All praises for Celso for approval of 3 school bills PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 14:32

By BHONG SIMBAJON

Officials as well as constituents of three barangays that are beneficiaries of the creation of national high school bills authored by District 1 Congressman Celso L. Lobregat  and approved by the Senate without amendments before its session adjourned last week are all praises for the veteran lawmaker and political leader for his initiatives.

The members of the Senate led by Senator Pia Cayetano, chairman of the Committee on Education, Arts and Culture unanimously approved the three Lobregat Bills without amendments and any reservations as follows; House Bill 5364 introduced by Congressman Lobregat – Separating the Ayala National high School- Tulungatung Annex in Barangay Tulungatung, Zamboanga City from Ayala National high School, converting it into an Independent National High School to be known as Tulungatung National High School and appropriating funds therefor. House Bill 5365 -– Separating Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School-Pasonanca Annex in Barangay Pasonanca, Zamboanga City from Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School to be known as Pasonanca National high School and appropriating funds therefor, as well as House Bill 6155—  Establishing a National High School in Barangya San Roque, Zamboanga City to be known as San Roque National High School and appropriating funds therefor.

Congressman Lobregat announced on Tuesday that the bills creating the three national high schools were approved by the Senate “in the nick of time”, last minute before it  adjourned its last session and then transmitted to Malacañang for the president’s approval.

Pasonanca  Barangay Chairman Efigenio Julian Jr.  said this bill is a legacy they consider in the barangay leadership, because they have seen how such proposal evolved and the hardships the feasibility study for the creation of Pasonanca National High School has passed before it was enacted into law.

“Gracias Congressman Lobregat por el dituyu bien grande ayuda, si nuay etu na congreso, nuay escuela de secondary el diamun mga anak,” Julian said.

For his part, San Roque Barangay Chairman Joselito Macrohon lauded Lobregat and the Council Committee on Education chairman, Councilor Gerky Valesco, as well as the members of the city council for unanimously approving the resolution for the creation of San Roque National High School.

“Ta agradece yo mucho con con ayuda del consejo local y del Congresista Lobregat por el creacion del escuela de secondary canamun, bien alegre gat kame na San Roque,” Macrohon said.

Macrohon recalled that they have to pass through the hole of needle in the process of formulating the feasibility study and even sought the assistance of neighboring barangay officials of Pasonanca and Tulungatung to formulate their proposal of creating their own secondary school.

Relatively, other barangay officials, residents, principals, teachers and students from the barangays of Tulungatung, San Roque and Pasonanca shared the same opinion, as they have eagerly awaited for many years for this bill to become law and have substantial appropriations from the national government and the Department of Education itself.

For his part, Congressman Lobregat, who filed and shepherded these bills in the House and Senate expressed his gratitude to Sen. Pia Cayetano and Congresswoman Kimi Cojuangco who is the chairperson of the Committee on Basic Education and Culture in the House of Representatives for the passage of the three bills.

Lobregat described the passage of these vital bills as a deep appreciation and fulfillment to end the 16th Congress.

Lobregat who has been known for his advocacy on education said that if given the mandate to serve again as Congressman of District 1 in the coming election, he will pursue his high priority and advocacy in Education.

Lobregat is a firm believer that education is the ultimate solution to address poverty. – Bhong Simbajon/RMN News