Climaco desires no more mendicant kids in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 November 2014 14:40

Mayor Beng Climaco has reaffirmed her battle cry “to make our children’s future a reality today” even as she longs for the day when there will be no more children begging on the streets of Zamboanga.

“Let us make our children’s future a reality today. This has always been my battle cry, my guiding principle in formulating policies and in developing programs that are useful and relevant to the needs of our young people,” Climaco said in her speech at the “Children’s Congress” yesterday morning at Centro Pastoral.

Climaco said she takes her battle cry as an inspiration to constantly work for what is best for the young Zamboangueños and to ensure the welfare of “our VIPs (very important persons) – our children.”

She likewise stressed that the city government of Zamboanga though faced with many challenges is looking on the hopes and dreams of the children. And as mayor of Zamboanga, she hopes that there will be no more children begging on the streets, no more young people involved in illegal activities, and more young people able to go to school up to college.

“Como de ustedes alcalde, cosa ba iyo quiere mira para con el mga bata de aton? Ta desea iyo que nuay mas ya era mga bata que ay pidi limusna na de aton mga camino. Nuay mas ya mga jovenes que ay queda embwelto na mal bisyo y mas mucho del mga jovenes ta pwede entra escuela hasta colehiyo,” the mayor said in Chabacano

Meanwhile, Climaco thanked those organizations and agencies involved in addressing the issues and concerns of the children in the hope that they too may be able to contribute to the city’s efforts at building back a better Zamboanga.

In her speech, the chief executive underscored that the priorities of her administration are anchored on Security, Health and Education (SHE). “These three important aspects remain our focus in making sure that the children are given the much needed attention.”

The Children’s Congress was a culmination of the Children’s Month celebration this October.— Vic Larato