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2014 Accomplishment Highlights

The Local Government Code of 1991 (Republic Act No. 7160) classifies all cities into three categories: Highly Urbanized Cities, Independent Component Cities and Component Cities. Highly urbanized cities are those with a minimum population of two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants, as certified by the National Statistics Office, and with the latest annual income of at least Fifty Million Pesos (P50,000,000.00) based on 1991 constant prices, as certified by the city treasurer. There are currently 33 highly urbanized cities in the Philippines and Zamboanga City belongs to this category.

1. State of the City Report

Hon. Maria Isabelle G. Climaco “Mayor Beng” delivered her first State of the City Report on January 15, 2014 at Sangguniang Panlungsod before Members of the City Council focusing on the innovations and implementation of the Security, Health and Education (SHE) priority thrusts of the administration.

2. SHE (Security, Health, Education) Vision for Zamboanga City

To concretize the SHE Vision for Zamboanga City, a Strategic Planning Workshop of the City Government of Zamboanga was conducted on December 9-14, 2014 in Iloilo City facilitated by the Development Academy of the Philippines. The planning session aims towards a realignment of programs and projects of the city government for a more efficient and effective delivery of services to the people of Zamboanga City. The process include a re-visit of the previously set targets and to help start a realignment process for a more realistic delivery of services on – security, health, and education.

The output of the workshop is a Strategic Plan Matrix, prepared by the departments with corresponding strategies linked to Major Final Output, programs, projects and activities and budgetary requirements. The group likewise provided the various performance indicators per organizational outcomes.

3. Zamboanga Recovery and Rehabilitation Efforts

Situational Report No. 19, As of December 29, 2014

a)   Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

 

No. of Families

No. of Individuals

1

Joaquin F. Enriquez, Jr. Sports Complex (JFEJSC), San Jose

1,271

7,200

1

Zamboanga City East West Central School

33

203

2

Sub TOTAL (EC)

1,304

7,403

1

JFEJSC Bunkhouses, San Jose

168

999

1

Rio Hondo Transitional Site

133

828

1

Taluksangay Transitional Site

369

1,801

1

Tulungatung Transitional Site

423

2,468

1

Philippine Tuberculosis Society Inc. (PTSI)

109

536

1

Masepla, Mampang Transitory Site

869

4,583

1

Silsillah Dialogue Movement Property Transitory Site

22

109

1

Buggoc TS

183

1,099

8

Sub TOTAL (TS)

2,276

12,423

Source: CCCM

b)   Significant Developments

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman visited the city Dec. 17 to look into the progress of recovery and rehabilitation efforts for families affected by the 2013 siege. Aside from meeting with the Local Inter-Agency Coucil (LIAC), the Secretary also graced the turnover of shelter units for IDPs at the Masepla transitory site.

Sec. Soliman promised to follow up with Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson and other national government agencies various requests of the city to include the need for a third party monitoring of the ongoing infrastructure projects, the provision of ambulance for Masepla TS and several others.

The gap in temporary shelters for IDPs is expected to resolve by January 30. Target dates for IDP movement to transitory sites will be dependent on the completion of shelters and facilities (water, power, toilets, etc.).

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Dec. 2 turned over to the local government unit projects related to reproductive health and gender-based violence response. The donated projects included the Women Friendly Spaces for the Masepla and Buggoc transitory sites, and reproductive health equipment for the barangay health stations of Mampang, Taluksangay, and Kasanyangan. Also turned over were the Women Friendly Space for Arena Blanco and in Masepla and barangay violence against women desk for Sta. Catalina.

c) Temporary Shelter

As of April-Dec 2014 a total of 46 families availed of Balik Probinsya program with transportation allowance and fuel for banca.

