Celso spends time with daycare kids on ‘V Day’ PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 13:43

Mayor Celso Lobregat took time out on Valentine’s Day and spent time with pre-school children as he together with some councilors distributed kiddie chairs and tables to the different daycare centers in the barangays.

Lobregat distributed 5 kiddie tables and 20 chairs each to 9 daycare centers. These are in barangays Divisoria, Guiwan, Boalan, San Roque and Sta. Maria. Also to receive tables and chairs are daycare centers in Putik, Tetuan, Camino Nuevo and Sta. Barbara.

He said the city government had purchased 3,600 kiddie chairs and about 400 tables to be distributed to all daycare centers throughout the city.

“This is our way of showing our love and care to the daycare children,” Lobregat said even as he also insisted that all daycare centers must use the city-published book on Chabacano, “EL Primer Alfabeto Chabacano”, in a bid to preserve Zamboanga’s Spanish derivative language called Chabacano.

In his rounds of the daycare centers, the chief executive indulged the children in questions on primary colors in English and Chabacano, to his delight the children chorused in their answers.

Zamboanga City has 255 day-care centers serving 14,512 pre-school children in 74 barangays.

Joining the mayor in his daycare sortie were Councilors Nonong Guingona, Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar, Gerky Valesco and Rudy Lim together with City Social Welfare and Development Officer Francisco Barredo and his staff. — Vic Larato