a record high of P139.47 billion in 2022, the biggest and the fastest growing economy in Zamboanga Peninsula Region, according to statistics presented by the City Planning and Development Coordinator’s Office (CPDCO) to the City Development Council (CDC) during its year-end meeting on Friday, Dec 19, at the Celebrity…
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Dalipe thanks Sen. Imee, DSWD for P5M AICS for ZCSMST students

Senator Maria Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos together with Mayor John Dalipe distribute educational cash assistance to 1,000 students of the Zamboanga City State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZCSCMST) through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). As this developed, Mayor Dalipe thanked…
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City steps up crackdown vs illegal parking fee collection

The City Administrator’s Office has intensified campaign against all forms of illegal activities specifically unauthorized collection of parking fees in areas identified by the local government as free public parking sites. This, in light of reports that some unscrupulous individuals are charging parking fees in public parking areas recently opened by the city such as…
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Zambo PESO is region’s best SPES implementer

The city’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) has been adjudged as the Best SPES Implementer in the region, posting a total of 1,474 beneficiaries with 60% allocation and 100% implementation for the year 2023. At the same time, PESO Manager Jerico Jan Bustamante was recognized as Top Performer for Labor Market Information (LMI), under the…
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Dalipe invites Zamboangueños to join upcoming Xmas festival

As the city government prepares for the Yuletide Season, Mayor John Dalipe has enjoined the Zamboangueños to participate in the upcoming competitions and activities lined up for this year’s Festival Navidad (Christmas Festival). Speaking on behalf of the local chief executive, City Hall Spokesperson Liza Joczon said the city government has allocated more or less…
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Support, buy local agri-products

Thirty-two (32) farmer-exhibitors showcase their agricultural products during the launching of the Kadiwa sa NIA: Tabo-an at the National Irrigation Administration compound in Gov. Ramos, Sta. Maria Thursday,  November 16. The NIA initiative, which will be held every third Wednesday of the month, aims to make fresh and affordable local agri-fishery products accessible to the…
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Zambo hosts 6th Nat’l Sardine Confab Nov. 16-17

Fishery stakeholders from all over the country converge in Zamboanga City for the 6th National Sardine Industry Congress and Trade Exhibit 2023, November 16-17 at the KCC Mall Convention Center in Gov. Camins. Organized by the Southern Philippines Fishing Association, Inc. (SOPHIL) in partnership with the Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources…
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Urban Poor Solidarity Week set Dec 1-8

The City Government gears up for the celebration of the 2023 Urban Poor Solidarity Week (UPSW) from Dec. 2-8 with the theme “Un unido comunidad para na progreso y desarollo del Ciudad.” In a meeting facilitated by the Housing and Land Management Division (HLMD) under the Office of the City Mayor Wednesday afternoon, the Inter-Agency…
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Sotto takes pride in Zambo’s strong fight vs illegal drugs

City Administrator Wendell Sotto has commended the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office-9, other law enforcement units and the Public Prosecutor’s Office for their continued campaign against the illegal drug trade in Zamboanga City. In a brief statement during the press briefing in City Hall Wednesday, Nov. 15, Atty. Sotto said the fight against…
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City assures security, safety of yuletide displays

The city government is exerting all effort to ensure the safety of the city’s yuletide decorations which will include dazzling light displays at City Hall, the Integrated Bus Terminal (IBT), and other parks and recreational areas. City General Services Officer Engr. Rene Dela Cruz said that personnel from the General Services Office (GSO) will be…
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3-month sardine fishing ban in ZamPen kicks off

Mayor John Dalipe joins the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and other stakeholders during the 13th Send-Off Ceremony for the Sardines Closed Season at the Officers’ Club of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao Command (NAVFORWEM) in Calarian, Tuesday, November 14. This year, the annual 3-month ban on sardine fishing will be from November…
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CJ Dalipe is new SK Fed prexy

