Fish brokers go for Celso, Lilia PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 March 2016 11:48

The officers and members of the Zamboanga Fish Brokers Association and the Zamboanga City United Fish Vendors Association officially endorsed and pledged their full support and commitment to the candidacies of   District 1 Rep. Celso Lobregat and District 2 Rep. Lilia Nuño in their bid for re-election.

The group likewise expressed their commitment of support to all the candidates of the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino(LDP), Adelante Zamboanga Party(AZAP), and Nacionalista Party (NP).

Zamboanga Fish Brokers Association (ZFFBA) Chairman Rozdy Mukaram was joined by other officers led by Mannan Hamid,Al Hadz as president and their Board of Directors who said that their renewed commitment to the LDP coalition is seen as a continued trust and confidence in the leadership shown by the concerned leaders.

“Ever since, we strongly believe in the leadership of Congressman Lobregat and his team. He has helped us a lot in strengthening our organization and placed us in a proper location in the public market where we can do business for our families,” Hamid said.

Zamboanga City United Fish Vendors (ZCUFV) president Hasir Hanapi also disclosed that their group cannot forget Lobregat who facilitated the rehabilitation of their fish stalls at the public market, as well as legitimized their business enterprise favorable to their clients.

Hanapi said that Congresswoman Nuño was also instrumental in taking care of their health issues and concerns still during the time when she was still a city councilor and it was sustained until she became a congresswoman.

“We would like to inform everybody that we are strongly supporting Lobregat and Nuño as well as their entire line-up in their bid for re-election. They have shown us true leadership and has looked into the welfare of our people here in the market,” Hanapi said.

Lobregat was elated by the unexpected endorsement of the fish brokers  as he assured them that he will continue to pursue his efforts in legislating their needs.

“I was not expecting this endorsement, they came to me and voluntarily pledged their support to our entire slate in both districts. It’s a manifestation that so many groups and organizations believe in our leadership which is tried and tested,” Lobregat said.

ZCUFV chairman Ganih Omar said he was very thankful to Lobregat for his initiatives when he was still the mayor when he rehabilitated the market stalls, maintained cleanliness and drove away those illegitimate and rogue fish vendors.

“I still remember, when he was the Mayor, Celso and I are together in holding the firehose to clean up the market stalls in the fish section,” Omar said.

Nuño said she has also prioritized the health needs of the fish vendors because most of their members belong to indigent families who cannot afford to go to the hospital for medical attention if somebody is sick among family members. — Dexter Yap