My Google Page Rank

Bad News and Good News

PDFPrintE-mail

(BY: REV. BERLIE G. YAP)    Which would you prefer to know first? I suggest we go to the good news transpiring Zamboanga City’s Wednesday (yesterday).

October 8, 2014, Zamboanga Today has turned exactly 15 solid years in professional journalism and has been serving Region IX, the country and the world.

Zamboanga Today’s circulation reaches not just national but global as its daily publication can be accessed online. Hence, any Zamboangueño can know firsthand the freshest news back home and much that recently a marriage happened between Zamboanga Today and eMedia Production. It is a landmark consortium between the print and the broadcasting media.

You just imagine the immense impact of these two current affairs companies in news conveying. It only tells how Zamboanga can do great for our country and the world!

The men and women of eMedia, with our general manager Mr. Belsie Agustin and our President Mr. Rey Bayona Bayoging, congratulates Zamboanga Today for its 15th year milestone. In lieu with the Fiesta Hermosa Festival the Local Government of Zamboanga City conducted a special medical outreach in the City Health Office yesterday. The said activity is part of the calendar itinerary of the City Festival. There

was medical, dental, minor surgery, even dermatology free check-ups.

The activity was headed by the Lady Mayor Miss Beng Climaco-Salazar and ZC City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos. Despite of the intermittent rains, many locals did show up to take advantage the benefits.

The flood waters in Pasonanca overnight receded to some degree and so was the Tugbungan outlet. However, a part of the river wall in Royal Lane fell and gave way to the flood’s currents. eMedia reporter Joseph Zosobrado observed that if the weeklong rains won’t stop, destruction may worsen because houses nearby can also be intruded with the river waters and eventually be carried by the currents.

Now, a couple of not too good news—a police officer assigned in Camp Abendan, Mercedes while driving a single motorcycle, together with his wife and child, last Tuesday was shot along a road in San Roque.

The said police officer succumbed to the gun shots while the wife and the child were safe except for some bruises due to the sudden fall, skids to the concrete road and ending up bumping another motorist.
Investigations are still on to determine the motive of the shooting.

eMedia reporter Eli Dumaboc proceeded to the West Coast yesterday early morning because a local boat or a “lancha”, M/L Princess Sheila, ran aground to Ayala’s shore because of the strong waves and winds that has been lambasting Zamboanga waters for almost a week now. Lt. Col. Joemar Angue of the Coast Guard personally checked the place to assess the situation because the said “lancha” was now spilling oil to the waters, besides the agrounding is feared to disturb the fish sanctuaries and endangering new spawned fingerlings in the area.

eMedia Basilan correspondent Joel Zanoria reported in the Emedia Mo news yesterday a shooting incident in Lower Lanote, Isabela City on October 4. Victims were identified as Ontoy Totoh and Intok Eppoh.

Both are residents in Baranggay Kapatagan Diutay.

Assailants are still unknown but initial investigations revealed that the said two victims were riding a red Honda XRM with a plate number JQ1831 heading to Upper Lanote. They were tailed by their assailants and were shot with a caliber 45 as confirmed by the shells recovered in the crime scene. Ontoy Totoh died on the spot while Intok Eppoh was brought to Basilan General Hospital for medical treatment. Police investigation is still going on to determine the shooting’s motive.

Intok Eppoh is the son of MNLF’s Kumander Abugao and some confidential reports are spreading now in Basilan that an expected vendetta or “rido” may happen anytime to recompense the former’s loss against the perpetrators.

“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.”

Matt. 24:6

Partners! Check us out in e105.9 FM band or watch us in channels 37 local, 54 in Sky Cable and 98 in Mindanao Cable. You as well can access our tele-broadcast online via ustream through the link www.emediamo.tv. We go on-air beginning 4 AM to 10 PM.

eMedia is located in RBB Bldg., Villa Sta. Theresa Village, MCLL Highway, Divisoria, Zamboanga City. We are serving local, broadcasting global. “Hende lang este radio, TV este!” Follow us back again tomorrow in this column.




Related news items:
Newer news items:
Older news items:

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

DILG urges city’s barangays to submit disaster plan

19 Jul 2018 Hits:167 Be the first to comment!

Department of Interior And Local Government (DILG) City Director Mohammad Taha Arakama is urging the different barangays here in Zamboanga City to submit their Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan. Director Arakama reiterated this appeal to the barangay after it was found out that majority of the city’s 98 barangays have not yet submitted their barangay disaster plan to the DILG city office. Zamboanga Today learned that as of the present there are only 25 barangays which have submitted their respective disaster plan to the office. “We are enjoining those barangays which have not yet submitted their disaster plan to already submit their disaster plan to our office. They need to come up with their own disaster plan in the barangay so that [...] Read more

Prev Next Page:

City to require all ‘lechoneros’ to utilize San Roque slaughter and roasting facility

13 Jul 2018 Hits:235 Be the first to comment!

The city government is set to implement an ordinance mandating all members of the Lechoneros Association of Zamboanga to slaughter and do roasting activities at the government’s Slaughter House facilities [...] Read more


