Beng reports various feats as city continues to recover PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 13:47

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday reported various achievements by different sectors as Zamboanga City continues to rise from siege, one year after the 2013 siege.

Foremost, Zamboanga City’s participation in the just concluded Philippine Travel Mart was very successful as it placed second in the booth competition in terms of design, presentation of products and sales.

The city’s reigning Ms. Zamboanga, Christine Juaton, of Ayala, was adjudged “Mutya ng Mindanao” during the pageant and coronation night Saturday in General Santos City, and Zamboanga’s novelty products and delicacies were a standout during the 23rd Mindanao Business Conference Trade Fair and Exhibit in General Santos City.

“These achievements are proof that the city continues to rise from the siege in all our efforts to build back a better Zamboanga,” Climaco said during her weekly news conference in City Hall yesterday morning.

She also reported that the city’s athletes bagged 20 medals from the Mindanao Qualifying Leg of the Batang Pinoy 2014 held from Sept. 10 to 14 in Pagadian City.

Batang Pinoy covers such events as arnis, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, chess, dancesport, futsal, karate-do, lawn tennis, muaythai, sepak takraw, softball, swimming, taekwondo, table tennis, wrestling, weightlifting and volleyball.

The mayor also took pride in the successful staging of the art exhibit at the second floor lobby of City Hall last week, which was an offshoot of the 10-day fun art healing workshop for children affected by the siege. She thanked the trainer-artists Rameer Tawasil and Franco Joaquin. — Vic Larato