Thursday, 08 October 2015 18:06
by Jubels Santos
Zamboanga City District 1 Representative Celso L. Lobregat objects the sale of the Zamboanga Golf Course and Beach Park.
Lobregat expressed his observations and objection to the sale of the said asset during the presentation made by Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and its consultant Chadaro Consortium on the privatization plans for Zamboanga Golf Course and Beach Park. TIEZA Assistant Chief Operating Officer Jetro Nicolas F. Lozada together with other TIEZA staff and Chadaro Consortium were present during the said meeting held in Representative Lobregat’s office last 24 August 2015 in the House of Representatives.
In the letter dated 28 August 2015 by TIEZA Chief Operating Officer Mark T. Lapid, TIEZA thanked Lobregat for taking time to listen to the update/presentation on the privatization plans for Zamboanga Golf Course and Beach Park. TIEZA took note of his observations and objection to the sale of said asset. The management, SBAC and the TIEZA Board were also informed about this and, as a concrete action, they have deferred or taken out Zamboanga Golf Course and Beach Park from the list of assets for privatization.
Lobregat thanked TIEZA for considering his position. TIEZA will be conducting more consultations/presentations to the City Council, business leaders and other stakeholders regarding the matter. Lobregat also asked TIEZA that he be included in said consultations and be updated of any development relative to the Zamboanga Golf and Beach Park. — Jubels Santos