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  • 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

    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 ...

  • Zamboanga City Yakan Weaving Village In Asias Latin City

    Zamboanga is a highly urbanized city dubbed by some as "Asia's Latin City" because of the obvious Spanish influences, not the least of which is the wide use of Chabacano, a bastardized form of Spanish. While there are lots of fun things and educational to do in Zamboanga City itself, for a truly unique travel experience and a rare glimpse of an indigenous people, you should make a point of going to the Yakan Weaving Village, situated in Upper Calarian, about 7 km west of the city itself.

    The Yakan People

    The Yakans are actually indigenous to Basilan Island, not Zamboanga, and they are on ...

  • Tarsiers In Malagutay

    Few days ago, Barangay eMedia was requested by the local officials of Barangay Malagutay for a documentation which they wanted to be seen by the public. The place's Barangay Captain presented to partner Rey Bayona Bayoging (RBB), Barangay eMedia'spresident, a small creature, miniature as only a fist-size, which the former believes as tarsier!

    The discovery caused special happiness to the cozy community of Barangay Malagutay, simply because if it can be proven that tarsiers are indeed inhabiting the place, it can also become added points for them to any potential tourism—as something to ma ...

  • Sibug Sibug Festival Celebrating The Bounty Of The Land And Sea

    Zamboanga Sibugay is definitely rich in natural resources.

    Zamboanga Sibugay is the youngest province in Region 9 and is located in the heart of the Zamboanga Peninsula. Its capital, the Municipality of Ipil, is nestled between the cities of Pagadian, Zamboanga and Dipolog. Most of its 16 municipalities that compose the province are coastal, which means that the province is blessed by the abundance from the sea. The province is also rich in high value crops such as rubber, rice, calamansi and coconut.

    The province was once the third district of Zamboanga del Sur until it was founded as a ...

  • No Filter Necessary Discover The Beauty Of Buluan Island Marine Sanctuary

    "Buluan Island is nothing less than picturesque and you do not need any fancy camera filter to capture its magnificence."

    "Number 1!" – the best way to describe Buluan Island Marine Sanctuary (BIMS) in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. This Marine Protected Area (MPA) was hailed the best in its category in the entire country for 2015. The Local Government has totally banned fishing in the waters surrounding the island. It has further taken protective measures by setting up a military detachment to protect the reef from fishing activities.

    Buluan Island is nothing less than picturesque and you d ...