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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 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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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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DILG: LGU may promulgate ‘parking, no parking’ edicts

 As an offshoot of the road clearing operations that eventually scrapped the old parking zones in the city, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has issued another memorandum circular directing the local government units to promulgate all the necessary policy issuances or appropriate ordinances to address all traffic and sidewalk concerns such as…
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Mariki boatmen bag Regatta top prize

Two fishermen from barangay Mariki paddled their way to the grand prize in this year’s Regatta, a vinta sail race highlighting day 5 of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2019, Sunday, October 5. Frankie Apalad and Abibasar Asmad bested over 200 other vinta operators and went home with P30,000 cash prize, P10,000 worth of gift certificates,…
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‘Wow Sardinas’ highlights Zambo as sardines capital

Hordes of people coming from all walks of life participated in the Wow Sardinas! Grand Boodle Fight, a sardine-eating spectacle that affirms Zamboanga City’s title as sardines capital of the Philippines. Thousands of cans of sardines cooked in multiple ways – dynamite, spaghetti, carbonara, lumpia, siomai and many more to include biscuits and rice were…
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New traffic rerouting scheme set for festival

On orders of Mayor Beng Climaco, the City Administrator’s Office together with the Zamboanga City Traffic Operations Management (ZCTOM) Committee and the police has prescribed anew traffic rerouting scheme and naming of one-way street, two-way street, no entry, walk-in and no exit points for the duration of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival in October 2019. Under…
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Smoke Out, Midnight Sale kicks off today

Two Hermosa Festival, the Smoke Out Zamboanga – Grilled Food Fiesta and the Zamboanga Grand Midnight Sale, will officially begin Saturday night at the Pasonanca Park. The formal opening ceremonies will be held at 6 PM, to be led by local government leaders and officials. Marking the start of the countdown to the Fiesta Pilar…
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Zambo Art Exhibit kicks off Sept. 28

The Asia’s Latin City is known for being one of the many historical cities in the Philippines. It is a home which showcases a variety of talents including arts. Arts is the expression of human creative skill and imagination and usually revolves around visual forms such as painting or sculpture, music, literature and dance. As…
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Sta. Cruz Isle benchmarks good practices for eco-tourism

The Department of Tourism-9 has chosen the famed Sta. Cruz Island as the benchmark for good practices on eco-tourism management for Zamboanga Peninsula (Zampen) tourism officers and local government officials. The DOT-9 commissioned a Sta. Cruz Island tour for the 50 Zampen officials who were participants to its Tourism Awareness Training held in Zamboanga City…
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Zambo bags “Green Thumb Award”

Zamboanga City was recognized as one of the country’s top model cities “to have a leadership that prioritizes the well-being of the environment” and was conferred the “Green Thumb Award” during ceremonies held Wednesday, September 25 at the New World Manila Bay Hotel. Initiated by the oldest existing English newspaper Manila Times, the Top Model…
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City sponsors 28th MINBIZCON

Zamboanga City through various entrepreneurs participated in the 28th Mindanao Business Conference held at the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) in Iligan City from September 12- 14. Themed “Mindanao: the Emerging Investment Destination”, the Minbizcon is an annual event hosted by one of the business chambets in Mindanao. This year, the…
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Beng orders prohibitions for Hermosa fest security

To ensure the safety and security of people during the upcoming Zamboanga Hermosa Festival, Mayor Beng Climaco has issued an executive order prohibiting parking of motorcycles, 4-wheel vehicles, unauthorized flying of drones (except by the PNP and military), bringing of backpacks, wearing of bull caps, waistcoats/chalecos and jackets in certain areas in the city of…
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Dengue cases trend downward – CHO

The City Health Office hopes to see a decrease in dengue cases in the city as records show a slow decline in reported dengue cases. City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite said the CHO noted a downward trend in the reported number of dengue cases for the months of August and September at 1,242 cases…
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CEO reports P48M infra damage due to flooding

