Beng tells pregnant IDPs to remain strong, healthy PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:07

Mayor Beng Climaco told pregnant women, mostly internally displaced persons, attending the “Buntis Congress” yesterday morning to always practice proper care and personal hygiene so that their babies will also be healthy and bouncing.

The “Buntis Congress” was organized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 9 headed by Regional Director Zenaida Arevalo. It was anchored on the theme “Juana, Tatag Mo ay Tatag Natin sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong.”

In her message, Mayor Climaco reminded the pregnant IDPs from the evacuation center at Baliwasan grandstand on the importance of personal hygiene throughout their pregnancy so that their babies will also be healthy.

“It is also important for you to pray for yourselves and the babies; pray to Allah that you will be given strength to take care of your babies despite your financial difficulties and all other problems,” the mayor told the pregnant mothers, the youngest of them was an 18-year-old Badjao lass pregnant of her third child.

Climaco likewise thanked the DSWD-FO 9 for organizing the event in line with this year’s Women Month Celebration this March.

Meanwhile, the DSWD distributed bags of assorted goods to the pregnant IDPs and one sack of rice each, courtesy of the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation through the Tzu Chi Zamboanga.

Each bag contained hygiene kit, plastic mat, malong, slippers, toddlers’ shoes, underwear, Tide bar, 5 pcs noodles, 5 cans of sardines and energy biscuits. — Vic Larato