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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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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

Dalipe hikes reward for drug-cleared brgys to P100k

The City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) on its maiden session Tuesday afternoon approved a resolution increasing the cash incentives for drug-cleared barangays from P50k to P100k effective immediately. Mayor John Dalipe, who chairs the CADAC said the increase is to encourage and incentivize efforts of the barangays to fight against illegal drugs through intervention programs…
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‘Cada Dia Temprano’ awardees batch 2 recognized

The City Government Monday morning recognized 28 officials and employees, including a person with disability for their remarkable record of punctuality and work attendance for 2 consecutive semesters from January 1 to December 31, 2021. Facilitated by the City Human Resource and Management Office (CHRMO), the award forms part of the approved Program on Awards…
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Zambo to downgrade Covid-19 chokepoints

With its Alert Level 1 quarantine status and minimal Covid-19 cases since May, Zamboanga City will soon downgrade all existing chokepoints that have been established on the highways and borders at the height of the pandemic in 2020-2021. This was the recommendation of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) in a resolution passed…
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PDEA, police seize almost P50 million worth of shabu

Combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the local police force have confiscated more or less 7,253.99 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride also known as “poor man’s cocaine” or shabu, with an estimated market value of around P49.327-million from January 1 to September 25, 2022. This was reported by PDEA City Officer Jury…
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ZC unveils ‘Celebracion de Colores’ tourism campaign

As Zamboanga City gears up for the most awaited and highly anticipated Zamboanga Hermosa Festival in October, the City Government Tuesday night formally unveiled ‘Celebracion de Colores’, the city’s tourism campaign slogan and this year’s festival theme, celebrating the city’s rich and colorful history, culture and tradition. Mayor John Dalipe and Tourism Undersecretary for Mindanao…
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ASF infections continue to rise – OCVET

African Swine Fever (ASF) infections continue to rise, as 4,141 hog mortalities were reported from May to Sept. 22 this year, according to the Zamboanga City Task Force ASF. The number of mortalities is apart from the 971 hogs culled due to ASF infection. In its update as of Sept. 22, the Task Force ASF…
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Tons of trash collected at Sta. Cruz isle

Tons of garbage were collected during the International Coastal Cleanup drive held at the Little Sta. Cruz Island on Friday, September 23. Spearheaded by the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR), the coastal cleanup drive was participated by volunteers from the Combat Support and Assault Boat battalions of the Philippine Marines, Philippine…
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Dengue cases now at 3,541

Dengue incidences in the city have soared to 3,541 from January 1 to September 17 this year, according to the City Health Office (CHO). Dengue mortalities remain at 24 while total dengue admissions in hospitals as of September 20 have reached 10. Sta. Maria tops the list of barangays with the highest number of cases…
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Dalipe leads Bakunahang Bayan launching at SCC

MAYOR JOHN DALIPE led the local launching of Bakunahang Bayan-PinasLakas booster vaccination drive at the Southern City Colleges (SCC) Monday morning, as he called on all eligible individuals to support the national vax days set from Sept. 26 to 30 and to avail of booster shots for added protection against COVID-19. Joining the mayor during…
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Dalipe inks purchase of 20 lots for airport

Mayor John Dalipe signed last Friday the deed of sale of 20 out of 44 parcels of land appraised by the Land Bank for the new Zamboanga International Airport (ZIA) project in Barangay Mercedes, east of this city. In signing the deed of sale on the occasion of his 38th birthday, Dalipe thanked his brother…
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OCENR deploys trash-segregation trucks in CBD 6pm-6am

The Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) has deployed effective September 15, trash segregation trucks to the Central Business District (CBD) from 6pm to 6am to collect solid wastes, as the local government intensifies implementation and awareness on the Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) specifically on the no segregation, no collection policy….
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374 ASF-hit swine raisers receive food aid

The City Government continuously assists and supports swine raisers hardest hit by African Swine Fever (ASF) infection. Three hundred seventy-four (374) swine raisers coming from 15 barangays were the latest recipients of food assistance distributed by the city government through the Offices of the City Veterinarian (OCVET) and the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWDO)….
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Livestock, poultry fair set Oct. 8 – 10

Preparations are underway for the Livestock and Poultry Fair slated from October 8 to 10 at Plaza del Pilar, as part of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2022 celebration. Organized by the Office of the City Veterinarian, the 2-day activity is intended to showcase the livestock and poultry industry which significantly contributes to the economy of…
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Lucero takes over helm of CHRMO

Mayor John Dalipe Monday morning swore in Roderico Jose “Bovic” Lucero as the new City Human Resource and Management Officer (CHRMO). Dalipe said Lucero deserves the post having served the City Government for more than 35 years, 22 years of which as Assistant City Human Resource and Management Officer. Lucero in his message described his…
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Dalipe seeks CENRO survey of City Hall, main market

The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) started Monday the conduct of surveys for the titling of the lots where the City Hall including the main public market, Plaza Pershing, Plaza Roma and Rizal Park are located. This, based on a request of Mayor John Dalipe who found out that the said government properties…
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City recognizes ‘Cada Dia Temprano’ awardees

Twenty-three (23) City Government officials and employees were recognized Monday for obtaining a remarkable record of punctuality and work attendance for 2 consecutive semesters from January 1 to December 31, 2021. Dubbed as ‘Cada Dia Temprano’ Award, the recognition is in line with the approved Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) of…
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City Hall scouting for lot for halal slaughterhouse

The city government of Zamboanga is currently scouting around for a lot where to construct the P5 million halal slaughterhouse in the east coast, a project of the Department of Agriculture (DA) central office through the representation of District 2 Congressman Mannix Dalipe. Under the proposal, the DA central office will finance the construction of…
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Dalipe okays proposal to amend zoning edict

Mayor John Dalipe on Wednesday gave his imprimatur on the proposal to amend the city’s Zoning Ordinance 516 to allow the issuance of temporary business permits to establishments, whose applications for a locational clearance are [still] pending approval by the Zoning Board due to zoning problems. This, as several businesses in the city have been…
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Dalipe: “I will not tolerate smuggling in ZC”

Mayor John Dalipe Thursday declared he will not tolerate smuggling activities in the city as he urged concerned agencies to further intensify the campaign despite the challenges. The local chief executive made the declaration as he convened the maiden meeting of the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) Thursday morning in City Hall. “I want…
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Dalipe: Come together to celebrate Hermosa ‘22

Mayor John Dalipe calls on all Zamboangueños here and in other parts of the country and the world to come together for the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2022, which will be celebrated face-to-face for the first time in more than 2 years since the pandemic. “We are getting nearer to the celebration of the most colorful…
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Dalipe regroups CPOC as strongly coordinated body

Mayor John Dalipe has reorganized the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) in his effort to create a unified and strongly coordinated body in addressing the current problems of insurgency, rebellion, criminality, terrorism, or disruption of public order which threaten the city’s unity and security. In his Executive Order No. JD 2022-029 dated Sept.5, reconstituting…
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11,771 get boostered in Night Market vax rollout

The City Health Office has recorded 11,771 to have availed of booster vaccines since the Night Market COVID-19 vaccination rollout started August 15 until Monday, September 12. Mayor John Dalipe said the booster incentive program he initiated will be continued and expanded to encourage more individuals to get boostered and consequently get added protection against…
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Int’l Coastal Cleanup activities set Sept 16-17

