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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

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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ZC rolls out ‘Bivalent Covid Vaccine’

Health authorities started administering bivalent COVID-19 shots to priority groups Monday, June 26, as the Department of Health together with Mayor John Dalipe, City Health Office and Zamboanga City Medical Center spearheaded the Regional kick off of the third booster vaccination for A1 and A2 at the ZCMC conference room. Mayor Dalipe said with the…
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Dalipe forms 2023 Zambo Hermosa Fest committees

Mayor John Dalipe has issued an executive order creating committees that will oversee preparations for the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2023 set in October. Executive Order JD 2023-057 formalizes the creation of 17 sub-committees with Mayor John Dalipe as overall Festival Chairperson with City Administrator Mario Yanga and City Tourism Officer Sarita Sebastian as co-chairpersons. The…
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Dalipe welcomes new ADZU President

Mayor John Dalipe warmly welcomes Fr. Guillrey Anthony “Ernald” Andal, SJ, the newly-designated president of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU), as the latter pays a courtesy visit to City Hall Wednesday afternoon. Fr. Andal was formally installed as the 5th ADZU president in ceremonies held at the ADZU Campus last Saturday, June 17. He…
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Anti-smuggling drive yields P64M worth of contrabands

On orders of Mayor John Dalipe, operatives of the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) under Col. Alexander Lorenzo have confiscated a total of P64.150 million worth of assorted contrabands, mostly cigarettes and red onion, for the period January to June 18, this year. ZCPO spokesperson Col. Paul Andrew Cortes reported during the press briefing Monday…
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Local School Board approves Read Juan program

The Local School Board chaired by Mayor John Dalipe on Thursday, June 21, approved the city-led program dubbed Read Juan on Project Reading Engagement Across Developmental Stages or READS. The program forms part of Mayor Dalipe’s thrust on early childhood care and development through strategic partnership with the City Schools Division Office. Aside from the…
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449 ASF-hit hog raisers receive cash aid

The City Government sustains assistance to hog raisers affected by African Swine Fever (ASF) even as no new cases have been reported in the last 269 days. This, as Mayor John Dalipe together with Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja Wednesday morning led the distribution of financial aid to 449 ASF-hit hog raisers as part of the…
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USAID, LGU forge partnership for CHANGE projects

The U.S. Agency for International Development through its Cities for Enhanced Governance and Engagement (CHANGE) and the City Government led by Mayor John Dalipe have officially sealed their partnership for the implementation of projects aimed to strengthen democratic governance.  On Tuesday, June 20, USAID CHANGE Project Chief of Party Sergio Andal Jr. formally turned over…
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Dalipe leads Rizal bday rites

Mayor John Dalipe led the ceremony commemorating Dr. Jose Rizal’s 162nd birth anniversary, with the theme: “Rizalism: Conservation of Ecology and Natural Resources” at Plaza Rizal, 7am of June 19, 2023. In his keynote message, Dalipe encouraged Zamboangueños most especially the youth, to embrace the national hero’s legacy as a compass for nation building. “Let…
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Zambo to plant 12,500 trees on Arbor Day

The city government of Zamboanga under the leadership of Mayor John Dalipe intends to plant 12,500 indigenous trees in the mountain ranges of Barangay Lumayang on Arbor Day this coming Sunday, June 25. City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Engr. Reynaldo S. Gonzales has sent out letters inviting community leaders and other stakeholders to participant…
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City Gov’t fetes Int’l Para athlete

Mayor John Dalipe led the City Government in recognizing Zamboangueño Muhaimin Ulag who bagged the bronze medal in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke SB9 at the 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023 in Cambodia held June 3-9.  Ulag was accompanied by his coach Rene Sta. Teresa and his parents during his presentation during the City Hall flag…
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Dalipe follows through PRISAA preps

Mayor John Dalipe Monday, June 19, personally looks into the status of preparations for the 2023 National Private Schools Athletic Association Games slated in Zamboanga City from July 13-19. National PRISAA Executive Director Elbert ‘Bong’ Atilano and City Sports Division Chief Dr. Cecil Atilano presented updates on the preparations being done in the billeting and…
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City Planning Office renews appeal for public support to CBMS activity

The city government through the City Planning and Development Coordinator (CPDC) appeals anew to all residents to participate in the ongoing community-based monitoring system (CBMS) activity to enable the Dalipe administration to more effectively identify and prioritize plans, programs, policies and initiatives for Zamboanga. “It is important for everyone to cooperate in this data-gathering activity…
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OCVET resumes anti-rabies vax campaign

With the arrival of fresh stocks of vaccines, the Office of the City Veterinarian resumed its Oplan Alis Rabis vaccination campaign in the barangays with Tulungatung as its kick-off site Tuesday, June 20. A total of 411 cats and dogs or 50% of the target population of 822 with 243 clients were served during the…
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ZCPO solves 13 shooting incidents

The Zamboanga City Police Office is still investigating 14 of the total 38 shooting incidents that occurred in the city for the period January to June 18 this year, according to its spokesperson Col. Paul Andrew Cortes. Col. Cortes said 11 shooting incidents have been cleared and 13 have been solved, thus giving the ZCPO…
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City to revisit trike ordinance

