CCC honored on 29th death anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 November 2013 13:06

Mayor Ma. Isabelle G. Climaco-Salazar, heads of local government offices, national government agencies, the Philippine Air Force (PAF), the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) and the Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) among others were one in commemorating here yesterday the 29th Dia Di Cesar Climaco (29th death anniversary of Mayor Cesar C. Climaco) in a simple program held in Abong-Abong Freedom Park.

Mayor Beng, who is the niece of Mayor Cesar, said that “Zamboanguenos should never forget the deeds of her uncle, who gave his life in the name of freedom and justice.” She added that “we should also remember and be grateful for the soldiers who gave their lives during the conflict in our city, and continue to pray for the people affected by the natural calamities in Bohol and Leyte.”

The former mayor’s son, Dr. Juni Climaco said: “I hope that the future generations would emulate the principles that my father had taught the Zamboanguenos and strive to remove corruption in all sectors of society.”

At 8 am, a mass was held at the Sta. Maria Church, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at Gov. Alvarez Avenue, the site where Mayor Cesar was assassinated.

The local government has lined up several activities for the event, including a poster-making contest for SPED students.

The “Childhood Memories of Zamboanga” written by Dr. Helen Mendoza was also launched in the City Hall lobby yesterday (November 14).

Mayor Cesar, remembered for his long, wispy white hair, was assassinated inspecting a fire ruins along Gov. Alvarez Avenue.

He was one of the staunch opposition leaders against the former president Ferdinand Marcos. — FPG/DIS/PIA9-ZBST