Carol Julianne “CJ” Dalipe of Tetuan was elected Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President for the period 2023 to 2025 during elections facilitated by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) at a local hotel in Gov Camins, Tuesday, November 14. With her election, Ms. Dalipe, a niece of Mayor John Dalipe, will sit as ex-officio…
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Dalipe lauds PDEA for the destruction of P42.44M worth of illegal drugs

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office-9 spearhead the destruction of approximately P42.44M worth of seized dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals (CPECs) at the Permex Plant in Ayala Monday, November 14. Destroyed through thermal decomposition or thermolysis, were 6,232.5868 kgs of methamphetamine hydrochloride (HCl) (worth P42.38M) and 538.4432 kilos of marijuana (worth…
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ZC pays tribute to CCC

The City Government spearheads the commemoration of Dia de Cesar marking the 39th death anniversary of Mayor Cesar Cortez Climaco (CCC), Tuesday, November 14. The fitting activity kicked off with a mass at the Holy Trinity Church in Pasonanca and was capped by the wreathlaying rite and commemorative program at the late mayor’s tomb in…
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PDEA destroys P42.44M illegal drugs; Dalipe vows firm support to anti-drug war

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office-9 spearhead the destruction of approximately P42.44M worth of seized dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals (CPECs) at the Permex Plant in Ayala Monday, November 14. Destroyed through thermal decomposition or thermolysis, were 6,232.5868 kgs of methamphetamine hydrochloride (HCl) (worth P42.38M) and 538.4432 kilos of marijuana (worth…
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Dia de Cesar C. Climaco set Tuesday, November 14

Zamboanga City will commemorate the 39th death anniversary of Mayor Cesar Climaco with simple yet meaningful program that will start Monday, Nov. 13 at 7pm with the candle lighting ceremony at the assassination rite in Gov. Alvarez St. The main program on Tuesday, November 14 will commence with the commemorative mass at 7am at the…
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Zambo upgraded to Pink Zone in latest ASF watch

Zamboanga City along with the 394 other cities and municipalities nationwide has been upgraded from Red (Infected) Zone to Pink (Buffer) Zone in the latest African Swine Flu (ASF) Zoning Map and Zoning Status as of Nov. 7, this year, pursuant to the Amended National Zoning and Movement Plan for the Prevention and Control of…
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Bonifacio Day moved to Nov. 27

Monday, November 27 is a regular holiday in celebration of Bonifacio Day, traditionally held on Nov. 30. This, pursuant to Proclamation 90 (amending Proclamation 42, series 2022), issued by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in November 2022, which moves the commemoration of Bonifacio Day to Nov. 27, 2023, the nearest Monday to its original date, Nov….
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Dalipe, PIAC formalize IRR for wharves operation in the city

City Mayor and Pantalan Inter-Agency Committee (PIAC) chairperson John Dalipe yesterday led the ceremonial signing of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) which shall guide the enforcement of City Ordinance No. 553. The local chief executive expressed elation over the finalization and the subsequent signing of the said document that defines the functions and duties…
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Dalipe welcomes new road~viaduct project

Mayor John Dalipe met Thursday afternoon with DPWH Information, Education & Communication Social Safeguards Team headed by Engr. Lilibeth B. Rico relative to the upcoming implementation of Zamboanga City East Diversion Road Project, measuring 14.66km funded under the agency’s Asian Development Bank (ADB) Loan No. 3631-PHI. The project includes the construction of a viaduct starting…
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Zambo City joins 4th qtr NSED

As the City Hall siren rang, city government employees executed the Duck-Cover-Hold technique before evacuating to a safe area as part of the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) Thursday, November 9 at 9am. Facilitated by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and PHIVOLCS,…
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CSWDO sets up online registration for elderlies

The City Social Welfare and Development (CSWDO) has established an online registration system for senior citizens to facilitate a seamless distribution of the P1K stipend per quarter. Senior citizens may access the link bit.ly/ZC-SCDatabase or scan the QR code to register online. Based on the guidelines, the online google form is open to all registered…
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Dalipe vows to empower Zambo’s 98 brgys