The local government is considering revisiting the city’s tricycle ordinance to make it more adaptive to the changing times and allow for a more flexible manner of resolving complaints. Assistant city administrator Cesar Raz admitted during last Tuesday’s press briefing at City Hall that City Ordinance No. 185, otherwise known as the Motorized Tricycle Franchising…
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City gov’t workers urged anew to get booster shots

The Zamboanga City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council [ZCDRRMC] chaired by Mayor John Dalipe has passed a resolution, encouraging once again the city government employees and their families to get vaccinated for booster shots against Covid-19. The resolution was approved during the council’s second quarter meeting Tuesday afternoon, during which the City Health Office reported…
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ZCPO intensifies security operations amid crime hike

The Zamboanga City Police Office [ZCPO] has intensified its security operations, particularly within the central business district and, following a significant increase in crime volume from January to May 21, this year as compared to the same period last year. ZCPO spokesperson Col. Paul Andrew Cortes reported during the press briefing in City Hall last…
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City focuses on flood control, drainage projects

The City Engineer’s Office (CEO) is closely monitoring the status of its flood control program, slope protection, drainage systems and other related projects to ensure their timely completion. The move is in response to Mayor John Dalipe’s directive to city engineer Chris Navarro to fast track the repair of slope protection and similar projects in…
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Dalipe welcomes 1,222 SPES beneficiaries to LGU

Some 1,222 college students, composing the first batch of Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) underwent orientation in preparation for their deployment in city government offices and the barangays from June 19 to July 14. In a message during the opening program held at the City Coliseum in Tetuan Tuesday morning, Mayor John…
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ZC showcases hidden treasures

The City Government led by Mayor John Dalipe Monday night mounted the first-ever Riqueza de Baul, an artifact collection competition, showcasing rare but relevant historical or cultural objects that were hidden from public view. Mayor Dalipe described the event as a celebration of the true treasures of Zamboanga City stressing that the city’s “heritage sites,…
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LGU markets log P47.5M in revenues for 2022

The local markets under the city government’s economic enterprise operations pulled in a total of P47.5M in revenue for 2022, the Office of the City Administrator reported Tuesday, May 30, during the regular press briefing at City Hall. Assistant City Administrator Cesar Raz said the Main Public Market generated an annual income of Php 26.9M,…
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Dalipe orders intensified drive vs parking on streets

Mayor John Dalipe has orderd an intensified implementation of a city ordinance prohibiting parking on streets in accordance with the DILG memorandum circular 2019-121 directing all local government units to remove all road obstructions. This, as the mayor expressed full support to Ordinance 601 enacted on March 13, 2023, amending Ordinance 248 which used to…
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Dalipe reiterates commitment to 1M tree program

Mayor John Dalipe urges city government employees to be proactive and engaged in measures to care for nature for the benefit of the future generation as he reiterated his commitment to plant 1M trees during his term as chief executive. The mayor said this as he addressed employees during the flag raising ceremony Monday morning…
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Preps for Hermosa Festival underway

Upon instruction of Mayor John Dalipe, the city government is now preparing the calendar of activities and budgetary requirements for this year’s Zamboanga Hermosa Festival “Celebracion de Colores” in October. This time, however, what used to be a month-long celebration will be limited until October 11 only to give way for the campaign period of…
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ZC rolls out supplemental immunization activity

Zamboanga City Tuesday, May 2, kicks off the nationwide measles, rubella and polio supplemental immunization activity (MR-OPV SIA) deploying over 100 vaccination teams to reach out target population by the end of the month. Mayor John Dalipe together with City Health Office personnel and barangay officials led the kick off ceremony at the Sangali covered…
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DOLE9: No new wage order yet for ZamPen

The possibility of a new wage order for Zamboanga Peninsula region may be remote at this time of the year, considering that the existing wage order has not reached its one year validity yet. This was explained by Department of Labor (DOLE9) Regional Director Albert Gutib during the press briefing in City Hall Tuesday, saying…
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60 hires on the spot on Labor Day Job Fair

A total of 60 job applicants were hired on the spot during the day-long job fair held in line with the 121st Labor Day celebration at the KCC Mall in Gov. Camins Monday, May 1. As of 5pm May 1, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 9 through the City Public Employment Service Office…
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Dalipe reiterates zero-tolerance on smuggling activities

Mayor John Dalipe the other day reaffirmed his support to anti-smuggling efforts as he reiterated his zero-tolerance approach on any and all smuggling activities in the city. The mayor said this, as he witnessed on April 28 the condemnation of 19,419 master cases and 667 reams of smuggled cigarettes amounting to P1.43B – the largest…
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Zamboangueñas Excelente Awards highlight Dia de Mam Caling

The recognition of 4 accomplished women who excelled in their respective fields highlighted the commemoration of the 102nd birth anniversary of the late mayor Maria Clara Lorenzo Lobregat or Dia de Mam Caling, Wednesday, April 26 at Jardin Maria Clara in Pasonanca. Mayor John Dalipe led the recognition rites for ‘Zamboangueñas Excelente’, a joint project…
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Dalipe admin earmarks P400M for infra projects

