Mayor thanks CAFGUs for helping secure city PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 December 2014 11:11

Mayor Beng Climaco took time out to be with the different Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Units (CAGFUs) and to personally thank them for their untiring efforts in helping guard the City’s peripheries notwithstanding the challenges they confront daily.

The visit to the different CAFGU/CAA (Civilian Active Auxiliary) patrol bases, held December 17 and 19 also gave the mayor the opportunity to share to the force multipliers some goodies for their Noche Buena.

Mayor Climaco said the CAGFU/CAA forces are doing a great service to the people of Zamboanga by helping secure the city from external threats despite the meager allowances that they get from the government through the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

The visit on Dec. 17 covered the areas of Labuan, San Ramon, Talisayan, Ayala, Tulungatung, Cawit, Upper Calarian, San Jose Gusu, Pasonanca, Mampang, Talon-talon, Tetuan and Putik. The areas of Talabaan, Bungiao, Mala/Panubigan, Curuan, Buenavista, Tagasilay, Tigbalabag, Mangusu, Vitali and Licomo were the concentration of the Dec. 19 visit.

The mayor said the city is very grateful to the CAFGUs for their continuous efforts to safeguard the city especially during the Christmas season.

The CAFGUs, she said are among the very vital force multipliers who are assisting the AFP and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the campaign to keep the city safe and protected.

As this developed, the CAFGU/ CAA personnel expressed gratitude to Mayor Climaco for the personal visit and for appreciating the work that they do. They said it boosts their morale to do more and better in their peace-keeping efforts.

The CAFGU forces vowed to continue with their avowed tasks, as they also expressed some issues and concerns besetting them to the mayor.

Mayor Climaco said she is committed to help the military and the police in its advocacy to peace stressing that security remains to be part of her administration’s priority thrusts.

Meanwhile, the mayor also on December 18 visited the island barangays of Tumalutab, Manalipa and Pangapuyan to consult with the communities and dialogue with the barangay officials in line with her thrust on participatory governance.

The chief executive believes that through people consultations and dialogues, the local government can come up with inclusive programs for implementation in the years to come. — Sheila Covarrubias