Zambo in the peak of Fiesta Hermosa events PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 October 2014 14:35

Despite the inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances, Zamboanga City is abuzz with activities as ushering in the peak of Fiesta Hermosa 2014 events.

Mayor Beng Climaco spearheads city government-initiated activities and most of the events sponsored by private groups.

In observance of Eid’l Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, the City Government through the generosity of the Filipino-Turkish Tolerance School Sunday afternoon, distributed beef to thousands of internally displaced persons (IDP’s) at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex and other transitory sites and 3 remaining evacuation centers.

Mayor Climaco thanked the Turkish community for continuing the tradition of sharing blessings to the poor in observance of Eid’l Adha. The activity she said is very auspicious as it falls during the Fiesta Hermosa festival in Zamboanga.

Prior to the distribution of beef meat at the grandstand, Mayor Climaco keynoted the 9thy Regional Convention and Scientific meeting of the Operating Room Nurses Association of the Philippines, Inc. (ORNAP, Inc) from all over the region. Hosted by the ORNAP-Zamboanga Chapter, the day-long activity was themed “Achieving Transparency and championing Teamwork at its Best.”

Yesterday, Sunday was also the   opening of the Motocross competition in Talabaan.

On Saturday, October 4, thousands of people representing the cross-section of the city participated in the ‘Media Ambiente Para na Jovenes’, a mangrove planting event that aimed to plant 12,500 mangrove propagules at the 5-hectare area near the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) in Rio Hondo.

Members of the Federation of Cooperatives in Zamboanga City converged at the Paseo del Mar after attending the 6am mass at the Fort Pilar Shrine to kick off the opening program of the cooperative month celebration with the theme “Kooperatiba: Maaasahan sa Pagsulong ng Kabuhayan at Kapayapaan ng Bayan”.

From the ZSCMT and the Paseo del Mar, Mayor Climaco later proceeded to the nearby Social Development Center to be with the Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) in spearheading the Children’s Month celebration. Children from the different orphanage and charitable institutions took part in the day-long fun and entertainment highlighted by games and showcase of talents.

The mayor later graced the Teachers’ Summit, a gathering of thousands of public schools teachers in the city in celebration of Teachers’ month and held at the City Coliseum in Tetuan. The activity was spearheaded by the Division of City Schools led by Acting City Schools Supt. Pete Natividad and was intended to pay tribute to teachers for their contribution and commitment to the education of the young generation.

The main highlight last Saturday was the Pet Parade and Blessing at the Jardin Maria Clara in Pasonanca where dogs and pets of all shapes, sizes and color filled the venue.

Organized by the City Veterinarian Office, the activity was also the venue for the presentation of awards to pet friendly barangays which was topped by barangay Tetuan.

The blessing of the pets coincided with the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi and in remembrance of St. Francis’ love for creatures.

Mayor Climaco was joined by Manila artist James Reid during the pet parade event. — Sheila Covarrubias