Funds for flyover reverted due to non-implementation

by Liza Abubakar-Jocson

Millions of pesos worth of funds intended for the first ever flyover in Zamboanga City were reverted to the national government’s coffers due to non-implementation of the project.

DPWH Project Engineer Pilar Rivera said the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) instructed them to process the allocation of P500-million back to the national government.

Then congressman Celso Lobregat was able to secure Continue reading

Stricter rules for unvaccinated travelers, residents in Zamboanga Sibugay

(UPDATED) Provincial health officials also confirm that an OFW who returned to Ipil on Christmas Day had the Omicron variant, but had undergone quarantine in Cebu City and had fully recovered before heading to her hometown

ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY, Philippines – Governor Wilter Palma on Friday, January 7, signed an executive order that bans incoming travel and restricts the movement of the unvaccinated in his province.

Palma’s order, which takes effect on Tuesday, January 11, bars unvaccinated travelers from entering Zamboanga Sibugay. Continue reading

Zambo City to reimpose RT-PCR requirement

By Teofilo Garcia, Jr.

TIGHTER BORDER WATCH. Border watch in Zamboanga City will be stricter as shown in this undated photo. The local Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease will reimpose the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test requirement effective January 12 for inbound travelers coming from areas with higher alert levels. (Photo courtesy of City Hall Public Information Office)

– This city will reimpose on January 12 the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test requirement for inbound travelers regardless of vaccination status due to the threat posed by the Omicron variant.

However, Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar, who chairs the local Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), said in a statement on Saturday such requirement will only be applied to inbound travelers coming from Continue reading