City sets 29th ‘Dia de Cesar’ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 10:46

The City Government has lined up a series of activities in celebration of the 29th Dia de Cesar, in remembrance of one of the city’s illustrious leaders.

The commemoration officially kicked off with a photo contest dubbed as “Zoom In: Who is Cesar Climaco Today?” that aims “to inspire a new generation of heroes, and to encourage Zamboanguenos to look for and see greatness in ordinary things.”

The competition, which will run from November 11-14, is open to all secondary and tertiary students who are bonafide residents of the city.

Participants must submit an original photograph which embodies the concept of Who is Cesar Climaco Today. Photo entries should be sent via email to with the subject “Zoom In: Who is Cesar Climaco Today Photo Constest” along with the photographer/owner’s full name, complete contact details (address, telephone/mobile number, email address). The emails should also contain the photo’s title and caption which should be complete and accurate, sufficient to convey the circumstances in which the photograph was taken. Caption must be in 100 words or less.

Each participant may only send in one photo entry. Entries will be evaluated according to the following criteria: Relevance to the Theme (35%), Composition and Creativity (35%), and Clarity and Technical Quality (30%).

Five (5) winners will be selected who will receive cash prizes of P6,000, P4,000, P3,000, P2,000, and P1,000. In addition, winning entries will be featured on the official Beng Climaco Facebook page, the City Government website, the mayor’s and the city’s official Twitter accounts and the Beng Telemagazine Show.

For further details, interested parties may send their questions to, or check the city government’s Facebook and/or Twitter accounts.

Aside from the photo contest, a painting competition will also be staged at 02:00 PM on November 13 at the Zamboanga City High School – Main Covered Court in Tetuan.

At 06:00 PM on the same date, a Boy Scouts Vigil will be held at the Climaco Freedom Park in Abong-Abong.

On November 14, a mass will be celebrated at the Our Lady of Purification Parish, Sta. Maria at 8:00 AM which will be followed with a memorial motorcade from the church to Abong-Abong at 9:15 A.M, ending with a commemorative program and wreath-laying ceremony at the Climaco Freedom Park.

At 4:00 PM, Dr. Helen Mendoza will launch her book, Childhood Memories of Zamboanga,” at the City Hall Lobby.

On November 15, young Zamboangueno leaders will converge at Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar for the 4th Cesar C. Climaco Young Leaders Assembly and the awarding ceremony of the Zoom-In: Who is Cesar Climaco Today Photo Competition. — Claudine Uniana