The City Government through the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) are finalizing preparations for the observance of International Coastal Cleanup Sept. 16-17. The activities include cleanliness drives in both the Great and Little Sta. Cruz Islands on September 16 and cleanup up in coastal barangays and industries in Recodo-Ayala areas on…
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Night Market- IBT Divisoria to open Sept 16

The City Government will launch the Night Market at the Integrated Bus Terminal (IBT) in Divisoria on Friday, September 16, in celebration of Mayor John Dalipe’s birthday. COVID-19 vaccination with free 5 kilos rice for first or second booster vaccinees will also be available at the IBT-Night Market. Aimed to help small businesses hardest hit…
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Dalipe reconstitutes City Housing Board

Mayor John Dalipe has signed an executive order reconstituting the City Housing Board of Zamboanga with him as chairman and City Administrator Mario B. Yanga and officer-in-charge City Planning and Development Coordinator Ma. Luz V. Agbayani as members. The creation of the Board was based on Executive Order No. 708, series of 2008, signed by…
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New sched for garbage collection in CBDs starts Sept 15

Effective Thursday, September 15, 2022, garbage collection within the Central Business District will be from 6pm to 6am only. This, as Mayor John Dalipe has ordered the strict implementation of the Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) in the city. Based on the mayor’s directive, garbage must now be segregated, meaning bio-degradable items (nabubulok) must be…
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Sta. Cruz Islands, Once Islas get speedboats

Mayor John Dalipe and Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja Monday led the turnover of 2 speedboats to the City Tourism Office (CTO) for monitoring activities at the Sta. Cruz Island and Once Islas, two of the city’s premiere tourist destinations. Costing P5.5 million each, the 2 speedboats were purchased in 2021 and are powered with 200…
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Mariki Z3R area now energized

Barangay Mariki, one of the areas severely affected by the 2013 Zamboanga siege, is now fully energized. This, as Mayor John Dalipe together with Vice Mayor Josephin Pareja and other city and national government officials led the Light Switch-on Ceremony in barangay Mariki Friday night, September 9, 2022 in commemoration of the 9th year since…
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Dalipe joins JTFZ, PAF in aerial security inspection

Committed to always put Zamboanga City’s security first, Mayor John Dalipe the other day joined Col. Randolph Rojas, Commander of the Joint Task Force Zamboanga and other military officers in the conduct of an aerial security survey and inspection of the city’s coastal areas and boundaries, as he seeks to strengthen security safety nets against…
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Dalipe leads 9-9-13 commemoration

In a simple yet meaningful program, the City Government led by Mayor John Dalipe together with police and military forces Friday, September 9, honored the fallen and living 9-9-13 heroes, who laid their lives for a cause which is deeply respected and appreciated by all Zamboanguenos. In his message, Dalipe described the 2013 siege as…
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ZC Youth Summit 2022 held

In the observance of Linggo ng Kabataan 2022, the Zamboanga City Local Youth Development Office under the City Social Welfare and Development Office together with the ZC Sangguniang Kabataan Federation and the ZC Local Youth Development Council spearheaded the Youth Summit 2022 last August 26 at the Juanito Bruno Gym at the Western Mindanao State…
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City remembers siege heroes on 9th year since attack

The City Government will spearhead a simple yet meaningful program Friday, September 9 commemorating and recognizing the heroes of the 2013 Zamboanga siege. Mayor John Dalipe and the security sector will lead the ceremonies that will be highlighted by a wreath-laying rite at the Memorial Marker in Rizal Street. The singing of the national anthem…
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‘PRC Salutes Best Men, Women 2022’ set Oct. 5

The Philippine Red Cross- Zamboanga City Chapter will mount anew “PRC Salutes the Best of men and Women 2022” on October 15, 2022 at 5pm at the Royce Convention Astoria Hotel, in celebration of its 75th Diamond anniversary. The special event, will form part of the Zamboanga Hermosa 2022 activities and will feature personalities from…
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Dalipe decrees stricter Hermosa festival rules

All pledges, whether in cash [checks] or in kind, for the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival this October, must be coursed through the City Treasurer’s Office, Mayor John Dalipe so ordered in line with his thrust on transparency and accountability. Dalipe also decreed that all donations should be named under the City Government of Zamboanga, and never…
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Blind masseurs thank Dalipe for opportunity

The Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Zamboanga City expressed deep gratitude to Mayor John Dalipe for initiating the Blind Masseurs for Body Massage services at the Night Market in Rizal Street. The group believes that the initiative is a grand opportunity for the members to showcase their   talents after a more than 2-year hiatus brought…
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Zambo City joins 3rd NSED Sept. 8

Zamboanga City will join the 3rd National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) at 9am Thursday, September 8, 2022 in 3 identified sites. Facilitated by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), the NSED is aimed test the institutional capacities and individual awareness relative to earthquake preparedness and response while observing the minimum public health…
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Dalipe, 3 other local execs vie for RDC9 chairmanship

The race is on for the chairmanship of the Regional Development Council (RDC) in Zamboanga Peninsula with Zamboanga City Mayor John Dalipe and three other local chief executives vying for the position to be appointed by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. The three other candidates are Zamboanga del Sur Governor Victor J. Yu, Pagadian…
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CHO renews call for anti-dengue measures

Health authorities (CHO) remind the public anew to help in the fight against dengue, as new cases continue to register on a daily basis. Based on City Health Office (CHO) records, dengue cases totaled 3,385 with 24 mortalities as of August 27, 2022. The same record shows that dengue hospital admissions totaled 3 as of…
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Alsons Power honors 7 weightlifting scholars

The Alsons Power Scholar Awards for Athletic and Academic Excellence were handed over to seven Alsons Power Hidilyn Diaz scholars in a fitting ceremony Tuesday at the Western Mindanao Power Corporation diesel plant in Sangali, east of this city. Oscar Benedict E. Contreras III, head of Alsons Power Corporate Communications, said the awardees had demonstrated…
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City operates Night Market in Baban St. Sept 5-Oct. 31

With the success of the Night Market in Rizal Street downtown, the City Government is expanding operations to Baban Street in Baliwasan. This, as Mayor John Dalipe issued Executive Order No. JD 2022-042 launching a night market along Ricardo Baban Street in Baliwasan and creating the Night Market Committee (NMC) tasked to regulate the operation…
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Night Market reels off Aug 15 – Oct 31

The whole stretch of Rizal Street (fronting the CHO and the Land Bank of the Philippines) will be the place to go from 6pm to 12 midnight starting Aug 15 to Oct 31, as the City Government officially opens the Night Market Monday. Mayor John Dalipe led the ceremonial ribbon-cutting event together with City Health…
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Dalipe orders crackdown on erring tricycle drivers

Acting on a barrage of public complaints against abusive tricycle drivers, Mayor John Dalipe has ordered an intensified crackdown on tricycle drivers, who overcharge and snub passengers, and other violations of the city’s Tricycle Ordinance No. 416. Mayor Dalipe issued the stern warning in his message during the flag raising ceremony Monday morning as he…
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Dalipe requests DILG for add’l police, ZC security

