Zambo City marks 30th Dia de Cesar PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 November 2014 14:40

All roads lead to the Climaco Freedom Park in Abong-abong today, Nov. 14 in commemoration of the 30th death anniversary death anniversary of the legendary mayor Cesar Cortez Climaco.

The activities will start with a mass at 7am at the Pasonanca Parish Church and will continue with the commemorative program at the Climaco Freedom Park at 8am.

People coming from all walks of life, including boy scouts and girl scouts are expected to attend the significant activity.

In the afternoon, an extemporaneous speaking contest and a quiz bowl related to the life story of Mayor Cesar Climaco will be held at 2 o’clock at the City Hall conference room.

Dubbed as “Dia de Cesar”, the events today are the culmination of a weeklong calendar of activities that kicked off Monday, November 10 in City Hall. These activities included the unveiling of commemorative portraits at Plaza Rizal marking Cesar Climaco’s life and legacy and the opening of exhibit of Climaco’s personal effects, artifacts and memoirs at the City Hall lobby.

Yesterday, November 13, a parade participated by mostly young students and scouts was held from the residence of the late mayor to the Climaco Freedom Park. A variety show followed at 6pm.

At 9pm yesterday, Mayor Climaco and the other members of the Climaco family led the different sectors of the city in the candle lighting and flower offering ceremony at the assassination site in Camino Nuevo.

Carisma, Coraje y Compasion mark CCC’s life and legacy. He was a very energetic and humorous person that charmed people- young and old, who meet him. He showed courage when he opposed the Marcos dictatorship and vowed not to cut his hair until democracy is achieved. He was a very brave man for he feared nothing, not even the loss of his life. Despite his eccentricity, he was a person with a pure heart and showed compassion to all people-regardless of race, creed and color.

Cesar Climaco was killed by still unidentified assassin while inspecting the fire scene in Camino Nuevo early morning of Nov. 14, 1984. — Sheila Covarrubias