P7.4M Merloquet Falls improvement unveiled

Mayor Beng Climaco Wednesday led the inauguration of the 3 projects implemented by the City Government for the improvement of access roads and passage leading to Merloquet Falls in barangay Sibulao in the east coast.

The projects, costing a total of P7.4 million include road concreting, construction of box culvert and drainage and concrete steps, are expected to improve a [ … ]


Mayor to youth: “Our future lies in your hands”

Mayor Beng Climaco on Wednesday, July 30, called on the youth to let their voices be heard, engage with the local government and to participate in discussions pertaining to issues concerning the city, stressing that the “future of our country lies in your hands.”

Speaking at the 2nd monthly Youth Forum organized by various groups in coordination with the local government, [ … ]


Zambo Youth Forum kicks off second leg

“Speak out because this is a government that listens to you!”

Striking words from the City Government of Zamboanga as it calls the youth to creatively engage in the program planning of the city as the second leg of the Zamboanga Youth Forum 2014 kicked off anew wherein another pressing issue in the youth sector was put-forth into the spotlight, discussed, while various or [ … ]


NHA-Martha project end of August

The National Housing Authority (NHA) commits to finish construction of 45 duplex loftable family units at Martha Drive Homeowners Association Inc. Subdivision in Sta. Catalina by the end of August.

And just as what President Benigno Aquino III announced in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday, beneficiaries of the Martha Drive HOAI can already transfer to th [ … ]


Orendain rebuts issues on parks, fountain

City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. yesterday, July 30, said the Paseo del Mar including its fountain, parking and comfort room facilities as well as other parks are not considered economic enterprises but amenities intended to entertain people.

All charges are imposed for use of these facilities are merely incidental and are aimed to help maintain operations.

Some m [ … ]


City concludes hearings on 2015 exec budget

The City Finance Committee concluded Monday, July 28, its two-week marathon hearings on the 2015 executive budget which is approximately P2.4 billion.

Mayor Beng Climaco said the hearings started July 21 in preparation for the budget’s submission to the City Council.

Of the total proposed budget, 41 percent will go to social services; 31 percent economic services and 28% [ … ]


OCVET gets grants from DA

The Office of the City Veterinarian received four heads of female cattle and four heads of female carabao from the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 9.

According to City Veterinarian Dr. Mario Arriola, the grant falls under the department’s Bottoms-Up Budgetting (BUB) Agri-Pinoy Livestock Program which aims to improve the production and reproductive potentia [ … ]


Beng thanks PNP, AFP for efforts in Lingayan’s release

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday, July 28, cited the police and military authorities in Sulu including the office of Vice Governor Sakur Tan for their efforts that helped ensure the safe release of Zamboangueño kidnap victim Remigio Ligayan Sunday.

The mayor presented Lingayan to the media during her weekly press briefing Monday where she also hailed the Lingayan’s wife Anali [ … ]


Zamboangueno abducted in Sulu freed

Remigio Lingayan, one of the two Zamboanguenos kidnapped in Patikul, Sulu last June was released unharmed in Sulu past 11am yesterday.

His brother-in-law Joselito Gonzales, however, could not be located. He was said to have separated from Lingayan during an encounter between government troops and the rebel group holding them sometime last month.

The release was made poss [ … ]


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