Mayor Climaco orders strict enforcement of Fiesta rules PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 October 2015 10:56

by Sheila Covarrubias

To ensure a peaceful and successful observance of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival, Mayor Beng Climaco has ordered police and military authorities to strictly enforce security measures including the rules and regulations mandated in the executive orders she issued related to the celebration.

Likewise, the mayor called on the public anew to fully support and cooperate with authorities in the implementation of the security procedures and help thwart evil plans during the festival and in the coming days.

Mayor Climaco has issued Executive Orders 140 and 141, rerouting traffic in the city proper and prohibiting parking of motorcycles, bringing of backpacks and wearing of ball caps and hooded jacks in identified areas where different activities for the festival are being held from Oct. 1-12.

According to Climaco, while the police and military authorities are tightening security measures to ensure safety and protection of the participants to the different activities and the public at large, the civilians also have their responsibility to cooperate and support all rules and regulations.

Aside from complying with the rules, regulations and policies set for the duration of the fiesta, the public is also duty bound to monitor their own surroundings and report to authorities the presence of suspicious looking persons, suspicious activities, suspicious baggage/items including abandoned vehicles for immediate verification.

People should not also contribute to confusion and misinformation by forwarding unverified text messages, Mayor Climaco said.

“We are all praying for a peaceful and successful conduct of all the activities in celebration of the feast of our patron saint, Nuestra Senora La Virgen del Pilar,” she added.

The mayor personally spearheads the different activities, particularly those initiated by the City Government under the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival calendar.  — Sheila Covarrubias