Bloodletting, med cap mark Celso’s birthday PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 14:42

Blood donation and diagnostic screening and consultations will highlight the celebration of Mayor Celso Lobregat’s 64th birthday today.

Organized by the Zamboanga Red Cross Chapter under Administrator Vic Liozo Jr. and Board chairman Dr. Mila Fernandez, the bloodletting activity will be held at the City Health Office Conference room and will be voluntarily participated by various groups including reservists and men in uniform.

Mayor Lobregat is now serving his 3rd consecutive term as member of the Board of Governors of the Philippine Red Cross. He was first elected in 2003 which he served until 2007. He was re-elected for second term in 2007 (until 2011) and again re-elected during the 29th Biennial National Convention in Manila last December.

On the other hand, the Diagnostic Screening/ Consultation to be spearheaded by the City Health Office under Dr. Rodel Agbulos will be held simultaneously at 8am at the City Hall lobby.

Free services include EENT consultation, eye refraction, hearing test, ECG, OB ultrasound for pregnant women, random blood sugar/ diabetic clinic, nutrition and dietary consultation and dermatology consultation.

Beneficiaries of the activity will be the city government workers.

Meanwhile, a thanksgiving mass is set at the La Vista del Mar chapel with Archbishop Romulo Valles as celebrant and Fr. Fred Quiamjot as co-celebrant.  A fellowship-lunch will follow.

At night time, the highlight will be the soft launching of the Paseo del Mar musically gyrating fountain.

Last Sunday, Mayor Lobregat together with some councilors made the rounds of the different orphanage centers in the city and feted close to 500 abandoned children and elderly to food and frolic, two days ahead of his 64th birthday today, March 20.

The giving of food and other supplies to orphanage centers has long been a tradition of Mayor   Lobregat every time he celebrates his birthday and during Christmas season ever since he became mayor in 2004, which was also started by his mother, the late Mayor Maria Clara L. Lobregat. — Sheila Covarrubias