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NGCP calls for more power plants in Zamboanga

THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said more power plants are needed on the Zamboanga Peninsula while calling for the resolution of transmission line access issues in the area which are causing unstable supply there.

Annual closed fishing season in Zamboanga starts

THE ANNUAL three-month ban on sardine fishing in waters around the Zamboanga Peninsula started Dec. 1, with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional office leading a formal send-off ceremony on Monday for the teams that will patrol the waters.

Davao City eyes sisterhood with Zamboanga, Cotabato for tourism, agriculture

THE DAVAO City government is looking at forging sisterhood ties with two other cities in Mindanao, Zamboanga and Cotabato, to boost collaboration in tourism and cultural development, agriculture, and trade.

2 charged for murder of Zamboanga judge Lacaya

TWO SUSPECTS have been charged for the May 9 killing of Judge Reymar L. Lacaya, who was the presiding judge of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 28.

Zamboanga regional police monitoring 5 private armed groups as election season...

THE POLICE Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-09) is closely monitoring the movements of various criminal groups operating in the region as part of security preparations for the midterm election in May next year.

Zamboanga fisheries sector makes wish list to boost production

THE FISHERIES sector in Zamboanga City has drawn up a proposal designed to increase production and harvest in fishponds, seaweed farms, and common fishing grounds, as well as improve the income of those engaged in fish and dried fish trading.

Regatta de Zamboanga

These colorful vintas, the traditional boat in Zamboanga, are among the 200 expected to participate in the Regatta de Zamboanga 2018, an annual race held in line with the Hermosa Festival. This year’s competition is set on Oct. 7.

Street food, bazaar opens Sept. 29 ahead of Zamboanga’s Hermosa Festival

THE SMOKE Out Zamboanga and Grand Midnight Sale along RT Lim Boulevard starts on Saturday, Sept. 29, to kick off Zamboanga City’s annual Hermosa Festival.

House panel calls for investigation of Zamboanga rice shortage

HOUSE COMMITTEE on Agriculture and Food chair Jose T. Panganiban, Jr. said he has filed a resolution to investigate the Zamboanga rice shortage, which was allegedly caused by a crackdown on smuggling and during which large quantities of the staple grain were found to have been contaminated with pests.

Zamboanga MSME meet highlights disaster resilience

ABOUT 600 micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) in Zamboanga Peninsula are expected to participate in the region’s 2018 MSME Conference on July 25, where one of the main topics of discussion will be on disaster resilience.

Zamboanga board approves P20 minimum wage hike

THE ZAMBOANGA Peninsula Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-9) has approved a P20.00 minimum wage hike for all industries.

Nat’l government mum on purchase of ARMM property in Zamboanga

MALACAÑANG AND the Defense department have been elusive about the brewing tension over a 72-hectare property within Zamboanga City that is under the ownership of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Zamboanga business sector open to wage hike but…

THE ZAMBOANGA Peninsula business sector is not completely opposed to an increase in the minimum wage rates, but it raises the question of how it would impact on the region’s competitiveness and productivity.

Zamboanga mayor orders tighter security measures after release of 96 MNLF...

ZAMBOANGA CITY Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has directed the police and military to re-examine and beef up security measures following the release of 96 men involved in the September 2013 siege of the city.

Officials seek probe into Zamboanga footbridge that collapsed

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Local officials have called for a probe into the construction of a wooden footbridge that collapsed, forcing officials visiting a housing...

Region 9 NGO workers undergo disaster management training

MEMBERS OF various non-government organizations (NGO) and civil society groups from the Zamboanga Peninsula Region recently completed a three-day training on Community-Based Disaster Risk...

ADB approves $380-M loan for Zamboanga road rehab

THE Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $380-million loan to fund the rehabilitation of roads in the Zamboanga Peninsula in...

Alcantara Group’s 105-MW power plant to supply Zamboanga City exclusively

DAVAO CITY — The Alcantara Group is going ahead with its 105-megawatt (MW) power plant project in Zamboanga City, with the supply taken up...