Mayor John Dalipe lobbied national government to reinforce Zamboanga City’s security during a caucus of the region’s representatives and local chief executives Friday, August 12. Citing the city’s growing population and the upcoming Hermosa Festival celebrations, Mayor Dalipe personally requested DILG Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. for additional police personnel and for the recall of the…
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Dalipe recognizes Zamboangueño weightlifters; awards P1.5M incentive to athlete, coach

Mayor John Dalipe Monday morning led the City Government in recognizing the achievements of 4 Zamboangueño weightlifters who participated in the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from July 15-25, 2022 and 38 others who joined the 2022 National Weightlifting Championships held in Tagbilaran City, Bohol from August 8-12. Highlight of…
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Dalipe asks ZCWD directors to resign

Mayor John Dalipe has requested the members of the Board of Directors of the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) led by Chairperson James Cesar L. Makasiar to tender their courtesy resignations effective immediately. In his letter dated August 11, Dalipe told the ZCWD Board members that as the newly elected City Mayor of Zamboanga [it…
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Dalipe forms committees for Hermosa Festival 2022

Mayor John Dalipe has requested the members of the Board of Directors of the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) led by Chairperson James Cesar L. Makasiar to tender their courtesy resignations effective immediately. In his letter dated August 11, Dalipe told the ZCWD Board members that as the newly elected City Mayor of Zamboanga [it…
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Dalipe extols ZCPO, bares P700k reward

Mayor John Dalipe Wednesday took pride in what he described as a great honor the achievement of the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) under PCol. Alexander Lorenzo for having been adjudged the Philippines’ Best City Police Office 2021 during the recent 121st Police Service Anniversary celebration in Manila with no less than President Ferdinand Marcos…
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With schools resuming F2F classes, city checks dorms

In preparation for the resumption of in-person classes on August 22, Mayor John Dalipe has issued an executive order creating a task force that shall check the condition and readiness of dormitories and boarding houses operating in the city. The local chief executive signed Executive Order No. JD 2022-015 last Friday, August 05, providing therein…
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City sets up Complaint Desk for Tricycle concerns

In light of mounting complaints regarding abuses committed by motorized tricycle drivers, the City Administrator’s Office is providing alternative platforms and avenues to respond to complaints, suggestions and other queries related to the issue. Upon orders of Mayor John Dalipe, City Administrator Mario Yanga has initiated the establishment of a Tricycle Complaint Desk with a…
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Local IATF recalls curfew ruling for the ‘unboosted’

The Emergency Operations Center, a core group of the local Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), in a meeting Monday decided to revisit and recall its earlier resolution seeking to impose curfew hours for the unboosted individuals or people who have not received yet a booster shot against Covid-19. Dr. Elmier Apolinario, head of the City Disaster…
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Dalipe pursues Cabatangan property, regional transfer

Mayor John Dalipe hopes his administration will be able to realize the city government’s long desire to acquire the Cabatangan property from the defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), and the return of the regional center from Pagadian City back to Zamboanga City. Mayor Dalipe reported back to work Monday after he tested positive…
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OCVET intensifies border monitoring activities

Strict transport and movement protocols at the city’s borders in Licomo and Limpapa remain in place, as Zamboanga City continues to face the threat of African Swine Fever (ASF) and Avian Influenza or Bird flu. City Veterinarian Dr. Mario Arriola said transporters of live animals and meat products are required to present veterinary health certificates…
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City reconstitutes TF clearing ops

Road clearing operations are set to resume as the city government reconstitutes its road clearing task force. Pursuant to Executive Order JD 2022—010, Mayor John Dalipe has ordered the reconstitution of Task Force Road Clearing Operations to establish a coordinated approach in clearing roads of illegal structures, constructions, and obstructions, and to reclaim all public…
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Zambo declaration as ASF calamity area sought anew

The Office of City Veterinarian (OCVet) has reiterated its earlier request to the Sangguniang Panlungsod through Mayor John Dalipe, seeking the declaration of Zamboanga City under the state of calamity due to the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak. Asst. City Veterinarian Dr. Arnedo Agbayani made the manifestation during a meeting Thursday with City Administrator Mario…
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Dalipe orders tourism office to run festivals, special events

The conduct of festivals, commemorative celebrations and other tourism-related events for Zamboanga City is now under the jurisdiction of the City Tourism Office headed by Supervising Tourism Operations Officer Sarita Sebastian-Hernandez per memorandum order of Mayor John Dalipe. In his Memorandum No. JDadm 2022-145 dated July 28, Mayor Dalipe also mandated the City Tourism Office…
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Mayor Dalipe mulls return of firework displays

The local government is mulling the possibility of bringing back fireworks displays in Zamboanga City. In his official Facebook Page (@johnmdalipe), Mayor John Dalipe put forward to the public the question of bringing back fireworks displays in Zamboanga City, an activity which is presently prohibited in the city due to an existing ban on firecrackers…
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Traffic aides undergo surprise random drug test

Fifty-seven (57) members of the LGU Traffic Enforcement Unit underwent surprise random mandatory drug test early Tuesday morning upon orders from Mayor John Dalipe. Of the total number, 5 were tested positive during the rapid drug test conducted at the City Hall conference room. However, these positive results are still subject for confirmatory tests. City…
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Dalipe sounds alarm over PH’s first monkeypox case

Mayor John Dalipe marked his first month in office yesterday with an appeal for the Zamboangueños to look after their welfare, ensure their safety and be aware of the symptoms of monkeypox. Dalipe sounded the alarm on the heels of the country’s first case of monkeypox, which has been declared a global health emergency by…
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Dalipe addresses sanitary landfill concerns

Mayor John Dalipe Monday morning led a joint executive-legislative inspection of the Sanitary Landfill Cell 3 project which is ongoing construction inside the 10-hectare SLF compound in barangay Salaan. This, as Dalipe has directed City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Engr. Rey Gonzales to exert extra efforts to fully implement the solid waste management program…
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Summer learn to play wraps up today

The city’s sports program wraps up today, August 2, with a closing program set at 9 AM at the Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum. The closing program will be attended by local government officials, together with the coaches and participating athletes. A total of 1,780 young athletes participated and successfully completed the month-long instruction and training…
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Dalipe vows support for agriculture sector

Taking the cue from President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Mayor John Dalipe vowed his administration will support the needs of the farmers and the agriculture sector as a whole to increase their production, therefore ensuring the city’s food security. Dalipe made the pledge as he accepted on behalf of the city government two hauling trucks from…
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Dalipe reiterates order to expedite infra projects

Mayor John Dalipe, as represented by chief of staff Atty. Rochelle Magnolia Tamin, Tuesday met with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office IX, contractors and representatives from public utility companies for updates on ongoing infrastructure projects in the city funded by the national government. To recall, the local chief executive earlier…
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Senior citizens urged to get booster shots

The Department of Health (DOH) Regional Office 9 recently urged senior citizens in Zamboanga City and neighboring provinces to get their booster jabs as an added layer of protection from Covid-19. DOH-9 Regional Director Dr. Joshua Brillantes sounded the call during the launch Tuesday of the nationwide “PinasLakas” vaccination campaign aimed at reaching 90% of…
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Dalipe urges residents to get booster shots

