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  • Zamboanga City Joins One Planet City Challenge

    The City of Zamboanga has qualified to join the 2017-2018 edition of the ?One Planet City Challenge (OPCC)? of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

    This was announced by Attorney Angela Consuelo Ibay, head of the WWF-Philippines? climate and energy programme, during a courtesy call at City Hall on Tuesday afternoon to Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar.

    The competition is a global challenge that recognized cities for initiatives that lead to global transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient future.

    Formerly known as the "Earth Hour City Challenge," the OPCC is a biennial glob ...

  • Buluan Island Beach, Ipil Zamboanga Sibugay Philippines

    Buluan Island Beach, Ipil Zamboanga Sibugay Philippines Travel.

    Here's another travel video I made when I visited Ipil, a province 3 hours away from my hometown. Buluan Island , a marine sanctuary, is located in Ipil Zamboanga Sibugay. It is a beautiful island with a beautiful white sand beach and rich in marine life perfect for snorkeling.

  • Moro Artist Uses Paintbrush To Advocate Peace

    Moro Artist Uses Paintbrush To Advocate Peace

    Tausug painter Rameer Amilasan Tawasil is using the canvass to bat for peace, drawing inspiration from his dark childhood marred by bloodshed and the chaos of the Moro rebellion.

    For his masterpieces, Tawasil uses critical thinking to promote a common understanding of Mindanao, using the Moro people's rich cultural heritage.

    "I was once asked why I always paint peace-related themes since Zamboanga City is fairly peaceful. I tried to explain to them that it is like living inside a peaceful house and yet the surrounding neighborhood is always in trouble. One way or another, it will affect ...

  • Caring For Learners Means Caring For Teachers Too!

    Caring For Learners Means Caring For Teachers Too!

    Ayang (woman in white, far right), is the teacher to indigenous Bajau mothers who attend the Adult Capability Building Program sessions in Zamboanga, Philippines. She is indigenous Bajau herself, having been raised in the same community as that of her learners. As they remain a traditional seafaring people, Ayang takes pride in her capacity to dive deep and swim far--in the ocean, and in life!

    She struggled to remain in school as a young girl. Her father encouraged her to keep on, even when their family's challenges seemed overwhelming. Ayang is grateful for the reading, writing, and counti ...

  • Zamboanga Sibugay Governor Pushes Organic Farming

    Zamboanga Sibugay Governor Pushes Organic Farming

    Gov. Wilter Palma has issued an executive order creating the Zamboanga Sibugay Technical Committee on Organic Agriculture (ZSTCOA) to increase the local agricultural production through organic farming.

    Palma pointed out in Executive Order No. 1011-09-05-16-009 that the dependency of the farmers on imported hazardous fertilizers and pesticides will be lessened through organic farming.

    "This (farming method) will make the local agricultural products free from toxic substances," Palma told the Philippines News Agency on Wednesday.

    The E.O. sets a policy for sustainable development of the ...

  • Badjaos Start Normal Lives In New Houses In Zambo

    Badjaos Start Normal Lives In New Houses In Zambo

    Couple Nonie and Annang Jaji wept as they were handed the key to their new house on stilts at Valle Vista Subdivision in Kasanyangan village here on Wednesday.

    They were among thousands of families displaced when the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members went into rampage here from Sept. 9-28, 2013.

    The couple had been staying at the Masepla Transitory Site in Mampang village with their seven children for more than three years before they were given a new house.

    "This is happiness, we can start living normally like everyone and this place is nearer to where our children go to ...