Gov. Yebes: Paseo fountain more beautiful than Luneta’s PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 April 2012 13:51

Governor Rolando Yebes of Zamboanga del Norte could not help but admire the musically gyrating dancing fountain at Paseo del Mar, saying it is more beautiful than the one in Luneta Park in Manila.

“I think we have one in Luneta pero this one is more beautiful, considering that it is (the lights and water are) properly choreographed (with the music) and the fountain is very nice,” Gov. Yebes said after watching the fountain show Tuesday night together with Sibugay Gov. Rommer Jalosjos and Mayor Celso Lobregat.

“It is very nice for Zamboanga City and I think this is the only one in Mindanao and the Visayas also. There is nothing more I can ask for when I am in Zamboanga,” Yebes said of the dancing fountain at Paseo del Mar.

Like Yebes, Gov. Jalosjos was also amazed by the dancing fountain as he declared after the 26-minute show: “It was a great performance! Very impressive! Grabe talaga, tulo laway ko kanina.”

The governor from Zamboanga Sibugay even commended Mayor Lobregat for having a dancing fountain in Zamboanga which, according to him, is in convergence of the old and the new technology.

Gov. Jalosjos and Gov. Yebes together with Gov. Antonio Cerilles of Zamboanga del Sur were in Zamboanga City Tuesday to attend the second regular meeting of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) presided over by its chairman, Mayor Lobregat.

After the RPOC meeting that lasted for almost six hours, Lobregat invited the three governors to Paseo del Mar for a leisurely walk and to watch the fountain show. However, Gov. Cerilles begged off as he had to return to Pagadian City that night.

Earlier on, 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.

Castaño said the dancing fountain at Paseo is a good anchor for people to come to the city and have something constructive and enjoyable at the same time and entertaining as well. “So, it’s wonderful. Something like this in Zamboanga is very good,” he said. — Vic Larato