In support of the national directive of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to ramp up booster coverage in the country, Mayor John Dalipe has urged Zamboangueños to get their booster shots as an added layer of protection versus COVID-19. “Ta apela el Alcalde John Dalipe con el maga vivientes de Zamboanga para manda clava de booster…
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City Hall kicks off process for P4.9B proposed budget

The city government of Zamboanga under the leadership of Mayor John Dalipe has started the process of coming up with a proposed 2023 executive budget of roughly P4.9 billion, which is short by around P7 million compared to this year’s executive budget of P5 billion. In his message during the budget forum Monday afternoon, Mayor…
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Zambo chez wizard wins champion title in nat’l tourney

Zamboangueño chess wizard Robick Vohn Kiel Villa emerged CHAMPION in the under 18 boys category during the grand finals of the recently concluded Philippine National Age Group Chess Championships held at the Robinson’s Place in Malolos, Bulacan. Villa was also awarded the National Master Title and will be representing the Philippines in Thailand and Indonesia…
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Dalipe urges CEO, contractors to speed up infra projects

Mayor John Dalipe has directed the City Engineer’s Office and private contractors to fast-track the completion of infrastructure projects, focusing in particular on school buildings in preparation for the resumption of face-to-face classes this upcoming school year. “I will work closely with our City Engineer’s Office para aquel maga escuela nuay pa hace acaba, hace…
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42 PWDs qualify for jobs

A total of 42 applicants were qualified for various positions during the first-ever Job Fair for PWDs held Thursday, July 21 at the KCC Mall in celebration of the 44th National Disability Rehabilitation and Prevention (NRDP) Week. One (1) was hired on the spot while 6 others will be hired as soon as they complete…
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ZC records 3,032 dengue cases since January

Zamboanga City has 27 new dengue cases but no dengue-related deaths from July 10 – 16, the City Health Office reported. As of July 16, the city’s cumulative dengue cases has reached 3,032. This week’s reported cases did not reach the epidemic and alert thresholds, having posted significantly lower numbers compared to past morbidity weeks….
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Dalipe wants land buy for new airport pushed

Per instruction of Mayor John Dalipe, the concerned offices and personnel of the city government have been working aggressively on the land acquisition phase of the New Zamboanga International Airport project, given the P200 million initial funding for the land purchase. For the fourth time since Dalipe assumed office more than three weeks ago, personnel…
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Dalipe orders Sta. Cruz beach capacity increased

Mayor John Dalipe has ordered an increase in the number of tourists wanting to visit the city’s world renowned Great Sta. Cruz Island located approximately 2.15 nautical miles from the mainland downtown Zamboanga. Dalipe’s order was contained in his Memorandum No. JDAdm-2022-097 dated July 20, 2022 to the Protected Area and Management Office (PAMO) Officer-in-Charge…
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ZC LGU preps for PinasLakas campaign

Preparations for the local implementation of the national vaccination campaign to ramp up COVID-19 booster shots for eligible populations this July are underway. This, as the Department of Health will launch the “PinasLakas” campaign on July 26, which aims to administer booster shots to at least 50% of eligible populations in the nation and increase…
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City broadcasts bidding process

The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) through the Procurement, Acquisition and Awards Division (CMO-PAAD) continued to demonstrate transparency and accountability in the city government’s public bidding process for the procurement of goods in compliance with the strict orders of Mayor John Dalipe. The opening and evaluation of bids submitted by participating suppliers for the purchase…
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Dalipe spells out plans for city’s inclusive dev’t

Strengthened security, robust economy, aggressive education and empowering the local tourism are among the priority programs that Mayor John Dalipe wants his administration to focus on in his bid to make Zamboanga City even more progressive, developed and greater than it was before his time. In his speech at the inaugural session of the Sangguniang…
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City requires biz operators to secure annual SWM certificate

A solid waste management (SWM) certificate is now part of the list of requirements that business owners must comply in order to operate or continue operating within Zamboanga City. This, after Mayor John Dalipe last Monday issued Executive Order No. JD 2022-008 requiring all establishments to secure the said document annually from the Office of…
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First-ever Job Fair for PWDs set July 21

The City Government through the Public Employment Service Office in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-9) will hold the first-ever Job Fair for persons with disabilities (PWDs) Thursday, July 21 at the 4th Floor Function Room, Cinema Area of the KCC Mall de Zamboanga in Gov. Camins Avenue. This is in line…
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LYDO, youth orgs mainstream adolescent participation in DRR

To increase meaningful adolescents’ participation in disaster risk reduction (DRR), the Local Youth Development Office under the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) in partnership with Pag-asa Youth Association Federation Inc. of Zamboanga City recently conducted a one-day event dubbed: “Engaging Youth in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building” held at local restaurant. The…
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Dalipe stands optimistic on new ZC airport project

Mayor John Dalipe stands steadfast in his ardent desire to have the long planned new Zamboanga City International Airport realized under his watch in tandem with his brother, the working Congressman Mannix Dalipe of District 2. Barely two weeks in office, the young Dalipe has already convened two meetings on the new airport project, the…
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Dalipe reiterates promise for transparency, accountability

Mayor John Dalipe reaffirmed anew the values of transparency and accountability as the core of his administration, promising a leadership that is open and accessible to all. “But beyond all these programs of government, transparency and accountability comes first. It is our battle cry as we champion good governance,” stressed Dalipe during the inaugural session…
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Dalipe fulfills campaign promise to broadcast bidding process

In compliance with Mayor John Dalipe’s core policy on transparency and open local governance, the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) through the Procurement, Acquisition and Awards Division (CMO-PAAD) yesterday successfully live streamed on a popular social media platform the public bidding process of the city government. Yesterday’s live feed, in particular, highlighted the opening and…
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Dalipe vows support for hog-raisers, intensified efforts vs ASF

Mayor John Dalipe has expressed continued support for communities affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF), vowing to strengthen ongoing efforts to curb the ASF virus in Zamboanga City. The local chief executive vowed to intensify border inspections for swine transport and enforce strict anti-ASF measures, even as both local and national government strive to…
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Mayor calls for public support on anti-dengue drive

Mayor John Dalipe urges residents to fully support the City’s campaign against dengue, as Zamboanga City remains in the outbreak mode with cases totaling 2,971 as of July 9. Dengue death toll remains at 20 since January 1 this year. Dalipe said with the onset of rainy season, people are strongly advised to consistently follow…
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Dalipe airs support for Zambo’s IP body

Imbued with the value of strong leadership, hard work and enterprise, Mayor John Dalipe appeared elated as he welcomed to his office the members of the Zamboanga City Indigenous Council of Leaders during their courtesy visit to City Hall this morning. Young but stern, Dalipe was pleased to see that the city’s different tribes are…
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Dalipe orders fast tracking of infra projects

Mayor John Dalipe Tuesday ordered concerned officials to fast track the completion of ongoing infrastructure projects in the city so residents can finally enjoy them. The newly-installed local chief executive gave the instructions Tuesday morning when he convened contractors, utility companies and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), together with the City Engineer’s…
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Dalipe receives Zambo’s P2.7M share from PCSO

Mayor John Dalipe accepted on Thursday three checks for P2.7 million, representing the city government’s share from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)-Zamboanga Branch. This, as the PCSO-Zamboanga Branch officials headed by Officer-in-Charge Pilarcita Florentes paid their courtesy visit to Mayor Dalipe in City Hall Thursday morning. Florentes, who personally handed over the checks to…
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DA, OCVET urges cooperation vs ASF