The flooding spawned by heavy rains last September 13 destroyed slope protection projects in 12 barangays costing a total of P48M. This is in addition to the damages inflicted on agricultural crops, fishponds and seaweed farms including private houses and properties in various barangays. Engr. Joy Lee of the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) said the…
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Climaco vows 100% compliance on clearing ops

Mayor Beng Climaco on Monday vowed to continue clearing operations in public roads used for private purposes in compliance with the directive of President Duterte. The mayor likewise reiterated her call for a 100 percent compliance of the directive by all the 98 barangays in the city. She said the DILG Evaluation team from Manila…
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BPOS one stop shop at Centro Latino

The process of securing building and occupancy permits is expected to be shorter and more convenient with the establishment of a one stop shop at the Centro Latino in Paseo del Mar. With the streamlined process, the building permit division under the Office of the City Engineer and all offices and line agencies involved in…
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Climaco convenes maiden meeting of ‘Once Islas’ Board

Mayor Beng Climaco Thursday convened the maiden meeting of the “Once Islas Development Board,” signaling the start of promotion, preservation and development of the city’s Eleven Islands as an eco-cultural tourism destination. Climaco, who chairs the Board, lauded the efforts of the Board members and the Secretariat under the auspices of the City Tourism Office…
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Beng leads tribute to Mayor Vinnie

Mayor Beng Climaco on Thursday led City Government officials and employees in paying last respects to the late Jose Vicente “Vinnie” Atilano II, who served Zamboanga City in various capacities from city council to vice mayor and ultimately as mayor from 1964 to 1980. In her message during the City Government-sponsored necrological service in City…
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Mayor mulls night market ordinance

As the city government continues to implement clearing operations against road obstructions and street peddling, Mayor Beng Climaco revealed that an ordinance is now being proposed in the City Council that seeks to establish a night market at the old public market downtown. “It is really my desire to have a night market for those…
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Anti-ASF operation reaches Curuan, Sangali

The city’s Task Force (TF) Karne yesterday brought its monitoring and surveillance operations to the east coast, particularly in barangays Curuan and Sangali. The activity is part of the enforcement of the temporary national ban on the importation, distribution and sale of processed pork products from countries suspected to be infected with the African swine…
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Beng shares Zambo’s investments in resilience

Mayor Beng Climaco Tuesday shared the stage with Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) stakeholders as she spoke about Zamboanga’s investments in resilience during the National Resilience Summit at Novotel Manila in Quezon City. The 2-day event, themed “A Whole-of-Society Approach: On the Road to Resilience,” emphasized the importance of coherence and the role of…
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18 families get fire assistance

Eighteen (18) families displaced by the conflagration in barangay Guiwan last May 27 were given financial assistance as part of the City Government’s social welfare program and assistance in crisis situation. Mayor Beng Climaco together with personnel from the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and City Treasurer’s Office distributed the cash assistance to…
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CDRRMO gets Reg’l Gawad Kalasag award

Zamboanga City through the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) was conferred the best highly urbanized city (HUC) in DRRM category during the 21st Gawad Kalasag Search for the regional level. The CDRRMO accumulated an average score of 94.85%. With this, the CDRRMO is qualified to compete in the national level competing with…
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Zambo’s grandest Hermosa Fest invades Manila

Zamboanga City’s most celebrated festival – the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2019 will capture the Manila audience as it takes center stage for its launching Thursday, August 1 at 3pm at the Megatrade Hall of the SM Mega Mall in Ortigas. Both solemn and festive- the Hermosa Festival is a month-long event held in Zamboanga City…
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MSMEs participate in ‘Rainmaker’ workshop

Some 60 micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the city participated in a day-long activity dubbed “Habits of a Highly Effective Rainmaker”, a workshop cum Business-one-Stop-Shop (BOSS). Organized by the City Government through the Investment Promotion and Services Division and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the event held July 26, brought together…
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DILG urges brgy officials to exercise police power