Mayor John Dalipe has declared once more that his administration remains resolute on empowering the 98 barangays of Zamboanga City through policies, interventions and strategic planning that seek to uplift the life of every citizen. Dalipe issued the statement as he administered the mass oathtaking ceremony for the city’s 1,568 newly elected/reelected barangay officials and…
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City readies for NCM celebration

The city government, together with the Local Council for the Welfare of Children, is gearing up to join the 31st National Children’s Month (NCM) celebration this November. Mayor John Dalipe will be delivering the State of the Children’s Report which will form part of the activities being readied by the city government in line with…
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4th qtr NSED set Thursday, Nov. 9

In line with its disaster preparedness program, the city government through the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) in collaboration with other concerned agencies will spearhead the conduct of the 4th Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Thursday, November 9 at 9am. The sound of the siren in City Hall will signal…
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USAID-PBED, City Gov’t set 1st GIA Summit, Youth Skills forum Nov. 8-9

The city government, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), particularly under the YouthWorks PH project and Opportunity 2.0 program, is set to hold two events aimed primarily at strengthening the functionality of the city’s Government-Industry-Academe (GIA) Council in addressing issues affecting employment opportunities…
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Dalipe welcomes partnership with CFO on migrants’ concerns

Mayor John Dalipe was delighted to forge a partnership with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) through Undersecretary Valery Joy Abarro-Brion in the conduct of its Community Education Program and Mobile Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (Mobile PDOS) on Friday at KCC Mall Atrium Lounge. Mayor Dalipe thanked Usec. Brion and her team for including Zamboanga City…
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Dalipe urges new SK officials to perform well

Mayor John Dalipe, who kicked off his political career as a Sangguniang Kabataan chairperson at 17 years old, urged newly-elected SK officials to perform well for the constituents they vowed to serve despite the challenges. “Nothing is impossible,” the mayor told the participants to the Mandatory Training for newly-elected SK officials organized by the Local…
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8 Zamboangueño young agripreneurs bag awards in reg’l YFC

Eight (8) young agripreneurs with 4 business models from Zamboanga City were reaped awards during the Young Farmers Challenge (YFC) program- regional level organized by the Department of Agriculture-9 in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay Province last November 3.  The winning Business Model Canvasses (BMC) from Zamboanga City and the categories include the Start Up category for…
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ZC programs, thrusts honored in 2023 Layag Awards

Five programs spearheaded by the city government of Zamboanga were conferred the badge of governance excellence by the Department of the Interior and Local Government IX (DILG IX) through the 2023 Layag Awards, an awards mechanism acknowledging exceptional governance practices in local government units. The city’s 911 Local Call Center, the Community Organizing and Organizational…
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New airport LIAC maps out relocation, resettlement action plan

Members of the newly-created Local Inter-Agency Committee of the New Zamboanga International Airport Development Project (NZIADP) underwent a 2-day Workshop and Write-shop for the Formulation of the Relocation and Resettlement Action Plan (RRAP) for the eligible families affected by the project. The RRAP is a pre-requisite, as the city government under the leadership of Mayor…
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City gov’t unveils 2 new buses

Mayor John Dalipe leads the inauguration of 2 newly-acquired mini-buses Monday morning, in line with the city’s program to upgrade its equipment and facilities for the convenience of government employees and the general public. The inauguration was preceded by the blessing rites officiated by Fr. Filmore Calibo. Each mini-bus costs P4.9M and has a capacity…
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Dalipe urges BSKE candidates to obey election rules

Mayor John Dalipe called on aspiring barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan candidates to adhere to all prescribed rules set by the Commission on Election (COMELEC) for the entire duration of the election period. This, as the city prepares for the official start of the BSKE campaign period on Thursday, October 19. “I reiterate Mayor John Dalipe’s…
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Dalipe creates LIAC for new airport dev’t project

Mayor John Dalipe has created the Local Inter-Agency Committee (LIAC) for the New Zamboanga International Airport Development Project (NZIADP), as the city government paves way for the formulation of the Relocation and Resettlement Action Plan (RRAP) for eligible families affected by the project. The mayor sits as the overall chairperson of the LIAC with representatives…
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11th City Fisherfolk Congress reels off

