Celso re-elected as Red Cross governor PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 April 2016 13:22

Due to his profound dedication in public service and in pursuing the objectives of the Philippine Red Cross, District 1 Congressman Celso Lobregat was once again re-elected as Red Cross Governor.

It is the fourth time for Lobregat to be reelected.

The election was held Friday night in Manila during the 31st National Biennial Convention of Philippine Red Cross which coincidedthe celebration of the 69th Annual Anniversary of the Red Cross.

With an overwhelming support, Lobregat was chosen No.3 among 18 Red Cross governors who will be serving another four year term in the said non-government organization.

Lobregat was first elected to the position in 2004. Aside from having been re-elected, Lobregat was also awarded the “Silver Humanitarian Award”, the highest National Award given to a top official, next to her late mother Ma’am Caling who received the Golden Humanitarian Award in public service.

With Lobregat were two other Zamboangueños who also received an award from the Red Cross —   Director Rosalina Bulawin of Zamboanga City Chapter and  former PRC Administrator Vic “Catala” Liozo who received the Loyalty Award for serving 38 years in the organization. The awards were handed by Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon and Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang.

“I am overwhelmed, the election results speak about trust and dedication to the Red Cross and the records will speak for itself how I performed, gaining the confidence of all the sectors gathered that night,” Lobregat said.

The solon vowed to continue his public service in the Philippine Red Cross to be able to serve not only the Zamboangeños, but also the entire country in general being a non-profit organization.

“It’s heart-warming when you are recognized by an organization from which you lesser expect, by simply doing what you have to do without expecting something in return is very valiant,” Lobregat said.

Lobregat said that serving the Red Cross beyond the giving of blood and saving lives is like serving the people of Zamboanga, wherein you are not expecting something in return when you serve the people. “It is the essence of public service which is tried and tested and can be trusted.” – Dexter Yap