Police power is one of the inherent powers of the state that has been delegated to the local government unit including the barangay—the power to enact measures whether ordinance or resolutions that will promote the general welfare of the barangay constituents, more specifically to improve the quality of life. Department of Interior and Local Government…
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City steps up drive vs road obstructions

The City Government in collaboration with the police and the barangays will take the upper hand in the campaign to clear local roads of all obstructions in line with President Duterte’s pronouncement during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 22. Upon instruction of Mayor Beng Climaco, City Administrator Apple Go Tuesday met…
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Beng turns over 12 fire trucks to BFP

Unrelenting in her commitment to security, Mayor Beng Climaco Monday morning turned over 12 brand new fire trucks to the Zamboanga City Fire District even as she vowed to continue supporting the agency to ensure efficient and effective fire response. The turnover of the Isuzu brand fire trucks was also in response to President Duterte’s…
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Beng leads 2020-2022 ELA preparation

Mayor Beng Climaco spearheads the preparation of the 2020-2022 Executive Legislative Agenda (ELA), a tool to implement the priority agenda of both branches of government based on the comprehensive land use plan Comprehensive Land and Urban Plan process as well as national policies.   The ELA preparation is facilitated by Dr. Abelle Cajita, a consultant…
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City, DPWH seek harmonized implementation of projects

Key city officials Friday met with Public Works Undersecretary Dimas Soguilon and other representatives from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) as well as private contractors to harmonize several national and local government funded civil works projects to be implemented in the city. The city government was represented by City Admininistrator Apple Go,…
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DPWH evac center in Cabatangan ongoing

The evacuation center constructed by the national government through the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in barangay Cabatangan is ongoing with over 10% accomplishment rate. City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Dr. Elmeir Apolinario said the project is implemented by a private contractor under the supervision of the DPWH. He said the…
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Strike operation vs ASF virus continues

The city’s Task Force (TF) Karne in collaboration with the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) yesterday continued its strike operations, a move to enforce the national temporary ban on the importation, distribution and sale of all processed pork products from countries affected by the African swine fever (ASF) virus. The task force – composed of…
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New CDRRM building to rise in Cabatangan

Barangay Cabatangan will be the site of the new City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management building, touted as a model of resiliency. This, as Mayor Beng Climaco Thursday morning led the groundbreaking ceremony and time capsule laying for the CDRRM building in the hills of Lot 60, duly registered in the name of the City Government,…
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Mayor lauds Crown, WMPC agreement

Mayor Beng Climaco lauded Thursday the Crown-Desco, the investor-manager of the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco), and the Western Mindanao Power Corporation (WMPC) for coming to terms on a new compromise agreement that will ensure stable electricity in the city. “The compromise agreement spells out the terms and conditions that both parties have to perform…
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CCTV command center reports new accomplishments

The City’s Security and Surveillance Coordinating Office (SSCO) Command Center continues to make strides in its operation with only a little over 2 months since its soft launching last May 7. For the month of June this year, closed circuit television camera (CCTV) footages helped pave the way for the arrest of a drug pusher…
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Mayor demands anew: affordable power supply 24/7

Mayor Beng Climaco has declined to judge the performance of Crown Investment Holdings, Inc. and Desco Inc. as investor-manager of the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco), stressing that what is important they must provide the city with uninterrupted electricity on a 24/7 basis. “It is very premature to describe them. Definitely, what we all aspire…
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Zambo joins 41st NDPR celebration

A huge crowd of persons with disabilities and other stakeholders participated in the opening program of the 41st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week at the Mayor Vitaliano Agan coliseum in Tetuan Wednesday morning.  The activity kicked off with a motorcade from Pettit Barracks passing through the city’s main thoroughfares to the Agan Coliseum in…
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Climaco urges public to cooperate with gov’t

Mayor Beng Climaco stressed on Monday the local government can only do so much in as far as keeping Zamboanga City clean with the cooperation of the people without complaining and comparison with other cities. “We love to complain. We love to compare, but do we contribute? That is my challenge to the people. Contribute…
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CPR activity set today

