‘Viaje del Transformacion’ of UNA kicks off today PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 May 2013 11:21

The local United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) group kicks off today its final stretch of campaign dubbed as “Viaje del Transformacion” taking-off at 7a.m. from the Zamboangueños for the Transformation of Zamboanga (ZTZ) headquarters in Tetuan to Barangay Licomo, about 85 kilometers in the east coast from the city proper.

Headed by UNA vice mayoralty candidate Mercy Arquiza, her partymates for councilors in District 2 Rommel Agan, Kim Elago, Jihan Edding, Susan delos Reyes, John Dalipe, Nung Ajihil, Rex Miravite, and Leo Toribio, the green team will proceed to the Licomo-Vitali boundary at 8:30 a.m. to launch Bienvenidos na Ciudad de Zamboanga (El Ciudad de Flores to re-establish the monicker of City of Flowers for the City of Zamboanga.

“By doing this we establish our heritage and history as a city and unite our people. This will usher a call to plant more flowering plants in the city for the purpose of championing the cause,” Atty. Elago, the comebacking councilor, told reporters in a press conference at Lantaka Hotel.

From Licomo-Vitali boundary, the UNA will proceed to Vitali Elementary School (near the bridge) at around 9:00 a.m. to also launch “Preserva El Riquesas de Naturalesa del Zamboanga.

According to Elago, the UNA shall stand firm in protecting existing ecology and natural resources of the city, and will surrender its long term interest to short term financial needs.

Afterwards, the group will convoy to Barangay Curuan Poblacion (near the bridge) at 10:00 a.m. to also unveil “Agua es Vida, Protege Conel Maga Rio, Siembra Pono” at 10:00 a.m. - Curuan Poblacion (near the bridge).

“This is an active call of rejuvinating our forest and mangroves by actively implementing programs of replanting, particularly focusing on our watershed areas and protecting our water supplies,” the event organizers said.

Other main highlights in today’s UNA activities include the following:

* Turismo, Trabajo y Progreso - 11:00 a.m. - Bolong Beach, which aims to improve the facilities in all tourist destination in Zamboanga City and shall undertake a community-based tourism program, that shall  respect the tribal and traditional beliefes of the area, while promoting local culture, foods and goods, as a means of livelihood and progress to the barangay;

* UN Colegio Cada Distrito - 12:00 noon - Sangali (near the vocational tech.). It is a call to establish educational institutions in our 2nd District with an emphasis of setting it at Sangali considering it is the biggest population and economic center in the east outside of the Poblacion. This will cater to the poor but intelligent students who could not otherwise studey if not because of a new college;

* Siembrador y Pescador: Fundacion del Economia - 1:00 p.m. - Manicacahan (fronting the barangay hall) - This is to focus on the importance in re-inventing aNd giving priority to jump start the agriculture and fishery sector of Zamboanga City, as the primary driver of the economy of the city;

* Un Hospital Cada Distrito - 1:30 p.m. - Pasobolong (near the Mindanao Sanitarium). The UNA candidates shall establish a city hospital in District 2 by using and upgrading the facilities of the Mindanao Sanitarium in Pasobolong, and opening it up to the public as a tertiary hospital. Said hospital shall act as the center for the city’s health program for District 2;

* Moderno Terminal Bus - 2:00 p.m. - The city government shall establish and provide the riding public with a modern, clean, safe, and efficient transport terminal in Zamboanga City poblacion and in all major secondary growth areas;

* Energia Hende Escuridad Na Pueblo - Putik (fronting Zamcelco). The UNA shall work for the full restoration of electricity to the city at the most affordable rates possible. It shall also work for the cleansing of Zamcelo from corrupt officials towards a transparent and democratic and progressive electrical cooperative. It shall seek the establishment of alternative power sources;

* Cementerio Para Na Pobre - 3:00 p.m. - Mampang. The UNA shall work for the establishment of public cemeteries in all major barangays which shall provide for a three lots for burial to all residents;

* Justicia Para Na Maga Victima De Matanza - 3:15 p.m. - Talon-Talon (fronting the elementary school near the barangay hall). The UNA shall put to stop the killings and bring to justice all the criminals involved by setting up a citizens Barangay Watch Program. It shall cleanse the police and military of corrupt and criminal personnel. It shall support the Fiscal and the courts to expedite the criminal proceedings. It shall work for more courts in Zamboanga City. A new city jail * Un Casa Cada Familia - 3:30 p.m. - Kasangyangan (fronting dumpsite). Under the UNA program, giving resettlement and housing areas shall be a priority and the main anti-poverty program. The city government shall allocate P20 million each year for Land Banking purpose intended for urban poor families. Lots shall be purchased in Vitali, Curuan, Sangali, Ayala, Labuan, and any where within the 12 kilometers radius of the city;

* Nuevo Moderno Aeropuerto - 4:00 p.m. - Baliwasan-Moret. The UNA candidates shall work for the establishment of a new international airport at Mercedes, Zamboanga City.

* Limpio y Honesto Elecion - 4:15 p.m. - Comelec Office (Grandstand, Baliwasan). The UNA shall for a free and honest election, and shall seek that the best candidate and the true leaders of the city be elected into office.

* Deportes Para na Jovenes y Salud De Todo - 4:30 p.m. - Sports Office (Grandstand Baliwasan) - The city government shall implement a genuine sports program for the youth, and for the entire community, and shall seek to promote good health and wellness thru sports participation.

* Buen Gobierno Para Na Progreso Del Zamboanga - 5:00 p.m. - Rizal Park (City Hall). UNA recognizes good governance as a pre-requisite to the progress of Zamboanga City. Our city government must be democratic in its processes (Participatory, consultative and people-oriented), and transparent in its financial dealings. The projects of the city government must actually answer the needs of the people and work towards the progress of the city and;

*  Unidad y Reconciliation - 5:30 p.m. - Fort Pilar. This is the call of UNA to other parties and sectors of the city to unite and reconcile by putting all vested and personal differences aside and to work for the city, after the 2013 elections. — HG