753 families availed of Balik Barangay program with transportation allowance and food packs

348 families (home-based IDPs) availed of the House Rental program where the DSWD provides P2,000 fee per month for each family until Dec. 2014

1,265 families availed of the DSWD’s P5,000/family assistance for labor component as an augmentation to NHA’s Home Material Assistance (HOMA)

IOM will distribute 18 pcs GI sheets to victims of siege who are lot and home owners and to sharers with certification from the owners that they can return to place of origin. Of the 2,167 target from Sta. Barbara, Sta. Catalina and Zone 4 IOM has distributed to 290 families. This will be continued by January 2015.

d) Health

The City Health Office (CHO) reported a total of 218 deaths in evacuation centers and transitory sites from Sept. 9, 2013 to Dec. 28. 2014.

Clean-up drives held weekly inside TS and ECs.

Continuous monitoring and disease surveillance at the different TS; continuous distribution of medicines and supplies in TS and ECs.

Free hospital services at the ZCMC/CHO still ongoing.

Turnover of donated medical equipment and supplies from the UNFPA on December 2, 2014

e. Information

The Information Caravan wrapped up its second wave series with two simultaneous sessions held for home-based IDPs at the Centro Latino. The caravan visited a total of 10 transitory sites and evacuation centers from Oct. 28 – Dec 12. Among the innovations introduced in the second series were the social preparation and orientation, and the conduct of a separate children’s session. The Information Caravan will commence with its third wave first quarter of 2015.

Situational Report No. 18, As of November 24, 2014

a) WASH

OXFAM’s first Anaerobic Baffled Reactor (ABR) has been connected at the Grandstand. A second ABR will be connected after desludging has been completed.

b) Livelihood

7 to be attended by IDPs, host communities, and other stakeholders for a discussion on livelihood opportunities, and the formulation and development of an integrated livelihood and development program.

c) Health

The City Health Office (CHO) reported a total of 198 deaths in evacuation centers and transitory sites as of November 23.

A mobile medical team of the City Health Office, UNICEF and IOM will be rotating at Masepla TS and Buggoc TS every other Tuesday. Free hospital services from ZCMC and CHO (OPD and admission) for IDPs is still ongoing. Reproductive Health medical missions are also ongoing in ECs and TS.

CHO TENT in Grandstand is still at operational

The ICRC and the World Health Organization (WHO) donated medical supplies and equipment at the different ECs and TS.

Medical Services Schedule: Masepla

DAY

ACTIVITY

PERSONNEL

MONDAY

BASIC SERVICES (immunization, consultation, and prenatal)

BRGY MIDWIFE

TUESDAY

OPD CONSULTATION

DR.KONG/UNICEF/ACF/IOM

WEDNESDAY

IMMUNIZATION @ HEALTH CENTER

CHO

THURSDAY

PRENATAL

CHO

FRIDAY

OPD CONSULTATION

DR. SAHIJUAN/CHO STAFF

Medical Services Schedule: Buggoc

DAY

ACTIVITY

PERSONNEL

MONDAY

KASANYANGAN HEALTH CENTER

DR. ARANAN

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

IMMUNIZATION @ HEALTH CENTER (am)/ BUGGOC (pm)

CHO

THURSDAY

PRENATAL

CHO

FRIDAY

OPD CONSULTATION Kasanyangan Health Center (am)/ BUGGOC (pm)

DR. ARANAN/CHO STAFF

d) Education

Temporary learning spaces will be set up in Masepla I by November by the UNICEF. The Department of Education will deploy teachers to man the learning spaces.

e) Information

The 2nd wave of Information Caravan in TS and ECs began Oct. 28 and has so far covered Masepla, Buggoc, Taluksangay, Rio Hondo and PTSI TS. The Communications Working Group (CWG) initiated an assessment workshop with camp managers and IDP leaders to review the series of Information Caravans. The inputs from stakeholders will be used to address the perceived gaps and improve the succeeding information caravans.

Community consultations are conducted in ECs and TS as part of the Communication with Communities-Accountability to Affected Population (CwC-AAP) to find out issues and concerns besetting IDPs.

f) Others

The UNICEF will spearhead a Bajau Forum on December 4 to better understand cultural practices of Bajaus and provide culturally-sensitive and relevant services to Bajau IDPs in TS and ECs.