In line with the national observance of Disaster Resilience Month, the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) will hold a cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for various sectors today, July 17, at the Centro Latino. Designated as National CPR Day, the activity will highlight the importance of CPR as a life-saving emergency procedure. Participants will…
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WATCH: 2019 Zamboanga Hermosa Teaser

Fiesta fever is on! The Hermosa Festival 2019 will officially be launched on the following dates below. Make sure to mark your calendars to be part of this grand and colorful celebration. Vamos a Celebrar! SAVE THE DATES: July 27 – Grand Launch, 3 PM, Palacio del Sur, Zamboanga City August 1 – Launching, SM…
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PRRD committed to help solve Zambo power crisis- Beng

In a bold move to help solve the persisting power problem in Zamboanga, Mayor Beng Climaco together with City Administrator Apple Go met with Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi last Friday as she reiterated her demand for the electric cooperative to provide the city with uninterrupted power supply 24/7. The meeting in Manila was held at…
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Beng welcomes diverse voices in City Council

Mayor Beng Climaco was happy to note that majority of the present members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod are supportive of the programs of the city government under her administration even as she welcomed what she termed as “diverse voices” in the local legislature. Climaco said for the first session of the City Council last week…
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CHO steps up anti-dengue advocacy

With the increased number of dengue cases reported in the city, the City Health Office (CHO) urged residents anew to practice dengue prevention measures. Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite on Monday, July 25, stressed the importance of the 4S practice for dengue prevention, in particular the search and destroy strategy which involves clearing areas inside and…
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Beng renews call for public vigilance

Mayor Beng Climaco appealed to the public anew to remain vigilant and alert amidst continuing threats from lawless elements. While the security forces remain steadfast in their tasks to safeguard the city, the public has to do their share by immediately reporting the presence of suspicious looking persons in their vicinity including suspicious baggage and…
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City’s PDAU spearheads NDPR Week celebration

The City Government through the Persons with Disabilities Affairs Unit PDAU) under the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWSO) will spearhead activities celebrating the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week from July 17-23. Themed “Lokal na Pamahalaan: Kabalikat sa Pagtupad ng Mga Taong May Kapansanan”, the NDPR week celebration will kick off with a…
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BADACs undergo capability training

In a bid to further strengthen the city’s fight against illegal drugs, members of the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils underwent a skills training dubbed Seminar Workshop on the Capability Enhancement on Barangay Drug Clearing Program. Held under the auspices of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council chaired by Mayor Beng Climaco, the training was held in…
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City-sponsored mass wedding eyed this year

The Office of the City Civil Registrar headed by Atty. Eric Elias will submit a proposal for the city government-sponsored mass wedding within the first 100 days of Mayor Beng Climaco’s third term or at least with this year. “This is to encourage stability in the family and legitimize the status of children as part…
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CHO reiterates 4S advocacy amidst dengue scare

City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite emphasized anew the need for people to adopt the 4S strategy against the mosquito-borne disease. Miravite said this amidst mounting cases of dengue fever reported in the city and the mosquito swarm in two schools this week. The 4S Contra Dengue is said to be an effective strategy to…
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Mayor vows Zambo’s water, power security

With the help of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, Mayor Beng Climaco hopes to ensure water and power security in Zamboanga City during her last three-year term. “El ambos supply de coriente y agua necesita para sustene el progreso del diatun ciudad (Both power and water supplies are needed for our city to progress), Climaco declared in…
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Sama Badjaos undergo orientation on civil registration

As part of its commitment to facilitate registration of indigenous people, the Civil Registrar’s Office conducted a series of orientation on the significance of civil registration with Sama Badjaos as participants. City Civil Registrar Atty. Eric Elias said the orientation, held in collaboration with the Community Family Services International (CFSI), City Social Welfare and Development…
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CHO, DepEd launch school-based immunization

