Ex-dad Lim thanks Beng, but thanks Celso 30 times more PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 13:24

Reacting to Mayor Beng Climaco’s turnover of a P1-million stage at the Zamboanga City High School Main, former Councilor Rudy Lim said “While I thank Mayor Beng Climaco for the P1-million stage, I thank former Mayor and now Congressman Celso L. Lobregat 30 times more for the over P30-million worth of projects completed during Mayor Celso’s administration in the ZCHS-Main”.

As Chairman of the City Council’s Committee of Education during Lobregat’s administration, Lim recalls that a 3-storey 27-classroom building was constructed and completed between 2011 to 2012 worth P22.4-million in said school. Furthermore, Lim said “The more the P2-million covered-court wherein the new stage was constructed was built also during the Lobregat administration”.

Added to these, the City Government also constructed an additional 15 classrooms in an existing multi-storey building. There was also the construction of a multi-million-peso comfort room complex for the ZCHS-Main. Adding all of these 4 projects completed during the Lobregat administration would amount to more than P30 million.

“That is why I say, while I thank Mayor Climaco for the construction of the P1-million stage, I cannot help but thank former Mayor now Congressman Celso Lobregat 30 times more,” Lim said.

He said that during Lobregat’s administration, more than 1,000 new classrooms were built in public elementary and high schools all throughout Zamboanga City and over 900 classrooms were repaired. Lim further expressed that Lobregat is a firm believer that education is the “ultimate” solution to poverty. And as former mayor and now congressman, education has always been among Lobregat’s top priority. — Dexter Atilano