Beng: ‘I am my own person’ PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 April 2013 11:05

District 1 Congresswoman and Team PNoy’s mayoralty aspirant Beng Climaco-Salazar yesterday minced no words in saying that she is her own person with noteworthy accomplishments and that she needs not depend on other oofficials to make decisions.

Climaco-Salazar made this pronouncement in a radio interview yesterday in reaction to constant insinuations by her political rivals and detractors that she is a puppet of the mayor—a desperate move to destroy her integrity for the lack of issues to pin her down, being a frontrunner mayoralty aspirant.

Climaco-Salazar said having chosen to run as mayor for the May 13 elections is her decision, and nobody forced or persuaded her to do so, contrary to what her political opponents insinuate, whenever they campaign or conduct rallies in the city’s 1st and 2nd legislative districts.

Climaco-Salazar who is finishing her 2nd term as 1st District Representative in Congress on June 30, 2013, said that she decided to run for mayor, replacing outgoing Mayor Celso Lobregat, to ensure continuity of good governance and to fulfill the local administration’s 18-point agenda, which is aimed at bringing peace, progress, and development through health, education, and social services for residents of Zamboanga City.

The lady solon cited the constant request even then, of district 2 residents who come to seek medical help from her office, for her to officially serve them, since they allegedly see no hope for their representative in congress, especially, in terms of medical assistance.

“I simply told them, that I could not serve them on an official capacity, since they have their congressman there, but I can do it officially, if I will already be the city mayor,” Climaco-Salazar recounted over Wild FM’s ‘Buenas Dias Zamboanga’ radio program.

At the same time, Climaco-Salazar also campaigned for all candidates under the Team PNoy party, saying that with a united officialdom, solutions for pressing problem of electricity, infrastructure, and medical assistance, could easily be addressed, without constant oppositions in the city council.

Meanwhile, the House deputy speaker for Mindanao, has repeatedly, vouched for Jomar Lobregat’s capacity to become 2nd district’s congressman, “because Jomar would similarly, implement good programs, like the ones I have started in my district, especially on medical assistance, so that residents of said district would no longer have to go and seek that kind of help from the 1st district, like what they have been doing under the present situation”. — Team Pnoy PR