Celso secures fair share of electrification projects for ZC PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 February 2015 13:35

District I Representative Celso Lobregat has ensured that Zamboanga City got its fair share of energy and electrification projects amidst the looming power crisis in Mindanao and entire country.

From the National Power Corporation, the electrification of 5 island barangays in the city are included in the 2015 program. These barangays include the Great Sta. Cruz Island (Sta. Barbara) with 61 households, Tumalutap with 428 households, Manalipa with 446 households, Pangapuyan with 101 households and Tictabon with 830 households.

From the National Electrification Administration (NEA), a total of P25.38 million electrification project  for 6 sitios in District I and 9 sitios in District 2 are for award of contract and funded by the 2015 SEP General Appropriations Act (GAA) subsidy.

These sitios in District I include Cabonegro in Limapapa- P2.1 million, Fairview in La Paz – P1.79 million, Gagnier in La Paz- P1.15 million, Lacumba in Limpapa- P1.75 million, Masalag in Limpapa – P1.2 million and Purok 7 also in Limpapa- P940T.

For District II, the sitios include Azcuna in Mercedes- P2.24million, Bacud in Sibulao- P873T, Peralta in Mampang- P1.06 million, Eligna in Dulian- P2.83 million, Camp Socorro in Bungiao- P2.80 million, Km 5 in Bungiao- P1.77 million, Marangan in Limaong – P1.51 million, Nangka in Bungiao- P1.73 million and Sapa Seco in Bungiao- P1.55million.

The electrification of additional 21 sitios of District 1 and 42 sitions in District are also included in the list for funding under the 2015 SEP GAA subsidy pending the required survey of the sitios by the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative.

Lobregat, who is the vice chairman of the Committee on Appropriations sponsoring the Department of Energy and the energy clusters, emphasized that even if the issue of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law has taken a lot of his attention, time and energy, he has not disregarded his other functions as the congressman of the first district of Zamboanga.

“While the issue on the Bangsamoro has taken up a lot of my attention, time and energy in 2014, I have not let up in the other facets of a congressman’s responsibility,” Lobregat added.

One of the dimensions of a congressman’s role, he said, is to bring to the halls of Congress issues, incidents and sentiments of the District and the people they represent. “This is done through active participation in floor debates and interpellation and most especially through speeches delivered on the floor.”

Lobregat’s speech delivered last July 30, 2013 dealing in Misuari’s reported declaration of independence was shortlisted as one of the best speeches of the 16th Congress and was published in the 4th Edition of “In the Name of the People”.

House Secretary General Marilyn Yap in her foreword stated that the publication “continues the commitment to faithfully capture the voices of our legislators as they struggle to articulate their fiercest convictions in the service of the people”. — Jubels Santos