Climaco calls for unity for better ZC PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 11:45

Mayor Beng Climaco has reiterated her call for unity as the City marks on Wednesday, September 9, the second anniversary since the 2013 siege.

“I pray the City of Zamboanga continues on, so that we will be united, especialmente con todo elejido oficial para unido quita enfrenta con el diaton maga diferente desafio con fe, con confianza, y con Dios, na pabor del Nuestra Señora Virgen del Pilar, para qita pwede levanta mas mejor ciudad de Zamboanga,” Climaco said during the celebration of the Dia de Alcalde yesterday at City Hall which coincided with her birthday celebration.

Tomorrow, September 9, the City Government will spearhead a day of prayer and du’waa for peace, a flag hoisting activity in Sitio Sumatra, and a remembrance program that will honor the fallen and the unsung heroes of the 2013 Zamboanga siege.

Two years after the siege, Climaco said a lot has already been accomplished in terms of permanent housing as facilitated by the National Housing Authority (NHA) but that sanitation remains a concern.

“Mucho ya casa permanente que ya acaba (construi). We want to turn over permanent housing but the challenge is sanitation,” she said.

The chief executive disclosed she has communicated with Executive Secretary Ochoa requesting for the turn over of sanitation responsibilities to the NHA.

“We will also have to dialogue with the people si pwede sila acepta el maga casa permanente maskin no hay pa sanitacion,” Climaco added.

On matters of light and electricity, the chief executive made clear that IDP beneficiaries who have returned to their permanent homes are given P 10,000.00 financial assistance to facilitate the installation and connection of vital utilities.

“Ta dale P 10,000.00 assistance el administracion di Presidente Aquino, el debe menia el maga residente,” she said.

“El trabajo del govierno local is that it [housing projects] meets all the standard requirements and to facilitate water and electricity, but it [water and electricity connections] will also be the responsibility of house owners”, clarified Climaco.  — Jasmine Mohammadsali