Sama population in Western Mindanao growing—NCMF 9 cultural head »

Sama population in Western Mindanao growing—NCMF 9 cultural head

ZAMBOANGA CITY, 22 June 2017 by Rasida Janang— Based on the NCMF’s recent population data, there are 100,664 Sama in the Zamboanga Peninsula alone, as shared by Yasmin C. Asda, cultural head on National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Regional Office IX, “and the number is growing.” Asda said the Sama, with their growing population […]

ZC LGU workers urged to enhance Fitness Program »

ZC LGU workers urged to  enhance Fitness Program

ZAMBOANGA CITY, 22 June 2017/by Elbert Atilano, Jr – With Zamboanga City taking pride as the home of Olympians and champions in the field of sports, city government employees are encouraged to develop their physical fitness and to lessen the stress and anxiety, as it is necessary,  pursuant to Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. […]

Salinas’ and PH’s Salt Iodization Program »

Salinas’ and PH’s Salt Iodization Program

In 1992, the Philippine Government made a commitment to uphold the goal of Universal Salt Iodization because of the alarming rate of Iodine Deficiency Disorder throughout the country.  The Department of Health invited all salt producers in the country to iodize the salt they are producing. The largest salt producer in the Philippines, Pacific Farms, […]

Fighting cancer, diabetes with guyabano »

Fighting cancer, diabetes with guyabano

ZAMBOANGA CITY/09 December 2015 by Airah Medija and Fritzie Luchana–According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost 43% of the population around the world has been suffering from different illnesses like cancer, asthma, spasms and others. However, a research project,  headed by Dr. Annabelle Briones, chief of chemicals and energy division (CED) of the Institute […]

Al-Muhminat: A Voice for the IDPs »

Al-Muhminat:  A Voice for the IDPs

ZAMBOANGA CITY/06 March 2014 by Juseph Elas–It’s the increasing rate of mortality, health issues, and the seemingly slow response to the clamor of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) which drove a private group known as ‘Al-Muhminat’ to have a dialogue with the local government to petition for redress of grievances and be the voice of […]

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