The Department of Agriculture (DA) with the local government, through its Office of the City Veterinarian, requested anew for the cooperation of barangays in observing protocols and requirements set in place to curb the African Swine Fever (ASF). In a meeting with the Barangay Information Officers Network (BION) Thursday morning, the DA reiterated critical ASF…
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ZC Library recognized for outstanding performance in 2021

The National Library of the Philippines (NLP) recently recognized the Zamboanga City Library for its outstanding performance in extending library services to its users in 2021. The city library, headed by chief librarian Madelyn Candido, was named the 2021 top performing public library in the Philippines the city category for its exceptional efforts in fulfilling…
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Drainage declogging gets underway as rains set in

With the onset of the rainy season, the construction and maintenance personnel of the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) have been dispatched to the different flood-prone areas purposely to clean and declog the drainage systems of wastes. Engr. Dianne de Guzman, spokesperson of the CEO, told a recent interview that several teams from the Construction and…
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Dalipe to contractors: Expedite road projects

Due to mounting complaints, Mayor John Dalipe Tuesday morning gathered contractors, utility companies and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and City Engineer’s Office (CEO) to apprise him on the progress of all ongoing infrastructure projects including excavations on city roads located within the 7-kilometer radius from the city proper. This, as the…
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Dalipe brothers vow to pursue airport project

Mayor John Dalipe Monday convened concerned departments and agencies to get updates on the Zamboanga International Airport project. District II Congressman Mannix Dalipe, who initiated the inclusion of the initial P200M funding in the 2019 General Appropriations Act and another P800M in the 2020 GAA to jumpstart the project, also attended the meeting. Based on…
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Barangays take active role in fight vs ASF

The barangays are taking an active role in the campaign to prevent and control the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in response to the call of the Office of the the City Veterinarian and other concerned agencies amidst the continuing ASF infections among hogs in the city. Barangays Licomo and Curuan, spearheaded by their…
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Yanga bares improvements in downtown public market

Upon the behest of Mayor John Dalipe, retired police general now City Administrator Mario B. Yanga has started implementing massive cleanliness and putting things in proper order inside the waterfront public market in downtown Zamboanga. Yanga specifically cited the market alleys and sidewalks now being cleared of ambulant vendors and fish brokers, stressing that the…
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RTMI, IBT assure support, cooperation to Dalipe administration

The management of the Rural Transit Mindanao, Inc. (RTMI), accompanied by the Integrated Bus Terminal management led by Rafael Derick Evangelista Wednesday called on Mayor John Dalipe in City Hall and expressed full support to the latter’s programs and priorities.   RTMI Vice President Carmelo Palasan during the meeting with Mayor Dalipe commended the IBT…
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Dalipe gives cash aid to ASF-hit hog raisers

At least 139 farmers or backyard hog raisers, whose pigs were either culled or depopulated due to the contagious animal disease African Swine Fever (ASF) have received financial assistance from the city government. Mayor John Dalipe personally handed over the city’s cash Assistance in Crisis Situation or AICS of P5,000 to each of the affected…
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2 drug-cleared brgys get LGU cash reward

Mayor John Dalipe Tuesday morning handed over a reward cheque worth P50K each to the barangays of Cacao and Calabasa, which were recently declared drug cleared barangays. Mayor Dalipe lauded Cacao and Calabasa for their anti-drug efforts, as he urged all other barangays to work hard as well to attain the drug-cleared declaration. He reiterated…
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48th Nutrition Month celebration launched

The city government together with the Regional Nutrition and Anti-Hunger Committee (RNAHC) IX yesterday jointly kicked off the 48th Nutrition Month celebration with a set of activities aimed to intensify nutrition interventions and solidarity towards nutrition improvement in the city. The celebration opened with a motorcade from Pettit Barracks to City Hall which was followed…
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Zambo rolls out booster jabs for 12-17 age group

The city government of Zamboanga through the City Health office started Tuesday, July 5, the booster vaccination rollout for children aged 12 to 17 with comorbidities as part of the priority A3 group and the Rest of the Pediatric Population (ROPP) pursuant to the guidelines of the Department of Health (DOH). The booster shots, from…
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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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Social gatherings strictly limited to 50 persons only

Due to the continuing surge in Covid-19 cases, Mayor Beng Climaco issued on March 31 an executive order providing guidelines for all kinds of social gathering and similar events in the city of Zamboanga. Under Section 5 of Executive Order 645-2021, a maximum of 50 persons only are allowed to attend private social activities such…
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Beng calls for in-depth probe on Lee slay

Mayor Beng Climaco has ordered an in-depth probe into the murder of a lady Pepsi-Cola official in Tetuan last February 18 as she strongly condemned the incident. Loisabelle Agustin Lee, 48 years old of Estrada Street, Tetuan was slain by an unidentified person while she was driver her car on her way home around 6pm,…
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LGU, Manila Water negotiate for waste-to-value project

The City Government and the Manila Water Total Solutions (MWTS) are fast tracking negotiations for a Joint Venture Agreement on the implementation of the Waste-to-Value Project (WTV) that will ensure proper treatment and processing of solid waste while lowering dependency on landfills in the city. During the third kick-off/ negotiation meeting with MWTS via zoom…
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Beng eyes livelihood aid for RCO-affected families

Mayor Beng Climaco planned a relocation site for those whose livelihood have been affected by the road clearing operations as mandated by Pres. Duterte through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). “We fully support Pres. Duterte’s order on road clearing, but when it comes to the interest of our people, I will stand…
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R.T. Lim Blvd project unveiled on Feb. 26

Zamboanga City will celebrate its 84th Charter Day on February 26, and what better way to mark such historic event than the inauguration of a tourist landmark, the newly completed rehabilitation and beautification of R.T. Lim Boulevard.   Mayor Beng Climaco said the inauguration rites will strictly follow the health protocols such as the wearing…
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OCVET facilitates RSBSA enrollment

The Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVET), in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture-9 rolls out the enrollment for the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) for livestock and poultry for 2021. RSBSA refers to the electronic compilation or database or basic information of farmers, farm laborers, fishermen and target beneficiaries of agriculture-related…
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139 tourism-oriented establishments licensed

The licenses of at least 139- tourism oriented business establishments have been renewed, giving them the go signal to operate provided they observe the strict minimum health protocols against Covid-19.   City Tourism Officer Sarita Sebastian announced this during the virtual press briefing Monday.   Of the total licensed tourism-oriented establishments, 25 are hotels and…
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City conducts info sessions on COVID-19 vaccine

The local government is holding a series of information sessions with key sectors as part of its ongoing preparations for the vaccination rollout in Zamboanga City.   Dubbed the Information Session on COVID-19 Vaccination, the information and dissemination activity seeks to boost efforts to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of the national COVID-19 vaccination…
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Task groups formed on COVID-19 response

The City Government has formed various task groups to address the different levels of response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The task groups will help ensure preparedness in curtailing the entry and spread of the dreaded disease at the port of entry as well as preparedness in contract tracing and treatment and containment of the…
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Beng cautions vs fake COVID news spread