The City Health office and the Department of Education Monday launched the School-Based Immunization as part of the Ok DepEd Oplan Kalusugan Kickoff 2019. City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite said the CHO will start the school-based immunization for children specifically from Kinder to Grade 7 in all public schools in the city. The students…
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City bares arrival of 2 tow trucks

The City Administrator’s Office announced yesterday the arrival of two tow trucks that will pave the way for the implementation of towing services for illegally parked vehicles as provided for under Ordinance 248, otherwise known as the Revised Traffic Code of Zamboanga City. City Administrator Angelique C. Go said under Sec. 7, Article 12 of…
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City Admin outlines plans to solve traffic congestion

The City Government pushes moves to amend several provisions of the traffic code as well as introduce new measures to address traffic violations and impose road discipline in city streets. City Administrator Apple Go said the Local Traffic Ordinance is undergoing a careful study, backed up by sufficient data that went through scientific processes in…
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Mayor to security forces: Deny terrorists the chance to attack

Mayor Beng Climaco reiterated yesterday her directive to the police and military authorities in Zamboanga City: “Do not give terrorists the opportunity to conduct terroristic activities” in this part of the region. “The opportunity for them (terrorists) to attack is always there. So, what we should do is deny them that (opportunity), especially now that…
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TF Karne strike operations continue

The city’s Task Force (TF) Karne and the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) yesterday continued its weekly strike operations around the city relative to the national temporary ban on the importation, distribution and sale of all processed pork products from countries suspected to be affected by the African swine fever (ASF) virus. Yesterday’s operations, the…
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City expresses support for LGBT sector

The city government joined a one-day confab celebrating equality, pride, and diversity with the LGBTQI community of Zamboanga City Wednesday, July 3. OIC Mayor Rommel Agan, representing Mayor Beng Climaco, reiterated the city government’s support and stand for equality and protection for the members of the LGBTQI, and acknowledged the sector’s significant contributions in their…
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City Vet initiates LEGS orientation

The Office of the City Veterinarian organized a 2-day seminar on Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) with poultry, layer and livestock farmers and veterinarians and other agencies concerned as participants. City Veterinarian Dr. Mario Ariola said LEGS is a set of international guidelines and standards for designing, implementing, and evaluating livestock interventions to help…
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City gov’t is preparing 5-yr local shelter plan

The city government of Zamboanga under the fresh three-year leadership of Mayor Beng Climaco is bent on addressing the housing backlog through the local shelter plan for the next five years. Acting City Housing and Land Use Division Chief Rodrigo Pagotaisidro told the press briefing last Monday that Mayor Climaco already had initial talks with…
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IBT undergoes improvement, reports increased revenues

The City’s Integrated Bus Terminal (IBT) in barangay Divisoria is being spruced up in both the infrastructure aspect and streamlining of processes and procedures to boost its revenues and subsequently to better serve the public. Rafael Derick Evangelista III, IBT Supervising Transportation Regulation Officer said ongoing physical improvements include the construction of the covered court…
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Full alert status raised in Zambo

Police and military forces in Zamboanga have intensified security measures to thwart any and all threats following the twin bomb attacks on a military camp in Indanan, Sulu Friday, June 28. Zamboanga City Police Office Spokesperson PCapt. Shellamie Chang said Police Regional Director PBGen. Froilan Quidilla has raised the alert level in Zamboanga Peninsula including…
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CEO undertakes marathon inspection on school bldgs

Per instruction of Mayor Beng Climaco, the City Engineer’s Office is currently undertaking a marathon inspection on all school buildings and other infrastructure projects of the city government after a covered court collapsed last week at Sinubong Elementary school, injuring eight students. City Engineer Christopher Navarro said even before the covered court collapsed the mayor…
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Brgy cleanliness ‘tilt set

The Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) has finalized the barangay cleanliness competition set to take off sometime this month. Dubbed the Cleanest and Greenest Barangay competition, the competition is expected to be launched following the turnover of garbage truck to barangays in line with the city government’s efforts on cleanliness and…
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OCENR readies barangays for garbage collection duties

The Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) is preparing barangays for the eventual hand off of garbage collection duties in line with the implementation of the city’s solid waste management ordinance. Rodrigo Pagotaisidro, OCENR Public Service Officer IV, said with garbage collection duties will slowly be given to the barangays upon the…
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WMPC-Crown compromise deal ends today

The 60-day compromise agreement between the Western Mindanao Power Corp. and the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) through its investment management Crown/Desco would end today, July 2, and no extension was in sight yet as of yesterday. Vice Mayor Rommel Agan told the press briefing yesterday that Crown/Desco had manifested its willingness to extend its…
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Cawit PWDs undergo TESDA trainings

As part of the government’s effort to recognize the persons with disabilities (PWD) sector, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-9  in collaboration with the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO)- Persons with Disabilities Affairs Unit (PDAU) conducted a 13-day livelihood training for members of the PWD organization of barangay Cawit. The training…
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City officials sworn in June 29

Newly-elected city officials led by Mayor Beng Climaco were formally sworn into office Saturday, June 29 at the Multi-purpose Covered Court of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University- La Purisima Campus, as they assumed their posts Sunday noon, June 30 until 2022. Amidst the inclement weather, the formal rites took place before some 1,000 people that…
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Beng: 2019 election, a tough battle

Mayor Beng Climaco Sunday started a fresh mandate for her third term Sunday noon, June 30, with a commitment to do her best to help alleviate the plight of Zamboangueños amidst the rising challenges besetting the city. However, Climaco in her valedictory speech after she was sworn to office Saturday night, admitted that the 2019…
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Climaco thanks de la Vega, welcomes Sobejana

Mayor Beng Climaco Friday expressed gratitude to the outgoing Western Mindanao Command Chief LtGen. Arnel de la Vega for his commitment to service that ensured safety and security in Zamboanga City and the neighboring areas. Climaco Friday morning together with District II Representative Mannix Dalipe and District I Representative-elect Jawo Jimenez graced the change of…
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Crown eyes Zamcelco to be world class utility

The vision to make the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) a world class power utility is a work in progress, according to its investment management Crown/Desco. Atty. Lorenzo Reyes, legal counsel for Crown/Desco, told the press briefing last Monday that the utility’s engineer is in India right now inspecting the deal for transformers that will…
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Beng hails child dev’t workers

Mayor Beng Climaco Thursday highly praised and thanked day care workers in the city for their commitment in providing early education and ensuring a better future for children, the VIPs of Zamboanga. Climaco graced the Child Development Workers Week celebration Thursday afternoon at the Pasonanca Park organized by the Day Care Workers Federation-Zamboanga City Chapter…
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City mulls conversion of Lumbangan to eco-park

The City Government is paving the way for the conversion of the 4.6 hectare former Lumbangan dumpsite into an eco-park that will cater waste recycling facilities with the goal of reducing plastic waste and prolonging the life span of the sanitary land fill (SLF). Gerry Pollisco of the Office of City Environment and Natural Resources…
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Contractor faces sanctions as covered court collapses

The city government of Zamboanga is determined to take legal action against the Lamitan VJ Construction and Supplies after the covered court it had constructed at Sinubong National High School collapsed yesterday morning, causing minor injuries on at least eight students. Mayor Beng Climaco has immediately instructed the City Engineer’s Office, the City Disaster Risk…
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Newly-elected city officials take oath June 29

Mayor Beng Climaco along with other city officials elected into office during the May 13 polls will take their oath at 5pm on Saturday, June 29 at the City Hall grounds. With the historic 112-year old City Hall as backdrop, Mayor Climaco and the other city officials will individually take their oath before an administering…
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Mayor facilitates WMPC-Crown meeting on compromise impasse

In her consistent efforts to ensure stable and continuous power supply in Zamboanga City, Mayor Beng Climaco together with Vice Mayor-elect Rommel Agan facilitated a meeting between officials of the Western Mindanao Power Corp. (WMPC) and Crown/Desco in Manila last week. She said the meeting was to address WMPC’s concerns on the Letter of Credit…
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Climaco urges ZC participation in environmental protection

