Zambo Urban Poor leaders sign covenant of support PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 14:35

More than a hundred Urban Poor leaders of Zamboanga City have signed a Covenant of Support for the City Wide Urban Poor Council of Zamboanga.

The Urban Poor leaders are mostly presidents of federations and associations of Urban Poor in Zamboanga City and the signing was held last November 3, 2012 at Hotel Perlita.

The leaders believe that the City Wide Urban Poor Council of Zamboanga headed by its President Roy D. Barte is a legitimate Urban Poor Association that truly represents the Urban Poor groups in Zamboanga City,

During the meeting, Mr. Panfilo Pollido, Mindanao Area Coordinator of the Presidential Commission for Urban Poor, said the City Wide Urban Poor Council through its officers presented two resolutions during the Mindanao Urban Poor Summit held in Davao City last September 6, 2012.

He said that these two resolutions will be presented during the National Urban Poor Summit on December 6, 2012 in Manila.

The No. 3 Mindanao Resolution from Zamboanga City will seek the help of President Benigno Aquino III, to proclaim the 17 Urban Poor sites in Zamboanga City into a Presidential proclamation, thus benefitting hundreds of poor landless families.

Mr. Rafael Osorio of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) gave favorable comments regarding the resolution. He said what the City Wide Urban Poor Council of Zamboanga has done for the Urban Poor sector of Zamboanga is a very laudable act.

During the meeting, the participation of the City Wide Urban Poor Council of Zamboanga in the celebration of Urban Poor Solidarity Week were discussed and also the participation in the National Urban Poor Summit that will be held on December 6, 2012.