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Harsh jungle life pushes Abu Sayyaf family to return to the fold of the law
ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Jan 26 (PIA) – They were notorious; thought to be fearless, brutal, and careless, but never exempted to human life and sufferings, especially for an outlaw.........Read more


MYDev offers promising 2016 for Isabela City OSY
ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Jan 18 (PIA) – The USAID Mindanao Youth Development (MYDev) project envisions a better outlook for out-of-school youth development in Isabela City as more skills training are in store ahead with the support of the Out-of-School Youth Development Alliance (OSYDA)........Read more

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Senior citizens in Dipolog City receiving P3,000.00 as social pension from the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office (DSWD) for the months of July to December 2015.

DA implements HYTA project in Zambo. Norte
DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 20 (PIA) –  The Department of Agriculture (DA)-9 has implemented High Yielding Technology Adoption (HYTA) project in Zamboanga del Norte, which aims to increase rice production in the area........Read more

Pag-IBIG to hold free mass civil wedding on Feb. 12
ZAMBOANGA CITY, January 20 (PIA) – Pag-IBIG Fund announces the conduct of a mass civil wedding to be held February 12 at the Palacio del Sur in Marcian Garden Hotel, and invites their members to avail of this opportunity by registering with the local Pag-IBIG branch on or before Friday, January 22.........Read more

PSHS picks Dipolog for ZamPen campus
DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 21 (PIA) - A regional campus of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) system has finally come to Zamboanga Peninsula region and it is located here in this city........Read more

BFP9 spearheads training on LDRRM in Sibugay
IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, January 26 (PIA) – The Special Rescue Unit – Bureau of Fire Protection R9 recently conducted a 3-day training on Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management (LDRRM) focused on Basic Life Support, Rope Rescue Techniques and Water Search and Rescue at the municipal covered court here.......Read more

Kalayaan: Paninindigan para sa Karagatan

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Flood prone communities in ZamPen to receive 25 additional EWS from DOST
IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, Jan. 20 (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology will deploy additional 25 units of early warning systems in Zamboanga Peninsula region to capacitate local government units (LGUs) towards an efficient and effective disaster risk reduction and management...........Read more

Wesmincom chief maintains Malik is dead, hopeful on Misuari arrest soon
ZAMBOANGA CITY, January 22 (PIA) – Contrary to a Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) official’s claim that the man behind the bloody 2013 siege of Zamboanga, Ustadz Habier Malik is very much “alive and kicking” in Jolo town, ......Read more

Dipolog City Treasurer's Office reminds the public that real property taxes should be paid and has only until January 29, 2016 to avail of the 20% discount. The deadline for the renewal of business permits in Dipolog City is extended from January 20 to February 1, 2016.

PAGADIAN CITY PASALAMAT FESTIVAL 2016 Foundation turns-over 2-storey classroom building to Talon-Talon Elementary School
By Emmanuel D. Taghoy

ZAMBOANGA CITY, January 26 (PIA) – A two-storey building with 14 classrooms was turned-over yesterday by the Foundation to Talon-Talon Elementary School, this city.
Allan Pineda, better known as Apl de Ap of the Grammy Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas and founder of Foundation together with some of its partners attended the event.
Pineda’s foundation is committed to improving the quality of life of Filipino children through education, technology and music.
Pineda said education is “the only ticket to a better life”. He encouraged the pupils of Talon-Talon Elementary School to use the classrooms for learning and building of their dreams.
“Learn. Dream big and believe in yourselves. You have the power to change your lives and change other people’s lives,” he urged.
More than 600 pupils of Talon-Talon Elementary School will benefit from the school building project. The program was launched last 2013 through the "Macaroons for a Cause" advocacy of Red Ribbon Bakeshop that hopes to address classroom shortage in the provinces of Zamboanga Peninsula region.
Vice Mayor Cesar S. Iturralde, who represented Mayor Isabelle Climaco-Salazar in the turn-over ceremony expressed the city’s gratitude for the educational assistance extended by the Foundation and furthered that it was in line with the mayor’s flagship program on education.
The project is a collaborative effort of the Foundation, Red Ribbon Bakeshop, Habitat for Humanity Philippines and Franklin Baker Philippines. 

PACIGEMCO distributes foodstuffs, school supplies in Manga Elementary School
PAGADIAN CITY, Jan. 21 (PIA) – At least 405 students in Manga Elementary School have benefited from the “Duaw sa Eskwelahan” (Visit the School) project of  Pagadian City Government Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PACIGEMCO) over the weekend.....Read more

De Lima graces Pagadian City’s street dancing competition; impressed by the performances
PAGADIAN CITY, Jan. 19 (PIA) – Former DOJ Secretary Leila M. de Lima on Sunday thanked the city government for inviting her to witness the colorful street dancing competition— Pagadian City’s own version of Sinulog Festival...........Read more

​​​​​The Philippine National Police will conduct 1st cycle of PO1 Recruitment Prog (10-K quota nationwide) starting February 2016 and the 2nd cycle by June 2016.