The local government has requested residents to exercise caution in sharing unverified news and information about the coronavirus disease (COVID 19). “This is not a moment for us to be very careless in our sharing of information,” Mayor Beng Climaco declared. She said the spread of false information does nothing to help the situation and…
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Beng spells out strategies to solve water shortage

Mayor Beng Climaco has emphasized during the water forum last Monday the need to save and recover the revenue that has been lost to waste water, technically known as non-revenue water (NRW), to augment the finances of the Zamboanga City Water District without necessarily increasing the water rates. The NRW remains high at 57% in…
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Dia de las Mujeres, well attended

Women and men from all sectors in the city convened at the KCC Mall de Zamboanga Monday, March 9 to celebrate “Dia de las Mujeres” in line with observance of Women’s Month. Aimed to celebrate women’s success and to make gender equality a reality, the activity was highlighted by talks by two inspiring wmen: Juliet…
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CHO reports 108% coverage for bOPV 2

The second vaccination drive for the bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV) concluded with a 108% coverage for its target population of children ages 0 – 10 years old in Zamboanga City, the City Health Office (CHO) reported Monday. From February 17 to March 1, local health teams vaccinated a total of 221,917 children with the…
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Zambo marks 75th Liberation

Mayor Beng Climaco led Zamboangueños in the commemoration of the 75th Liberation of Zamboanga in fitting ceremonies marking the landing of allied forces at the Yellow Beach in Sinunuc and was attended by war veterans,  military personnel and some US troops. Themed “Keeping the Valour of the Heroes of World War II”, the event kicked…
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Zambo fire incidents drop as folks observe precaution

Zamboanga City may lost one of its biggest home appliance and grocery stores to a fire Thursday night that reduced to ashes about P30-million worth of stocks, however, it was only the 64th fire incident in the city since January. Acting District Fire Marshal Chief Insp. Jacqueline Ortega reported at the press briefing last Monday…
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Mayor creates inter-agency TF on COVID-19

To ensure a coordinated effort of the local government, other governmental and non-governmental agencies and the people, an inter-agency task force to prevent the entry and spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the city has been created. Mayor Beng Climaco Monday, March 9, issued Executive Order 548-2020 creating the task force and outlining the…
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Climaco reiterates stand against water rates hike

“Not this time, when the city is experiencing water shortage and rationing.” Thus, how Mayor Beng Climaco responded to queries on whether or not she would allow the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) to implement its proposed water rates hike. “As mayor of Zamboanga City, I cannot allow the water rates increase at this moment,…
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No COVID in ZC but stricter monitoring activities in place

Zamboanga City has no confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID 19) case but health authorities have further intensified its monitoring due to a case of local transmission in the country. With the country’s COVID 19 alert system raised to Code Red, sub level 1, and the declaration of public health emergency by President Rodrigo Duterte, City Health…
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3 brgys added to drug-cleared list

The Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing Program in a joint meeting with its local counterpart recently declared Tolosa, Pamucutan and Pangapuyan as drug-cleared barangays following months of tedious drug clearing process.  The Regional Oversight committee chaired by PDEA-9 director Emerson Margate and the city oversight committee chaired by Mayor Beng Climaco commended the…
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DOH: Zampen remains COVID19-free

The entire Zamboanga Peninsula region has no case of coronavirus disease (COVID 19), the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday, March 2. Per its monitoring, the DOH reported that the region, as a whole, remains free from COVID 19 and currently does not have any persons under investigation (PUIs). “Wala po tayong PUIs starting from…
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Housing Board okeys Shelter Plan

The Local Housing Board chaired by Mayor Beng Climaco on Monday formally approved the Local Shelter Plan, a 5-year plan that serves as the blueprint or guidelines of the City Government in addressing the housing blacklog which now stands at 20,971. In terms of land property, the city has a backlog of 163 hectares of…
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Climaco orders advocacy vs spitting in public places

Mayor Beng Climaco has instructed the City Health Office and the City Administrator’s Office to implement a more intensified program advocating people not to spit out indiscriminately in public places in a bid to prevent the spread of what is now known as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Climaco issued the instruction to City Health Officer…
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Zambo City, 2nd LGU in Mindanao to comply LPTRP

Zamboanga City becomes the second local government unit in Mindanao to have complied the Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP), a blueprint that provides “access and mobility to people through public transportation services so that they can utilize and participate in the different socioeconomic activities and amenities of the local government unit.” Land Transportation Franchising…
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ZC to implement zoning, movement plan vs swine fever

The local government will strictly observe the recommended zoning and movement plan developed by the Department of Agriculture designed to contain the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in the country. Mayor Beng Climaco signed Executive Order 543 – 2020, an act strictly implementing the guidelines of zoning and movement protocols with regards to the…
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Mayor Climaco bares LTFRB approval of local route plan

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin Delgra III is expected to visit Zamboanga City on Monday to personally present and award the approved Local Public Transport Plan of the city government of Zamboanga. Mayor Beng Climaco announced this Thursday on “Dateline Teleradyo” over TV11 as she took pride in the recognition that…
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Film Fest 2020 entries reels off Feb 16

A public screening is set for the entries of this year’s film festival in line with the Dia de Zamboanga celebrations. From February 16 to 20, the entries for the Zamboanga Film Festival 2020 will be shown at the KCC Mall ground floor activity area. The public screening will officially kick-off on Sunday, February 16,…
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200k children target for bOPV2 set Feb 17-23

Health workers will resume the vaccination drive for polio with a target population of 200,000 children under 10 years old. The second round for the bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV) will be from February 17 – 23, announced the City Health Office (CHO) during the press briefing at City Hall Monday, February 10. City Health…
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‘Dia de Zambo’ Job Fair set Feb 27-28

The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) under the City Social Welfare and Development office (CSWDO) will launch a job fair on February 27-28 at the KCC Mall de Zamboanga in line with the 83rd Dia de Zamboanga or Charter Anniversary celebration. Dubbed as “Dia de Zamboanga Job Fair”, Some 12,000 job vacancies will be up…
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Beng cites need for research amid pandemics vs humanity

 Mayor Beng Climaco has called on the academe community to strengthen its research capability, especially nowadays when humans are confronted with health-threatening pandemics or plagues. Climaco made the statement as she keynoted yesterday the opening of a two-day Basic Research Caravan initiated by the National Research Council of the Philippines at the Zamboanga State College…
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LGU personnel on emergency deployment amid ASF scare

Mayor Beng Climaco has deployed 12 City Government to assist the Department of Agriculture in manning designated major ports located in the city’s port of entries amid the recent outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Davao Occidental. The emergency deployment of LGU personnel is contained in Special Order 001, series 2020 issued by Mayor…
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CHO reminds public of anti-dengue measures

City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite reminded the public to take precautionary measures and help prevent and control the spread of dengue hemorrhagic fever, a mosquito-borne disease caused by the dengue virus. Apart from being so conscious and aware about the dreaded novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV, people should not disregard other diseases to include dengue,…
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City to abide by Duterte’s decision on VFA

Mayor Beng Climaco said the City Government will submit to the wisdom of President Duterte and the national government on the issue of terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States. Nonetheless, she said, Zamboanga City appreciates much the assistance given by the US government to law enforcement agencies through the Joint Special…
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City cancels more Dia de Zambo events

