Enjoying the beauty of Asia’s Latin City PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 April 2011 00:00

Zamboanga City is flooded with throngs of visitors since Thursday. Thanks to the on-going 2011 Rotary District-3850 Conference from April 1 to 3 our city is filled up with Rotarians from Western Visayas and from other clubs within Western Mindanao. They are here to share their accomplishments, be inspired by distinguished speakers, and to have fun fellowship with one another.

One Rotarian couple of Rotary Club of Lapaz is the special visitors and close friends of my son Dante and his wife Ilonnga wife Bing. They are prominent Iloilo surgeon Dr. Aquiles “Boboy” Hortillosa and his educator wife Dr. Arlene Demaisip-Hortillosa. They brought along their only and pretty daughter Jacqueline Anne. It is their first time to visit Asia’s Latin City and is impressed with our tourist spots and the people. They were also welcomed by Boboy’s close chum Dr. John Anacan of Iloilo City and his amiable Zamboangueña wife Dr. Irene Aquino-Anacan.

They congratulate District Gov. James Makasiar and the officers and members of the different Rotary Clubs in Zamboanga City for hosting successfully this annual event. They are impressed with Zamboanga’s hospitality. They said they will come back again and bring along their friends from Iloilo City soon. Tahumi gid ang Zamboanga (Zamboanga is beautiful), they said.