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VP Robredo’s visit in Zamboanga Peninsula: What to expect

Vice President and presidential aspirant Leni Robredo will criss-cross Zamboanga Peninsula tomorrow, January 24 to personally turn over several projects.

Governance

Duterte names Davao City councilor to head MinDA

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed a Davaoeña to head of Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) to a six-year term.

Zamboanga City clamps down border amid rising COVID-19 cases

Zamboanga City will re-impose stringent requirements for inbound travellers by requiring the negative result of RT-PCR test regardless of vaccination status especially for those coming from areas with higher alert level status beginning Wednesday, January 12.

Zamboanga Sibugay governor to issue no vax, no entry policy

ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY, PHILIPPINES Zamboanga Sibugay Governor Wilter Palma is going to issue a no vaccination, no entry policy not only upon entering the province but also to all offices, business establishments, and vehicles of public conveyances to prevent the possible…

Tribal, business leaders want SoCot provincial board lift open-pit mining ban after DENR lift ban

Tribal and business leaders look forward to the lifting of the open-pit mining ban by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of South Cotabato after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) lifted the four-year-old open-pit mining ban in the country.

Tabang Caraga for Mindanao communities ravaged by #OdettePH launched

Almost 12,000 households benefitted from the joint relief operation dubbed “Tabang Caraga” launched by three mining companies along with a non-government organization in order to help victims of Typhoon Odette.

Mayoralty candidate weighs in on planned waste-to-energy facility in Zamboanga Sibugay town

While acknowledging the potential use of wastes as source of energy, a mayoralty candidate in Ipil town in Zamboanga Sibugay said before signing the agreement the local government has to consult the people.

BARMM extends aid to Dinagat Island residents

The Bangsamoro government shipped Wednesday, December 22 more than 10 tons of food rations and other relief provisions for typhoon-stricken residents of Dinagat Island in Surigao del Norte.

Greenpeace: lack of strong climate action in the face of supertyphoons unacceptable

Amid relief and recovery efforts in the wake of Typhoon Rai (local name Odette), Greenpeace Philippines demanded an end to fossil fuels, and stronger climate action from rich nations, including compensation for loss and damage, aside from more money for climate finance.

Zamboanga Sibugay town sees trash solution in waste-to-energy technology

With their open dumpsite closed down, several Zamboanga Sibugay towns look to waste-to-energy (WTE) technology to solve their worsening solid waste disposal problem, but an environmental group is frowning upon this approach.