Celso, Beng lead '26th Dia de Cesar' events PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 November 2010 17:12

Mayor Celso Lobregat and Cong. Beng Climaco will spearhead the different activities lined up by the city government today, Nov. 14 in commemoration of the 26th death anniversary of the late Mayor Cesar C. Climaco.
Today’s activities will kick off with the on the spot painting contest at the Climaco Freedom Park in Abong-abong at 7 am. A commemorative mass will follow at the Our Lady of Purification Church in Sta. Maria at 8:30 am.
After the mass, a memorial motorcade will be held with starting point Sta. Maria church, ending at the Climaco assassination site in Gov. Alvarez Street where Mayor Lobregat and Cong. Climaco will lead other government agencies and private groups in the wreath laying rite. From Gov. Alvarez, the memorial motorcade will proceed to the Climaco Freedom Park in Abong-abong where the commemorative program will be held.
The Cesar Clilmaco Young Leaders Assembly, initiated by the office of Cong. Climaco and the Fundacion Climaco Inc. will be held from 1-5 pm at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (main campus), capping the commemoration activities.
The assembly is intended to respond to the need of a platform that will connect the present generation of Zamboangueño young leaders to the life, works, and legacy of the late Mayor Cesar Climaco.
Cong. Climaco said the Cesar Climaco Young Leaders’ Assembly seeks to establish a moral and political framework that will enhance the leadership capabilities of young leaders and let them be inspired to do more by the imprint left by late Cesar Climaco.  
Meanwhile, last night, the members of the Boy Scouts Zamboanga Council had an overnight vigil at the Climaco Freedom Park also in line with the commemorative activities.
The observance of Dia de Cesar is pursuant to an ordinance approved by the City Council mandating the city government to organize different activities to commemorate the death of the legendary mayor every Nov. 14th.
The late Mayor Climaco is the uncle of Cong. Climaco. He was assassinated by still unidentified gunmen on Nov. 14, 1986, while inspecting the scene of a fire that had broken out at Gov. Alvarez St.
Mayor Climaco was 68 years old when he was killed. -- Sheila Covarrubias