Category Archives: zamboanga city

Pasonanca getaway

This portion of the Pasonanca river in Zamboanga City is open to the public and has become a popular Sunday getaway for families because it is free and the water is cold, fresh and running wild. It is open daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The river emanates from the watershed and is the […]

Student communicators urged to verify “news” shared on social media

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/02 October) — Consumers of news and information should verify and fact-check what’s being spread on social media to avoid becoming victims of so-called fake news or disinformation, resource persons from various media organizations said in a seminar here last week. The seminar, titled “Journalism in the Age of Truth, Trolls and Fake News,” […]

Lokot-lokot

Gayam Halidan cooks a delicacy called jaa in Tausug but popularly known as lokot-lokot, in her home in Zamboanga City on Thursday, 28 September 2017. Made of rice, flour, sugar, oil and water, lokot-lokot (which means twirls or tangles in Bisaya) comes in different flavors, including ube and pandan. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. […]

Zambo Bikes

Due to lack of mass transport, several residents of Zamboanga City rely on motorcycles. There are just a few jeepneys, and tricycles charge an average of 50 pesos depending on the distance. Photo taken on 28 September 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS…

644,000 coconut trees to be felled in Basilan, Zambo due to pest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – The coconut scale insect (CSI), known to farmers as “cocolisap,” which affected farmers in the Calabarzon Region, has already reached Mindanao, forcing the eradication of about 644,000 coconut trees in Zamboanga City and Basilan province to contain the infestation, an official of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) said. […]

644,000 coconut trees to be felled in Basilan, Zambo due to pest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – The coconut scale insect (CSI), known to farmers as “cocolisap,” which affected farmers in the Calabarzon Region, has already reached Mindanao, forcing the eradication of about 644,000 coconut trees in Zamboanga City and Basilan province to contain the infestation, an official of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) said. […]

THE PHILSOUTH LINE: Visiting Katilingban

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/09 February) — On a bright Sunday I went to Katilingban, a quiet housing project for the urban poor, in Sinunuc, Zamboanga City, and interviewed few residents. I noted that the nongovernment organization Katilingban Para sa Kalambuan, Inc. (KKI) which means Society for Progress, just bagged the 2016 Stars Impact Award, an international award from […]

Zambo-based NGO is one of 23 Stars Impact awardees

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 January) — A Zamboanga City-based non-governmental organization helping disadvantaged children is among 23 organizations worldwide to have been chosen as Stars Impact awardees. Katilingban para sa Kalambuan (KKI) or Community for Progress, the lone Philippine NGO among winners from 11 countries is “recognized for its work empowering people displaced by conflict.” Muna […]

Soldier-peacebuilder is new Westmincom chief

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) — A bemedalled soldier who is active in  peace-building activities in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao is the new commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom). Major Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr., 54, commander of the 6th Infantry Division, took over the post of Maj. Gen. Mayoralgo Dela Cruz during installation […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Media Interview, Zamboanga City. 17 Dec 2016

Note from MindaNews: this is the official transcript released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk MEDIA INTERVIEW WITH  PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS VISIT TO WOUNDED IN ACTION SOLDIERS [Western Mindanao Command Headquarters, Zamboanga City| 17 December 2016]  PRESIDENT DUTERTE: So anong magawa ninyo para […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Police Regional Office, Zamboanga City

Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE  DURING HIS VISIT TO CAMP COL. ROMEO ABENDAN – POLICE REGIONAL OFFICE (PRO) 9 [Delivered in Mercedes, Zamboanga City | 10 October 2016] Police Deputy Director General Francis Uyami, Police Chief Superintendent Billy Beltran, Lieutenant General Mayoralgo dela Cruz, Major General Gerardo Barrientos, the […]

Where to eat in CDO: Alavar’s Seafood Restaurant

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If you’ve been to Zamboanga City, Mindanao, have dropped by popular Alavar’s Seafood Restaurant and have tried their extraordinary Alavar sauce, then you’d understand why I just had to visit their latest branch – their…

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Chiz Escudero to government: respond to Mindanao’s concerns quickly

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Following the successive bombings of NGCP towers here in Mindanao and even the lack of water (the Zamboanga City Water District has announced water rationing starting January 7, 2016!), I’m glad that Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero has called on the national government to focus its attention and support for the people of Mindanao. “Malacanang should have all hands on-deck with regard to the problems currently besetting Mindanao. The list is getting alarmingly long and there is apparently no end in sight for many of these problems,” said Escudero, the frontrunner in various vice-presidential preference surveys. Foremost among Escudero’s concerns was

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KCC Mall de Zamboanga – the biggest mall in Zamboanga Peninsula

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The biggest shopping, dining and entertainment hub in Zamboanga Peninsula is set to open very soon! KCC Mall de Zamboanga will soon rise along Gov. Camins Avenue, Canelar, Zamboanga City (adjacent to the Zamboanga airport). This new Zamboanga City shopping destination is part of the KCC Malls family which includes …

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Mindanaoan is 2013 Mindanao Blogger Of The Year

It still feels a bit surreal, truth be told. Winning the 2013 Mindanao Blogger Of The Year award and the Best Lifestyle Blog award during the Mindanao Blog Awards 2013 held last October 26, 2013 in Davao City was the farthest thing from my mind. I was there to meet …

Getting married? Here’s how to win a FREE engagement shoot

Getting hitched soon? Here’s a great way for you to save on your wedding preparation expenses! Just visit the One Happy Story Photography booth during the Kasalang Filipino 2013 bridal fair at Centrio Ayala Mall, Cagayan de Oro City from September 13 to 15, 2013. Not only do you get …

Clean low cost electricity in Philippines? Yes!

I have so much respect for people and organizations that champion alternative sources of energy for clean and reliable electrical power production! Currently, we depend largely on hydropower plants. Some electric cooperatives also use several solar panels to augment their sources of energy (Cagayan de Oro’s CEPALCO has a solar panel area) and we all […]