With the latest advisory from the Department of Health on the conduct of concerts and other public events and gatherings following the threat on the dreaded novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV, the City Government has decided to cancel additional events in line with the celebration of the 83rd Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga. Cancelled are…
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CHO: 8 PUMs off the 14-day quarantine period

The 8 persons under monitoring (PUM) due to their travel history to China where the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) emanated, are officially off the 14-day quarantine and are safe from the dreaded disease. Nonetheless, City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite said health authorities continue to monitor the situation as there are several others who have travel…
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BOQ heightens nCoV surveillance, monitoring

The Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ)-Zamboanga station has assured that passengers coming in from Malaysia through a private vessel catering the Zamboanga-Sandakan route, undergo proper health assessment on board before disembarking at the local port. Dr. Omar Aranan, BOQ-Zamboanga Station Chief said medical personnel conduct the rapid health assessment of all passengers and deportees coming in…
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Beng creates TWG on water security

Mayor Beng Climaco has issued an executive order creating the technical working group (TWG) on water security primarily to review and recommend to the local chief executive the proposed water rate hike by the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD). Executive Order 536-2020, issued January 17, designates Vice Mayor Rommel Agan as the chairperson of the…
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BOSS wraps up today

The Business One Stop Shop (BOSS), the streamlined system for business permits registration and renewal culminates its operation, coinciding with the deadline of payment of taxes today, January 20. No extension will be provided. Late applications for permits renewals will pay a fine of 25% plus 2% on monthly payables. Unpaid assessments as of January…
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Taal Volcano

Zambo to assist Taal ashfall victims- Beng

Mayor Beng Climaco has instructed Dr. Elmeir Apolinario as head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) to assess whatever assistance the city of Zamboanga can give to families displaced by the ashfall resulting from Taal volcanic activity in Batangas province Sunday afternoon. She said Dr. Apolinario, who is currently taking his masters…
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200 thousand children immunized vs polio

Two hundred thousand children were vaccinated during the concerted polio immunization drive spearheaded by the Department of Health and the City Health Office this month. Out of the 205,507 target, the Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio immunized 213,783 children aged 0 months to less than 10 years old, resulting in a 104% coverage for the January…
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DILG turns over 2 vehicles for traffic enforcement

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)- city office turned over to the local government unit 2 L-300 vehicles Thursday as part of the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) the latter received for passing the Seal of Good Local Government (SGLG) assessment in 2016. City DILG Director Ginagene Vaño-Uy with DILG Operations Chief Jun Cillo…
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PDEA eyes more drug-cleared barangays in 2020

At least 3 more barangays are expected to be declared drug-cleared soon, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reported Monday. For its barangay clearing program, PDEA Agent Jury Rocamora said the agency is targeting to declare 3 more barangays drug-cleared on February. “As a matter of fact, we are still having these 3 more barangays…
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Traffic violation income hits P26M in 11 months

Income from traffic violations during the first 11 months of 2019 hit P26 million, the City Administrator’s Office reported Monday. The amount represents a 2,148.63% increase as compared to the 2015 collections, 155.58% increase from the 2016 collections, 54.017% from 2017 and 37.61% increase from the 2018 collections. As of November 2019, 90% of the…
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Integrated Bus Terminal Rentals

# Type Number of Units Store Name Owner Monthly Rental 1 Food Service 1 Baker’s Field Ester Perez ₱ 6,000.00 2 Food Service 1 Paradise Bakers Edmar To ₱ 6,000.00 3 Food Service 1 Mi Paborito Bakeshop Joseph Ruiz ₱ 6,000.00 4 Food Service 1 Apolinario Store Elsa Monteron ₱ 6,000.00 5 Food Service 1…
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City honors Mam Caling on her 16th death anniv

Mayor Beng Climaco on Thursday spearheaded activities commemorating the 16th death anniversary of Maria Clara ‘Mam Caling’ Lorenzo Lobregat, the first woman mayor of Zamboanga. The activities kicked off with the 7am commemorative mass at the Holy Trinity Parish in Pasonanca and followed by the wreath-laying rite and brief program at Jardin Maria Clara or…
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BOSS serves 300 applicants on day 1

The first day of the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) officially commenced Thursday, January 2, at Centro Latino to facilitate a fast and convenient renewal and registration of local businesses. More than 300 applications were processed on the first day of BOSS operations. A steady stream of business owners flocked to Centro Latino to utilize…
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Anti-polio campaign set Jan. 6-12

Due to the re-emergence of a poliovirus type 1 in the nearby Maluso, Basilan, the City Health Office (CHO) in collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH) will launch a massive anti-polio campaign dubbed “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio” in the 98 barangays from January 6-12. All children aged 10 years and below, regardless of immunization…
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Mayor leads gift-giving for inmates

Mayor Beng Climaco led a gift-giving activity for inmates at the City Reformatory Center in Varela Street Friday as a belated Christmas treat. Together with Councilors Josephine Pareja, Elbert Atilano, John Dalipe and Jimmy Villaflores, the mayor shared her message of hope, faith and renewal as she urged the inmates to remain firm in their…
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4 brgys endorsed for drug cleared certification

Four barangays have been officially endorsed to the Regional Oversight on Barangay Drug-clearing Program (BDCP) following a two-month tedious drug clearing process. Once approved by the oversight committee chaired by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Director Edgar Jubay, barangays Pasilmanta, Landang Laum, Tictapul and Sibulao will be the second batch of recipients of…
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Barangay officials asked to guard vs illegal ports

The city government of has reiterated its earlier directive to all barangay officials to guard and protect their respective areas of jurisdiction against illegal construction and operation of private ports and to report the same to the local government unit. The directive was contained in Resolution No.1 series of 2018 of Task Force Pantalan, a…
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IBT reports 6-month straight hike in parking income

For 6 straight months, the City’s Integrated Bus Terminal (IBT) in barangay Divisoria registered a remarkable increase in revenues generated from parking services. IBT Supervising Transportation Regulation Officer Rafael Derick Evangelista III said the IBT with the support and cooperation of the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) “has continued its streak in terms of increasing the…
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CDRRMC oks aid for Davao Sur quake victims

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) chaired by Mayor Beng Climaco Wednesday approved a resolution allocating no less than P1M to help alleviate the plight of victims of the December 15 earthquake that hit the towns of Padada, Matanao and Magsaysay in Davao del Sur. The resolution is subject to the concurrence…
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Meeting

Mayor convenes CCCB in prep for 2020 census

Mayor Beng Climaco convened Wednesday the City Census Coordinating Board (CCCB) in preparation for the nationwide census of population and housing (CPH) in 2020. Climaco, who chairs the CCCB, rallied the support of the Board members as she stressed that the upcoming census will provide local government executives, policy and decision makers, and planners with…
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Marine Corps recognizes Beng for support to security

The Philippine Marine Corps has recognized Mayor Beng Climaco for her commitment to support the security forces particularly to the Marine Battalion Landing Team 11 (MBLT11) that significantly contributed to the successful accomplishment of the corps’ mission. Climaco was presented with a plaque of recognition by AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Noel Clement and Philippine…
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Anti-mendicancy drive intensified, nets 18 kids

