Mayor leads inspection of city’s east coastlines PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2014 13:02

Mayor Beng Climaco led a joint team of security and city officials in an inspection of the east coastlines Tuesday afternoon to assess the extent of the damage brought about by the Zamboanga siege in September last year.

Climaco said part of the inspection’s objective was to see for themselves the waterways and entry points of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels who took the city under siege and assess what security measures can be done to prevent similar incident in the future.

The joint team of security officers and city officials boarded three boats from Majini Pier at the Naval headquarters and sailed eastward from the coastline of Rio Hondo then slowly to Maririki, Sta. Catalina, Sumatra, Masepla in Mampang all the way to Arena Blanco.

Offshore were agar-agar farms, the main livelihood of those affected by the siege and are now in the different evacuation centers and temporary shelters.

The shoreline inspection also served as orientation cum-familiarization tour for Lt. Col. Nestor Narag, commander of the Mobile Landing Team 11 that in now tasked to assist the local police and the Task Force Zamboanga in security Zamboanga City.

Joining trip with the mayor were City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr., City Planning Officer Rodrigo Sicat along with police director Sr. Supt. Angelito Casimiro, TFZ commander Col.  Andrelino Colina, and other officials directly involved in the reconstruction of the affected areas. — Vic Larato