Soliven renews call for master security plan for Zambo City PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 December 2013 13:04

Pocholo Soliven, president of the Zamboanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation Inc (ZCCIFI) and Incoming regional governor of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce Inc.(PCCI) lauded  Chief Supt. Mario B. Yanga for finally admitting that because of the security concerns and issues being confronted by the city, businessmen are moving out to other more secured business locations, fearful of their personal as well as their family’s security.

Speaking before the Joint Induction of officers of Zamboanga Real Estate Board, Inc (ZAREB) and Zamboanga Real Estate Salesman Association,Inc. ( ZARESA) as the guest of honor and inducting officer, Soliven said it is a welcome change for the OIC City Police Director to call a spade a spade and finally admitting that “we have a security problem, half of the problem is already solved and pro-active solution will follow.”

The occasion was held at the Crystal Ballroom of Grand Astoria Hotel last Tuesday,  December 17,2013 with the theme: “Real Estate Opportunities Amidst Crisis.”

To recall, Soliven was at the forefront calling for a an honest assessment of the worsening peace and order situation in the city, and as member of the City Peace and Order Council, has been advocating for a master security plan for the city with a multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional approach to the problem.

However, He was stonewalled by the previous administration, saying that the “peace and order concerns in the city was just a perception.”  Soliven was disappointed, “since the city’s peace and order problem is a reality staring at all of us.”

He further appealed to his fellow Zamboanguenos “to stand up and help build back better Zamboanga, with a relevant and updated Master Development Plan of the city, an Integrated Master Security Plan that should be in place by now, a better equipped and trained  police and security force,  and better Zamboanguenos who will have to get involve and engage, “to shed apathy which is Zamboanguenos biggest enemy.”

“ We are what we want to see, Zamboanga City is our home, Soliven said.