Lobregat moves to name ZC road after Gen. Vicente Alvarez Print
Friday, 18 May 2018 12:09

By dexter yap

First District Congressman Celso Lobregat has filed a bill to name the stretch of road from Zamboanga city proper’s Baliwasan Chico to Labuan Limpapa into the Gen. Vicente Alvarez Highway.

House Bill 7720, An Act naming the National Road from Crossing Airport Road and C.A. Fernandez Road (Baliwasan Chico) to Limpapa Bridge as Gen. Vicente Alvarez Highway” was filed last Wednesday,  the eve of Dia de Gen. Vicente Alvarez.

The proposed law aims to name the 38-kilometer stretch of road after one of the most honored heroes of Zamboanga City.

The national highway serves as a major thoroughfare connecting the city’s central commercial district to the last barangay in Zamboanga City’s west coast.

Congressman Lobregat said that the house bill intends to remind Zamboangueños of the legacy of one of the city’s revolutionary warriors and heroes, Gen Vicente Alvarez.

Alvarez was born on April 5, 1962 and the fifth son of Alvarez Villasis and Isidora Solis.

When the Philippine Revolution spread to Mindanao, Gen. Alvarez organized an army of Christian Filipinos, tribal warriors, and Muslim

Krismen and initiated a revolution in Zamboanga city in March 1898 to fight the Spanish Conquistadors.

Their fight led to the successful capture of the last Spanish stronghold at Fort Pilar under the leadership of General Diego de los Rios on May 18, 1899.

This marked the end of the Spanish rule not only in the city of Zamboanga but also in the Philippines.  (Dexter Yap)