4 nabbed in Zamboanga Peninsula anti-drug stings

AN ALLEGED big-time drug pusher and three others were arrested while some P158,400 illegal drugs were seized in separate anti-drug operations in the Zamboanga Peninsula, the police reported Saturday, June 19. Police Brigadier General Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula director, identified the arrested suspects as the following: Aljier Sarmiento, 32, alleged big-time drug… Continue reading 4 nabbed in Zamboanga Peninsula anti-drug stings

Comelec-Zamboanga City office remains closed

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) said its local office in Zamboanga City will remain closed following the extension of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until June 30 in this city. Lawyer Stephen Roy Cañete, first district election officer, said the registration of voters remains on hold with the extension of the MECQ. The Comelec… Continue reading Comelec-Zamboanga City office remains closed

Ranking NPA leader yields in Lanao del Sur

A RANKING leader of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to military authorities in the province of Lanao del Sur, the military reported Saturday, June 19, 2021. Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), identified the NPA surrenderer as alias Ka Nets, who is also known as Ka Marc,… Continue reading Ranking NPA leader yields in Lanao del Sur

4 killed in gun attack in Zamboanga City

FOUR persons, including a five-year-old child, were killed in a drive-by gun attack in Zamboanga City, the police reported Friday, June 18, 2021. Police Major Salvador Galvez, Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) Station 6 chief, said the incident took place around 6:40 p.m. Thursday, June 17, in Sitio Bactus, Tugbungan village, this city. Galvez identified… Continue reading 4 killed in gun attack in Zamboanga City

DOLE: Camp financial aid for Zamboanga now available

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Zamboanga Peninsula announced that qualified beneficiaries of its Covid-19 Adjustment Measures Program (Camp) for the education sector may now claim their P5,000 cash assistance through any of the Universal Storefront Services Corporation (USSC) branch in the region. Lawyer Roy Buenafe, DOLE regional director, made the announcement after… Continue reading DOLE: Camp financial aid for Zamboanga now available

Road concreting project in Tawi-Tawi village completed

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced Friday, June 18, 2021, the completion of the P28-million farm-to-market road concreting project in the province of Tawi-Tawi. The DPWH said the project, which involved the concreting of 848 linear meters, is located in Sanga-Sanga village, Bongao, the capital of the Tawi-Tawi province. The improved road… Continue reading Road concreting project in Tawi-Tawi village completed

Cops raid crime group member’s hideout

POLICEMEN have seized bomb-making components, firearm, and illegal drug paraphernalia in a raid Wednesday, June 16, at the hideout of a crime group member in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay. Police Brigadier General Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula director, said the hideout, which was raided around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, is being maintained by… Continue reading Cops raid crime group member’s hideout

Imelda district hospital ‘93.14 percent complete’

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that the construction of the district hospital in the town of Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay is now 93.14 percent completed. The DPWH regional office said in a statement that the construction of the P49.4-million medical facility is done to help address the shortage of hospital beds due… Continue reading Imelda district hospital ‘93.14 percent complete’

53IB receives transistor radios from Rotary Club

THE Army's 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion got a boost in its information dissemination campaign in its area of operations. This, as the Rotary Club of Pasay Cyber City donated 60 units of transistor radios with batteries to the 53IB. Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera, 53IB commander, said transistor radios will significantly keep families in far-flung village… Continue reading 53IB receives transistor radios from Rotary Club

DOH: Pfizer vaccines solely deployed in Zamboanga City

THE 35,100 doses of Pfizer vaccines will be solely deployed to Zamboanga City, a Department of Health (DOH) official announced. The Pfizer vaccines, which is the first shipment of its kind to the region, are among the 63,100 doses of vaccines that arrived here Tuesday, June 15. The remaining 31,600 doses are Sinovac vaccines. Dr.… Continue reading DOH: Pfizer vaccines solely deployed in Zamboanga City