The city government of Zamboanga under the leadership of Mayor John Dalipe has earmarked more or less P400 million for various infrastructure projects, most of which are under construction and the rest for implementation this year. This was revealed by City Engineer Christopher Navarro, who said most of these projects are rehabilitation of dilapidated roads,…
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USAID, LGU forge alliance for efficient info dissemination

Members of the Zamboanga media and other stakeholders and the City Government’s Public Information Office gathered for a 2-day workshop April 20-21 to come up with a strategic communication plan to strengthen information dissemination and community engagement on government plans, projects and activities. Held under the auspices of the USAID-CHANGE, the 2-day session held at…
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Airport runway rehab to affect airbus flights

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Zamboanga has advised air travellers to and from the city to gear up for the eventual closure, albeit temporary, of the Zamboanga International Airport (ZIA) runway to airbuses as rehabilitation works in the facility continues. CAAP-Zamboanga officer-in-charge Engr. Jaime Vicente Santos during yesterday’s weekly press briefing at…
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CPOC okays creation of IATF on peace, security

The City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) chaired by Mayor John Dalipe has approved during its second quarter meeting Tuesday, April 25, the creation of an Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Peace and Security of Zamboanga City as recommended by Task Force Zamboanga. Spearheaded by Mayor Dalipe, the IATF Zamboanga follows a recommended structure that…
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World Food Expo slated in Zambo in June

The local government is finally bringing the World Food Expo (WOFEX), dubbed as The Ultimate Food Show Experience, to Zamboanga this June in a bid to open even more business opportunities in the city. Through the WOFEX REGIONALS, the biggest and most prestigious food trade show in the country is finally coming to Zamboanga City…
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Rat for rice program underway

Through the initiative of Mayor John Dalipe, the City Health Office recently set into motion the Rat for Rice Program, a strategy to help curb leptospirosis incidences in the city. The program was launched April 23 and will run until April 29, 2023 in 7 barangays where high cases of leptospirosis were recorded during the…
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‘Fiesta Cultural’ kicks off Zambo Verano Fest 2023

Fiesta Cultural, an activity showcasing the rich and colorful history and diverse culture of Zamboanga City, kicked off the Zamboanga Verano Festival (Summer Festival) 2023 Monday, April 14 at Plaza Pershing.  Mayor John Dalipe keynoted the event that featured the Pangalay competition and the Food Festival and organized jointly by the City Government through the…
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Applications for nat’l pabahay program ongoing

The local government through the Housing and Land Management Division (HLMD) is still accepting applications for the Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino (4PH), the national socialized housing program under the Marcos administration. “We still have more units to be availed by our residents here in Zamboanga City,” HLMD chief Rodrigo Pagotaisidro said Tuesday, April 25,…
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All flood-affected families will be assisted – CSWDO

City Social Welfare and Development Officer Socorro Rojas Monday addressed complaints of unfair distribution of relief assistance to flood-hit families saying all those affected – be they at the evacuation centers or home-based, will be given aid. Rojas said the relief operations have started targeting those who have evacuated to evacuation centers following profiling, assessment…
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Dalipe vows to prioritize anti-flooding projects

Mayor John Dalipe has vowed that city government of Zamboanga under his leadership will work hard to jumpstart the construction of what he termed as the state-of-the-art anti-flooding projects that will prevent the occurrence of massive flooding as it was in recent weeks. Speaking at the flag raising ceremony Monday morning, Mayor Dalipe stressed that…
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WMPC turns over P4.7M equipment to City Gov’t

The Western Mindanao Power Corporation (WMPC), a power generation facility operated by the Alson’s Power Group on Monday turned over to the City Government P4.7 million worth of equipment in support of the city’s anti-COVID-19 response. Mayor John Dalipe and City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite personally received the transportation facilities and personal protective equipment…
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Seized illegal mufflers, firecrackers destroyed in public

Mayor John Dalipe Monday morning led the destruction of 332 illegal open pipe motorcycle mufflers, several boxes of firecrackers including boga, a homemade cannon, and other confiscated items in a public ceremony held after the flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall. To manifest commitment to public safety and security, Dalipe personally maneuvered a…
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Dalipe signs, endorses 3-year investment priority plan

Mayor John Dalipe has signed the Zamboanga City Investment Priority Plan 2023-2025, establishing the city’s investment priority areas and investment incentive policies for the next three years with the aim of spurring local economic growth. Mayor Dalipe, as chairperson of the City Development Council Executive Committee (CDC ExeCom), signed the Investment Priority Plan during a…
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Dalipe issues guidelines on sand, gravel extraction

Mayor John Dalipe has issued an executive order providing for the guidelines regulating the extraction and hauling or transportation of sand and gravel aggregates, the apprehension and impoundment of motor vehicles used in violation thereof. In his Executive Order No. JD 2023-004 dated Jan. 5, Mayor Dalipe ordered the following acts or omissions to be…
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BOSS receives 800 applications on day 1

The City Government’s Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) received its highest number of applications for first day operations yesterday, January 3. The BOSS closed day 1 of the business renewal and registration period with 856 applications, the highest number of applications recorded in a day in BOSS history according to Business Permit and Licensing Office…
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Christmas floods ruin P3.9M worth of agri’l crops

