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Vessel from Malaysia capsizes at Zambo wharf

ZAMBOANGA City–A passenger-cargo roll-on, roll-off vessel capsized late Thursday, more than five hours after it arrived in this city from Sandakan, Sabah. Arthur Nogas, harbor master of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), said the vessel, M/V Danica Joy 2 of the Aleson Shipping Lines, Inc. listed and capsized around 9:30 ...

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Journ group appeals for donations

THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines is asking for help for one of its colleague, Queenie Casimiro of ABS-CBN Zamboanga and acting NUJP chapter chair. On August 8, Queenie’s son Dexter, 24, was shot twice in the shoulder and side, the bullets hitting a lung and his spine ...

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Armm celebrates National Science, Technology Week in Basilan

By Teng Datu, Cotabato City Bureau Chief Zamboanga City – Thousands of students, science and technology enthusiasts, local government officials, and representatives from other sectors in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) convened at the Datu Dizal Cultural Center in Lamitan City, Basilan to celebrate this year’s National Science ...

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Abu Sayyaf betrayed Islam by killing Hall, says Hataman

ZAMBOANGA City–Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) yesterday strongly condemned the beheading of another Canadian hostage by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu. Hataman issued the statement after the military’s Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) confirmed the execution by beheading of Canadian hostage Robert Hall on Monday ...

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Zambo norte coop pushes for renewable energy

An electric cooperative in Zamboanga is first to sign up and take advantage of a renewable power plant being built in Bukid-non, the signing of the bilateral supply contract between AboitizPower and the Zamboanga del Norte Electric Cooperative (Zaneco). The signing ceremony Wednesday was for an initial 5 MW that ...

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Magnitude 6 quake jolts Zambo Peninsula

ZAMBOANGA City–Three people were injured while four houses were damaged when a magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook the Zamboanga Peninsula region yesterday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs) stated in its bulletin that the tremor occurred at 2:21 am. Its epicenter was traced at 17 kilometers northwest of Baligiuan, ...

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Zambo solon gets 3 high school bills approved

By Totoy M. Munoz ZAMBOANGA City – Zamboanga city’s 1st District  Rep Celso L. Lobregat announced that the bills creating the three National High Schools (NHS) in this city have been approved  recently by the Senate without amendments. These three  Bills, HB 5364 (Tulungatung NHS), HB 5365 (Pasonanca NHS) and ...

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Zambo gov’t turns over 104 houses under Z3R program

By TOTOY M MUÑOZ ZAMBOANGA CITY ( March 9, 2016 ) –  In line with the vision to bring back a better Zamboanga, 104 permanent houses constructed under the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) in Tulungatung were turned over to families affected by the 2013 siege on Saturday. ...

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