Lobregat graces ZCSPC’s 14th anniv celebration PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 11:41

By Jubels Santos

The Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College marked its 14th anniversary as a state college on Monday, July 13  with District 1 Congressman Celso L. Lobregat as guest speaker. It was also the school’s 110th foundation day.

Speaking before the school officials, faculty and student body, and other guests, Lobregat said the plan to transform the school as a state college came at a time when there was a ban on the creation of state colleges because there were too many state colleges in the country.

There was also the plan of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for the then Polytechnic College to be absorbed by the Western Mindanao State University.

“We hurdled the impossible”, said Lobregat who was spending his remaining 6 months in Congress at that time. (Congressman Lobregat was to run for Mayor in the 2004 local elections to succeed his mother, Mayor Maria Clara Lobregat, who died on January 2nd, 2004.)

He explained that the house bill he sponsored creating the ZC State Polytechnic College was pending in Congress. And since it was an election year, lawmakers were busy campaigning and had no time to attend to pending bills.

“It was perhaps a miracle due to the intercession of La Virgen Del Pilar and the prayers of the late mayor that before his term ended RA 9142 was finally passed creating the Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College,” Lobregat said.

Lobregat was presented a Plaque of Appreciation by ZC State Polytechnic College President Dr. Nora Ponce who expressed her deep gratitude for the Congressman’s effort in which they are now celebrating their 14th anniversary as a state college.

Dr. Ponce also formally declared open the ZCSPC FIESTA “15  now being held at the school campus.

Highlights of the weeklong FIESTA are News Casting Contest (BS DEVCOM Students), Mural Painting Competition, Film Showing (JURRASIC PARK and INSIDIOUS Chapter 3, Departments of Arts & Sciences and Maritime Education Day, and Trade Fair 2015 “MARKET MARKET NA PLAZA.

Theme of the celebration is “One Love, One Family, One ZCSPC: Moving forward to ASEAN Harmonization”.  — Jubels Santos