ZC Urban Poor leader Barte meets Pnoy in Malacanang PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 14:26

Roy D. Barte, president of the Citywide Urban Poor Council ofZamboanga, together with Ma. Luz Gerundio (treasurer), Rogelio M. Cabeltes (auditor) and Cesenia B. Rimando (secretary) had an audience with President Benigno Aquino III in Malacanang last December 6, 2012.

Seven other presidents of Urban Poor associations in Zamboanga City joined Mr. Barte in seeing the President for their quest for him to declare their Urban Poor subdivision sites under a Presidential proclamation.

The sites that these associations occupy are government owned land.

The Urban Poor leaders from Zamboanga City took the opportunity to see the President of the Republic for they were invited by the chairman of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor, the Honorable Hermanie Panganiban to attend the culminating program of the Urban Poor Solidarity week 2012 which was held at Heroes Hall, Malacanang Palace last December 6, 2012.

More than 400 Urban Poor leaders from the National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao attended the occasion.

Mr. Barte of Zamboanga City was given the honor by the chairman of PCUP to present to President Aquino the results of the Urban Poor Summit 2012 which was held in Davao City last Sept. 5, 2012.

The highlight of the affair was the presentation of the Pledge of Support from the Urban Poor sector of the Philippines to President Aquino. This was done by one Urban Poor leader from NCR.

Dra. Robredo, sister of the late Secretary Jessie Robredo, received a prestigious award for her brother for his deep concern to the Urban Poor sector.

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa was given the honor to introduce the guest of Honor, President Aquino.

The theme of the affair, “Isyu at Solusyon Bibigyan Tugon: sa Maralitang Taga-Lungsod ang Paglilingkod Itutuon”.