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Regatta de Zamboanga is one of the highlights during the celebration of Zamboanga City’s Fiesta Hermosa where racing of vintas are anticipated every October. These iconic vintas bring color to the shores of R.T. Lim Boulevard where the event is annually held. Vintas are traditional boats originally used by indigenous people in Mindanao that plays [...]


The Zamboanga Hermosa Festival or Fiesta Pilar is an annual celebration in honor of the patroness of the City of Zamboanga – Our Lady of the Pillar. The Zamboangueños are known for their fervent devotion to Our Lady of the Pillar or better known to them as “Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar”. This is [...]

Duterte calls for unified sub-regional agreements

By Irma Isip September 08, 2016 The Philippines is pushing for full integration of sub-regional agreements within Asean particularly the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) to maximize the opportunities presented by existing and future free trade agreements (FTAs). Speaking at the 13th Asean Business and Investment Summit in Vientiane on Tuesday, President Duterte reported [...]

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