79th Dia de Zambo: Beng vows to continue serving with fervor PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 February 2016 11:52

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

As the City on Friday celebrated its 79th Charter anniversary dubbed as Dia de Zamboanga, Mayor Beng Climaco renewed her call for the residents to unite more than ever and contribute to the vision to the vision of a better and brighter city.

She said the celebration of the Dia de Zamboanga is an opportunity for residents to look back at what the city has accomplished the past decades since the Charter was approved on October 12, 1936 and the subsequent installation of the first set of city officials on Feb. 26, 1937.

“May we all be inspired to do more for the city we love. We need to come out as one people, united more than ever under one vision of a better and brighter Zamboanga City for all of us, for our children and children’s children,” the mayor declared as she called on everyone to “contribute to this dream that we all aspire for.”

She said she has remained firm and steadfast to the mandate that the people bestowed on her and assured that she will continue to serve the city with fervor.

The year 2015 was a promising year, Mayor Climaco attested citing the city’s growing and robust economy, bustling industries and competitive human resource. “Zamboanga City is now more than ready to propel itself to greater heights this 2016.”

“It is the hardwork of the women and men in government, the support of the private and business sectors, the dedication of our personnel in uniform, the resiliency of our people from all walks of life and our passionate love for Zamboanga that led us to where we are today,” she attested.

The Dia de Zamboanga celebration was highlighted by the grand civic military parade and main program with former Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas as guest of honor. Other guests included Camarines Sur Congresswoman Leni Robredo and Senators Franklin Drillon and Ralph Recto and Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) chair Mark Lapid. — Sheila Covarrubias