Celso calls for unity, but firm on transparency, accountability PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 May 2016 12:13

By DEXTER YAP

Re-elected District 1 House Representative Celso Lobregat is one with all the other local elected officials in pursuing a good governance and leadership in the city now that elections are over.

Lobregat said the Zamboangeños deserve a people-oriented government which is transparent and accountable with sense of greater responsibility in upholding public interest above all.

“Me and my mythical seven who made it this election are willing and able to work hard and move forward after the recently concluded elections. The people gave us this another mandate through which we have to deliver an unconditional public service,” Lobregat said.

The solon said he and his team will not become obstacle for the progress of the city which they themselves are advocating.

Lobregat said the present local government can expect their cooperation as long as transactions are done in accordance with the law and all things are in proper order, less controversies and shades of corruption.

“There are still unresolved issues concerning the interest of the city like the Pulanglupa controversy, the market fire in which 15 lives were lost, the projects and Mobile Medical Unit issues, unless these things are not cleared, suspicions are still in there,” Lobregat said.

Given another mandate in congress, Lobregat said that he will be facing another challenge in fighting for the cause and best interest of the city especially that the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) issue is still on the table and might be facing another chapter under the Rodrigo Duterte presidency.

“Others might have taken the BBL issue lightly and irrelevant, but this thing will change the landscape of our city if not given ample attention and firm decisions in congress, it’s worth fighting for,” Lobregat said.

The veteran lawmaker revealed that he will pursue the pending bills proposed in congress and will also push other relevant measures in congress which was left behind by her counterpart in District 2 Lilia Nuño  who was unsuccessful in her re-election bid.

Lobregat was way ahead by more than half of the total votes casted in District 1 against his opponents  Monsi Cris dela Cruz and Cesar Climaco,Jr.

The overwhelming voice of the people in his district made him more vigorous in pursuing the best interest and legislation for the constituents. – Dexter Yap

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 May 2016 13:51