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Military scouring Zamboanga peninsula for kidnapped couple

Oct 07, 2019 - 4:12 PM

The gunmen who abducted Allan and Wilma Hyrons from their resort in Zamboanga del Sur have yet to be identified, but the military is looking at the Abu Sayyaf Group because of its history of kidnappings

SEARCH IS ON. The military has created a special task force to search for and rescue Allan and Wilma Hyrons, who were abducted from their resort in Zamboanga del Sur on October 4, 2019. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Gunmen abduct British man and Filipino wife in Zamboanga del Sur

Oct 04, 2019 - 10:51 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The victims were abducted from their resort in Tukuran town, local police say

LOOK: Zamboanga del Sur town upcycles election tarps into school bags

Jun 08, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Repurposing discarded election materials is not a new initiative for the local government of Dumalinao. Before they made school bags using tarpaulins, they also turned election tarps into ecobags following the 2016 elections.

DREAM BIG. In Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur, tarpaulins are being upcycled into school bags decorated with inspirational quotes. Photo by Dumalinao LGU

Fire hits vote counting machines stored in Zamboanga del Sur school

May 16, 2019 - 7:41 PM

Out of 8 vote counting machines in the holding room of the school, one is burnt. Seven VCMs are immediately secured by responding policemen.

FIRE. A fire strikes the rear of this Grade 6 room in San Pablo Central Elementary School in Zamboanga del Sur. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

4 Army soldiers arrested in ambush of ex-Zamboanga del Sur mayor

Mar 22, 2019 - 6:11 PM

The 4 suspects in the ambush of the former mayor of Dumingag town are with the Philippine Army's 1st Infantry Tabak Division

Ex-Zamboanga del Sur mayor ambushed by riding-in-tandem gunmen

Mar 20, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Former Dumingag town mayor Naciancino Pacalioga Jr is ambushed in Bacolod town, Lanao del Norte

AMBUSHED. Dumingag ex-mayor Naciancino Pacalioga Jr is shot multiple times during a road stop in Lanao del Norte. Photo courtesy of One World Award

Riding-in-tandem gunmen kill Zamboanga del Sur town councilor

Dec 04, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Sominot town Councilor Romeo Mainar Sr is gunned down in Bobongan village in Ramon Magsaysay town, say police

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Dec 22, 2017 - 7:51 PM

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Soldier home from Marawi shot dead by riding-in-tandem

Oct 24, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Corporal Rhufel Alvarez Lihay-Lihay of Pagadian City was with the Civic Miltary Operation Battalion based in Zamboanga del Sur

#NSPC2017: Over 5,000 campus journalists say 'no' to fake news

Jan 23, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The annual journalism competition for elementary and high school students kicks off in Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur province

MAKE NOISE. Delegates from Region X enter with a bang at the opening of the National Schools Press Conference 2017. Photo by Vina Salazar/Rappler

Former Zamboanga del Sur mayor faces malversation charges

Jan 10, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Wilson Kitty Nandang also faces murder and drug charges for the death of his political rival and the latter s family in 2013

Army officer, soldier shot dead in Zambo ambush

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:37 PM

Gunmen attack a military vehicle in Danas Zamboanga del Sur

Sandiganbayan charges Zamboanga Rep Cerilles with graft

Aug 03, 2016 - 10:39 PM

Representative Aurora Cerilles is charged because of alleged irregularities in a contract she approved in 2008 when she was governor

AURORA CERILLES. Image from Facebook.

Rescued? 'Kidnappers released us,' says MSU student

Jun 09, 2016 - 9:18 PM

(UPDATED) One of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology students who surfaced on Monday denies reports law enforcers rescued them from kidnappers

PPCRV volunteer ambushed in Pagadian City

May 11, 2016 - 4:47 PM

Elmida Adela a Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting PPCRV volunteer is attacked by still unidentified men on Tuesday morning May 10

Zamboanga del Sur Palaro athlete banks on arnis to reach college

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:26 PM

After her family lost their money Palarong Pambansa athlete Nikki Gelbolingo is working hard as an arnis scholar to finish school and alleviate them from poverty

FAMILY FIRST. This arnis athlete from Zamboanga del Sur is working hard to stay with her sports academy scholarship so she could someday help her family. Photo by Mary Joy Gelit/Rappler

3 dead, 4 wounded in Pagadian truck accident

Mar 09, 2016 - 7:49 PM

The vehicle loses control and hits a coconut tree after its brakes reportedly malfunctioned

Who is running in the Zamboanga Peninsula | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in the Zamboanga Peninsula

Kidnappers take owner of Dipolog Italian restaurant

Oct 07, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Rolando del Torchio a former Italian missionary liked Dipolog so much he decided to stay here where he opened his own pizza house

No legs, no excuses: Palaro amputee shines in Cebu triathlon

Aug 08, 2015 - 5:27 PM

Zamboanga native Jomar Maalam bests 2 600 able bodied athletes in the swimming event of the Cobra Ironman 70 3 triathlon The 18 year old paralympic triathlete has no legs

MORE THAN MEDALS. PTRAP’s relay team celebrate the end of the Cobra 70.3 Ironman challenge. Jomar Maalam (center) finished the 1.9-km swim while Raul Angoluan (2nd from left), a double arm amputee, did the 21-km run. Photo courtesy of the ParaTriathlon Association of the Philippines.

