Climaco asks seniors to pray for better Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 21 November 2015 11:37

By VIC LARATO

Senior citizens may have several limitations—physically, socially and economically, but they can still be productive in many ways and be able to contribute to the society and the city in building back a better Zamboanga.

One way for senior citizens to be able to help in building back a better Zamboanga is through prayers.

This was the gist of Mayor Beng Climaco’s message during the Yearend Program, Review and Evaluation Workshop for senior citizens at Astoria Regency in Pasonanca yesterday.

Climaco reminded the senior citizens that they remain important and precious members of society, for which the city government through the Office of Senior Citizens has lines up activities and gatherings of all elderly people for them to socialize, renew friendship and bond with others.

She said the city government continues to provide medical care, health facilities and other programs for the senior citizens, among these are the elderly centers in some barangays and the elderly ward at the Zamboanga City Medical Center.

The chief executive has instructed the OSCA to make sure a physician is regularly assigned at the senior citizens’ ward following an information that there was no attending physician when some elderlies went to the ward for checkups.

The OSCA, meanwhile, revealed that when Mayor Climaco assumed office in 2013, one of the first things she did was to issue an executive order, mandating all pharmacies, groceries and related establishments to obey the law that grants discounts to senior citizens.

Yesterday’s activity was initiated by the Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines through OSCA.— Vic Larato