Beng appeals anew for public support to thwart violence PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 December 2011 17:22

House Deputy Speaker for Mindanao Beng Climaco has stressed anew the urgent need for all sectors to provide the best means of support to authorities to thwart any atrocities in the city.

Climaco said this, as she lamented about the explosion incident at the Atilano Pension House in Canelar recently that claimed 3 lives and wounded 27 others, two of which were children as young as 2 years old.

The unfortunate incident happened at a time when the congresswoman was with consuls from various embassies when reports about the Atilano Pension House broke out last November 27. However, she said, the incident did not affect much the consuls’ interest in Zamboanga, in fact, the consul from Zamboanga City to Spain is currently undertaking preparations for the expected visit of Spanish Ambassador Jorge Domecq to Zamboanga City in February.

“We are very happy that despite the blast, we have no less than the Consul of hte Philippines to Spain Ramon Balaguer preparing for the arrival of the Spanish ambassador in February”, Congresswoman Climaco said.

And despite of the blast, she stressed, many other positive things are happening in Zamboanga. Last December 2, she joined Mayor Lobregat, Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde and members of the City Council in the activities kicking off Pascua na Zamboanga 2011, a festival intended to spread the Yuletide joy and cheers.

She said aside from the switch on of Christmas lights and other holiday displays at City Hall, Plaza Pershing, Paseo del Mar and Rizal Park, other activities will be held simultaneously in the days to come  leading to Christmas. “So this is a positive note to us, so we have to continue on and carry on with our lives”.

And to curb lawlessness, Cong. Climaco said, people should continuously support and cooperate with the police and military authorities by providing the right and timely information.

“We would like to ask our people to provide the best means of support to police and military operatives to thwart any atrocity”, she said. — Marvin Segura