Over 200 fishpond operators, seaweed farmers, fish vendors, traders and exporters from all over the city gathered for the 11th City Fisherfolk Congress, organized by the City Agriculturist Office Tuesday, October 17. Mayor John Dalipe, who graced the event, highlighted the significant contribution of fisherfolks to nation building . “Your tireless efforts and unwavering commitment…
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Dalipe vows to advance housing, urban dev’t

Mayor John Dalipe vowed on Monday that his administration will continue to advance housing and urban development, ensuring that every Zamboangueño will have the opportunity to build a brighter in the city. Dalipe made the promise as he addressed the participants of the Housing Fair 2023 at KCC Mall in celebration of the National Shelter…
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No let-up in anti-dengue advocacy – CHO

The City Health Office (CHO) continuously strengthens its anti-dengue advocacy, as cases are recorded regularly. CHO personnel led by the Sanitation Division pursues information education campaign to advise residents on the 4S Kontra Dengue as well as conduct fogging operations in areas where cases have been reported. Residents are advised to remove water-holding containers and…
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Celebrating talents of PWDs

Persons with Disabilities (PWD’s) shine on stage as they flaunt their singing and dancing in the first-ever PWD’S Got Talent organized by City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) PWD Affairs Unit at the Astoria Plaza Friday, October 13. Conducted as a post-Fiesta Hermosa activity, the talent contest had 2 categories – the Solo Singing…
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Dalipe elated over successful festivities

Mayor John Dalipe has conveyed his sincerest gratitude and appreciation to all Zamboangueños, particularly the private partners and security sector, for the successful, peaceful and orderly conduct of all activities under this year’s Zamboanga Hermosa Festival that culminated on the feast day of the city’s patroness saint Nuestra Sñora La Virgen del Pilar on Thursday,…
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Hermosa Fest 2023 reaches its climax today

This year’s ecstatic celebration of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival reaches its high point on the eve of Fiesta Pilar today as the city bursts into colors and the upbeat sounds of drums in a street dance Competition back-to-back with the flushing Parade of Lights. Both the street dance competition and the Parade of Lights will…
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Dalipe cites role of livestock, poultry sector

Mayor John Dalipe graced the Livestock and Poultry Fair Monday as he cited the vital role of farmers and breeders in ensuring a stable food supply for the city. Organized by the Office of the City Veterinarian in collaboration with JCI Zamboanga and other groups, the Livestock and Poultry Fair kicked off Monday, Oct. 9…
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Dalipe declares Pink Fridays this October

To further drum up public support for breast cancer awareness, Mayor John Dalipe has declared all Fridays this month of October as “Prink Fridays” in the city government of Zamboanga. Dalipe announced this in his message during the flag raising ceremony as he enjoined all city government employees to wear anything but pink every Friday…
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BOC reports revenue collection of P6.752B

Mayor John Dalipe convened on Thursday, Oct. 5, the fourth quarter meeting of the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) during which the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Zamboanga City reported that it collected a total revenue of P6,752,129,508.37 covering the period from January to September this year. Atty. Benito Lontok, BOC deputy collector, said…
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Job seekers troop to Hermosa Job Fair

Job seekers, mostly new graduates and unemployed individuals trooped to the Hermosa Job Fair organized by the City’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) at the KCC Mall Friday, October 3. The event, held from 9am to 3pm, was an annual activity and formed part of the 2023 Zamboanga Hermosa Festival calendar of activities. It was…
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UZ Wildcats, Tulungatung ES top drum and lyre tilt

The UZ Wildcats and the Tulungatung Elementary School emerged as winners in the Drum and Lyre Competition Open and Elementary Level categories, respectively, held at the City Coliseum in Tetuan, Thursday, October 5, as part of the 2023 Zamboanga Hermosa Festival. A total of 13 groups participated in the city-organized competition, 3 of which participated…
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40 unclaimed bodies buried in Talabaan

