#PSZambo affirms support to city’s crime prevention drive PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 11:38

#PSZambo, an informal alliance of civil society organizations and created under the auspices of USAID-ENGAGE, turned over Monday morning various equipment to three associations through Mayor Beng Climaco highlighting its support to the city’s campaign against criminality.

As this developed, Mayor Climaco said she is extremely grateful to the #PSZambo group for its efforts in helping the city combat crime pointing out that the campaign against lawlessness is everybody’s concern.

She likewise acknowledged USAID-ENGAGE for continuously partnering with the City Government on various programs and undertakings with the intention of bringing progress and development to the city.

Jules Benitez, USAID-ENGAGE-Zamboanga head, said the agency facilitated the formation of the alliance to support the city in its quest to public safety. He said #PSZambo works with different civil society organizations and barangays to bring about community responsibility in the prevention of crime.

He emphasized that the group’s main message is that “crime prevention is not the work of the police alone but of the entire community.”

The turnover of equipment held during the City Government flag raising ceremony, included an outdoor projector for the ZCHS-Main Crime Watch Organization, 10 sets of flashlight stunners and whistle for Barangay Zone III and 20 sets of flashlight stunners and whistle for Barangay Calarian. These were acquired through proceeds of the fun run activity held by the group last Dec. 14.

On hand to receive the donations were barangay chairmen King Elmaga of Calarian and Jerry Sanson of Zone III and the ZCHS Crime watch organization. — Sheila Covarrubias