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Let us live with integrity- Beng

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Mayor Beng Climaco on Tuesday exhorted residents to live with integrity for love of Zamboanga just as what her late uncle, Mayor Cesar Cortez Climaco or CCC did in his lifetime.

Climaco said this as she led Zamboanguenos in commemorating Dia de Cesar marking the 33rd death anniversary of Cesar Climaco Tuesday in simple rites held at the Freedom Park in Abong-abong, Pasonanca.

“As mayor, it is our desire to live with integrity as what Mayor Cesar Climaco showed to us, until his death, he served the city with integrity,” the lady mayor said attended mostly by young people or the so-called millenials. “Ele ya dale su vida por amor del Ciudad and that is the greatest expression of love of any Zamboanueno and mayor.”

Meanwhile, the lady mayor thanked all sectors of the community that contributed and made the commemoration of the death anniversary of CCC possible.

The commemorative program themed “Cesar C. Climaco: The Relevance of his Pursuit and Mission to the Millenial Youth”, was preceded by a mass at the Lady of Purification Church in Sta. Maria. The night before, Mayor Climaco and relatives of the late mayor together with members of the JCI and other agencies spearheaded the wreath laying rite at CCC’s assassination site in Gov. Alvarez Street.

Highlight of the activity at the Freedom Park was the installation art where paper planes with people’s dreams and aspirations for Zamboanga City were written.

Youth city officials, who are part of the Rotary Club’s Leadership development program, also shared their views about the relevance and importance of the life and works of the late mayor to their generation.

The event was attended by the immediate family of CCC and representatives from all sectors of society.

The commemoration of Dia de Cesar continues until November 18. Today, Nov. 15 will be the groundbreaking ceremony for the Philippine Scouting Centennial Monument at the R.T. Lim Boulevard at 4pm and on Nov. 18 will be the Cesar Climaco Young Leaders Assembly at Centro Latino at 6pm. (Sheila Covarrubias)