Shooting suspect nabbed

11 Jul 2018 Hits:202 Be the first to comment!

Personnel of Police Station 9 led by Sr. Insp. Sammy Sakilin arrested on Monday the suspect in the shooting incident in Barangay Recodo last Saturday. Aljin Ahalul y Isad, 27, single, [...] Read more


Rotary Club West condemns killing of its immediate past president

09 Jul 2018 Hits:272 Be the first to comment!

The Rotary Club of Zamboanga City West (Rotary International District 3850), condemns in the strongest terms the gruesome killing of our Immediate Past President (IPP) Michael "Mike" T. Magallanes on [...] Read more


ZCPO: Martial law imposition helps deter crimes in Zambo

09 Jul 2018 Hits:215 Be the first to comment!

The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) yesterday disclosed that martial law has tremendously help the police in curving criminality in the city. Police PIO Sr. Insp. Shellamie Chang disclosed it has [...] Read more


ZamPen Native Chicken FIESTA atbp. to showcase AANR S&T outputs

07 Jul 2018 Hits:244 Be the first to comment!

The Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), through the Western Mindanao Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources, Research and Development Consortium (WESMAARRDEC), will host anew the ZamPen Native Chicken FIESTA atbp. on [...] Read more


Beng vows continuous service amidst threats

05 Jul 2018 Hits:264 Be the first to comment!

Mayor Beng Climaco said she will continue to perform her mandated duties despite the challenges including death threats. “We should be very cautions but it should not prevent us from serving [...] Read more


Zion celebrates 22nd Anniversary

12 Jun 2018 Hits:313 Be the first to comment!

In a simple ceremony, Zion Evangelical School celebrates this morning its 22nd founding anniversary. It will be recalled that on June 12, 1996, the school opened its doors of 525 students [...] Read more


Basilan Abu Sayyaf leader, nine followers surrender

12 Jun 2018 Hits:361 Be the first to comment!

A sub-leader of the Abu Sayyaf group and nine of his followers inolved in terroristic activities have surrendered to military. Lt. Col. Gerry Besena, spokesman of the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom),  [...] Read more


Drug pusher falls

12 Jun 2018 Hits:313 Be the first to comment!

An alleged drug pusher was arrested in a buy-bust operation at Calle Junk, Barnagay Camino Nuevo, Zamboanga City, yesterday dawn. Police Station 11, Station Drug Enforcement Team (SDET) led by SPO3 [...] Read more


LGU, gov’t agencies to forge MOA on water monitoring project

08 May 2018 Hits:766 Be the first to comment!

The local government will be forging a partnership with national government agencies for a water monitoring project on Friday, May 11. City Planning Officer Engr. Rodrigo Sicat on Monday, May 7, [...] Read more


Four Kidnap victims rescued in Zamboanga del Norte

14 Mar 2018 Hits:1134 Be the first to comment!

Four kidnap victims, who were held captive for nine days in Sirawai town, Zamboanga del Norte, have been escued, the military said. The Western Mindanao Command's spokesperson, Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, said [...] Read more


Beng urges women: Be brave, be strong

09 Mar 2018 Hits:984 Be the first to comment!

In celebration of women empowerment, Mayor Beng Climaco urged all women to be brave and strong amidst challenges and difficulties. Speaking to hundreds of women and men who joined the Marcha [...] Read more


CA denies Musa’s motion on IP seat in City Council

09 Mar 2018 Hits:1018 Be the first to comment!

The Court of Appeals has denied Ismael Musa’s motion for reconsideration relative to his assertion as sectoral representative of the Indigenous People in the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Zamboanga City. In a [...] Read more


City welcomes Curuan-Sibuco road

07 Mar 2018 Hits:1135 Be the first to comment!

Mayor Beng Climaco has welcomed the inclusion of the Curuan-Sibuco road project, one of the subprojects proposed under Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project (IGCMRSP) of the Department [...] Read more


Beng welcomes Litlit’s appointment as SP member

15 Feb 2018 Hits:1212 Be the first to comment!

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed San Roque Barangay Chairman Joselito “Litlit” Macrohom as member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod or City council replacing Charlie Mariano who stepped down from office last [...] Read more


City Registrar observes Civil Reg Month

15 Feb 2018 Hits:1020 Be the first to comment!

The city, through the Office of the City Civil Registrar,is observing the Civil Registration Month this February with several activities highlighting the importance of civil registration. The month-long observance is punctuated [...] Read more


CHO stresses need for measles vaccination

14 Feb 2018 Hits:895 Be the first to comment!

The City Health Office (CHO) yesterday appealed to parents to submit their children for measles vaccination. This after a seven-month baby died last February 6, 2018 allegedly due to measles, five [...] Read more


MYEISHA JOLO DOWN M.LOZANO TAWI – TAWI

11 Jan 2018 Hits:974 Be the first to comment!

Este el Istoria del Jong Cariaga Mindanao Cup 2018 que ya hace na Golden Boys gym anoche. Ya sale Champion el Myeisha Jolo kay completo todo departamento del juego especialmente [...] Read more