Zamboanga Sibugay - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Zamboanga Sibugay


Ex-Zamboanga Sibugay governor George Hofer dies at 80

Jan 06, 2019 - 5:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) George Hofer, who was elected as Zamboanga Sibugay's first governor in 2001, is regarded as the province's founding father

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Navy seizes smuggled rice from foreign ship near Zamboanga Sibugay

Apr 15, 2018 - 11:05 PM

The cargo vessel carried 27,180 sacks of Vietnam rice worth P67.950 million, says the Philippine Navy

Photo from Naval Forces Western Mindanao

2,000 evacuate as Vinta hits town of Zamboanga Sibugay

Dec 23, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Majority of the 2,000 evacuees are housed in the Kabasalan Gymnasium in Barangay Poblacion, Zamboanga Sibugay

4 dead as landslide sweeps village in Zamboanga Sibugay

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM

A mountain collapses in Kabasalan town in Zamboanga Sibugay province after heavy downpour brought by Severe Tropical Storm Isang

SWEPT. Rescuers are conducting retrieval operations as 4 residents were buried alive in a landslide, Tuesday morning, August 22. Photo from LDRRMC Kabasalan

How Brigada Eskwela changed a Zamboanga Sibugay community

May 16, 2017 - 6:00 AM

On the first day of Brigada Eskwela on Monday May 15 at least 800 parents and students participate in the activity in Ipil National High School This number significantly surpassed last year’s first day registration

ONE COMMUNITY. Brigada Eskwela volunteers line up to register for the activities in Ipil National High School in Zamboanga Sibugay. Photo by Jieven Santisteban/ Rappler

Abductions continue: Family kidnapped in Zamboanga Sibugay

Aug 06, 2016 - 7:54 PM

A group of armed men kidnap a government employee his wife and their child in Barangay Kulisap Payao in Zamboanga Sibugay

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Kidnapper of Australian ex-soldier, Irish priest killed in Zamboanga Sibugay

Mar 13, 2016 - 3:29 PM

The leader of a group behind the kidnapping of two foreigners was gunned down by security forces after resisting arrest

Grace Poe tells Zamboanga: FPJ's fight 'not yet over'

Mar 04, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The presidential bet campaigns in the city where her father won big in the 2004 presidential race: Ang dami niyang pangarap [para] sa Mindanao

HER FATHER'S DAUGHTER. Presidential bet Grace Poe tells voters in Zamboanga City, her late father stronghold, that she will pursue Fernando Poe Jr's dreams for Mindanao. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Kidnapped Zamboanga Sibugay mayor released in Sulu

Oct 13, 2015 - 9:20 AM

It s not clear how she was released by the Abu Sayyaf say police sources

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

Retired DepEd official, grandson kidnapped in Zambo Sibugay

Sep 06, 2015 - 10:23 PM

Isabel Agpawa Muyargas 68 a retired DepEd District Supervisor along with her grandson Ismael Kyle Muyargas Hamad 5 are abducted by 5 unidentified men from their home in Brgy Bangkerohan in Ipil Zamboanga Sibugay

Zamboanga Sibugay mayor abducted from home

Apr 06, 2015 - 10:58 PM

UPDATED The mayor of Naga town in Zamboanga Sibugay is abducted from her home late Monday evening

Abu Sayyaf releases Chinese hostage

Nov 05, 2014 - 2:03 PM

The hostage is released amid calls from Basilan mayors to step up the military offensive against the bandit group

MORE TROOPS: A battalion of Marines arrive in Basilan. Rappler photo

Korean businessman kidnapped in Zamboanga Sibugay

Sep 11, 2014 - 9:12 PM

Initial reports indicate 4 armed men kidnapped a Korean businessman on Thursday September 11 in Kabasalan town

Teachers hurt in Zambo Sibugay bus accident

Feb 15, 2014 - 10:10 AM

The bus was carrying Basilan delegates to the recently concluded Palarong Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Athletic Association

INJURED. A bus accident in Zamboanga Sibugay injures 20, mostly teachers from Basilan. Photo by Richard Falcatan

Zambo Sibugay road accident kills teacher, injures 14

Feb 10, 2014 - 2:13 PM

The group of teachers and students from Sulu was on its way to Marawi City to attend the annual ARMM Athletic Association ARMMAA a regional sportsfest

CRUSHED. The vehicle carrying delegates to a regional sports fest lay damaged in Buug, Zamboanga del Sur. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Radio announcer shot dead

Apr 22, 2013 - 3:32 PM

A Radyo Natin announcer is shot by motorcycle riding men in Kabasalan Zamboanga Sibugay

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.

Australia welcomes proof hostage is alive

Dec 27, 2012 - 12:11 PM

Foreign Minister Bob Carr says the prolonged captivity of Warren Rodwell in Mindanao is a major concern for Australia

'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.

Zambo PNP: No word on seized village official's son

Mar 26, 2012 - 4:06 AM

While Sulu midwife freed 2 days after her abduction

School ID of MhelJhon Auditor, 21, who was abducted by armed men while fishing off the seas of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay last March 12. (Photo from Zambo Sibugay PNP)

Still no word on abducted Europeans in Tawi-Tawi

Feb 19, 2012 - 8:31 PM

Local officials face a blank wall on whereabouts of foreigners

ESCAPE: Swiss Lorenzo Vinciguerra (right) was in captivity for 2 years (File photo courtesy of Tawi-Tawi PNP)

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

2 cops dead in Zambo Sibugay attack

Jan 30, 2012 - 1:20 PM

PNP: Suspects targeted victims guns

ATTACK. Two police are killed when armed men attacked them while securing a bus terminal in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay on Sunday, January 29. Photo courtesy of TheCoffee/Wikipedia

Abducted Aussie: Warren Rodwell

Dec 26, 2011 - 10:14 AM

Authorities in Zamboanga Sibugay say they remain clueless on the location of Australian Warren Rodwell 53 who was abducted in Ipil Zamboanga Sibugay last Dec 5 2011

KIDNAPPED AUSSIE. Australian Warren Rodwell with his Filipina wife whom he met on online. The couple had just settled in Ipil, Zamboanga this year.

Zambo Sibugay Vice-Mayor Shot Dead

Dec 21, 2011 - 2:22 PM

Zambo Sibugay VM shot dead

Map of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay (Courtesy of Google)

Missing soldier back to his unit

Dec 07, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Army Major Ramon Torres who was reported missing after fleeing from suspected rebels in Zamboanga Sibugay on Saturday morning has been located

Hunt for Missing Officer in Zambo On

Dec 04, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Army intelligence unit intercepted disarmed by suspected rebels in Zamboanga Sibugay