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1 dead, over 1,300 families displaced as floods hit Zamboanga City

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FLOODING. The intertropical convergence zone brings heavy rain and floods to Zamboanga City.

The lone fatality is a 70-year-old man who drowned while evacuating

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Oct. 16, 2017 ) — One person died and 4 others were injured as heavy rain caused by the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) triggered flooding in this city on Sunday, October 15. Continue reading 1 dead, over 1,300 families displaced as floods hit Zamboanga City

Coast Guard seizes P5-M shipment of shark parts, butanding tails

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The Philippine Coast Guard confiscates the illegal cargo in Zamboanga City

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 10, 2016) — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Friday, September 9 seized around two tons of shark parts from a motor vessel in Zamboanga City.  Continue reading Coast Guard seizes P5-M shipment of shark parts, butanding tails

Effects of dry spell in Zamboanga City continue to worsen

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DREADED DROUGHT. Rice farmers are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of the ongoing El Niño.
Local officials fear that apart from rivers drying up and crops being damaged, El Niño will cause bush fires

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 15, 2016) — After passing a resolution declaring a state of calamity in Zamboanga City on Tuesday, January 11, local officials have started finding ways on how to cope with the continuing dry-spell in their city.

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Rivers drying up, Zamboanga City declares state of calamity

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The city agriculturist estimates that up to 2,000 hectares of rice and corn field have gone to waste

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Jan. 13, 2016) — The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council passed a resolution on Monday, January 11, declaring a state of calamity in Zamboanga City, following the implementation of a water rationing scheme.

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