Forty (40) cadavers that remained unclaimed at the city-contracted morgue were buried in a mass grave at the Talabaan public cemetery Thursday, October 5, following solemn rites presided by religious leaders. Of the total 40 unclaimed remains, 33 were males and 7 females. Some of them were crime victims found in abandoned areas while others…
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CSC bestows ZC LGU the Bronze Award on HRM systems

Zamboanga City captured the bronze award in the Civil Service Commission’s Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM). The award was presented to Mayor John Dalipe by City Human Resource and Management Officer Roderico Jose Lucero during the flag raising ceremony in City Hall Monday morning. The bronze award is conferred…
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First ZC super health center unveiled in Sangali

Mayor John Dalipe lauded the concerted efforts of government to strengthen the healthcare sector in grassroots communities as the Department of Health IX, together with the Office of Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go and the Office of District II Representative Mannix Dalipe turned over the Sangali Super Health Center, the first super health center in Zamboanga…
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ZCTOM compels contractors to follow work sched

The Office of the City Administrator yesterday convened the Zamboanga City Traffic Operations Management (ZCTOM) Committee to address traffic woes especially exacerbated by various ongoing road/drainage projects in the city. Assistant City Administrator Rodolfo Saavedra, Jr. presided over the meeting which included councilor VP Elago and representatives from the City Engineer’s Office, City Legal Office,…
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Dalipe mobilizes relief aid for flood-hit families

A total of 378 families received family food packs from the DSWD, as the city government through the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) likewise provided sleeping gears such as blankets and mats and other relief goods as initial aid to the affected families. Of the total 378 families affected, 65 are from Tugbungan,…
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IBT Night Market rakes in P3M in year 1

The Night Market at the Integrated Bus Terminal in Divisoria has earned a total of P3,097,165.00 during its first year of operation that started September 16, 2022. Mayor John Dalipe made this announcement during the flag raising ceremony Monday, as he commended the IBT management under the City Administrator’s Office for the outstanding achievement. The…
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Dalipe’s SAP rolled out to 30K senior citizens

To date, over 30,000 senior citizens have already received the 1K per quarter cash incentive being rolled out by the local government under the Dalipe administration’s social amelioration program, the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) reported Wednesday, September 13. City Social Welfare and Development Office head Socorro Rojas said the cash incentive has…
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Dalipe: Zambo is EO 39 compliant

“So far, compliant.” Thus, the statement of Mayor John Dalipe, referring to some market stalls selling rice at P41 to P45 per kilo for regular milled and well-milled, respectively, in compliance with Executive Order No. 39, imposing the mandated price ceilings on rice nationwide. Mayor Dalipe, chairperson of the Local Price Coordinating Council, personally spearheaded…
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Dalipe, Red Cross seal circular economy pact

On behalf of the city government of Zamboanga, Mayor John Dalipe signed on Monday, Sept. 11, a Memorandum of Agreement with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) represented by its Secretary General, Dr. Gwendolyn T. Pang, for the implementation of a European Union-funded project titled “Promotion of a Green and Circular Economy through Civil Society Engagement…
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Another public parking space to open soon

Upon orders of Mayor John Dalipe, personnel from the City Administrator’s Office, City Engineer’s Office undertake clearing operations at the vacant lot located in Valderrosa and Rizal Streets to pave way for its use as a public parking space. Assistant City Administrator for City Affairs Rodolfo Saavedra Jr. said the property is owned by a…
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Dalipe bares initiatives for PWD welfare

Mayor John Dalipe declares his administration’s full support to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to ensure their inclusion and empowerment and enhancement of  quality of their lives.  The mayor made this declaration to the officers of the Zamboanga City PWD Federation (ZCPWDFed) officers led by its President Krewin Serrano who paid him a courtesy visit in…
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Zambo City gears up for Fiesta Hermosa 2023