3a. Awards and Recognitions

1. Fr. William Masterson Award conferred to Mayor Maria Isabelle G. Climaco by the Xavier University in recognition of her exceptional work in local governance and public service particularly in the handling of the Zamboanga siege, which she dedicated to the people of Zamboanga – the real heroes.

2. Freedom Flame Award given by the Friedrich Nauman Foundation recognizing empowering leadership and tenacity in installing peace and security in Mindanao.

4. Dia de Alcalde na mga Barangay

Dia del Alcadeza Program in the Barangays is one of the innovative practices and initiatives that the present administration pursues to be more responsive to its constituency. The mechanism focuses on constituent-oriented government services by bringing Local Government Unit’s (LGU) services closer to every Zamboangueño. Citizen’s participation and empowerment in local governance is one of the key development areas in pursuit of poverty reduction and eventual attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.

Filipinos are fond of celebrating Fiesta’s. Aside from the usual merry-making, the Fiesta celebration in the Barangays will coincide with a new twist with the implementation of the Dia del Alcadeza Program in the Barangays. The following are the objectives of the Program:

1. To bring services to the barangays where these are most needed, making the constituents aware of the decision-making processes;

2. Bring integrated basic services to the barangays in a consistent and sustainable manner, especially to those who are marginalized and cannot afford to go to public offices.

The following are the basic services deliverables in the barangays:

Dental and Medical Mission                   -        City Health Office

Feeding Program                                  -        Office of the City Agriculturist

Distribution of backyard garden seeds    -        Office of the City Agriculturist

Animal Health Welfare                          -        Office of the City Veterinarian

Processing of Birth Registration             -        Office of the Civil Registrar

With its implementation on August 13, 2013, the Dia del Alcalde Program for 2014 had reached out about 60 barangays including the island barangays, with thousands of residents availed of the various programs of the city government.

Feb 2014

April 2014

 

June 2014

 

11

Pamucutan

4

Catumbal

4

Guisao

12

Tolosa

8

Talisayan

6

Guiwan

13

Sto Niño

22

Sangali

10

Putik

18

Bunguiao

24

Divisoria

11

Cabatangan

19

Malagutay

29

San Jose Gusu

13

Cacao

 

 

30

Zambowood

17

Dulian Bunguiao

March 2014

May 2014

 

18

Limpapa

5

La  Paz

6

Boalan

24

Canelar

17

Latuan

7

Talon-Talon

25

Sinunuc

21

Lunzuran

20

Victoria

27

Pasonanca

May 29, 2014 - Bgys. Licomo, Tictapul, Vitali, Sibulao and Mangusu

May 30, 2014 - Bgys. Calabasa, Quiniput, Tigbalabag, Lubigan and Bolong

June 20, 2014 - Bgy. Boalan

June 21, 2014 - Bgy. Muti

July 10, 2014 - Bgy. Mampang

July 11, 2014 - Bgy. Ayala

July 17, 2014 - Bgy. Quiniput

July 24, 2014 - Bgy. Lamisahan

July 30, 2014 - Bgy. Sibulao

August 6, 2014 - Bgy. Manicahan

August 8, 2014 - Bgy. San Roque

August 14, 2014 - Bgy. Mampang

August 29, 2014 - Bgy. Zone II

August 30, 2014 - Talon-Talon Loop, Bgy. Talon-Talon

September 11, 2014 - Bgy. Ayala

September 2014 - Bgy. Sinunuc

October 8, 2014 - Bgy. Capisan

October 22, 2014 - Bgy. Cawit

October 24, 2014 - Bgy. Sta. Catalina

November 6, 2014 - Bgy. Limaong

November 11, 2014 - Bgy. Recodo

November 19, 2014 - Bgy. Taluksangay

November 20, 2014 - Bgy. Lumayang

November 21, 2014 - Bgy. Mercedes

November 25, 2014 - Bgy. Labuan

November 26, 2014 - Bgy. Baluno

December 3, 2014 - Bgy. Bolong

December 3, 2014 - Bgy. Cabaluay

December 16,2014 - Bgy. Maasin

5. Other Executive Services Activities

a. Centennial Jamboree of Scouting in the Philippines

b. Mayor Beng and Cong. Leny Robredo honoring PO2 Ined and the hero dog Diego

c. Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) House Bill Public Consultation

