Sports victories give Zambo hope PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 13:04

Mayor Beng Climaco lauded the recent victories of Zamboangueño athletes, calling them as important milestones which continue to inspire and give Zamboanga and its people hope amidst the challenges it currently faces.

In a press briefing Monday, March 3, Climaco recognized the 731-strong Zamboanga City delegation for being the overall champion of the recently concluded 2014 Zamboanga Peninusla Regional Athletic Association (ZPRAA) meet.

Climaco also commended the coaches, teachers, and the education team of the City for their support to athletes who rallied behind the battle cry of ‘Levanta Zamboanga’, in a bid to prove their determination to rise above the challenges.

“You have guided our children, and they have shown resiliency,” she said.

The mayor also proudly recognized Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) star Mark Barroca, a Zamboangueño hailing from barangay Recodo, who was recently crowned as Finals Most Valuable Player for the 2013-2014 Philippine Cup title.

“These are milestones and breakthroughs that give us hope,” said Climaco. — Jasmine Mohammadsali