Gov. Jalosjos on Paseo fountain show: ‘It’s great! Tulo laway ko!’ PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:42

“It was a great performance! Very impressive! Grabe talaga tulo laway ko kanina.”

These were the striking words of Zamboanga Sibugay Gov. Rommel Jalosjos immediately after watching the 26-minute show of the musically gyrating dancing fountain Tuesday night at Paseo del Mar, the city’s nightly entertainment landmark.

“I commend Mayor Celso Lobregat for having this kind of project in Zamboanga,” said Gov. Jalosjos, who was obviously enjoying the fountain show as he could not help but clap his hands every after the colorful lights and water danced to the tune of six songs per show.

According to him, gone is the time when people were subjected to the old type of entertainment. “But now, we have incorporated history as well as the new technology. This is in convergence of the old and the new technology,” the governor said of Paseo’s dancing fountain.

Jalosjos was in Zamboanga Tuesday to attend the second regular meeting of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) presided over by its chairman, Mayor Lobregat, who was sworn in to the position on February 15 by Interior and Local Government Secretary Jessie Robredo.

After the RPOC meeting that lasted for almost 6 hours, Lobregat invited Jalosjos and Zamboanga del Norte Gov. Rolando Yebes to Paseo del Mar for a leisurely walk and to watch the fountain show.

Before the two governors arrived at Paseo, Lobregat was locked in a short tête-à-tête with another visitor, First Vice President and Vismin Region Business Head A.B. Castaño Jr. of Union Bank, who frequents Zamboanga City for business.

He too was impressed with Paseo’s musically gyrating fountain and at how Zamboanga City in general has grown in recent years, especially with Mayor Lobregat steering the city’s development to greater heights.

“Zamboanga City is fast growing. The local government is doing a lot of good to make business and investment grow in Zamboanga,” Castaño said when interviewed at Paseo.

Asked about his impressions on the dancing fountain, Castaño had this to say: “It’s a good anchor for people to come and have something constructive and enjoyable at the same time and entertaining as well.”

“You know earlier I saw thousands of people here (despite it was a Tuesday night). So, it’s wonderful. Something like this in Zamboanga is very good,” the Union Bank executive said of the musically gyrating dancing fountain at Paseo del Mar. — Vic Larato