For inquiries:0917-654-1985.

Php1-billion released for housing, other loans in Zambo City – Pag-IBIG
ZAMBOANGA CITY, January 20 (PIA) – Close to P1 billion in housing and other loans were granted to members of Pag-IBIG Fund here for the past year, as collection targets have been surpassed, reports the Pag-IBIG Fund Branch..........Read more


Kalayaan: Karapatan sa Karagatan (Episode 1)

Pag-IBIG Fund Zamboanga will have a Free Mass Civil Wedding on February 12, 2016. Interested Couples must register before January 22, 2016 at the Pag-IBIG Fund Zamboanga City Branch Office for a chance to win a House and Lot and Kabuhayan Package.


CONVERGE earmarks P642.6-M for rubber production in Zambo Norte
DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 19 (PIA) – The Convergence on Value Chain Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment (CONVERGE) has allocated the amount of P642.6 million for rubber productionin Zamboanga del Norte through the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).........Read more

Kalayaan: Pamanang Karagatan (Episode 2)


Threat or no threat, armored vehicles here to stay - WesMinCom
ZAMBOANGA CITY, January 21 (PIA) – There is no need to be alarmed over the presence of armored vehicles that are currently patrolling the city, as this is one of the strategies by local authorities to help ensure that peace and order is maintained, amidst rumors regarding terror threats here.........Read more

Dipolog celebrates 20th autism consciousness week
DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 25 (PIA) – The city government here through its City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) has joined the nation in a weeklong celebration of the 20th Autism Consciousness Week with a theme, “Onwards to an Austism- OK Philippines” starting Jan. 17-23........Read more


NHA reports 35.97% completion rate of houses under the Z3R
ZAMBOANGA CITY, January 21 (PIA) – The National Housing Authority (NHA) has reported a 35.97 percent completion rate in the construction of houses under the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) as of December 31, 2015..........Read more

Over 2000 grains businessmen expected to renew licenses
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 21 (PIA)  - - The National Food Authority (NFA) here reminds grains businessmen in the region to renew their licenses for 2016 on time so as to avoid surcharge.........Read more

Parents still wary on mass deworming, DOH assures pills are “very safe”
By Dominic I. Sanchez

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 28 (PIA) – There are still parents here who are hesitant to have their children dewormed during the Department of Health’s (DOH) nationwide simultaneous schools deworming day yesterday, but health officials are urging them to avail themselves of the free “safe and effective” drugs.
“We have already informed the parents well [on the deworming], but still many parents did not give the consent for their children to be dewormed,” Mr. Ronald Aba-a, principal of Tetuan Central School said during the deworming session yesterday.
Aba-a revealed that for out of some 4,000 pupils from kinder to grade 6, only 1,009 pupils were given consent by their parents to be dewormed.
Days prior to the mass deworming, school officials had been informing parents on its benefits and reminded them to have their children eat their breakfast before taking the drug to avoid any side effects like stomachache, dizziness, etc.
According to Parents Teachers Association (PTA) president Mannix Dalipe, the most probable reason for the non-consent was the “psychological effect” borne out of an incident in Zamboanga del Norte during the last mass deworming in July last year. False news had spread that the DOH had administered expired Albendazole drugs. However, despite the efforts to promote deworming, many parents still refused.
The DOH has teamed up with the Department of Education (DepEd) and came up with a mass feeding of arroz caldo prior to the deworming.
“We are hoping that more parents would have their children dewormed,” said Aba-a.
Meanwhile, Dr. Agnes Mabalo, division chief of the DOH here expressed optimism that the 85 percent target of schoolchildren woud be achieved at the end of the day. “Last year, we accomplished 81 percent, hopefully now, we will have better numbers,” she said.
Dr. Mabalo stressed that the “medicine is safe, not expired and just arrived from the central office.” She explained that there are normal side effects especially to those who already have parasitic infections. Like last year in Zamboanga del Norte, a mass of pupils vomited and complained of stomachache, which, according to health officials, were due to the presence of worms.
“There is no need to worry, especially if your children have already eaten,” she said.
She explained that the presence of worms inside the children would cause poor nutrition and poor performance in schools. Deworming would ensure that the children are purged of worms.
DOH officials yesterday together with DepEd were closely monitoring the deworming activities all over the region.
Dr. Mabalo advised the parents of children who are not yet dewormed to avail of the free chewable Albendazole tablets at the health centers. 

DOH Mass Deworming Advisory for January 27 in all public schools.

January 12, 2016

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Free deworming to schoolchildren slated Jan. 27
PAGADIAN CITY, Jan. 22 (PIA) – The Department of Health (DOH) in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd) will administer free deworming to all schoolchildren  from kindergarten to grade 6 with ages 5 to 12 years old in all public schools in the country come Jan. 27........Read more

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