d. Anti-smuggling Campaign

e. Mayor Beng Climaco and Mr. Barry Reed of USAID-ENGAGE spearhead the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation on Participatory Community Public Safety Planning and Implementation with other signatories from WMSU, ADZU and Crime Watch Zamboanga

f. Mayor Beng Climaco and National Library of the Philippines Director Atty. Antonio Santos signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the opening of a Chinese Corner Project at the City Library, with Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, Councilors Biel and Elago and City Library officials and staff.

g. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz witness the forging of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for implementation of various livelihood projects for the Internally Displaced Persons entered into by the City Government represented by Mayor Beng Climaco and DOLE-9 represented by Dir. Sisinio Cano, March 19, 2014

h. Signing of the MOU between the USAID and Zamboanga City to Launch the Cities Development Initiative that aims to encourage economic growth to urban areas outside of Metro Manila. CDI seeks to promote higher, sustained, more inclusive and resilient growth by providing a range of development initiatives in targeted cities.

i. Mayor Beng Climaco and UNFPA Country Representative Klaus Beck and other partners show off the deeds of donation for the various projects and equipment turned over by the UNFPA to the local government.

j. United Nations Habitat Country Representative, Christopher Rollo announces Zamboanga City’s inclusion in the Achieving Sustainable Urban Development Project through the Planned City Infill and Planned City Extension Initiatives, alongside with Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Silay and Tacloban.

k. United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund Country Representative Lotta Sylwander presents new interventions for Children’s welfare in Zamboanga City.

Priorities for 2015

1. Proposed Road Opening

Anticipating the opening of the new malls – KCC Mall de Zamboanga, the City Malls of the Double Dragon Corporation and Megaland, the City is proposing for an  opening of new roads particularly from Gov. Camins traversing through Centro Pastoral to Gov. Ramos; and Veterans Avenue to Don Alfaro St. to further decongest city roads and address traffic.

2. Rehabilitation of the main city roads within and leading towards our central business district.

3. Continue to support the opening of the by-pass road from the east coast to the west coast, as this will complement the network of access roads and mobility.

4. Rehabilitation of Joaquin F. Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex.

5. Improvement of the Solid Waste Management System. With the completion of the assessment and evaluation of the current solid waste management services on December 31, 2014, immediate measures will be implemented effective January 15, 2015. OCENR has started initial closure activities at the Lumbangan Controlled Disposal Facility while final preparations are ongoing for the operation of the Sanitary Landfill Facility in Salaan.

6. Beautification of Island Roads; implementation of Street Lighting Project and the replacement of Traffic Lights including the improvement of parks (Plaza Gen. Vicente Alvarez and upgrade Paseo del Mar), and continue the rehabilitation and development of the Cesar C. Climaco Freedom Park with the Museo de Integridad as its main feature.

7. The Sunken Garden will be the new home of the City’s Investment Promotion Services unit which shall serve as the frontline in receiving investors.

8. Improvement of Offices at City Hall and identify ways to beef up its security features. With these improvements come the executive organizational performance restructuring to improve the quality and efficiency of the delivery of public service.

9. Establishment of a One Stop Shop in the Mayor’s Office for social and medical assistance including the upgrading of our District Health Centers.

10. Construction of the Central Police Station.

11. Flood Control Projects in Highly Flood Prone Barangays like Tugbungan and San Jose Gusu.

12. Call and Response Center and Surveillance System at CDRRM Office that will provide our people with a 24/7 emergency response ready to address all forms of disasters and emergencies.