Beng prefers Celso in Congress, she as mayor PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:53

by Vic Larato

Mayor Beng Climaco hinted on Monday that if there is anyone most fitted and deserving to represent the voice of Zamboanga City in the Halls of Congress, it’s no other but the incumbent District 1 Congressman Celso Lobregat himself, who she considers her “Big Brother” and fondly calls him “kuya”.

Mayor Climaco told the press briefing in City Hall that Cong. Lobregat has been doing his fare share to speak for and represent the voice of Zamboanga City in the House of Representatives.

“In fact, I think there was a gathering last Saturday where he (Lobregat) spoke about his defense of Zamboanga City in the Supreme Court, and his eloquence is needed in the halls of congress,” Climaco said as she reiterated her intention to seek re-ealection for a second term in 2016 elections.

“As a big brother to me, he has already served mayor of this city for nine years and I, his little sister, as a woman would want to continue serving as mayor of this city. Let Zamboanga be in the care of a mother, because together we will be able to help build a better Zamboangueño family if God allows and the people will give us the mandate,” she said.

Climaco recalled she approached Lobregat last April 26 and “I told him twice that I want to serve Zamboanga again as mayor, pero ya abla yo bonito era si man juntu kita.”

“History can bear it out,” she further reminisced, “my father, the late Jose Climaco, was very loyal to Ma’am Caling and he even sacrificed his term to tun and lost (in that election) because he was a loyal soldier of Ma’am Caling.”

She added that when she ran in 1998 (for city councilor) together with Lobregat (for congress), “deep in my heart I saw in him a ‘kuya’ and a ‘Big Brother’ and I still see him as such to this today.”

“I just pray that he guides me accordingly so that together we will help Zamboanga City,” Climaco said of the congressman.— Vic Larato