Heavy rains that triggered floods last Christmas day inundated P3.99 million worth of agricultural crops in at least 6 agricultural districts in the city. A summary of damage assessment report prepared by the City Agriculturist Office, show that a total of 105.99 hectares of farms planted with rice in barangays Boalan, Talisayan, Recodo, Cabaluay, Culianan,…
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TAB starts accepting trike permit renewal

The Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB) of Zamboanga City is expecting more than 5,000 tricycle operators to renew their franchises this year even as it vowed to look into the 324 units that did not renew last year. Edwin Duco, Administrative Officer of the City Legal Office made the projection Wednesday, saying that the Board had…
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BOSS 2023 kicks off, expects 14k renewals, registrations

The local government expects to process around 14,000 business permit renewals and new registrations through the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) which officially commenced its operations on the first working day of 2023. As with previous years, the BOSS operations – the simplified procedure for renewing/ acquiring business permits –  is housed at the Centro…
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ZC records 2 fireworks-related injuries

Two fireworks-related injuries were reported during the New Year revelry in Zamboanga City. No death, fireworks ingestion and stray bullet injury was recorded, according to the report of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the City Health Office (CHO). The first case involved a 39-year old male from Barangay Tolosa sought medical treatment at…
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Police confiscate assorted firecrackers

Police authorities confiscated assorted firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices in line with the strict enforcement of Ordinance 569 or the Firecracker Law during the holidays leading to the New Year’s Eve revelry. Among those confiscated were kwitis, sparklers, silver fountains, five-star triangle, toy cap guns, cosmos ring caps, seven colors, three star, watusi, trompillo, luces, sputnik…
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CHO reminds public: Covid-19 still a threat

Even though the city’s Covid-19 cases have dropped below 100, the dreaded coronavirus disease remains a potent threat to public health, especially among senior citizens and immunocompromised individuals. City Health Officer Dr. Amor Dulce Miravite issued the reminders Tuesday, saying that Zamboanga City has registered only three new Covid-19 cases for a total of 56(1%)…
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SIM CARD REGISTRATION, PRINCIPIANDO ESTE DIA

PRINCIPIANDO ESTE DIA, TODO SIM cards necesita ya registra, base na Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act que ya firma el Presidente Bongbong Marcos, como parte de solucion contra maga crimen que tiene que hace na usada de SIM cards.   Simula na ngayong araw ang pagrerehistro ng mga SIM card alinsunod sa Subscriber Identity…
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Dalipe to city gov’t workers: Stop doing illegal activities!

“Anyone caught doing illegal activities under my administration will be sanctioned accordingly.” Thus, the stern warning of Mayor John Dalipe to all city government officials and employees during this morning’s flag raising ceremony, his first since ascending to power as city chief executive at noon Thursday, June 30. “Na di atun administracion, I wish to…
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Dalipe lauds Tugbungan drug bust ops

Operatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the local police neutralized a suspected drug personality found to be in possession of P340K worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation along the highway of barangay Tugbungan early Sunday night. The suspect, Renante Cañete Alvarez, also known as “Tata”, was killed by the authorities…
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25th Summer Learn To Play opens today

The 25th iteration of the city’s summer sports program will have its official opening kickoff today, Saturday, July 2 at the City Coliseum. Dubbed as the Basic Sports Camp “Learn to Play a Sports Program”, the activity will welcome back some 1,400 young athletes who have signed up for the offered individual and dual sport…
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Dalipe declares open gov’t policy in first EO

Mayor John Dalipe assumed power in City Hall at noon Thursday and his first official act as local chief executive was signing an executive order, mandating the implementation of the Freedom of Information (FOI), and the adoption of an open governance policy in Zamboanga City. In his Executive Order No. JD 2022-001, Dalipe specifically ordered…
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Beng turns over LGU docs to Dalipe

To facilitate smooth transition of power, Mayor Beng Climaco and her transition team formally turned over to Mayor-elect John Dalipe and team all essential LGU documents during rites held at the Regency Hotel in Pasonanca Tuesday afternoon. In her message, Mayor Climaco emphasized that in this time of transition, “it is imperative that local government…
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SP commends, thanks Beng for meritorious service as mayor

The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) has approved a resolution commending and expressing gratitude to Mayor Beng Climaco for her significant contributions and invaluable and meritorious service as city mayor of Zamboanga from 2013 to 2022. The resolution was formally presented to Mayor Climaco Tuesday, June 28 at the Regency Hotel in Pasonanca coinciding with the ceremonial…
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Climaco bags Most Outstanding LCE Award on social services

Mayor Beng Climaco was awarded the Most Oustanding Local Chief Executive for her effective and efficient service delivery of social welfare and development programs and services giving emphasis on local initiatives specifically in addressing the COVID pandemic. The award was conferred by the Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines, Inc….
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Climaco inks TV sign language inset edict

Insets of sign language interpreters in news and public affairs programs on television and other media platforms will soon be mandatory in Zamboanga City after Mayor Beng Climaco has approved the ordinance to that effect. Enacted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod on May 24, 2022 and approved by the mayor on May 30, Ordinance No. 574…
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P20M earmarked for City Vet clinic, animal disease lab

