Climaco reaffirms poll pledge for Zambo folks PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:09

Exactly one year ago today, then District 1 Rep. Beng Climaco was elected mayor of Zamboanga City by popular votes of 172,439 or 77.26% of the total registered voters of the city in what was considered to be the biggest mandate ever given to a city mayor.

Climaco’s political battlecry was to protect the interest of Zamboanga City and its people, especially the children against all forms of abuses, a political platform which earned for her a remarkable mandate with which she vowed to uphold throughout her term of office.

“On the first anniversary of the May 13, 2013 elections, we thank God and our people for the tremendous mandate given to all officials. We remain firm in our commitment to the people of Zamboanga to build back better,” Mayor Climaco said during the weekly news conference in City Hall yesterday morning.

“Como de ustedes alcaldeza na favor de Dios ay hace yo lo que debe para protege el interes de mayoria y dale buen futuro con el maga bata,” she added.

To mark the event, Mayor Climaco will lead in the 8th series of information caravan, this time for barangay officials and various stakeholders, at Centro Latino to give updates on the current efforts of the city government to build back a better Zamboanga.

This, as the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) is now five months of implementation since Pres. Aquino gave an 18-month timetable.

The last seven info-caravans were conducted in evacuations centers and transitory sites for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) to be informed of what the city government has done, is doing and intends to do for them after the Zamboanga siege last September.

In the meantime, the city chief executive announced the installation tomorrow, May 14, of Zamboanga Archbishop Romulo dela Cruz by no less than Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Giuseppe Pinto in the presence of Cardinal Quevedo, other bishops and priests from different dioceses. — Vic Larato