Celso lists down priorities PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 July 2016 15:10

By DEXTER YAP

District 1 Congressman Celso L. Lobregat has bared his list of priorities in his fresh term in Congress, setting it objectively and determined to pursue his agenda to be of service to the constituents of the city.

During his inaugural speech Thursday at city hall lobby, Lobregat revealed his economic and legislative agenda which he considers a huge factor and contributory in pushing progress and development in the city.

“I shall be focusing on the creation of the Mindanao Power Corporation, the realization of the Mindanao Railway System, legislation on the Pasonanca Watershed, completion of the Zamboanga City Bypass Road, continuation of the widening of the west coast road, the construction of Zamboanga City’s Urban Core Flood Mitigation, including a pumping station, a fly over at the junction of Veterans-Camins-MCLL Highway, the continuing modernization and expansion of the Zamboanga City Medical Center,” Lobregat revealed.

He said that eventhough three years is not enough to pursue all these undertakings for Zamboanga, he will nevertheless exert all efforts to achieve the most for the programs.

Lobregat said that he will exhaust all resources and explore connections in the national government to realize his plans as well as to bring more infrastructure projects not only in his district, but also for the other parts of the city.

“I believe in the seriousness of the President Duterte administration, an advantage is that he is from Mindanao, and I know that his heart belongs to Mindanaoans,” Lobregat said.

Expectedly, as the 17th Congress will convene this month, Lobregat is in alliance with the so called “Super Majority Bloc” in the House of Representatives, especially so that most of the President’s allies are his former colleagues in the 11th Congress.

The solon also elaborated more of his priorities as well as being supportive of ZAMCELCO’s Investment Management Contract and the construction of a water impounding dam for potable water and other water protocols.

Lobregat sees the relevance in pushing for such propjects especially now that it is a public knowledge that these two vital utilities city are facing rough times and need  substantial support from among local and national agencies.

“And as your congressman, I will be fighting and standing firm for Zamboanga City’s interest in terms of possible legislation of the Bangsamoro and Federalism,” Lobregat said.

The solon maintains his consistency in sustaining his reputation as a fighter legislator, protecting the best interest of the people.

“As I look back in my last three years as Congressman of the first district, through the last nine years as Mayor of Zamboanga, and the first six years as Congressman of the lone district of Zamboanga City, I can face anyone and everyone with my head held up high and say that I have served the City of Zamboanga to the best of my ability, in the best way I can, with passion, dedication and integrity. I not only did my best, but I did what was required. And I will continue doing so,” Lobregat said. – Dexter Yap