Beng unveils P6M park for children, elderly PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 May 2013 10:57

Eleven months after its ground breaking, the Parque de los ancianos y niños (park for the elderly and children) in Sta. Maria was formally unveiled last night with District I Congresswoman Beng Climaco-Salazar leading the ceremonies.

Costing P6 million, the park, initiated by Cong. Climaco, is equipped with rubberized playground for children and an exercise equipment for the elderly and is one project that is intended to open initiatives to make Zamboanga truly a child friendly city.

The project is a coordinated effort through the local government unit, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and Barangay Sta. Maria headed by Chairman Justo Lacandalo.

The project’s inauguration coincided with the unveiling of the P975,620.00 multi-purpose building for the Edwin Andrews Air Base (EAAB) that the City Government funded. Mayor Celso Lobregat  also spearheaded the unveiling of the building, which is located adjacent to the park in front of the EAAB.

The congress-initiated park is dedicated to the memory of Adelaida Lacandalo and all barangay officials of Sta. Maria. Lacandalo was the first woman chieftain of Sta. Maria and mother of incumbent chairman Justo Lacandalo.

The same project is dedicated to other barangay leaders who include Pedro Lacandalo, Leandro Esperat, Ramon Lacandalo, Antonio Fernando, Felix Lacandalo, Felizardo de las Peñas, Vicente de los Reyes and Justo Lacandalo.

The undertaking, according to Cong. Climaco forms part of her office’s program to look after the interest and welfare of not only of the young children but the senior citizens.

The park is located at the vacant lot near the Bahay Bulilit day care center and in front of the main gate of the Edwin Andrews Air Base (EAAB) in Sta. Maria.

The project broke ground June 28 last year and was capped by Cong. Climaco’s declaration to run for mayor in Monday’s elections. — MS