Junior Grade Cherry Rose Manaay, Zamboanga del Norte
Coast Guard Station commander, said the M/V Lite Ferry 16 had 150 passengers and 37 crew members when it left Samboan, Cebu.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said they are fast-tracking the construction of similar facilities in Zamboanga City as well as in the towns of Labangan and Dinas, both in Zamboanga del Sur, and Siocon in Zamboanga del Norte
. The centers will be equipped with wheelchair ramps, railings, infirmary, laundry and drying rooms, as well as separate toilets for male and female.
These are in the municipality of Labason and in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte
; and in the municipality of Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay.
The Army officer, who is set to head the 5th Cadre Battalion based in Pinan, Zamboanga del Norte
, said they are verifying the reports of the presence of small groups of NPA fighters popularly known as Sparrow Units.
He sat in the Zamboanga del Norte
Provincial Board as an ex-officio member since he was the president of the provincial Association of Barangay Councils.
Lanao del Norte officials reported the highest death toll at 64 with 139 missing followed by Zamboanga del Norte
province, with 29 storm deaths and 19 others reported missing.
The Superferry 9 began to list before dawn about 15 kilometres off Zamboanga del Norte
province, rousing terrified passengers from their sleep and forcing many to jump into the water, coast guard chief Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo said.
RESCUE OPERATION: Passengers hang on the port side of the SuperFerry 9 off Zamboanga del Norte
province, Philippines yesterday
The Abu Sayyaf, another Muslim rebel group operating in the southern Philippines, has also been blamed for attacks on Christian targets since the early 1990s, including a 1995 attack on the town of Ipil, Zamboanga del Norte
Province, in which 50 people were gunned down.
Its 36-kilometer section has been substantially completed, Villar said, while an additional 15-kilometer portion of the road traversing multiple municipalities in Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte
Roxas town in Zamboanga del Norte
were out fishing in the deeper parts of the sea when they encountered bad weather on Saturday.