Celso declares Oct. 24 World Polio Day PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 October 2011 17:35

Rotary International has been and until now a part of the crusade in the eradication of polio disease in every place of the world. To date, Rotary International has contributed over a US$1 billion and countless hours of volunterism to protect two billion and more children in 122 countries in the world.

Thus, the organization needs more funds to raise an additional US$200 million to match the US$355 million challenge of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the eradication of this crippling disease on children and adults as well that cause eve deaths of numerous victims all over the world. Rotary International thrusts not only this
year but years after, is to END POLIO NOW.

Thus, through the initiative of the Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Central, requested Mayor Celso L. Lobregat, coincidentally also an honorary member of RCZC Central, to declare October 24, 2011 and the years after as “WORLD POLIO DAY” in Zamboanga City. This is to create awareness to the people of the crippling effects of polio disease.

Mayor Lobregat in adherence to the call of humanitary service issued an Executive Order No. CL 422-2011 on October 12, 2011 declaring October 24, 2011 and every year thereafter as World Polio Day in the city of Zamboanga.

To highlight the commemoration, a there will be a motorcade at 8:00AM led by Rotarians of the six Rotary Clubs here in Zamboanga City, from the city hall thru the main streets of the city and to end at the inter-section of Camins, Canelar and Sta Maria roads. Culminating the motorcade is the unveiling of the “END POLIO NOW” painting at the EAAB fence facing the intersection of the three roads by the Honorable Mayor Celso Lorenzo Lobregat and President Lydia DJ Lubaton of the Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Central, assisted by 530th Wing Commander Col. Emeraldo Magnaye, PAF of EAAB.

A copy of the Executive Order NO. CL 422-2011 is hereunder.