Beng, Itu, 2 city solons deliver last SOCA today PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 13:08

by Vic Larato

In keeping with the tradition that started nearly two decades ago, Mayor Beng Climaco together with Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde and the city’s two congress persons will once again take the podium this morning to address the nearly one million Zamboangueños on the present state of this Asia’s Latin City.

As in previous years, today’s State of the City Address scheduled at 9 a.m. at Paseo del Mar’s Centro Latino convention hall starts with the opening session of the City Council after it went on recess during the Yuletide season.

Vice Mayor Iturralde, the first to address the local legislature and the public in general, is expected to report on salient accomplishments the Sangguniang Panlungsod vis-à-vis the number of ordinances and resolutions approved during the preceding, and other related issues.

Then, comes Mayor Climaco’s state of the city address, quite extensive and comprehensive backed by an audio-visual presentation on a giant video-wall for the public to see and appreciate the many positive developments that Zamboanga had achieved throughout her first three-year term.

The chief executive’s report, which encompasses the achievements of all 19 departments of the city government will focus largely on her primary thrusts—Security, Health and Education or SHE.

She will likewise take pride in the innovations her administration has introduced, giving the public wide and easy access to the government programs and services.

The city’s improved business and investment climate will also banner the mayor’s report to include her plans and programs for Zamboanga if given a fresh mandate to serve as mayor for the second term come May elections.

Congressman Celso Lobregat (District 1) and Congresswoman Lilia Nuño (District 2) will also spell out their accomplishments, plans and programs for their own districts. — Vic Larato