Mayor Beng Climaco urged residents anew to take an active role in protecting the environment and preserving the city’s natural resources. Mayor Climaco joined the 1,300 participants of the Arbor Day na Zamboanga activity Tuesday morning, June 25, which saw the collective effort of Zamboangueños to plant trees in the identified 2-hectare area in the…
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Beng renews call for chavacano preservation

Mayor Beng Climaco Sunday urged Zamboanguenos to continue efforts on the promotion, preservation and propagation of the chavacano language, the third most widely spoken creole language in the world. Spearheading the celebration of the 8th Dia de Fundacion Chavacano Sunday, Mayor Climaco said it is very important for the young generation to speak and understand…
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Fertilizers now ready for drought-stricken farmers

The city government of Zamboanga is expected to distribute within this week some 7,200 bags of inorganic fertilizers to all farmers affected by the drought as a result of the weather phenomenon called El Niño that hit this city from March to May, this year. City Agriculturist Carmencita Sanchez said with the fertilizers the farmers…
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City’s CCTV command center cites breakthroughs

Barely a month since its soft launching, the city’s Public Security and Surveillance Coordinating Office Command Center reported breakthroughs in the operation of closed circuit cameras installed in strategic locations in the city proper. Command Center Operations Head Cris Mandi said the state of the art security surveillance facility has been able to solve a…
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Zambo marks Rizal’s 158th birthday

The City Government in collaboration with the Order of the Knights of Rizal-Zamboanga City chapter will spearhead activities commemorating the 159th birth anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal today, June 19 at the Rizal Monument fronting City Hall. City caretaker and OIC Mayor Atty. Alexander Eric Elias will lead officials of national government agencies,…
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BFP warns establishments sans fire inspection cert

Zamboanga City District Fire Marshall FSupt. Jhufel Brañanola Monday warned business establishments operating with expired fire safety inspection certificates (FSIC) in the city. This, as Brañanola reported a very low turnout of applicants for fie inspection for the year 2019 with only 3,046 certificates issued out of the over 11,000 target certificates as of mid-June….
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Climaco reiterates Zambo’s intent to buy Cabatangan lot

Consistent with her request to the national government since 2016, Mayor Beng Climaco has reiterated the intention of the city government of Zamboanga to purchase the 71.96-hectare property of the now defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) situated in Barangay Cabatangan, this city. Climaco made the reiteration during the joint meeting of the Regional…
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TF Karne checks meat products vs ASF

The city’s Task Force (TF) Karne, together with personnel from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Friday conducted strike operations in two public markets to ensure that the national ban on the importation, distribution and sale of all processed pork products from countries affected by the African swine fever (ASF) virus is implemented in Zamboanga….
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OCVET temporarily defers alis-rabies drive

The Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVET) has temporarily deferred its scheduled rabies vaccination drives in the barangays as it replenishes its supply of rabies vaccines. City Veterinarian Dr. Mario Arriola said the OCVET’s supply of rabies shots was fully consumed within the first quarter of the year. “Unfortunately, for the first quarter lang kame…
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Meat inspection continues amid African swine fever scare

The Office of the City Veterinarian is intensifying its campaign for quality meat in the local market as it embarks on monitoring and inspection of meats amid the African swine fever (ASF). City Veterinarian Dr. Mario Arriola told the press briefing last Monday that a team will visit all meat stores and supermarkets, especially those…
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City celebrates 121st Independence Day

Zamboanga City joins the nation in commemorating the 121st Philippine Independence Day at the City Hall grounds today, June 12. Mayor Beng Climaco will lead government officials and delegates from different sectors in the Independence Day rites, set under the theme of “Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamamayan”, which will kick off at 8 AM…
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City holds executive budget forum