Preparations for the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2023 have shifted to high gear, with less than a month before it kicks off Oct. 1. Mayor John Dalipe convened city department heads and division chiefs for the regular huddle Monday morning, September 11, to tackle details of the preparation for the grandest Festival in Zamboanga Peninsula. City…
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City pursues Isla Sta. Cruz project

Concerned agencies convened Wednesday to tackle issues and to step up the implementation of the Inclusive Science for Livelihood in Agri-Aqua (ISLA) in Small Islands Enhancing Livelihood through Science and Technology in the Great Sta. Cruz Island. This, as  Mayor John Dalipe has directed agencies concerned to expedite the project and ensure the city meets…
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ZC joins 3rd quarter NSED

The city government under the leadership of Mayor John Dalipe joined the nationwide observance of the 3rd quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) Thursday afternoon, September 7. Spearheaded by the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) in coordination Bureau of Fire Protection, Zamboanga City Police Office and other agencies, the earthquake drill commenced at…
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Zambo City to host first-ever PH ROTC Mindanao Games

After hosting the highly successful PRISAA National Games last month, Zamboanga City will host yet again another big sporting event, the Mindanao cluster of the first-ever Philippine Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (PH ROTC) Games 2023 from August 27 to September 2. A sports buff himself, Mayor John Dalipe pledged his full support to the event…
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Free wifi at the Great Sta. Cruz island

The Great Sta. Cruz Island, listed by the National Geographic as one of the 21 best beaches in the world is now connected to the world. This, as the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) in collaboration with the City Government, has established free wi-fi sites at the Sta. Cruz Island as part of…
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Dalipe convenes PIAC to finalize IRR for regulatory ordinance

Mayor John Dalipe on Thursday convened the Pantalan Inter-Agency Committee (PIAC) in a bid to finalize the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) that shall guide the implementation of City Ordinance No. 553, otherwise known as “The Ports, Wharves, Piers, Fish and/or Beach Landings, Finger/Mini Wharves, Shipyards and Other Similar Structures Regulatory Ordinance of the City…
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Dalipe orders CEO to finish projects within schedule

Mayor John Dalipe has ordered the City Engineer’s Office to strive hard to finish road repair and rehabilitation projects within schedule to avoid inconvenience to the public especially with the opening of classes in public schools on Monday, August 28. Liza Jocson, Dalipe’s spokesperson said the mayor has tasked City Engineer Christopher Navarro to speed…
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Dalipe orders aid for tornado-hit families

Mayor John Dalipe has ordered concerned city departments to mobilize resources to assist the families affected by the whirlwind or tornado incident that hit the coastal area of barangay Sinunuc (fronting the gallera or cockpit) around 8:10am Wednesday, August 9. Mayor Dalipe has tasked the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) under Maria Socorro…
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Int’l cruise liner mulls ZC as port of call

Stakeholders in cruise tourism accompanied by Tourism Regional Director Dara May Cataluña and City Tourism Officer Sarita Sebastian pay a courtesy visit to Mayor John Dalipe in City Hall Tuesday afternoon (August 1) on the sidelines of their exploratory efforts in opening the Zamboanga port for cruise calls. Dubbed as the Cruise Tourism, Port Facility…
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Zambo teachers ready to serve BSK elections

Public school teachers in Zamboanga City are ready to serve the manual Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on October 30, this year, according to District 1 Election Officer Atty. Stephen Roy Cañete. The COMELEC in collaboration with the Department of Education is deploying more or less 4,000 teachers for the Oct. 30 elections, of…
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First-ever City Library Open House event launched

Mayor John Dalipe leads the launching of the City Library’s first-ever Open House event and the 3rd Annual Summer Learn program, Wednesday, August 2. Intended to promote literacy and reading among young children, the Open House celebration from Aug 2-11 provides book lovers the opportunity to explore the world of books and knowledge as well…
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Dalipe reconstitutes TF Karne

Mayor John Dalipe issued Executive Order (EO) No. JD 2023-049 reconstituting the Task Force Karne (TF Karne), an enforcement team tasked to monitor the implementation of and compliance with City Ordinance (CO) No. 2017-178, otherwise known as the “Meat Inspection Code of Zamboanga City,” as amended. Signed on July 27, the said executive order provides…
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City checks biz compliance with CCTV ordinance

