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ZAMBOANGA CITY TO SHARE COVID-19 VACCINES

The local government of Zamboanga City is eyeing to share part of the purchased AstraZeneca vaccines with its neighboring province of Zamboanga Sibugay, and the island areas of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi, which are part of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said the P100-million worth of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines […]

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ISABELA CITY, BASILAN GETS P4.4M GRANT FROM DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has released P4.4 million to Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province, to boost its tourism industry. DOT Undersecretary Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar said the grant is for Isabela City’s project Tourism Short Courses as Opportunities for People Empowerment (TSCOPE) Claudio Ramos II, Isabela City tourism officer, said the TSCOPE is […]

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LAMITAN CITY NOW BUILDING BYPASS ROAD – HATAMAN

The city government of Lamitan, Basilan, is constructing a P60-million bypass road to ease traffic and further spur development in the city.Basilan Congressman Mujiv Hataman, along with local officials and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) officers, led the groundbreaking recently signaling the start of the road project, funded through Hataman’s office. Hataman said […]

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BASILAN TO CONVERT EX-ASG BASE INTO ‘PEACE ZONE’

The provincial government of Basilan is pushing to convert the Sampinit Complex in Sumisip town – a former stronghold of the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) – into a military reservation and to be declared as a “peace zone.”Basilan Gov. Hadjiman Hataman-Salliman made this pronouncement after Maj. Gen. Corleto Vinluan Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) […]