Red Team swings at City Hall PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 13:20



The campaign sorties of “Team Colorao” yesterday featured unity convergence when they joined city government employees during their Monday flag-raising ceremony at the city hall grounds where all departments by the city mayor herself attended.

Showing solidarity, the “Team Colorao” candidates led by incumbent House Representatives Celso Lobregat and Lilia Nuño led went on a campaign swing office to office expressing intention to serve another term.

The scene became a moment of reunion for Congressman Lobregat as he was welcomed with hugs and kisses by the department heads and his former colleagues in city hall where he served for nine straight years as chief executive.

“We wish he is our mayor. He is very prudent in his job and in looking into the welfare of the government employees. He works even at wee hours just to finish his obligations to the people, we missed him here in city hall” an employee said.

Employees and constituents doing transactions in city hall also cited the professionalism displayed by the red team amid the presence of other candidates in the same location who are also conducting similar sorties.

Among the department heads elated bythe presence of their former boss were City Budget Officer Virgie Gara, City Planning Officer Jojo Sicat, City Engineer Luis Vicente Despalo, City Licensing Officer Benjie Barredo, City Accountant Sylvia Vinarao, Acting City Administrator Dr.Elmeir Apolinario and City Agriculturist Dr. Diosdado Palacat.

It was a moment of laughter and tears of joy  for some while recalling good memories of happy moments and experiences working with Lobregat as their hands-on and workaholic chief executive.

One after the other, Lobregat and Nuño, together with incumbent city councilors who are running together with the two solons also expressed their gratitude to the city government employees who cooperated and gave their best in serving the people.

“I was overwhelmed by the warm reception given me by the city government employees, they came to embrace me, everybody wants to hold my hand, I didn’t expect that eager they are to see me and greet me,” Lobregat said.

Lobregat was joined by District 1 line-up composed of vice-mayoralty aspirant Luis “Noning” Biel, re-electionist councilors Myra Paz Abubakar and Charlie Mariano, Baliwasan Barangay chairman Boday Cabato, former city councilor Rudy Lim, retired Red Cross Administrator Vic Liozo, San Roque Barangay chairman Lit-Lit Macrohon, CPA businessman Kaiser Olaso and Muslim leader and former Campo Islam barangay chairman Hadj Sandag.

District 2 candidates spearheaded by Cong. Lilia Nuño, council aspirants are composed of re-electionist Mike Alavar, VP Elago, Charlie Mariano and Percival Ramos, former city councilor Rey Candido, former CSWDO officer Kit Barredo, Tugbungan barangay chairman Jun Graciano, and Taluksangay barangay kagawad Beth Nuño. — Dexter Yap