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‘Oplan Bira Escuela 2016’ finalized

Acting Mayor Cesar Iturralde and OIC City Administrator Elmeir Apolinario on Monday met with education stakeholders to finalize ‘Operation Plan Bira Escuela’, in a bid to ensure smooth and orderly opening of classes on June 13. The meeting was highlighted by presentations on traffic, security, health and sanitation, task force dormitory/boarding houses and academe which the body discussed and revised. Present were Councilor Rogelio Valesco Jr., representatives from the Zamboanga City Polic [ ... ]

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Bellas y Flores moved to May 28

Fans and supporters would have to wait another week to witness the city’s most elegant beauties grace the streets of Zamboanga. This after the annual Festival de las Bellas y Flores, Zamboanga’s version of the Santacruzan, has been moved to May 28 to give participants more time to prepare. The much anticipated highlight of the Summer Festival showcases the city’s colorful arcos accompanied by lovely muses dressed in vibrant gowns designed [ ... ]

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Edward & Lea Mae tie matrimonial knot
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Ten years ago they first met in a passenger jeepney. Last Wednesday (May 18) they decided to make a final meeting at the altar for their matrimonial vows.

Edward Francisco, working as a supervisor of the local Coca Cola plant, took Lea Mae Laureano, a teacher at the Ayala National High School, to be his wife during a wedding rite at the Our Lady of  [ ... ]


Garbage is still a problem in the city

In deference to the city's garbage disposal office and the barangays for their efforts to clean the city,  it is sad to say garbage is still a big problem because of undisciplined and uneducated city residents. Time and again, the city government, barangay officials and even the City Health Office have issued many directives for city residents to dispose their garbage and trash properly but it seems majority of the city populace, especially those coming from the C and D family brackets C are in [ ... ]

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Cess Dianne Daung is Miss Silka Zamboanga Grand Winner
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Who said that Friday the 13th is a bad sign? Well,not for this P.Y.T. (pretty young thing) lady Cess Dianne  Daung who vested 13 equally lovely and really amazing ladies for the city-wide Miss Silka Zamboanga 2015. 1st runner up is Karen Andalar, while Merrychan Saman and Nicole Pacquing are 2nd and 3rd runner up respectively. Miss Daung also bagged the Best in swimwear award and MIss Silka voter [ ... ]

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Mayor Beng lays out plan in Ateneo planning confab; cites ADZU as Devt Partner
24/05/2016 | Edesign and Solutions
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Fresh from her recent victory for a fresh second mandate, la Alcadeza de Zamboanga Maria Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar, presented her plans for the city in her Message during the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU)’s Strategic Planning Conference Held May 11-13, 2016 at the Garden Orchid Hotel.
Putting forth her battle cry, “I love Zamboanga” the Mayor said that elected officials should set aside differences and work towards re-building the city and becoming more responsive to the n [ ... ]

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Why Me?

Read: Ruth 2:1-11 | Bible in a Year: 1 Chronicles 19–21; John 8:1-27

Why have I found such favor in your eyes? Ruth 2:10

Ruth was a foreigner. She was a widow. She was poor. In many parts of the world today she would be considered a nobody—someone whose future doesn’t hold any hope.

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