Beng, Itu grace urban poor assembly in Boalan PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 12:04

Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar and Vice Mayor Cesar Ituralde graced a one-day urban poor activity last Sunday, March 23, at the 12-hectare urban poor site in Barangay Boalan, this city.

This urban poor activity was sponsored by the Boalan Homeowners Urban Poor Association in coordination with the ZAMPEN Urban Poor Alliance headed by president Mr. Roy D. Barte,

Some 400 members /beneficiaries and other people attended the day-long affair.

The program started with an opening prayer made by Mrs. Lorena Velayo. It was foliowed by the singing ot the Pambansang Awit. Mrs. Gina Pame Lumbre, Regional Head of Social Housing Finance Corporation, Region 9, gave the orientation to the members.

She emphasized that those who can avail in the Community Mortgage Program of the national government are the homeless and the under privilege sectors of the society. Members must be 18 to 58 years old at the time they are applying. She further said the Social Housing Finance Corporation is the implementing arm of the program in lot acquisition, site development and housing.

Mayor Climaco pledged to support the community Mortgage Program in Zamboanga City.

Vice Mayor Ituralde in his capacity as the presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panlungsod pledged the support of the City Council in all urban poor programs and activities in the city.

Mr. Roy Barte, president of the City Wide Urban Poor Council of ZamDoanga and president ot Zampen Urban Poor Alliance gave a plague of appreciation and recognition to the 545 Engineering Battalion, Philippine Army, headed by Col, Arnulfo Dayao in their equipment and men. The affair was also attended by Mrs. Bibing Ramos representing the City Planning Office and Boalan Barangay Chairwoman Angeline Inot and other barangay officials.