Celso hosts media fellowship PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 January 2015 14:48

District I Representative Celso Lobregat on Tuesday, December 30, hosted a year-end fellowship for members of the Zamboanga media as a show of gratitude to the Fourth Estate.

The annual Christmas gathering with the media is Lobregat’s way of expressing appreciation to the work and contributions of the Zamboanga Press Club as well as a way of fostering camaraderie and friendship among the members.

In his message to the media, Lobregat cited the very essential role that the Fourth Estate plays in nation building. He urged them to continue their efforts and help Zamboanga progress.

Councilors Myra Paz Abubakar, BG Guingona and Gerky Valesco joined the congressman in sharing Christmas joy and cheers. Also present were former Councilor Rudy Lim and former City Social Welfare and development officer Francisco Barredo.

Over 200 members of the Zamboanga media participated in the activity that was highlighted by games and raffles. Major prizes were  refrigerator, flat screen television set and washing machine.

The Christmas gathering with the media has become a tradition since the time of the late Mayor Maria Clara Lobregat and continued on by the congressman when he was mayor for 9 years.Last year, Christmas gatherings were cancelled in deference to the siege.

The congressman also hosted a similar gathering with barangay officials earlier in the day of December 30. — Melcah Yee