Newly elected officials’ inaugurals set today PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2016 15:39

By CLAUDINE UNIANA

Newly-elected city officials will formally assume their posts noontime today, June 30 after a simple but meaningful inaugural ceremony set at the City Hall lobby starting at 8am.

Mayor Beng Climaco, District 1 Representative Celso Lobregat, District 2 Representative Manuel Jose Dalipe Jr. and Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde will lead the pack of officials who will take their respective oaths of office after winning the people’s mandate in the May 9 polls.

To be sworn into the city council are District 1 Councilors Rodolfo Bayot, Josephine Pareja, Cesar Jimenez Sr., Charlie Mariano, Elbert Atilano, Myra Paz Abubakar, Rodolfo Lim and Marxander Jaime Cabato; District 2 Councilors Juan Climaco Elago II, Miguel Alavar III, Rommel Agan, Benjamine Guingona IV, Jimmy Villaflores, Al-Jihan Edding, Lilibeth Nuño-Belloso and Teodyver Arquiza.

After the oath-taking ceremony, Climaco, Lobregat and Dalipe will deliver their inaugural messages.

In the afternoon, the mayor together with the other newly-installed officials, will meet with all 98 barangay chairpersons. And to further make the occasion meaningful, various activities will happen simultaneously at the City Hall Lobby that include a free medical/dental mission courtesy of the City Health Office, eye check-ups, foot/hand spa, haircut, among others.

Meanwhile, given the magnitude of the event, various streets near City Hall will be temporarily closed.

For this purpose, the mayor has issued Executive Order No. BC 189-2016 directing the temporary closure of a portion of N.S. Valderrosa Street, Maria Clara Street, and Rizal Street, and designating Corcuera Street and Don P. Lorenzo Street abutting City Hall and Rizal Park as temporary parking areas for guests and visitors from 06:00 A.M. to 07:00 P.M. today.

Furthermore, only motor vehicles with issued car pass are allowed to park at the entire stretch of N.S. Valderrosa Street while parking at Maria Clara Street is exclusively for elected City Government officials and the two representatives of Districts 1 and 2.

Parking at Don P. Lorenzo Street is exclusive for City Government motor vehicles issued to department heads.

Motor vehicles without car passes but of government officials and employees can park at Corcuera Extension (back of City Hall).

Zamboangueños can watch the proceedings in the comfort of their homes or offices as the ceremony will be telecast live over the city’s major television and radio stations. — Claudine Uniana