City sets 27th Dia de Cesar PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 November 2011 13:45

The city government has lined up series of activities starting yesterday to commemorate the 27th death anniversary of Mayor Cesar C. Climaco on Monday, November 14.

The commemoration kicked off with the Ben Cervantes lecture series at the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), Nov. 10 and the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU), today, Nov. 11.  It is being participated by high school and college students.

From Nov. 12-13 there will be an assembly of members of the Sangguniang Kabataan dubbed “3rd Cesar Climaco Young Leaders Assembly- SK Leadership Camp at the Zamboanga Economic Zone in San Ramon.

On Sunday, Nov. 13,   boy scouts from the Zamboanga BSP Council will converge at the Climaco Freedom Park in Abong-abong at 6 p.m. for the vigil at the tomb of the late mayor.

An on the spot painting competition among special education students at 7am at the Climaco Freedom park will start the activities on Monday, November 14. A mass will be held at the Our Lady of Purificacion Parish in Sta. Maria at 8am.

A memorial motorcade will follow after the mass. The route will be the Sta. Maria Church to the assassination site at Gov. Alvarez Street where Mayor Celso Lobregat will lead city officials and various agencies and organization representatives in the wreath laying activity. From assassination site, the motorcade will proceed to the Climaco Freedom Park where the commemorative program will be held.

The yearly commemoration of Dia de Cesar in honor of the late Mayor Cesar C. Climaco, is pursuant to Ordinance 156.

Climaco was the assassinated by a lone gunman while he was inspecting the site of a fire incident in Gov. Alvarez early morning of Nov. 14, 1984. — Sheila Covarrubias