Esther Orendain sworn in as newest ZCWD board member PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:43

Ester Orendain was formally sworn in yesterday morning by Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar as the newest member of the board of Zamboanga City Water District.

Orendain, wife of City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr., was administered the oath by the mayor in simple rites with top officials of the water firm and other invited guests in attendance.

She will serve out the unexpired portion of former water district chairperson NelidaAtilano’s term to end on December of 2016 as the women sector representative to the board.

The city administrator’s spouse was nominated by two women’s groups Pinay Kilos Inc. (PINK) and the group Viva Mujeres de Zone III.

A teacher by profession, Mrs. Orendain served two terms as barangay kagawad of Zone III, became a real estate lessor and managed a food supplement outlet.

She is into sports and plays golf and is a proficient tennis player, sharing the same passion with her husband who was skipper of the Ateneo de Zamboanga basketball team in the past.

Asked why she decided to aspire for the post, the new board member replied, ‘As a former barangay official I got exposed to the needs of our people, so I would like to continue that and serve the sector I am representing, the women sector.’

Mrs. Orendain joins the water district board led by its present chairman Eng’r Nonie Aranez, and members Edwin Caliolio, JV Atilano III and Dr. Milagros Fernandez.

‘I am eager to buckle down and work with the other members of the board in providing better potable water supply service  to the people of Zamboanga City with the ardent hope that someday all households will have water the whole day, 24/7.

“I wish to thank Mayor BengClimaco-Salazar for the trust and confidence, to Chairman Aranez and General Manager Chito Vasquez for the warm welcome to Zamboanga City Water District. “May we all strive to work for a better and more efficient water district to serve us in the years to come,” Mrs. Orendain, the new board member disclosed. — Ed Banos CREAS-ZCWD