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Climaco cautions brgys on issuance of ID cards

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Mayor Beng Climaco has cautioned the barangays with regard to the issuance of identification (ID) cards to their constituents not to overcharge, or better yet coordinate with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Climaco stressed the barangays should conform to what is only allowed by law. “The ID should not be exorbitant, to the detriment of the persons in the barangays because not everyone has the capacity to pay for an ID that might cost more than P50 … the amount can be used for food.”

“So, ta apela lang kita con el maga barangay de aton to please coordinate with DILG to have an ID system that is affordable. If it can be done for lesser fee, let it be but we will have to institute ID policy,” the mayor said in her weekly guesting on TV11 “Dateline Teleradyo” yesterday morning.

At the same time, the chief executive also appealed to the people in Zamboanga City to prepare their own emergency contingency plans just as the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office has been in the thick of preparations for contingency packages.

She said people should have their emergency kits and bags ready with clothing and food “because we never know when the disaster will strike, whether natural of human-induced.”

She also reiterated her call on the residents of Zamboanga to continuously cooperate with the authorities, especially in the implementation of security measures to observe and attain lasting peace.

“For us to attain peace, there should also be a level of reciprocation from the people, and a commensurate justice in a system that we have hope,” Climaco said, citing certain pockets of pessimism by certain quarters.

She cited for example the barrage of complaints on facebook against an erring tricycle driver, accusing the Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB) of doing nothing about the problem, yet no complainant has ever showed up to file formal complaints.

“There are processes and procedures to follow. Let us observe them, instead of making complaints on the facebook. Come forward and lodge the complaint,” she said.

“Do not lose hope. Have faith and believe that the city of Zamboanga, with the unity of Christians, Muslims and Lumad, will be able to rise and build back better,” Climaco concluded.-(Vic Larato)