A City Veterinary Clinic and Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory will soon rise in the City Abattoir compound in San Roque in line with the city’s thrust to upgrading animal health services. Mayor Beng Climaco together with City Veterinarian Dr. Mario Arriola Tuesday morning, June 14, 2022 led the groundbreaking rites for the Vet Clinic and…
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CDC okays CZBAA civil memberships

For the last time, Mayor Beng Climaco convened on Tuesday, June 14, the City Development Council (CDC), the body tasked to formulate long-term, medium-term, and annual socioeconomic development investment plans and policies of the local government unit. Top on the agenda was the approval of the City Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals (CZBAA) membership…
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25th Summer Learn to Play slated this July

The city’s summer sports clinic will once again open its doors to young aspiring athletes this July. The 25th Basic Sports Camp “Learn to Play a Sports Program” will officially commence on July 2 at the Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum, after being temporarily suspended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Learn to…
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Authorities renew advocacy on Child Road Safety Law

The city government with the Human Development and Empowerment Services (HDES), the Land Transportation Office (LTO), and law enforcement agencies successfully held the Child Road Safety Law Enforcement Visibility Day yesterday, June 13, in a bid to reduce child road deaths and injuries in the city. Initially hindered by the early morning rain, the activity…
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BOSS operates year-round in Centro Latino

Effective Monday, June 13, the City’s Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) will be operating year-round in Centro Latino in Paseo del Mar in line with the provisions of Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business Act of 2018. BOSS will operate from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and will accept all business…
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Zamboangueño athletes feted on Independence Day

In fitting celebration of the 124th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence, Mayor Beng Climaco Sunday formally recognized Zamboangueño athletes who gave honor and pride to Zamboanga City and the country when they participated in international and national competitions. The mayor, together with other city officials handed out certificates of recognition to 31st South…
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98 barangays, security sector get new vehicles

In keeping with her administration’s formidable legacy on security as she declared in her last State of City Address (SOCA), Mayor Beng Climaco on Sunday turned over brand new motor vehicles— to each of the city’s 98 barangays and the security forces— amounting to nearly P140 million. The turnover of vehicles was one of the…
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CSC-9 approves city’s awards, incentives body

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Regional Office 9 has approved the city government’s mechanism for its Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence or PRAISE Committee, a system designed to encourage creativity, innovativeness, efficiency, integrity and productivity in the public service. This was announced today by City Human Resource Management Officer Marie Angelique “Apple”…
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Hog blood sampling continues in 5 brgys

The Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVet) is continuously taking blood sampling from the hogs in five barangays declared as red zone due to Asian Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak. City Veterinarian Dr. Mario Arriola said at least 30 blood samples are taken from each barangay and the samples are submitted to the laboratory for testing…
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Fight against dengue rages as Zambo logs 78 new cases

The city government of Zamboanga in coordination with barangay officials has conducted vector-borne disease prevention and control activities, among other measures and actions taken in a bid to stem the continuing tide of dengue cases. This, as the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit has reported 78 new dengue cases from May 29 to June 4,…
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Land appraisal work for new airport in Mercedes begins

Mayor Beng Climaco and the Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) kicked off the beginning of appraisal activities for the New Zamboanga International Airport Development Project (NZIADP), as they led the groundbreaking ceremonies Wednesday. Climaco on Wednesday morning welcomed assessors from Land Bank of the Philippines at the proposed airport site in Mercedes to mark the…
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OCENR: Proper waste disposal is everybody’s responsibility

The Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) headed by Engr. Rey Gonzales is once again calling on the residents of Zamboanga City to instill discipline and cooperation in disposing of their wastes, stressing that “it is everybody’s shared responsibility.” Gerry Polisco, head of OCENR’s Solid Waste Management Division, lamented during a radio…
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Zambo youth converge for Summer Camp

The Local Youth Development Office under the City Social Welfare and Development Office (LYDO-CSWDO) with the Pag-Asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP) Zamboanga City Federation conducted its first summer youth camp entitled Campamento de Jovenes 2022 with the theme: Jovenes: Get Engaged! Be Heard! last April 28-29, 2022 at a local resort. Attended by…
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City Treasurer’s Office all set for May 9 polls

The City Treasurer’s Office is now in custody of the election paraphernalia which will be used in the synchronized national and local elections on Monday, May 9. City Treasurer Romelita Candido said the election materials, which include 638 boxes containing the official ballots and envelopes for voting and counting, were delivered to her office by…
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Beng dedicates Labor Day specially for ‘kasambahay’

Mayor Beng Climaco on Labor Day emphasized the importance of “kasambahay” or domestic workers in every household, stressing that they should be treated with love and respect. “Aside from giving them due compensation, the ‘kasambahay’ are part of the family they are serving and as such they should be treated with love and respect,” Climaco…
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Dengue hospitalizations hit 51

The City Health Office (CHO) has tallied 51 dengue hospital admissions as of May 1, with dengue cases continuing to soar in Zamboanga City. From January 1 to April 23, dengue cases have hit 1,444 with 14 recorded deaths. To curb dengue cases, residents are strongly urged to observe 4 o’clock habit with the 4S…
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CHO intensifies mobile vax to increase booster rate

