Over P4M city projects unveiled; Robredo cites Celso’s initiatives PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 April 2011 14:44

Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo has extolled the city government under the leadership of Mayor Celso Lobregat for its massive infrastructure program which he described to be not just mere physical facilities but structures that are of good quality and truly beneficial to the people.

Secretary Robredo said this as he joined Mayor Celso Lobregat and other city officials in inaugurating 3 projects all worth over P4 million in barangays Manicahan and Culianan.

“We are really impressed with how the city government under Mayor Lobregat has managed to put these projects in place”, the DILG top official said during the inauguration and turnover of the P1.96 million wellness center in Manicahan and the P1.065 million center for elderly and the P1.073 million rehabilitated 2-storey 6 classroom building at the Culianan National High School—all in barangay Culianan.

In Culianan, Sec. Robredo also inspected the two buildings for Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL), the barangay hall, the on going 3-storey 9 classroom building at the Culianan National High School and the community police action center (COMPAC) which are all funded by the city government.

What is significant about the projects implemented by the city government, Secretary Robredo stressed, is the fact that the buildings are built not only for the sake of building them but making sure that they come out as quality structures and within the standards set.

On the other hand, the DILG top official said the facilities initiated and funded by the city government will be of no use if the end users will not take the responsibility of taking care of the projects.  “Pakay ng mga proyektong ito and magkaroon ng maayos na serbisyo and so it is important that the people who will manage the building will not just accept the facility but also the responsibility to take proper care and to make good use of these structures”.

For his part, Mayor Lobregat thanked Sec. Robredo for honoring the people of Manicahan and Culianan with his presence during the inauguration of the projects.

He said Secretary Robredo, who has been mayor of Naga City for 19 years prior to his appointment in the Aquino Cabinet, is a multi-awarded and reform oriented government official who transformed Naga City into what it is today.

Mayor Lobregat said he is steadfast in his resolve to accomplish what he has set out to do in a bid to bring about continuous development and growth in Zamboanga.

Since 2007, after laying the foundation in the first 3 years of his term, Mayor Lobregat has implemented over 2,000 projects amounting to over P2.6 billion.

He said more projects will be implemented and inaugurated in the days and weeks to come—all intended to help improve the delivery of basic services to the people of Zamboanga.

Present during the inaugurations in Manicahan and Culianan yesterday were Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, members of the City Council, Archbishop Romulo Valles, DILG regional and city officials headed by Director Paisal Abutazil and city director Mohammad Taha Arakama, City Health officer Rodel Agbulos, representatives from different sectors, barangay officials, senior citizens and other groups. — Sheila Covarrubias