Beng, PAC lead outreach mission in Barangay Muti PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2014 16:58

 

 

Mayor Beng Climaco personally spearheaded Saturday (June 21) together with representatives from the Physicians Across Continents (PAC), an outreach mission in barangay Muti in the east coast in line with the soon to start of the fasting month, Ramadan.

Some 335 residents, mostly adults and children benefited from the mission that included free medical and dental services, free haircut and other freebies. Some 500 elementary students on the other hand received toys and slippers.

Mayor Climaco also visited the madrasah in Muti, students of which are from barangay Dita and also the madrasah in Sangali to give out Holy Qur’an, regard as the central religious text of Islam which Muslims believe to be a revelation from Allah.

The day-long activity, organized by the City Mayor’s Office in cooperation PAC, was also supported by the Armed Forces of the Philippines to include the Philippine Air Force, Task Force Zamboanga and the 11th Marine Battalion. Personnel from the City Health Office (CHO) and the General Service Office (GSO) also assisted provided services. It was also participated by the Philippine Toy Library (PTL)-Zamboanga.

Mayor Climaco said the outreach mission was initiated to cater to our Muslim brothers, who will be observing the Holy month of Ramadan by the end of the month.

The city government of Zamboanga is initiating ways to promote cultural diversity and create an atmosphere where Muslims, Christians and Lumads peacefully and harmoniously co-exist.

Mayor Climaco has expressed gratitude to the participating agencies for their support and assistance that made the outreach mission in Muti a huge success.

It is recalled that the City Government also organizes the Dia de Alcalde, an outreach mission featuring the city’s frontline services, in the barangays in celebration of their fiesta or feast day of their patron saints.— Sheila Covarrubias