Climaco’s bday wish: To win big for Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 September 2018 14:09

In celebrating her 52nd birthday yesterday, Mayor Beng Climaco shared her message of resiliency, the ability to bounce back after the crisis, and a wish to win big for Zamboanga City “because if we win big, everybody will be winners.”

Apparently referring to the 2019 elections, Climaco declared categorically that she will aspire (for third term) “because I believe God has sent me (here) to serve you—no if’s and but’s.”

“Whatever will be the decision of the people will also be dependent on the will of God and I’m ready to face it because I believe that this is our time and it’s our time to shine,” the mayor said during a short but fitting program in celebration of her natal day after the mass at the City Hall lobby.

She also shared a bit of good news that on October 1, Mindpro Citimall, one of the city’s first malls that opened in 1996, will be closed to give way for its reconstruction to become yet another biggest mall in the city as Mindpro-SM Mall. “When God closes a mall, God opens a bigger mall.”

Religious as she is, Climaco quoted a biblical passage in Jeremiah 21-11 “For I know my plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a future and hope.”

To all those gathered, she said: “Believe that God has plans for you to prosper in life, but this prosperity does not only come in terms of the value of money or in terms of popularity or wealth. Prosperity lies in our hearts and at the end of the day, the values that we carry are the values of love in our hearts. That is why, when I say I love God and I love Zamboanga City I mean it with all my heart.”

According to her, every time she goes to City Hall she really values such opportunity “because this was the aspiration of my father.”

In 1995, she recalled, her father (Jose) ran and won as vice mayor against a very formidable opponent.

“I was conceived out of the loss (in 1996). I experienced loss but in losing God will make us win and when God makes us win, we will win big time for Zamboanga City,” Climaco said.-(Vic Larato)

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 September 2018 14:11