Natividad praises city’s gov’t financial prudence PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 June 2012 14:30

City Schools OIC Division Superintendent Pedro Melchor Natividad has cited Mayor Celso Lobregat’s financial prudence in the implementation of education projects, as he expressed gratitude to the city government for the unrelenting assistance and support to the education sector.

Natividad said this Wednesday as he accepted the P3.2 million 2-storey 4 classroom building constructed by the city government at the San Jose Gusu Elementary School—the fourth school building to be unveiled and turned over in 5 days.

Financial prudence, meaning economy or frugality in spending or managing the city’s finances, is the number one asset of the Lobregat administration that makes possible the implementation of good practices in the implementation of school buildings and other education-related projects, according to Natividad.

“We have been to many cities, provinces and municipalities in the country for various DEPED activities but no education related projects initiated by their local government units can match the projects undertaken in Zamboanga City”, the City Schools OIC Superintendent exclaimed.

He said he admires the way Mayor Lobregat is able to come up with countless quality projects with less expenses or frugality. He said details in the documentation of the projects are carefully and precisely prepared that result to quality projects.

In the case of the computers that the city government donated and turned over to 12 public secondary and elementary schools Tuesday, the city government once again demonstrated prudence when it was able to get 60 computers instead of only original 50 units that the supplier offered out of the P2 million funding for the purpose.

The P2 million was the city government’s prize money for its feat as the regional winner in the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Awards for exemplary performance in local governance.

Natividad also cited other projects specifically school buildings as examples of the       city’s financial prudence.

The newly-constructed 2-storey 4-classroom building at the San Jose Gusu Elementary School was the fourth city-funded school building that was unveiled and turned over in 5 days. On Tuesday, Mayor Lobregat turned over to DEPED the P10.7 million 2-storey 10 classroom building at the Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School while last Friday, the chief executive also turned over two buildings—both 2-storey 8 classroom buildings costing a total of P16.59 million at the Talon-talon National High school.

The turnover yesterday was graced by Councilors Rudy Lim, Lilia Nuno, Abdurahman Nuno, Nonong Guingona and Myra Paz Abubakar and San Jose Gusu barangay officials as well as parents and school children and teachers. — Sheila Covarrubias