Celso reaffirms support to brgys PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 04 January 2015 17:25

District I Representative Celso Lobregat reaffirmed his continuous support to the barangays, as he cited the importance of the barangay sector in the city’s progress and development.

The solon stressed this during the Christmas party that he tendered for barangay officials at the Garden Orchid Convention Center, December 30. The yearly get together with the 98 barangay chieftains started since the time of the late Mayor Maria Clara Lobregat and has been pursued by Cong. Lobregat when he was mayor and now as congressman of the first district.

“Man juntu-junto kita para adelante el Zamboanga!” the District I congressman appealed to barangay officials both from Districts 1 and 2 present during the party.

He likewise asked the barangay officials to continuously support the local government, the incumbent officials and the plans and programs of the city so that Zamboanga can move forward after the ruins brought about by the 2013 siege.

Barangay officials are in the frontlines when it comes to delivery of services to the constituents, thus, should be working hand in hand with the city government and the elected officials, said Lobregat.

He added that the first Congressional District office will continue to coordinate efforts with national government offices for the implementation of projects- both hard and soft projects- for the advantage of the residents in the barangays.

You in the barangays are our partners in the implementation of our projects and programs and so let us work together so that our city can move forward and attain the progress and development that we envision, added Lobregat.

The barangay Christmas party sponsored by the congressman was also highlighted by games and raffles that brought fun and entertainment to the barangay officials.

Also present during the Christmas gathering with the barangay officials were members of the City Council. Members of the Liga ng mga Barangay led by Councilor Jerry Perez were in full force during the party.

Councilor Perez expressed appreciation to the congressman for the yearly gift-giving activity sponsored by Cong. Lobregat for barangay officials. — Melcah Yee