Mayor Beng Climaco and the Finance Committee Tuesday spearheaded the Executive Budget Forum, as city department heads, division chiefs and administrative officers prepare their individual budget proposals for 2020. The forum, which was also attended by representatives from the civil society, is among the initial process in budget preparation leading to the conduct of budget…
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DOTr pilots Zambo port in anti-scalping campaign

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has chosen the Port of Zamboanga as one of the country’s pilot areas in the campaign to eliminate scalping activities. Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) Zamboanga Head of Operations Jezrel Gesulgon told the press briefing at City Hall last Monday that DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade had issued a marching order to…
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Climaco foresees solutions to power fluctuations soon

Mayor Beng Climaco was confident the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) under Crown/Desco management could very soon find solutions to the power outages and fluctuations that the city of Zamboanga has been experiencing since the daily rotational blackout was lifted shortly before the May 13 midterm elections. “Let us pray for a very doable solution…
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City on watch vs swine fever threat

The local government, in coordination with national government agencies and offices, is keeping close watch against the threat of African swine fever (ASF).  City Veterinarian Dr. Mario Arriola said the Philippines has banned pork and pork products imported from 17 affected countries, and in Zamboanga City, local government is in close coordination with other agencies…
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Police eye 3 more brgys to be declared drug-free

The Zamboanga City Police Office is currently working on a proposal that seeks to declare three more drug-cleared barangays in the city. These are barangays Tictapul, Sibulao and Pangapuyan. In his report during the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) meeting last May 28, Police Lt.Col. Roberto Marcos of the ZCPO said the three barangays had…
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Climaco orders measures for schools in danger zones

Mayor Beng Climaco has instructed the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) headed by Dr. Elmeir Apolinario to immediately undertake remedial measures for public schools situated in danger zones. Climaco said there are schools in far flung barangays that are situated in areas highly vulnerable to different kinds of risk like landslide, flood, etc….
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City on crop watch – City Agri

The Office of the City Agriculturist is keeping a close watch on crops for possible infestation and damage from pests and diseases due to the weak El Niño, In their report to the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) meeting last May, the Office of the City Agriculturist said that a dry spell followed…
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Safety measures in Zambo canning factories sought

A technical working group (TWG) has been created to investigate all canning factories in Zamboanga City for them to come up with standard safety measures in work places. Dr. Elmeir Apolinario, head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), said the TWG will be composed of representatives from his office, the City Engineer’s…
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CHO monitors sanitation in schools

In line with the opening of classes this month, the City Health Office will be carrying out health and sanitary inspections in schools.  City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite said sanitary inspectors will be making rounds in schools to check in on sanitary conditions of schools, particularly canteens and ambulant vendors who will be serving…
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Zambo PWDs shine in 7th Nat’l Para Games

The Zamboanga delegation to the 7th National PARA Games held in Malolos, Bulacan from May 23-30 harvested 14 medals in various sports competitions proving that disability is not an obstacle to success. The medalists formed part of the Philippine Sports Association for Differently-abled (PHILSPADA)-ZC Chapter, whose participation in the national sports competition was made possible…
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CDRRMO leads site inspection for proposed water impounding dams

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) spearheaded the site inspection and survey of the Pasonanca watershed area where the 3 proposed small water impounding dams are set to be constructed. Along with representatives from the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD), Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR), City Engineer’s Office,…
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I Love Zambo vlog competition launched

The city government has launched a vlogging competition for vlogging professionals and enthusiasts to showcase the best of Zamboanga City. The #ILoveZamboangaCity Vlog Competition, launched as part of the upcoming Summer na Zamboanga 2019, will have the theme “Ten Things I Love about Zamboanga” to convey messages of positivity and showcase the city’s tourism, food,…
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BFP reports alarming increase in grass fires

The Zamboanga City Fire District Office reported an alarming increase in grass fire incidents in different parts of the city from January to March this year. Of the total 216 fire incidents reported during the period, 32 were structural fire while 184 were non-structural fire. Grass fires, which fall under non-structural fire, accounted 153 or…
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