The City Health Office (CHO) continues to intensify its efforts to increase the vaccination rate for COVID-19 booster shots in a bid to further enhance immunity against the dreaded virus. Aside from the fixed inoculation sites in key locations, CHO employs several innovative strategies such as drive-thru, house-to-house and drop-in clinics to give as many…
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Over 80% of tourism workers get booster jabs

More than half of the tourism workforce in the resorts and accommodations industries have received their COVID-19 booster shots, the City Tourism Office reported Monday, April 18. City Tourism Officer Sarita Sebastian said 82.95% of resort workers and 91% of accommodation workers have already been boosted as the local government continues to maintain vaccination drives…
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Mayor issues guidelines for Holy Week observance

Mayor Beng Climaco signed last Saturday, April 09, Executive Order No. BC 728-2022 prescribing the guidelines for the Holy Week, Solemn Paschal and Triduum celebrations in the city. Under the said order and in cognizance of the city’s Alert Level 1 status, the religious occasion shall be observed with reverential solemnity and respect subject to…
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9 positive in drug test for transport services

A total of 9 taxi, tricycle and jeepney drivers were tested positive of illegal drugs during a surprise mandatory drug testing conducted at the Integrated Bus Terminal (IBT) in Divisoria under the program dubbed Oplan Harabas initiated by the Zamboanga City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ZCADAC) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-9). The 9 who…
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Dengue outbreak declared in Zambo

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (ZCDRRMC) in an emergency meeting Friday approved a resolution declaring dengue outbreak in Zamboanga City. This, as the city exceeded dengue epidemic threshold for 4 consecutive weeks, according to the City Health Office. From January 1 to April 2, 2022, total dengue cases have reached 893 with…
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CSWDO turns over ECCD books to day care centers

The City Government of Zamboanga had distributed Early Childhood Care Development (ECCD) books to day care centers in the east and west coasts as part of Climaco adminsitration’s Security, Health and Education (SHE) program. A total of 55,555 books were procured through the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) at a purchase price of…
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Mayor highlights ZC resiliency in DRR confab

Mayor Beng Climaco shared the resiliency journey of Zamboanga City in an international conference on disaster risk reduction and science and technology. Mayor Climaco was selected as panelist for a technical panel on Cascading, Compound, and Systemic Risks during the 2022 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction held April 7 and…
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Flashfloods spoil P2.2M worth of crops, veggies

The City Agriculturist Office (CAO) has reported a total of P2.203 million worth of agricultural crops and vegetables were destroyed by the flashfloods following the heavy rains that inundated Zamboanga City Monday, April 5. In her report to the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC), City Agriculturist Carmencita Sanchez said hardest hit by the…
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City gets ambulance, medical equipment from IOM, German gov’t.

The city government received critical medical equipment to aid the city’s continued efforts versus COVID-19 from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the German government Wednesday afternoon at City Hall. Mayor Beng Climaco, together with City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite and City Tourism Officer Sarita Sebastian, welcomed the arrival of Chief of…
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Road clearing drive to resume as obstructions proliferate anew

The city government of Zamboanga through the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) together with the local police, and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG- City Office) are expected to resume the road clearing operations as illegal structural obstructions and illegal parking have proliferated anew. This was taken up during the City…
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City Planning Officer Sicat passes away

The City Government Thursday announced the passing of City Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Rodrigo S. Sicat at 11pm, March 29, due to a lingering illness. He was 56. “With profound sadness, the City Government announces the passing of Engr. Rodrigo S. Sicat, City Planning and Development Coordinator at 11pm, March 29 due to a…
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Mayor orders security forces to secure candidates, sorties

Mayor Beng Climaco has instructed the local police and Task Force Zamboanga to provide equal security details and safety measures to all national elections candidates, regardless of party affiliations, who come to Zamboanga City for their campaign sorties. Climaco issued the instruction during the first blended virtual and in-person joint meeting of the City Peace…
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PRO-9 reports 5.23% drop in crime solution efficiency

Police forces throughout the Zamboanga Peninsula have significantly decrease their crime solution efficiency by 5.23% during the first two months of 2022 compared to the same period last year, according to the Police Regional Office 9. In its report to the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC-9), the regional police command said from January to…
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CHO innovates strategies to boost vaccination

The local government continues to innovate tactics such as drive-thru, house-to-house and drop-in clinics to boost vaccination numbers and achieve herd immunity against COVID-19 in Zamboanga City. The City Health Office (CHO) has deployed a mobile vaccination team (MVT) to conduct inoculation activities in several establishments and commercial vessels to vaccinate eligible workers who are…
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Zambo imposes total ban on live birds, chickens, etc.