No P7-M graft case vs Cerilles due to Ombudsman inaction

Apr 09, 2014 - 8:51 PM

Because it takes the Office of the Ombudsman 8 years to file the graft case involving the purchase of medical supplies the Sandiganbayan dismisses it

Former Zamboanga del Sur governor, and now congresswoman, Aurora Cerilles. Photo from the National Dairy Authority website

Student abducted in Pagadian

Feb 28, 2014 - 4:13 PM

Police have yet to identify the suspects who took Southern Mindanao College student Stephen Mago Tan

School officials kidnapped in Zamboanga del Sur

Jan 28, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Eight armed men abduct two supervisors of the Kumalarang Central Elementary School Monday evening

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Dec 23, 2013 - 8:24 PM

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Rappler Newscast | December 20, 2013

Dec 20, 2013 - 9:41 PM

Killers gun down the mayor of Zamboanga del Sur and his wife A task force will investigate Enrile President signs the 2014 budget into law

VIDEO: Shooting at NAIA Terminal 3, 4 dead

Dec 20, 2013 - 9:25 PM

The mayor of Zamboanga Del Sur was gunned down at the airport Friday The volley of fire killed his wife nephew and an 18 month old bystander

FAST FACTS: Mayor Ukol Talumpa

Dec 20, 2013 - 1:57 PM

UPDATED Labangan Zamboanga del Sur Mayor Ukol Talumpa survived two previous attempts to kill him

STRIKE THREE. Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur Mayor Ukol Talumpa didn't survive the third attempt to assasinate him. Photo from his official Facebook page.

NPA ransacks police station in Misamis Occidental

Dec 14, 2013 - 8:33 PM

The NPA attackers were clad in military uniform on Saturday taking with them guns and ammunition

Fences and farmers: LGU efforts in education reforms

Oct 13, 2013 - 2:09 PM

More local government units are taking up the responsibility of improving the quality of education in the country

EDUCATION CHAMPIONS. About 50 local chief executives commit to education reforms. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

LGUs told: Graduates need not always head to Manila

Oct 11, 2013 - 7:00 AM

What jobs do regions offer and what skills do they need? LGUs should adapt their school curricula to these market requirements

BEST. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista says education in the country should produce the best workers here and abroad. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

TVIRD moves closer to operating Zambo del Sur mine

Jun 23, 2013 - 8:12 PM

The company says it already submitted the feasibility study for its Balabag gold silver project

TO OPEN SOON? TVIRD is awaiting approval of regulatory documents for its Balabag gold-silver project in Zamboanga del Sur

NPC sweeps LP in Zamboanga del Sur

May 16, 2013 - 9:09 AM

The Nationalist People s Coalition is making a sweep of election seats in its stronghold of Zamboanga del Sur

Pagadian Comelec: 'We're 100% ready'

May 13, 2013 - 4:00 AM

Pagadian City Zamboanga del Sur all set for May 13 elections

Power deal to boost Mindanao supply up for approval

May 02, 2013 - 8:58 AM

Mapalad Power Corp and the Zamboanga del Sur I Electric Cooperative ZAMSURECO are seeking approval for a 5 MW power sales agreement

POWER COUPLE. Mapalad Power Corp. and ZAMSURECO are looking to boost the power supply in Mindanao. File photo

Swimmer with no legs guns for gold

Apr 20, 2013 - 5:41 PM

Born with no legs Jomar Maalam becomes the first amputee swimmer from Western Mindanao to compete in Palarong Pambansa

Amputee swimmer competes in Palaro 2013

Apr 20, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Jomar Maalam is a 16 year old swimmer from Zamboanga del Sur who was born without legs He competes in Palarong Pambansa 2013

LPA now tropical depression Auring; Signal #1 in 9 areas

Jan 03, 2013 - 11:43 AM

The low pressure area that has traversed northern Mindanao has developed into a tropical depression and has been named Auring state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 10:32 a.m., 03 January 2013. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

'Pablo:' 40,000 in evacuation centers

Dec 04, 2012 - 5:18 AM

UPDATED The typhoon with international codename Bopha made landfall over Baganga Davao Oriental early morning Tuesday December 4; Pablo now raking across Mindanao

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 11:00 a.m., 04 December 2012. At 11:00AM 4/DEC/2012, the eye of Typhoon #PabloPH was located in the vicinity of Malaybalay, Bukidnon (8.3°N 125.0°E). Max winds/gust (160/195kph). Moving West Northwest @ 20kph. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

NPA rebels raid police station, other gov't offices in Zambo Sur town

Apr 10, 2012 - 8:49 AM

Communist rebels raid a police station in Zamboanga del Sur town and even set up a checkpoint along the highway

Map of Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur. From Google

6 killed in Zambo Sur attack

Feb 23, 2012 - 9:03 PM

Retaliation seen as motive

Map of Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur (Courtesy of Wikipedia/TheCoffee)

Quake kills 43, leaves others trapped

Feb 06, 2012 - 8:14 PM

[UPDATED] Army says 100 homes destroyed appeals for immediate assistance

CENTRAL VISAYAS QUAKE. The epicenter of the magnitude 6.9 earthquake, located at Tayasan, Negros Occidental. Map courtesy of Phivolcs

Attack on fishing boats kills 15 in Basilan

Jan 24, 2012 - 1:22 PM

[UPDATED] Mayor laments slow police response

SEA ATTACK. Four cadavers of more than a dozen fishermen killed in an attack by armed men off the seas of Basilan arrive in San Pablo, Zamboanga del Sur on Tuesday, January 24. (Photo courtesy of PNP)