Beng offers hands of peace, reconciliation to opponents PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 11:49

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

Now that elections are over, re-elected Mayor Beng Climaco called on her opponents and other candidates to leave the challenges of the campaign trail behind and to move on, as she offered her hands of peace, friendship and reconciliation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mayor Climaco, who won by a wide margin, said it is now time for the candidates — whether win or lose — to unite and reunite and to work for the progress and prosperity of the city.

‘It is about time to leave [the highs and lows of] the election period behind and move on. Ta ofrece quita di aton mano de paz, amistad y reconcilacion lo que puede. Let us move on, para puede tene prosperidad aqui na di aton ciudad,” the mayor said in an interview over a radio station Tuesday morning.

With a new and enormous mandate, Climaco vowed to continue realizing the plans and programs of her administration to ensure quality infrastructure projects as well as social services for the benefit of the people.

She stressed that the numerous issues that came out during the campaign period will be either revisited or taken into reconsideration such as the need to increase medical assistance o the people, decongestion of traffic, continuous supply of water and power, the firm stand to exclude Zamboanga in the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) issue and numerous others aside from the security, health and education programs.

“The election has proven that we are one as a Zamboangueno community and we respect the decision of the people and we will continue to work for our city,” she added.

Climaco and all the other winning candidates were expected to be proclaimed by the Election Board of Canvassers late Tuesday afternoon. (Sheila Covarrubias)