‘Marilyn’ floods 11 Zambo villages

ZAMBOANGA CITY — A total of 754 families here were displaced as 11 barangays were inundated by flood, brought about by the bad weather, on Friday. This city experienced heavy rainfall that started before sunrise and continued the whole day, though intermittently, triggered by the southwest monsoon and enhanced by tropical depression Marilyn. Ma. Socorro Rojas, …

Hundreds stranded but Basilan-Zamboanga sea trip resumes

ISABELA, BASILAN — Passengers continue to flock Isabela City Port this morning September 14, as the Philippine Coast Guard lifted the suspension of trips yesterday due to tropical depression Marilyn. On Thursday, hundreds of passengers coming in and going out of Basilan province were stranded as the Philippine Coast Guarded ordered the suspension of sea …

Navy confiscates P1.7-M seashell shipment in Zamboanga

DAVAO CITY — Personnel of the Philippine Navy in Zamboanga City on Saturday, August 31, intercepted a watercraft loaded thirteen (13) sacks of prohibited seashells worth P1.7 million at the vicinity of Baliwasan, Zamboanga City. Rear Adm. Erick Kagaoan, Navforwem commander in a statement said, elements of under command was conducting maritime patrol when it …

Westmincom gets twin-engine speedboat

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) got a boost in terms of maritime interdiction after receiving a speedboat funded by the former governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). This after Mujiv Hataman, Basilan congressman and former ARMM top executive, turned over Sunday a twin-engine speedboat for Westmincom’s seaborne patrols. Lt. Gen. …

Duterte raised the issue on code of conduct before Chine Premier Li

BEIJING, China – The adoption of the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea must be the least concern of Western powers, especially the United States, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said on Friday. President Duterte had a bilateral meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. In …

‘Baste’ Duterte wants laws for envi protection

DAVAO CITY — To further promote environmental awareness among Dabawenyos, the local government here has thrown its support behind a private company’s social media campaign aimed at helping to ensure the welfare of the environment. This, as Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte called for a cleaner and greener celebration of Kadayawan Festival this month. He said …

Baste’ orders suspension of classes in select Davao City schools

DAVAO CITY — Acting Mayor Sebastian Duterte ordered the suspension of classes on Thursday, August 29, in select public and private schools in Davao City following Wednesday night’s flood. The areas covered are the following:  Wangan Technical High School, Calinan Balengaeng Elementary School, Tugbok Leon Garcia Elementary School, Talomo Talomo Central Elementary School, Talomo Also …

Hundreds of dolphins, whales seen in Sarangani Bay

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Marine experts have spotted around 270 dolphins and whales these past weeks in parts of Sarangani Bay and more species, including those considered critical and vulnerable, could reportedly be thriving in the area. This was based on the result of the third quarter monitoring in the bay last Aug. 13 to 16 …