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3 Zamboanga City engineers face charges over school covered court collapse

THREE engineers of the Zamboanga City government have been placed on a 60-day preventive suspension as they face administrative charges over the collapse of a newly-built school covered court that left at nine students hurt.

Zamboanga City gov’t devolves garbage collection task to barangays

PREPARATIONS ARE underway for barangays to take responsibility of garbage collection in Zamboanga City as provided under a local solid waste management ordinance passed in 2016.

Zamboanga City to convert dumpsite to eco-park, solar energy farm

THE ZAMBOANGA City government is planning to convert the 4.6 hectare former Lumbangan dumpsite into an ecological park with waste recycling facilities and a solar energy farm.

Other projects of contractor of collapsed covered court in Zamboanga City...

THE ZAMBOANGA City government has put on hold all other projects awarded to the contractor of the covered court in Sinubong National High School, which collapsed Monday causing minor injuries to at least eight students.

TWG formed to check on Zamboanga City’s canning factories after May...

A TECHNICAL working group (TWG), composed of representatives from various local government offices and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), has been formed to check on all canning factories in Zamboanga City following the May 28 explosion of one facility’s boiler that was being repaired.

Zamboanga City opens 24/7 security command center

ZAMBOANGA CITY’S Security and Surveillance Coordinating Office (SSCO) Command Center was launched Monday at its temporary location at the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO).

Zamboanga City residents warned not to gather, eat dead fish along...

THE ZAMBOANGA City government has advised the public not to gather and eat the thousands of dead rabbitfish, locally referred to as danggit, that were found floating in the waters and washed along the shore of R.T. Lim Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon.

Consumer group, Zamboanga City residents file graft case vs NEA, Zamcelco

A CONSUMER group along with two homeowners associations in Zamboanga City have filed a graft complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against officials of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and officers of the city’s electric cooperative.

Zamboanga City to mediate power supply woe

ZAMBOANGA CITY Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has appealed to supplier Western Mindanao Power Corp. (WMPC) and electricity distributor Crown Desco to work out a deal after the former issued a notice of temporary supply suspension last week due to unpaid accounts.

2 dead in grenade attack at Zamboanga mosque

ANOTHER BLAST rocked southern Philippines in the early morning of Jan. 30, this time at a mosque in Zamboanga City in mainland Mindanao, killing two people and wounding at least four others.

Zamboanga City prepares business permit one-stop-shop

THE BUSINESS Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) of Zamboanga City is now setting up the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS), which will be in operation from Jan. 3 to Jan. 20.

Sea show

As Zamboanga City celebrates its month-long Hermosa Festival, crowds flocked to the R.T. Lim Boulevard Sunday, Oct. 7, to watch the Regatta de Zamboanga where some 200 traditional sailboats joined the annual race, followed by a 20-minute Capability Demonstration by the Philippine Navy, along with the Air Force, Marines, and the Army as well as the Philippine Coast Guard.

Zamboanga City starts rice procurement to reduce market prices

THE ZAMBOANGA City government has started buying rice for distribution to the market at controlled prices following a shortage since early this month that saw rates go up to as much as P80 per kilo.

Zamboanga City declares state of calamity due to rice shortage

THE ZAMBOANGA City council on Monday declared the entire city under a state of calamity following more than two weeks of rice shortage and continued spiking of rice prices in the public market.

Zamboanga City sets up special desk for over 7,000 pending business...

THE ZAMBOANGA CITY government has set up a quick-response desk to facilitate the issuance of business permits that have been pending since the start of the year.

Zamboanga City’s green space project to connect 3 public areas

THE P74-million green space project of Zamboanga City will “improve and connect the public open spaces in three identified areas,” according to Assistant General Services Officer Riza May Basing.

Registered businesses in Zamboanga City drop

ZAMBOANGA CITY has recorded a significant drop in business permit renewals and new business registrations since January this year following stricter policies on zoning and license releasing.

Taxis to start plying Zamboanga City streets as council calls for...

TAXIS OPERATED by Asia’s Latin City Transport Services Cooperative will start plying Zamboanga City streets on June 25 following the release of its franchise by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.

P50,000/ha loan out soon for Zamboanga City farmers

THE ZAMBOANGA City agriculturist office said a loan program offering P50,000 per hectare will soon be available to farmers to help boost production in...

Zamboanga City gov’t takes over Z3R housing concerns

THE ZAMBOANGA City government has taken over all concerns relating to the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) Project, including the housing...

Zamboanga City taxis seek regional franchise

ZAMBOANGA CITY-based Asia’s Latin City Transport Services Cooperative is seeking to expand its franchise to cover the entire Zamboanga Peninsula Region. Engr. Eduardo C....

Stalled Cebu Pacific aircraft causes temporary closure of Zamboanga airport

A CEBU Pacific aircraft, with flight scheduled to depart Manila at 3:55 a.m. bound for Zamboanga City on Monday, suffered a “steering fault” after...

What happened to the CCTVs in Zamboanga City?

THE BUSINESS sector in Zamboanga City has asked the local government to evaluate the multi-million closed circuit television (CCTV) pilot project undertaken during the...

Build, Build, Build: Speeding up infrastructure development

THE ADMINISTRATION of President Rodrigo R. Duterte has been more particular on improving the country’s infrastructure. Days before they assumed office, Mr. Duterte and his...