Following the confirmed bird flu cases in Luzon provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga, Mayor Beng Climaco has issued an executive order, implementing a temporary total ban on the entry to Zamboanga City of all species of live birds (poultry and non-poultry), including day-old chicks, pullet, table egges, salted eggs, among others. The temporary total ban…
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Beng seeks stiffer DOH rule to increase booster jabs rate

In her desire to encourage more people get their booster shots, Mayor Beng Climaco was asking the Department of Health (DOH) for any measures that would further boost people’s interest to get vaccinated for the third or booster shot. Short of suggesting to make the booster shot mandatory for essential movements or travels, Climaco said…
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RPOC-9 seeks free legal services for anti-drug cops

The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC), chaired by Mayor Beng Climaco, has passed a resolution, seeking for a designation of special lawyers that would render free legal services to law enforcers involved in Pres. Duterte’s raging war on illegal drugs. Mayor Climaco authored the resolution herself, following reports that most anti-drug enforcers, either from…
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Tourism office renews appeal for MPHS compliance

The City Tourism Office renews its appeal to the public to practice discipline in complying with the minimum public health standards (MPHS) being implemented especially now that Zamboanga City has been placed under Alert Level 1 for the rest of March. City Tourism Officer Sarita Sebastian said during last Monday’s virtual press briefer that while…
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Mayor spells out assistance extended to farmers, fishers

At least 25,300 farmers and fisherfolks in Zamboanga City have received various assistance from the local government, including pests and diseases surveillance and control covering rice fields, corn and cassava plantation, among other high value crops. The city has also distributed fertilizers and other forms of support aimed at increasing rice production and as a…
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Residents urged to be vigilant vs dengue

The local government has asked residents to be vigilant and implement dengue-prevention measures. City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite said that while there is no outbreak declared, dengue cases have been on the rise, with 505 cases and 9 deaths recorded for this year. According to Dr. Miravite, statistical trends also indicate that dengue…
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NVD4 achieves 146% accomplishment

The 3-day National Vaccination Drive part 4 or NVD4 conducted from March 10 to 12 achieved a 146% accomplishment with 22,514 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered. Zamboanga City’s target for vaccination during the NVD4 was 15,413- 4,402 for second dose and 11,011 booster doses. With over 30 vaccination sites activated for the vaccination rollout, the…
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3 iso facilities closed, on standby; mask mandate stands

The Ateneo-Lantaka, Euntes, and Talisayan Mega-Isolation facilities are currently closed, with no new COVID-19 admissions, the City Health Office reported Monday. The three isolation facilities, however, remain on stand-by, should COVID cases in Zamboanga City rise. According to City Health Officer Dulce Amor Miravite, staff from the closed isolation facilities have been reassigned to other…
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BFP urges public to share in fire prevention efforts

The Zamboanga City Fire District (ZCFD) urges Zamboangueños to do their part in preventing destructive fires to complement the efforts of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). City Fire Marshall CInsp. Lucio Albaracin during last Monday’s virtual press briefer said fire incidents happen partly due to negligence. “Hindi po tayo nagkulang sa pagpapaalala sa kanila…
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‘Kasambahay’ desks in barangays pushed

The city government of Zamboanga is reminding all the barangay chairpersons or “Punong Barangay” on the establishment of a “Kasambahay” desk in their respective barangay hall as mandated by a city ordinance and RA 10361, otherwise known as the “Domestic Workers Act” or “Batas Kasambahay.” City Secretary Atty. Kenneth Beldua told the virtual presser Monday…
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CHO calls for continued public health standards

The City Health Office (CHO) is urging people in Zamboanga City to continue practicing the minimum public health standards against Covid-19 despite the eased restrictions and low cases. “While we are happy our Covid-19 cases have been reduced with only five new cases, we should remain vigilant and compliant to the protocols,” Dr. Dulce Miravite…
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1,687 disadvantaged individuals get LSAP

A total of 1,687 individuals coming from disadvantaged sectors received financial assistance from the City Government through the Local Social Amelioration Program, a COVID-19 pandemic response effort. Mayor Beng Climaco led the distribution of the financial assistance Tuesday emphasizing that the local government’s help is intended to alleviate their plight amidst the challenges brought about…
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Turismo Local reminds TOEs of MPHS compliance

The City Tourism Office reminds tourism establishments to continue observing the minimum public health standards (MPHS) and safety protocols even as Zamboanga City is already placed under Alert Level 1 starting March 1st. City Tourism Officer Sarita Sebastian last Monday said she met with members of the accredited Tourism establishments and Hotel and Restaurant Association…
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Social services get P11.9-B share from 7-year budgets

The social services sector had received around P11.9 billion combined share from the city government’s annual budgets from 2014 to 2021, marking a 105% increase in allocation over the last seven years period. Mayor Beng Climaco reported this in her State of the City Address (SOCA) to the Sangguniang Panlungsod Tuesday, saying that under the…
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Abong-Abong may be open for Holy Week

Barring all hitches, the famed Abong-Abong Park in Pasonanca may once again be open to the public, especially the Catholic faithful and pilgrims, during the observance of Holy Week in the second week of April. Speaking on behalf of Mayor Beng Climaco, Atty. Keneth Beldua told the virtual presser Monday that plans are afoot to…
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Runvolution kicks off Women’s Month celeb

Celebrating and honoring all women, the local government kicked off Tuesday, March 8, the National Women’s Month Celebration 2022 with the Zamboanga Music Runvolution. Spearheaded by the Special Events Team and the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS), the Zamboanga Music Runvolution began with an opening program at the Climaco Freedom Park in Abong-Abong Park. Assembly…
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Inbound travellers urged to register in S-Pass app