The City Government has started series of inspections of business establishments to check compliance of the ordinance mandating the installation of operational closed circuit television (CCTV) system. Ordinance 499 approved 3 years ago, mandates the installation of CCTV systems in business establishments operating in the city. It is one of the measures to intensify the…
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BSK election set October 30

Preparations for the upcoming barangay and SK elections are underway, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) reported Tuesday, August 1. District 1 Election Officer Atty. Stephen Roy Cañete said the election period is from August 28 to October 29, with the election day proper set on October 30. Filing of the certificates of candidacy (COC) will…
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TF Buenas pursues monitoring of night spots

City government personnel composing Task Force Buenas aggressively pursues monitoring of night spots and similar establishments to check compliance with health and sanitation laws and regulations. Sanitary Inspector Engr. Joy Sese of the City Health Office said a total of 61 establishments have been inspected since Task Force Buenas was created in May this year….
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Dalipe banners initiatives for senior citizens

Mayor John Dalipe welcomes Senior Citizens Partylist Representative Rodolfo “Ompong” Ordanes and national officials of the Federation of Senior Citizens Affairs of the Philippines (FSCAP) during the latter’s visit to City Hall recently. The courtesy visit to the mayor was on the sidelines of an event organized by the FSCAP national chapter in collaboration with…
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Dalipe recognizes top BNS

Mayor John Dalipe recognized top barangay nutrition scholars (BNS) in the city and the region, as he led the 2023 Nutrition Month culminating program at a local hotel Thursday, July 27. Organized by the National Nutrition Committee in collaboration with the City Health office and the Department of Health, the event honored the dedication and…
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Dalipe leads payout for 6th batch of COVID survivors

Mayor John Dalipe Thursday morning personally leads distribution of P3K financial assistance to 1,151 individuals who were infected with minor to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 at the KCC Mall in Gov. Camins. The recipients compose the 6th batch of COVID-19 survivors who were infected with COVID-19 from January to September 2022. They form part of…
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48 biz establishments found operating sans biz permit

The City Permits and Licensing Division has issued notices to 43 business establishments that were found to be operating without permits during a recent inspection intended to check compliance of pertinent laws and ordinances and rules and regulations.  This, based on an inspection conducted by a team of personnel from the City Permits and Licensing…
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Aid for ASF-hit hog raisers reach P6.7M

The City Government’s support and assistance to hog raisers affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF) has already reached P6,740,980.00 as of July 24, 2023. Records released by the Task Force ASF show that the city’s assistance continue unabated, even as no new ASF case has been reported since September 2022. The assistance include indemnification…
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D1 farmers receive P5.9M farm equipment, inputs

Mayor John Dalipe joins the Department of Agriculture and District 1 Congressional Office in distributing farm inputs and equipment amounting to P5,940,862.00 to different farmer associations in the west coast, Friday, July 28.   Dalipe lauded the DA-9 for the continuous efforts to help improve farmers’ productivity with the ultimate goal of ensuring food security….
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DPWH bares 103 projects worth P2 billion

The District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH9) is currently implementing a total of 103 various infrastructure projects amounting to P2.007 billion in different parts of Zamboanga City. Of the total number of projects, 66 are under construction with 35.43% accomplishment and 37 not yet started. This was announced by…
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Dalipe urges SP to review fare rate in trike ordinance

Mayor John Dalipe has asked the City Council to review and amend the Tricycle Ordinance of 2013 specifically to make fare rates more acceptable and attuned with the times. Liza Jocson, Dalipe’s spokesperson said the mayor’s move is part of the holistic approach to help resolve mounting problems on overcharging tricycle drivers. Jocson said the…
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ZC joins 45th NPDR Week celebration

