Celso Lobregat - updates

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Climaco defeats Lobregat in Zamboanga City mayoral race

May 15, 2019 - 1:46 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Mayor Maria Isabelle 'Beng' Climaco Salazar enjoys a margin of more than 30,000 votes over rival Celso Lobregat

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

BBL's hot issue: Who gets to control rich Sulu Sea, Moro Gulf?

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:01 PM

It's a deadlock at the bicameral conference committee

HOT ISSUE. Maguindanao 1st District Representative Bai Sandra Sema (middle) and Tawi-Tawi Representative Ruby Sahali (R) fight for the Bangsamoro's jurisdiction over the Sulu Sea and Moro Gulf. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

How heightened emotions, stress define bicam on proposed BBL

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:32 AM

(UPDATED) Tensions flare as lawmakers finalize the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. It is expected to continue, especially as they try to break the impasse on the most crucial issues of territory and plebiscite.

BBL BICAMERAL. Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate on Monday met in a bicameral conference to reconcile their respective proposals, House Bill 6475 and Senate Bill 1717, on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas headed the House panel while Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri led the Senate panel. The House delegation is composed of Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sinsuat Sema, and Representatives Juan Pablo Bondoc, Arthur Defensor Jr., Johnny Ty Pimentel, Eugene Michael De Vera, Pedro Acharon Jr., Mauyag Papandayan Jr., Ruby Sahali, Rodolfo Albano III, Amihilda Sangcopan, Wilter Wee Palma II, Celso Lobregat, Mohammad Khalid Dimaporo, Abdullah Dimaporo, Romeo Acop, Seth Frederick Jalosjos, Shernee Abubakar Tan, and Rodante Marcoleta. The Senate panel includes Senators Sonny Angara, Aquilino Pimentel III, Sherwin Gatchalian, Joel Villanueva, Francis Escudero, Franklin Drilon, Risa Hontiveros, Loren Legarda, and Francis Pangilinan. Senate President Vicente Sotto III was also present for the deliberations. (P Camero/CMB Engracia)

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

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers inspect tourist spots, nautical highway

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Duterte allies in the House go on a nautical highway expedition as soon as Congress goes on break They don t bring along a colleague who would have provided some valuable insight

OUT AT SEA. Lawmakers pose for a photo while aboard a vessel during the Western and Eastern Nautical Highway Expedition. All photo from the House of Representatives

Lawmakers to 'inspect' tourist spots, RORO ships

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez denies the trip is a junket saying they will be working within the allowable budget for out of town committee hearings

'OVERSIGHT' FUNCTION. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will be leading House leaders on a RORO caravan around the country in the next 2 weeks. File photos by Rappler

Lawmakers on Duterte's 1st 50 days: 'Change is here'

Aug 18, 2016 - 5:17 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is also urged to be more magnanimous in accepting criticism and to engage in less word wars with his detractors

DUTERTE ALLIES. From left to right: Iloilo 1st District Representative Richard Garin, Zamboanga City 1st District Representative Celso Lobregat, Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles, Nueva Ecija 4th District Representative Magnolia Antonino-Nadres, PBA Representative Mark Sambar, and Quezon City 5th District Representative Alfred Vargas. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House panel finishes BBL amendments after marathon vote

May 20, 2015 - 12:42 AM

After holding a two day hearing the ad hoc committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law finished voting on all proposed amendments to the bill The final committee vote on the proposed is set for Wednesday May 20

COMMITTEE LEVEL. Members of the House Adhoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law vote on proposed amendments during the second day of the hearing at the House of Representative in Quezon City on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Photo Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aquino allies block Lobregat amendments in Bangsamoro law

May 18, 2015 - 11:49 PM

Will the committee vote on individual amendments serve as a preview on how the vote will go for the proposed Bangsamoro basic law?

FULL FORCE. The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law puts the bill to a vote May 18, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Key Zamboanga officials say no to Bangsamoro region

May 15, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Statements from peace negotiators that Zamboanga will not be part of the Bangsamoro plebiscite fail to discourage Zamboanga officials from stressing they want to be excluded from it

Coronel hits 'top 2 trending lies' on BBL

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:25 PM

These conclusions are being derived from a basic misreading or misrepresentation of a provision in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law says the government s chief negotiator with Moro rebels

Authority over Lake Lanao: Bangsamoro bill has to be clear

Oct 08, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Mindanao officials raise concerns about who will have jurisdiction over this major source of electricity in Mindanao when Lanao del Sur is proposed as a core territory of the Bangsamoro government

SCRUTINY. Peace adviser to the peace process Secretary Teresita Deles and Government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer answer questions from lawmakers. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House panel wants original Bangsamoro draft

Sep 24, 2014 - 5:56 PM

Chief Peace Adviser Teresita Deles says President Benigno Aquino III would decide on how to respond to the request

NITTY-GRITTY.  Peace negotiators answer questions from lawmakers on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo by Rappler

Which LGUs form Bangsamoro territory? Definitions needed

Feb 18, 2014 - 7:20 PM

At a hearing on a resolution filed by Mindanaoan Senator Guingona resource persons debate which localities will be included in the future Bangsamoro entity

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

Group hits Lobregat for Zambo killings

Apr 05, 2012 - 11:00 AM

Various groups in Zamboanga City call for a stop to the killings in the city and justice for a slain university president

Traditional Islamic prayers are offered before the burial of Arturo "Archie" Eustaqio III on Monday, April 2. (Photo courtesy of Ar-Ryan Mawallil Quijano)

Zambo City police chief sacked over killings

Apr 02, 2012 - 7:53 PM

Local gov t offers P100 000 bounty for university president s killers

REPLACED. Zamboanga City mayor Celso Lobregat (in white Barong) speaks to relieved city police chief Edwin de Ocampo on Monday (April 2), a day after the killing of prominent businessman and university president Arturo Estaquio III. (Photo courtesy of Rolly Negra Carpio)

Zamboanga University president shot dead

Apr 01, 2012 - 4:06 PM

The death of a prominent businessman and university owner who sustained 5 gunshot wounds was not a sick April Fool s joke

CRIME SCENE. Scene of the crime operatives block a portion of Maestra Vicente St, Brgy Sta. Maria in Zamboanga City where university president Arturo Eustaquio III was shot Sunday afternoon.

American turns unruly over P40 airport fee

Jan 23, 2012 - 2:26 PM

US soldiers come to the rescue

UNRULY TOURIST. American businessman "Michael Chase" (face back of the camera, wearing gray shirt and dark pants) is barred from entering the pre-departure area of the Zamboanga City International Airport on Sunday evening allegedly for refusing to pay the P40 terminal fee. (Contributed photo)

Lobregat, Celso

Jan 01, 2012 - 8:00 AM