For safe, swift and smart travel to Zamboanga City without the hustle and bustle of travel restrictions, inbound travellers are once again enjoined to register in S-Pass application prior to actual travel. City Tourism Officer Sarita Sebastian-Hernandez emphasized during Monday’s virtual presser that S-Pass registration ensures smooth entry to Zamboanga City during this pandemic period,…
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Beng seeks opening of A4 vaccination category

Mayor Beng Climaco has asked the national government to begin the vaccination of essential workers under the A4 vaccination category. “Hinihiling po namin na masagawa na po ang pagbukas ng A4 [priority category],” Mayor Climaco said during an interview with the national state media. The A4 priority category includes frontline personnel in essential sectors, including…
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Beng laments continued health protocol violations

Despite repeated reminders and appeals from the city government, authorities continue to record numerous violations of COVID-19 health protocols in the city. During her Monday presser, May 31, Mayor Beng Climaco lamented the continued violations which come in by the hundreds every day, based on reports from authorities and local enforcers. “Bien maca triste gayot…
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CHO-CESU explains about SA Covid variant

The city government through the City Health Office reiterates its appeal for cooperation and for widespread compliance with the prescribed minimum health and safety protocol in light of the recent confirmation of the presence of the South African COVID-19 variant in Zamboanga. City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) head Dr. Ivy Iturralde underscored the need…
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ZC adopts StaySafe QR code system

As the battle against Covid-19 intensified, Mayor Beng Climaco issued early this week an executive order that sets guidelines for the adoption and mandatory use of the “StaySafe” application, the official digital contact tracing system of the city government of Zamboanga. The system is consistent with the national government’s contact tracing platform “StaySafe.PH” being managed…
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Beng urges public to submit for vaccination vs Covid-19

Mayor Beng Climaco has appealed to the residents of Zamboanga City to submit themselves for vaccination against the dreaded novel coronavirus disease 2019 or Covid-19. Climaco issued the appeal following observations that many people are still adamant to receive the vaccines due to fear. “We have requested for more vaccines because Zamboanga City has been…
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CHO administers 40k doses of anti-covid vaccines

Per record from the City Health office, a total of 40, 225 doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Zamboanga City as of May 25, 2021. Of the total number, 35,936 are first doses while 4,289 are second doses. For first dose, 10,100 are workers in frontline health services or A1; 10, 382 are…
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3 add’l barangays cleared of illegal drugs

The Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug-Clearing (ROCBDC) yesterday declared cleared three of the city’s barangays of illegal drugs following an extensive deliberation proceeding. Barangays Licomo, Limaong and Lapakan successfully presented their respective anti-illegal drugs campaign, complete with documentary evidence on both past and ongoing intervention programs to rehabilitate identified persons who use drugs (PWUDs)…
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City holds COVID vaccine info drive for teachers

The city government held a series of COVID vaccination information sessions for members of the education sector in support of the ongoing rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination program. Ten out of a total 14 planned information sessions have been conducted this month for principals, teachers, and administrative staff and personnel under the Department of Education…
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LTFRB rolls out free rides for healthcare workers

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has opened its free ride service for healthcare workers in Zamboanga City. In an official communication to the local government, LTFRB IX Regional Director PBGen. Johnson C. Almazan (ret) stated that the free ride service, dubbed Libreng Sakay for Healthcare Workers, is under the Service Contracting (SC)…
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Zambo TFCovid seeks NIATF approval on GCQ

The local Task Force Covid last Saturday approved a resolution recommending to the National IATF to place Zamboanga City under General Community Quarantine (GCQ), a stricter restriction level in order to stop the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases here. Mayor Beng Climaco has tasked the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), the chief…
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Beaches, inland resorts remain closed until April 30

Due to the rapid increase in COVID cases, the Zamboanga TFCovid-19 decided to extend the temporary closure of all beaches, beach resorts, inland water resorts, establishments with pools and other similar establishments to April 30, 2021. An executive order amending EO 647-2021 will be issued anytime.Mayor Beng Climaco issued EO 647 last April 1 mandating…
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City to roll out SPaSS

Pursuant to the instructions contained in the National IATF Resolution No.101 series 2021 dated February 26, 3021, the Computer Division of the Office of the City Mayor and DOST-9 spearheaded an orientation meeting Thursday, April 8 to roll out the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage or S-PaSS. The meeting was participated by the CDRRMO representatives…
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Climaco orders 700-bed isolation facilities readied

As Covid-19 cases continue to increase in Zamboanga City, nearly hitting the 200 mark as of yesterday, Mayor Beng Climaco has instructed concerned offices to prepare at least 700-bed isolation facilities in case the situation worsens as it was during the first wave of the pandemic last year. In an emergency meeting yesterday, Climaco instructed…
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CHO deploys 400 contact tracers

The city government of Zamboanga through the City Health Office has already deployed around 400 contact tracers to the different barangays, placing the contact tracing ratio at 1:27. Of the total number of contact tracers, 300 were hired by the city government and 100 by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). The contact…
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