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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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At least 1,000 families flee Basilan town due to clash

By Frencie Carreon ZAMBOANGA City–The Crisis Management Committee of Tipo-tipo town in Basilan has reported that at least a thousand families have fled Baguindan where an encounter between government forces and the Abu Sayyaf on Saturday left at least 18 soldiers and five Abu Sayyaf members dead, and at least …

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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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34 hurt as two buses collide in Sibugay

THIRTY-FOUR people, including two children, were injured when two passenger buses collided head-on in Zamboanga Sibugay over the weekend. Chief Supt. Miguel Antonio Jr., Police Regional Office 9 director, said the accident occurred around 5 pm Sunday in Barangay Tigpalay, Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay. Antonio said the two passenger buses were …

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Dawn fire kills 15 people, hurts 13 others

ZAMBOANGA City––Fifteen people, six of them, were killed  while 13 others were injured in a dawn fire that destroyed P8 million worth of properties at the old public market here over the weekend. Supt. Dominador Zabala Jr., Zamboanga City Fire District (ZCFD) marshal, said the fire destroyed 350 stalls and …

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Blast rocks Sulkud

By ROSE MUNEZA Bureau Chief TACURONG City– A loud explosion occurred at around 7:55 o’clock in the evening last August 23, 2015 at Bo. 2, Barangay EJC Montilla, TacurongCity. Athough no one was hurt on in the incident but it post as a warning to authorities here be alert at …

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Fire razes over 100 houses in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY — More than 100 houses, mostly made from light materials, were razed by fire  that hit a slum area in Barangay Talon-Talon, this city, Monday. Insp. Jasmine Tanog, Tetuan fire substation chief, said the fire broke out around 7:45 a.m. at SitioLaminusa, Logoy Grande, Barangay Talon-Talon, 4.71 kilometers …

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