Vitali folks thank Celso, ZCWD for water system PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 August 2012 14:18

Residents of Sitio Tamion in Barangay Vitali headed by their Chairman Jose Alavar have expressed their gratitude to Mayor Celso Lobregat and the Zamboanga City Water District for providing with potable water through the Vitali Water System unveiled yesterday.

Alavar said residents of Tamion, a hilltop valley about 3.12 kilometers from Vitali proper, never had potable water since time immemorial and it’s only now that they will enjoy clean and drinkable water.

“This is a very important project for Tamion residents and I thank Mayor Lobregat, the water district and Cong. Erbie Fabian for providing the necessary funds to realize this water system,” Alavar said.

Al so happy about the water system are the teacher and pupils of Tamion Elementary School as they are the first direct beneficiaries of the project, it being local right in front of the school. About 441 households are expected to benefit the facility.

The Vitali Water System costs P31,816,938.35, of which amount P5,299,998.82 came from the city government, P2,412,500.00 congressional fund and P24,104,439.53 from the ZCWD.

Present during the inauguration of the Vitali Water System were Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, Councilors Nonong Guingona, Rudy Lim, Percival Ramos, Mike Alavar, Rommel Agan, Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar, together with the entire officials of the ZCWD headed by Board Chairperson Mila Fernandez and General Manager Chito Vasquez.

Also present were Dr. Milabel E. Ho, president of the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), Dr. Milavel Nazario, president of the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST), and Dr. Nora Ponce, president of the Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZCSPC). The Philippine Red Cross Zamboanga City Chapter Board member headed by local Administrator Vic Liozo also attended the unveiling rites. — Vic Larato