Cerilles all praises to Lobregat on BBL issue PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 March 2015 16:07

Zamboanga del Sur Governor Antonio Cerilles Saturday night applauded District I Congressman Celso Lobregat for his staunch advocacy to educate and enlighten people not only in Zamboanga but in the entire country about the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in his aspiration to allow the public to come up with informed decisions on the issue.

In a brief message during the 32nd induction ceremony of the JCI Senate Philippines-Zamboanga Chapter, Cerilles, who attended the affair together with other Zamboanga del Sur and Pagadian City officials, said Lobregat is doing a very good job in apprising the people about the issue helping them decipher the information and using the same in their opinion-forming and decision-making processes.

“You are lucky because you have a congressman like Celso Lobregat, who is fighting for the people and who is doing his job in Congress,” Cerilles said.

Lobregat, though invited to the induction ceremony by JCI Senate-Zamboanga President-elect Nathaniel Asuncion, failed to attend the event as he was in Manila preparing for his presentation during the Regional Development Council (RDC)-9 meeting in Pagadian set Monday, March 30.

Cerilles said Lobregat’s advocacy questioning so-called ambiguities in the proposed law turned out to be precise and true. He said the January 25 incident in Mamasapano has bolstered Lobregat’s apprehensions.

Because of the Mamasapano incident, people not only from Mindanao but even from Luzon and Visayas are turning up to Lobregat for enlightenment concerning the proposed BBL, he said.

Lobregat’s knowledge on the BBL is backed by extensive study on the peace process, the different agreements and the proposed law itself.

The JCI Senate Induction was keynoted by the National President Alipio Fernandez Jr., former Dagupan City mayor and also graced by National Executive Vice President Rogelio Gancio, VP for Mindanao Cong. Victor Yu of Zamboanga del Sur, former City Officials and JCI Senate-Zamboanga members Engr. Efren Aranez, Ricardo Baban Jr. and Max Enriquez Jr., who was the program’s master of ceremony together with City Health officer Rodel Agbulos.

Asuncion is now serving his third and last term as President of the JCI Senate-Zamboanga. The program’s theme was “Responsive Partnership to create positive change.” — Jubels Santos