Elderlies praise Celso for service, commitment PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 November 2011 15:19

The president of the west coast Federation of Senior Citizens has highly praised Mayor Celso Lobregat for initiating projects, specifically the construction of centers for the elderly, that impact the lives of the people.

Virgilio Librado said the improvements being done by the present administration are “transparently visible right in the heart of the city and along the way from Limpapa to Licomo and described the same as “exemplary and beyond compare”.

“With due respect to all past city mayors of Zamboanga, I could personally say that the improvements of our city under our present administration is exemplarily a record beyond compare”, Librado said.

Librado and his members recently received from the city government the P976T Center for the Elderly constructed at the government center in barangay Ayala. The facility, which is the third to be unveiled the past months, is intended to serve as venue for meetings, elections and other gatherings as well as center for medical or outreach activities for the senior citizens.

Librado emphasized “these are legendary achievements, noteworthy to be remembered as a legacy of devotion to service and commitment for the best interest of our people”. He continued “of course, due credits must also be given to the members of the City Council for consistently supporting all the potent projects of the mayor”.

The Senior Citizens Federation-District I president remembered how his group encountered difficulties during meetings and gatherings in the past due to the lack of a decent and comfortable building. When the federation was formally organized few years ago, the group used the Community Day care center as venue for meeting. Later the gatherings were transferred to the Multi-purpose hall of the Ayala Parish.

“Now, on behalf of the officers and members of the Federation, covering from Sinunuc to Limpapa, I am greatly honored to extend our most profound gratitude and deepest appreciation to Mayor Lobregat for this beautiful building as an official venue of the senior citizens for all meetings, conferences and social functions”, Librados said.

Librados has over 300 members from Sinunuc to Limpapa.

Mayor Lobregat turned over the Ayala Center for the Elderly last October 26, the same day he also turned over to the Ayala Technical Vocational School management the newly constructed school library that the city government funded and implemented for the over 200 students.

Aside from the Ayala Center for the Elderly, the city government also constructed the similar buildings for senior citizens in Vitali and Culianan. Also ongoing is a similar project in Sta.Maria and several other areas. — Sheila Covarrubias