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65% OF ZAMBO CITY RESIDENTS NOW FULLY-VACCINATED

About 1,049,785 city residents have received their coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) jabs since the start of the vaccine rollout in March, the City Health Office (CHO) has reported. Data from the Zamboanga City CHO showed that 452,366 of the total have been fully vaccinated while the remaining 597,419 have received their first dose. The numbers […]

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ZAMBOANGA CITY GETS MORE OXYGEN SUPPLY FOR COVID PATIENTS

The city government of Zamboanga has procured additional medical liquid oxygen to augment the depleting oxygen supply of local hospitals amid the spike in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said that International Organization for Standardization (ISO) tanks containing 13,357 cubic meters of liquid oxygen, equivalent to 2,300 cylinders of 50 pounds each, have […]

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CITIES OF DAVAO, ZAMBOANGA SIGN SISTERHOOD PACT

Officials of Zamboanga City and Davao City are looking forward to a stronger collaboration that will be mutually beneficial to the two cities. This, as Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte signed a sisterhood agreement for the two cities in a ceremony at the lobby of the Zamboanga City Hall. The […]

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DPWH GIVES ZAMBOANGA CITY MEGA QUARANTINE FACILITY

In an effort to ramp-up available facilities for isolation of COVID-19 infected persons in Western Mindanao, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the conversion of the old Zamboanga Convention Center in Pasonanca, Zamboanga City. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar announced that the newly-converted Convention Center into a mega-quarantine facility with 188 beds will […]

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DPWH TO BUILD COVID-19 HOSPITAL IN ZAMBOANGA CITY

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to expand the healthcare service capacity for COVID-19 treatment in Zamboanga City. Secretary and Chief Isolation Czar Mark Villar said that he has instructed Undersecretary and DPWH Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Local/Health Facility Head Emil Sadain to identify the site where a modular […]

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ZAMBOANGA CITY GOV’T TO VISITORS: USE S-PASS

The local government of Zamboanga rolled out recently the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage (S-PaSS), a one-stop-shop application for the use of people entering the city. Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said she issued Executive Order (EO) 652-2021, formalizing the guidelines in adopting the S-PaSS for travelers. Climaco-Salazar said the S-PaSS will facilitate a safe, swift […]

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ZAMBOANGA CITY GETS ANOTHER QUARANTINE FACILITY

Public Works and Highways Secretary and Chief Isolation Czar Mark Villar announced that the preparedness and response of Zamboanga City against the spread of COVID-19 infection was further boosted with the availability of an additional 20-bed isolation facility. Villar said that the newly-built Zamboanga City Quarantine Facility located in Barangay Pasonanca was constructed to augment […]

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NOGRALES TO DA: CHARGE RICE HOARDERS, WITH ‘ECONOMIC SABOTAGE’

House Appropriations Committee Chairman, Rep. Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles on Friday urged the leadership of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to charge the owners of a warehouse that was found to be stockpiling and repacking rice in Iligan City with economic sabotage, stressing that those caught hoarding rice could be liable for violating Republic Act […]