PIA Updates

Latest news and updates from Zamboanga Peninsula.

TRO on contraceptives could encourage abortion, increase maternal death, overpopulation

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 23 (PIA) – Affordable contraceptives that include pills and implants for women may soon be off the shelves if the Supreme Court’s temporary restraining order (TRO) on family planning methods… Read More

Winning the hearts of civilians by securing the land, serving the people

By Gideon C. Corgue PAGADIAN CITY, March 22 (PIA)  —  The 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army in partnership with the 1st Cavalry (Tagpanguna) Squadron, Mechanized Infantry Division, 1st Field Artillery Battalion, Army… Read More

MGB-9 orders stoppage of illegal gold mining in Baliguian town

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 22 (PIA) – Local small-scale miners looking for gold ores were ordered to stop illegal mining activities in Pigbogololan area in the rural town of Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte early this month… Read More

Feature: A beauty pageant that empowers women in Basilan

by Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan Mar 21 (PIA) – A rare event, one of a kind indeed when that silver crown donned young women with their heads high, proud of what they have achieved in one of the biggest and glamorous… Read More

First RAC Summit held in Zamboanga Sibugay

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, March 22 (PIA)--- About 500 members of the Provincial, City and Municipal Advisory Councils recently converged for the first Zamboanga Peninsula Regional Advisory Council Summit held at the PDRRMC Bldg., Capitol Heights, this… Read More

Army chief leads 1ID change of command ceremony

By Gideon C. Corgue LABANGAN, Zamboanga del Sur, PIA (March 21) —LtGen. Glorioso V. Miranda, commanding general of the Philippine Army bid farewell to retiring Major General Gerardo F. Barrientos, Jr. and ushered in the new 1st Infantry… Read More

Federalism discussions highlighted in recent RDC meeting

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 16 (PIA) – A discussion on federalism, which is one of the thrusts of President Rodrigo Duterte was underscored during the recent Regional Development Council (RDC) meeting held here last… Read More