Philippine Military Academy’s ‘Top 6’ graduate for 2021 is from Oroquieta City

A 24-YEAR-OLD native of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental province, is the “Top 6” among 164 cadets of MASALIGAN (Mandirigmang Samahan ng Lakas at Sandigan ng Bayan) Class 2021 who will graduate from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) on May 10. Ranked 6 of the graduates is Cadet 1st Class Feljoy B. Ending, Bravo Company, a …

Zambo police, BOC seize P13-M smuggled cigarettes

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Operatives of the Zamboanga City Police Office’s (ZCPO) Station 7 in partnership with the Bureau of Customs have seized some P13,020,000 worth of assorted smuggled cigarettes in this city. Police Col. Rexmel Reyes, ZCPO director said that prior to the confiscation, the policemen intercepted at dawn Monday a cargo truck loaded with …

2 bomb component suppliers of the Abu Sayyaf arrested

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Lawmen have arrested in a buy-bust operation two suppliers of bomb-making components of the Abu Sayyaf bandits in the province of Sulu, military officials announced. Maj. Gen. William Gonzales, Joint Task Force (JTF)-Sulu commander, identified the bomb-making components suppliers as Akkang Suraili Omaron, and, Mardan Dammang Jamasali who were arrested in buy-bust …

Police nabs 5, seized P2.08-M shabu in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The local police seized some P2.08 million worth of illegal drugs and arrested five people including three fishermen, on two anti-drug operations on Labor Day in this city, an official announced Sunday. Col. Rexmel Reyes, Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) director, identified the arrested suspects as the following: Satta Alam, 50; Alshimar …

Viable, diverse, stable and safe – is this really too much for media to ask?

Viability, diversity, stability and safety are essential ingredients of any healthy information eco-system. How many media persons worldwide can say yes to all four? How far are individual professionals, news organizations, and the industry as a whole from achieving these? And at this time of global anxiety, economic turmoil, and future uncertainty, is it crazy …

QC drivers, OFWs get free jabs on Labor Day

MANILA – Overseas workers and other front-liners in essential sectors received a most fitting Labor Day gift on Saturday: Free inoculation against Covid-19. Quezon City was among the sites of simultaneous vaccinations as part of the celebration of International Labor Day. A total of 450 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and tricycle operators and drivers were chosen …