Mayor John Dalipe and City Social Welfare and Development Officer Socorro Rojas lead the launching of the 45th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week (NDPR) celebration Monday, July 17, as Zamboanga City remains unrelenting in its commitment to the welfare and protection of persons with disabilities (PWDs). Themed: “Person with Disabilities Accessibility and Rights Towards…
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CPOC seeks to double city’s police stations to 22

The City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) chaired by Mayor John Dalipe has passed a resolution requesting the Philippine National Police (PNP) through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to increase or double the number of police stations in Zamboanga City from 11 at present to 22. Aimed at intensifying police visibility to…
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City mobilizes fare dispatchers to avert fare overcharging

To avert instances of overcharging by tricycle and taxi drivers, the City Government through the City Administrator’s Office has deployed some 50 fare dispatchers in strategic locations starting July 10 to 19, as Zamboanga City plays host to the 2023 National PRISAA Games. Specifically, the dispatchers are tasked to issue LGU Dispatch Slips and mediate…
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SIM Card Registration ends July 25, 2023

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)-IX urged all unregistered Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card users to register under the SIM Card Registration Act (Republic Act No. 11934) before the July 25 deadline to avoid the consequences of non-compliance. “If you don’t register your SIM card, all your transactions, social media accounts, to include your e-wallet accounts…
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CSWDO set aid payouts for Zambo senior citizens

Upon the instruction of Mayor John Dalipe, the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) is currently finalizing the schedules for the payouts of social pension and other financial assistance due the senior citizens in Zamboanga City. CSWD Officer Ma. Socorro Rojas told the press briefing in City Hall Tuesday morning that scheduled for release…
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Dalipe ensures that airport transfer project on track

Mayor John Dalipe continues to demonstrate strong political will in pursuing the completion of priority projects under his administration as he celebrated his first year as local chief executive. This as he met with concerned offices and personnel las Monday to ensure the airport transfer project remains on track as far as land acquisition is…
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CHO warns anew vs leptospirosis

The City Health Office (CHO) urges residents to take precautionary measures against leptospirosis as the city experiences flooding from inclement weather. City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite warns the public not to take the bacterial infection lightly as it can cause a wide range of complications and ultimately lead to death when left untreated. “It…
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ZC to host first-ever ROTC Games

Zamboanga City will be the launching site for the first-ever Philippine Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Games slated end of August this year. This, as Zamboanga City won the bid for the holding of the Mindanao leg of the said event that will be organized by the Philippine Sports Commission, Commission on Higher Education (CHED),…
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Dalipe marks 1st year anniversary with free services to residents

To mark his 1st-year anniversary since his election and assumption into office, Mayor John Dalipe sponsored an outreach mission for city government employees at the City Hall lobby from 8am to 5pm, Monday, July 3. The services offered included blood sugar testing, blood pressure monitoring and blood letting activity: dental services; COVID-19 vaccination; free massage;…
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USAID, LGU hold capacity training for BIONs, CSOs

Around 40 barangay information officers (BIONs), leaders of CSOs and people’s organizations, and students underwent a communication training spearheaded jointly by the US Agency for International Development through its Cities for Enhanced Governance and Engagement (USAID-CHANGE) program with the City Planning Development Office (CPDO) and the Demand Generation Task Group of the city government Friday,…
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ZCPO hunts down 154 drug personalities

The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) is continuously hunting down 154 drug personalities, who remain at large as of June 25, this year. ZCPO spokesperson Lt. Col. Paul Adrew Cortes reported during the second quarter meeting of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) chaired by Mayor John Dalipe onxf Monday, June 26, that out of…
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ZC joins World Drug Day celebration

The City Government joins the worldwide celebration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAI) or World Drug Day Monday, June 26 which is aimed to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving the goal of a world free of drug abuse. The event is celebrated among United Nation member states including the…
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CHO renews anti-dengue awareness drive

The City Health Office Monday launches a renewed anti-dengue awareness campaign covering 10 barangays with highest attack rate from January to present.  However, City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite said the anti-dengue advocacy emphasizing on the 4S strategies and dengue awareness is a year-round campaign. The launching Monday is in line with the observance of…
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