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Friday, July 8, 2016

Zambo mayor pledges support to PDU30 administration

By: Emmanuel D. Taghoy

Zamboanga City - With the rest of the elected officials in the country, City Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar took her oath  on Thursday, June 30. Climaco, who is now serving her second term, was sworn into office by Justice Ramon Garcia.

In her inaugural speech, she stressed out the sacredness of votes and that government officials should serve the people with sincerity and dedication.

"The tremendous support and mandate you have given us fills our hearts with gratitude. This second term is God's affirmation that I and all elected officials must fulfill our mission of serving Zamboanga City," Mayor Climaco said.

She vowed to enhance economic development, highlighting a resilient,  inclusive and sustainable growth that will make the city relevant, with increasing number of investors.

"Our local government will pave the way to strengthen our priority guided by security, health and education with additional attention on water, economic energy and human security," the lady chief executive stressed.

Climaco vowed to fully support the new administration, reiterating, "we and the people of Zamboanga express our full support to the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo. And I ask your prayers for all of us."

Thus, she said the city will implement EO 188, an act directing all officials and employees of the city government of Zamboanga, members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Task Force Zamboanga, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and all other law enforcement agencies to undergo mandatory drug tests.

According to the mayor, this will be monitored by the City Health Office with the supervision of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the PNP crime laboratory.

“This is in response to the call of the president to unite all efforts in fighting illegal drugs in the country. It will begin with the officials, men and women providing security in the city of Zamboanga,” she said.
She also mandated the full utilization of every asset of government to fight the menace of drugs by working with colleagues in legislation  and the Peace and Order Council (PAC).