Personnel of Task Force Ordinance rounded up last week 18 mendicants as the city government of Zamboanga through the City Administrator’s Office is implementing Ordinance 351, establishing an integrated system to prevent mendicancy in the city. Assistant City Administrator Cesar Raz said the apprehended mendicants mostly minors were turned over to the City Social Welfare…
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Beng leads CCC’s 35th death rites

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday led government officials, police, military and civic organizations in fitting rites commemorating the 35th death anniversary of Zamboanga City’s legendary mayor, Cesar Cortez Climaco, at his memorial tomb at Abong-Abong Freedom Park in Pasonanca. In her message, Climaco vividly remembered the memory and legacy of her late uncle Cesar, who risked…
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Flashflood, fire victims get cash aid from city

The City Government Thursday afternoon released almost P400, 000 as financial assistance to 100 families affected by different flashflood and fire incidents that hit their barangays the past 3 months. Mayor Beng Climaco led the distribution of the cash assistance in City Hall Thursday afternoon in line with the City Government’s assistance to families in…
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Beng orders prohibitions in cemeteries

Mayor Beng Climaco has issued an executive order promulgating rules and regulations for strict compliance in cemeteries in the city during the commemoration of Todos Los Santos y Difuntos on Nov. 1 and 2, respectively. The order takes effect Thursday, October 21 from 12noon to 5pm of Saturday, November 2. Executive Order 512-2019, issued on…
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Climaco cites RPOC9 feats under her term

Mayor Beng Climaco bannered the accomplishments of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) under her term since 2016 to the present during the joint meeting with the Regional Development Council (RDC) in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay last June. The highlights of the joint RDC9 and RPOC9 meeting in Ipil were presented during the 2nd Regional…
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Beng to parents: have kids vaccinated vs polio

Mayor Beng Climaco Wednesday urged parents to have their children vaccinated against polio emphasizing that vaccinations are safe and proven effective. This, as she led the simultaneous polio immunization campaign at the Doña Isabel C. Climaco health center in Sta. Maria together with City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite and Department of Health officials Wednesday…
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Mayor orders crackdown on drag racing in Zambo

Mayor Beng Climaco has directed the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) headed by Col. Tomas Joseph Martir and the Joint Task Force Zamboanga (JTF) under Col. Antonio Divinagracia to launch a crackdown on illegal drag racing in Zamboanga City. Climaco issued the directive in the wake of a policeman’s killing while trying to run after…
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Hermosa Job Fair hires on the spot 273 workers

A total of 273 applicants were hired on the spot during the two-day job fair held as part of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival October 17-18 at the KCC Mall de Zamboanga. Of the 273 hired on the spot, 236 are for local employment while 37 are for placement abroad. Organized by the Public Employment Service…
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Zambo gets Special Citation for Most Biz-Friendly LGU award

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) conferred the City Government of Zamboanga with a special citation for its efforts to streamline business processes resulting to a significant increase in new business enterprises. The citation was presented to the City Government during the 45th Philippine Business Conference and Expo held at the Manila Hotel…
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Simultaneous polio immunization set Wednesday

The City Health Office will carry out polio vaccinations in health centers in the city this Wednesday, October 23. “It will be simultaneously done in our health centers, but el diaton highlight will be in Sta. Maria, Tetuan, and Sta. Catalina,” said Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite during the city hall press conference on Monday. Dubbed…
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Beng to PNP: Pursue cop’s slay case

Mayor Beng Climaco has tasked police authorities to continuously pursue the case related to the slaying of a policeman Sunday dawn along Mayor Vitaliano Agan avenue. She said no stone should be left unturned in the investigation of the case to give justice to Pat. Pedro Umpad of the Patrol Section of Police Station 11….
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Public urged to practice fire protection measures

The Zamboanga City Fire District urges greater community participation in fire prevention measures even as it further intensifies advocacies to keep public safe at all times. Newly-installed City Fire District Marshal Supt. Marie Epiphany Ramirez said the Bureau of Fire Protection continuously strengthens its fire protection campaigns through different programs and activities but the active…
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City gov’t pays tribute to late Kit Barredo

The city government officials and employees yesterday morning took time to pay their last respects to the former city social welfare and development officer Francisco Barredo, who succumbed to cancer last week. He was 72. The flag was flown at half-staff while the necrological service was ongoing at City Hall where Barredo’s body was brought…
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Hermosa fest drives tourism, promotions for city

The city has reaped dividends in terms of tourism and promotions from its celebration of the Hermosa Festival, the local government said Monday, October 14. City Special Events head Christian Olasiman affirmed the positive impact of the Hermosa Festival, noting that the festival’s social-cultural events have brought in guests and tourists, encouraged news and promotions…
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12k vacancies up for grabs in Hermosa Job Fair

Some 12,000 vacancies will be made available during the two-day job fair organized by the City Government’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in collaboration with other agencies from Oct. 17-18 at the KCC Mall activity center in Gov. Camins. Dubbed Hermosa Job Fair, the 2-day event forms part of the post fiesta activities and is…
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ZAMCELCO vows action vs illegal connections

The Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ZAMCELCO) has vowed to crack down on power pilferage, illegal connections, and theft of power transmission lines, materials, and supplies in the city. In the regular press briefing at City Hall Monday, October 14, Zamcelco spokesperson Ferdie Rodriguez reported that Zamcelco management has formed a revenue protection group for…
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PDEA9 pushes for holistic approach in war on drugs

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office 9 is adopting the “Whole-of-Nation” approach in waging war on illegal drugs in Zamboanga City, according to Agent Jury G. Rocamora. Agent Rocamora told the press briefing yesterday that the holistic approach focuses on supply reduction, demand reduction and harm reduction. Under the supply reduction, he said…
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5 drug-cleared barangays get rewards

The City Government together with the Department of Interior and Local Government and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) last Friday recognized 5 barangays that have been cleared from illegal drugs. Barangays Lumayang, Lanzones, Capisan, Dulian in Upper Pasonanca and Tigbalabag were honored and presented with rewards for the hard work and efforts exerted by authorities…
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Festival main stage set today; GSIS chief keynotes program

The Zamboanga Hermosa Festival will conclude its series of socio-cultural activities with three culminating activities one day before the Feast of Our Lady of the Pillar. The Zamboanga Hermosa Streetdance Competition, Fiesta Main Program, and the Parade of Lights will all take center stage today, October 10, as the final salvo of the two-week celebration…
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Beng suspends work in City Hall, classes in all levels

Mayor Beng Climaco declared suspension of work in the City Government as well as classes in all levels in the city Friday, October 11 in support of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival activities. The declaration is contained in Executive Order 510 issued Thursday and based on consultations with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG),…
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ZCPO reports 5.46% drop in crime volume

The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) headed by Col. Thomas Joseph Martir has reported a 5.46% decrease in the total crime volume covering the period from January to September this year compared to the same period in 2018. The police reported during the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) meeting Tuesday afternoon that there were…
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Mayor gives cash aid to Sto. Niño fire victims

Some 49 families displaced by fire in barangay Sto. Niño last August 10 received financial assistance from the City Government through Mayor Beng Climaco, Wednesday, October 9. Mayor Climaco, who led the distribution in City Hall together with personnel from the City Social Welfare and Development Office and City Treasurer’s Office, said the cash aid…
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