Posts Tagged ‘Zamboanga City’
Due to the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and Typhoon Paolo (Tropical Cyclone Lan), Zamboanga City experienced heavy rains and very strong winds that caused flooding and tidal surge in vulnerable Barangays in the City from dawn of October 15 to October 20.
ZABIDA, as part of the Convenio Project, with the support of the Spanish Cooperation (AECID) and Manos Unidas, conducted a #ZABIDARelief2017 from October 17 to October 30. ZABIDA distributed around 4,449 Food Packs that served around 22,410 individuals from 17 Barangays namely Barangay Ayala, San Jose Gusu, Calarian, Maasin, Talisayan, Patalon, Campo Islam, Mangusu, Licomo, Tictapul, Vitali, Recodo, Tugbungan, and Tetuan.
The Relief Response was made possible with the immediate support of The City Social Welfare and Development Head Office of Zamboanga, the Zamboanga Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, and the Respective Barangay Local Government Unit Officials of the aforementioned Barangays, volunteers from the Tau Gamma Phi – Zamboanga City members, Youth Solidarity for Peace (YSP), Mindanao Youth Development (MYDev), Regional Public Safety Battalion – Region IX, Philippine Coast Guard, Marine Battalion Landing Team 11, 545 Engineering Battalion, Philippine Naval Forces – WestMin, Zamboanga City Public Safety Company, Zamboanga City Police Station 1, Claret School of Zamboanga City, Theo’s Builders, Task Force Zamboanga through the 11th Infantry Battalion, Police Station 9 and 10, Chowtime Restaurant and Private Individuals. Through their unconditional efforts, 4,449 families were able to receive Food Pack.
Hon. Miguel Arquiza, Barangay Chairman-Guisao presented the Barangay Accomplishments or projects implemented for 2017 such as the reconstruction of a bridge, slope protection, school building for the Elementary and the on-going construction of the Drainage Canal. He also presented future projects suchs as Barangay Hall Stage and Covered Court to be utilized during big Barangay events such as the General Assemblies, with the help of Congressman Dalipe and also the Covered court. Hon. Arquiza also shared the project implemented by Partner NGO, ROOF-Zabida with BLGUs and the sectoral groups wherein he emphasized the big role and help that Roof Zabida provided to the sectoral group specially to the Barangay Officials. (Khamar Amsain/ROOF)
The Zamboanga City Disability Alliance (ZCDA) and Zambaong City Hermosa Association of the Deaf (ZCHAD) received their livelihood project, October 20, 2017, from the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). This Livelihood Project is from two (2) approved proposals from orthopedic group which is Printing Pressed Establishment Cum T-Shirt and a Commercialize Food and Service Center for the Deaf Group.
Zamboanga Basilan Integrated Development Alliance Inc. (ZABIDA) is now a DOLE conduit partner-NGO in the implementation of their Livelihood Project for the PWD Sector.
Fr. Angel C. Calvo, CMF. Chairperson of ZABIDA with Ms. Ofelia B. Domingo, Regional Director, DOLE, and Mr. Ian A. Lahi, Head-DOLE Zamboanga signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) during the Turn- Over Ceremony.
With the efforts of Zamboanga Disability Alliance, DOLE and ZABIDA, it is expected that majority of Persons with Disabilities sector in the City will be empowered through the Livelihood Project. (Leo Christopher Gaspar – Human Rights Advocacy Campaign)