Zambo is lucky to have Celso — Koko Pimentel PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 April 2016 13:41

By DEXTER YAP

“Napaka-swerte ng Zamboanga at meron silang Celso Lobregat na palaban!”

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III called on the Zamboangeños not to forget their exemplary leaders whom they can trust and defend on issues fighting for what is best for the city, and that is Congressman Celso Lobregat, he said.

Pimentel issued this statement when he visited Zamboanga City over the weekend and paid a courtesy call on his so-called “reliable ally”.

Pimentel said that they have many things in common with Congressman Lobregat when it comes to public service and in fighting for what is best for the people.

“For me, Celso is the best leader Zamboanga City has ever had. He has all the qualities, intellect and he fights for his people....Ganitong uri ng mga lider ang kailangan ng bayan...napaka-swerte ng Zamboanga at meron silang Celso Lobregat,” Pimentel said.

Pimentel said Lobregat has proven his worth in fighting for the plight of his people during the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) deliberations and he didn’t lose his grip on the issue until the last breath till the controversial bill was killed during the 16th Congress.

“It is very rare for a city to have such kind of leader who stands firm for his people, notwithstanding the personal effects on his security and family as well, a rare kind of a true public servant,” Pimentel said.

The senator recalled the best practices and strong influences of the late mayor Ma.Clara Lobregat from whom he has learned a lot as a public servant.

“I can never forget Tita Caling, sila ng tatay ko ay matalik na magkasangga sa serbisyo publico, marami akong natutunan sa kanya noon kaya’t ako’y naging mahusay na senador ngayon, gayundin si Celso, alam ko, mas matindi ang kalibre ng  anak ng isang iginagalang na lider,” Pimentel said.

The senator also reminded Zamboangeños not to commit mistake in casting their votes in the forthcoming elections especially in congress. He believes and is very sure that the people of this city have good reputation and are wise voters by choosing Celso Lobregat again as their congressman in District 1.

Pimentel said that Lobregat should be given the same mandate by the people and their votes will not be wasted because they have chosen their best representative who is always defending them whatever it takes. – Dexter Yap