Beng, kin, supporters organize CCC museum PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 June 2012 14:40

House Deputy Speaker and 1st District Representative Beng Climaco along with relatives and supporters envision to include the establishment of a Cesar C. Climaco museum in the ongoing rehabilitation of the Climaco Freedom Park in Abong-abong.

The congresswoman together with Fundacion Climaco, families of the late Mayor Cesar Climaco, members of different sectors, architects and engineers convened Friday to lay down the groundwork and plan inclusions of what could make a CCC museum.

The meeting was spearheaded by Fr. Rene Javellana, SJ of the Ateneo de Manila University, a renowned art historian and curator who lectured on Museum Planning and Curatorship.

The intention of the meeting and as well as the proposed project is to make the CCC museum representative of the late Mayor Climaco’s life advocacies that shall lure every Zamboangueno especially the youth in appreciating his legacies.

“We made sure that there’s a multisectoral representation to this endeavour because we know that Uncle Cesar beongs to the people of Zamboanga. We want that the sense of ownership of this museum is shared by the people from conceptualization until its implementation”, she pointed out.

Through constant lobbying of Cong. Climaco, the 54-hectare CCC Freedom Park, a memorial park dedicated to the late Mayor Climaco in Abong-abong is being rehabilitated as a way of reliving and revitalizing the spirit of heroism and leadership of the late chief executive.

The periodic rehabilitation, which began over a year ago, is expected to cost some P50 million and with funds coming from the national government through the initiative of Sen. Edgardo Angara.

“Our hope is to keep important parts of Zamboanga’s history intact which is uniquely ours. This is one way of keeping history alive. Together with our local officials, we see this rehabilitation as a way of preserving a legacy for our youth. This will also be a good opportunity for the people in Barangay Pasonanca to likewise make the place a tourist destination,” Cong. Climaco said during the projects ground breaking over a year ago. — Marvin Segura