Beng Climaco - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Beng Climaco


One city, two mayors? Duterte endorses Lobregat, Climaco in Zamboanga

Mar 04, 2019 - 10:13 AM

PDP-Laban stands by its 'official candidate' for the mayoralty race, Celso Lobregat

Photos from official Facebook accounts of Lobregat and Climaco

House to probe Zamboanga City housing project

May 15, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Z3R project currently houses families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga siege

COLLAPSED. The footbridge in Barangay Mariki, Zamboanga City. Photos by Kathy Wee Sit and Vic Larato of the Zamboanga City government

LOOK: Zamboanga City footbridge collapses during officials’ inspection

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:40 PM

Mayor Beng Climaco appeals to the House of Representatives to probe the 'poor state' of NHA's housing project for families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga City siege

Zamboanga footbridge. Credit to Kathy Wee Sit and Vic Larato/Zamboanga City government

LGU, NGOs step up relief efforts for displaced families in Zamboanga

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:24 PM

At least 3,666 families with 18,330 dependents in 17 coastal barangays are displaced due to the massive floods and storm surge in Zamboanga City

Zamboanga City under state of calamity

Oct 19, 2017 - 9:49 AM

(UPDATED) The City Council declares a state of calamity in Zamboanga City which has experienced massive flooding, as well as damage to agriculture and infrastructure, due to heavy rains

CITY DISASTER COUNCIL. Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco presides over the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) meeting. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Zamboanga mayor denies curtailing press freedom

Oct 14, 2017 - 2:42 PM

Mayor Beng Climaco says the city government was exercising its power to ensure that business establishments comply with business permit requirements

ZAMBOANGA MAYOR. Zamboanga City Mayor Isabelle 'Beng' Climaco talks to reporters after the flag-raising ceremony at the Zamboanga City Hall on September 8, 2014. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

3 hurt in Zamboanga blast on Good Friday

Apr 03, 2015 - 9:32 PM

A military officer privy to the report believes the incident might be drug related

Blast rocks Zamboanga City

Dec 30, 2014 - 12:06 AM

Another blast occurs at Tomas Claudio Street – the site of twin explosions that injured a bomb squad member in November

Malacañang: No undue delay in Zamboanga rehab

Sep 09, 2014 - 3:05 PM

A year after rebels laid siege to the city Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr says the delay in moving victims to permanent housing is due to the sheer number of families in need of help

SLOW RECOVERY. Residents who received construction materials start to rebuild their homes a year after the Zamboanga siege. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‘We do not want to justify the deaths’ – Zambo mayor

Sep 08, 2014 - 1:10 PM

Almost a full year after the siege of the city Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco admits to the rise in deaths among the internally displaced and says there is much that needs to be done

ONE YEAR AFTER. An internally displaced child looks out from a makeshift home at the Enriquez Sports Complex in Zamboanga City. Photo by Patricia Evangelista / Rappler

Zamboanga City: Ground Zero a year after

Sep 07, 2014 - 12:33 PM

Residents have yet to rebuild their lives one year after the bloody siege of Zamboanga City

#SpeakOutZambo: A platform for Zamboanga youth engagement

Jun 25, 2014 - 11:42 PM

The old challenge the young to be more proactive and demand greater accountability

POWER TALK. Youth from different sectors engage with ZAMCELCO General Manager Engr. George Ledesma in a TalkCloud to seek light on the power supply situation of the city. Photo by Christian Olasiman

Zamboanga mayor: We respect Badjao needs, culture

Apr 24, 2014 - 9:53 PM

The city gov t denies it is forcing the Badjao – sea gypsies – to relocate to the mountains Our commitment is to build back better and bring them back closer to their areas of origin

Zamboanga's valedictorian: 'Our hearts cannot be shaken'

Apr 15, 2014 - 8:15 AM

They lost their homes their parents lost jobs children stopped schooling for a while but Sedimar Suhaili urges his classmates: Trust God this happened for a reason

Over 200 MNLF fighters move to Metro Manila jail

Dec 27, 2013 - 5:13 PM

The transfer has been approved by the Supreme Court

SURRENDER? The batch of MNLF fighters who supposedly surrendered to the police chief. Rappler file photo

Zambo mayor joins 140 soldiers awarded for heroism

Dec 19, 2013 - 6:48 PM

A Medal of Valor award the highest award for a Filipino soldier is expected on Friday December 20

REUNION: Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco worked closely with defense secretary Voltaire Gazmin and military chief General Emmanuel Bautista in resolving the Zamboanga crisis

Day 18: In the battle zone, numbers don't add up

Sep 26, 2013 - 10:48 PM

The military concedes the landscape is more complex than it seems

CAPTURED: MNLF fighters inside the Zamboanga City police station. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Habier Malik: Trapped in the city he seized

Sep 23, 2013 - 7:18 PM

Overtaken by events Habier Malik is cornered and finds himself caught in a trap

LEADER. Habier Malik, known as the top aide of Nur Misuari, leads some 40 rebels in their final stand against government troops. Photo by Therence Koh/AFP

Palace: P37.4M spent so far on Zambo relief efforts

Sep 20, 2013 - 2:37 PM

This amount does not include the estimated P2 89 billion the government says it needs to rebuild Zamboanga City

SEEKING REFUGE. The Department of Social Welfare and Development estimates 44,000 refugees are sheltered in the Joaquin Enriquez Sports Complex in Zamboanga City. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

P3.89B to rebuild Zamboanga City, says Aquino

Sep 19, 2013 - 7:08 PM

This is just a rough estimate and what I’d like to assure the people is we have the necessary funds to take care of that

DESTROYED. The remains of Barangay Catalina, one of the 5 barangays were rebels were contained. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Misuari disowns Zambo siege

Sep 12, 2013 - 4:18 PM

But the government stands by its statement that the Misuari led MNLF faction is behind the standoff

I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari in Davao last Sunday, March 3. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Cases of unresolved killings rise in Zamboanga City

Jul 05, 2013 - 1:10 AM

250 are reported to have died from January to June 2013

Zamboanga City: LP's Climaco-Salazar has the edge

May 14, 2013 - 8:14 AM

According to the latest unofficial count LP s Beng Climaco Salazar leads with 92 241 votes

Zamboanga City: Malfunctioning PCOS machines, election violations

May 13, 2013 - 11:41 AM

At least 19 PCOS machines were reported to be malfunctioning in Zamboanga City