Akbar family marks Wahab’s fourth death anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 November 2011 16:57

The family of the late Basilan Congressman Wahab Akbar commemorated yesterday his fourth death anniversary by way of community outreach program.

Akbar was serving his first term in Congress when he was killed by a powerful bomb explosion that ripped through the southwing of the Batasan Pambansa Complex in Quezon City on November 13, 2007.

Basilan Gov. Jum Akbar, the congressman’s widow, said Saturday that part of the outreach was a free viewing of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight to the Basileños.

Akbar said they have installed a wide screen, which is connected to a cable television channel, at the provincial capitol’s gymnasium where the people can view blow-by-blow the Pacquiao-Marquez encounter for free.

After the Pacquiao-Marquez fight, Akbar said she distributed for free seedlings to farmers who are into rubber tree farming.

The distribution of the rubber tree seedlings is part of Akbar’s administration program aimed to increase the production of rubber in Basilan province.

Also, Akbar said the distribution of free seedlings is in line with the dream of her late husband to make the province as the country’s rubber capital.