Zambo hosts Nat’l PCL convention PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 14:31

Zamboanga City will roll out the red carpet for some 1,000 officers and members of the Philippine Councilors’ League arriving in the city next week for the 3rd National Executive Officers and National Board meeting.

Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday presided over a coordinative meeting with representatives from offices and agencies concerned to ensure a hassle-free convention from September 12-14 in Zamboanga City.

Attending the meeting were Councilor Rudy Lim, who is designated over-all coordinator, Councilors Rey Candido, Myra Paz Abubakar, Percival Ramos, Luis Biel III and Rogelio Valesco Jr., City Secretary Zenaida Jayme, City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr., City Tourism Officer Sarita Hernandez and representatives from the City Police Office, Task Force Zamboanga as well as representatives from PCL.

But as preparations are rife for the PCL National Convention next week, the city is also gearing up for two other huge conventions this year—the 4th IBP Mindanao Convention of Lawyers and the National Conference of the Career Executive Officers Association.

“This is really a part of our effort to promote Zamboanga City by bringing out the good, the positive, the best and the beautiful of Zamboanga”, the mayor told reporters covering City Hall.

Zamboanga City has been dubbed as the convention center in the region, as it hosts the most number of conventions—of local, national and international scale every year.

Aside from the continuing local legislative education program, the PCL officers and members will also get the chance to tour around the city to see the various attraction sites.

The PCL National Convention will have national officials as guests of honor from its opening day to the welcome night and closing program. The League is headed by president Alma Moreno-Salic of Parañaque City.

Moreno was in Zamboanga City together with the PCL National Chairman and Tagum City Councilor Allan Zulueta and other PCL officers last May to prepare the groundwork for this month’s event.

“Nandito po kami para humingi ng tulong kay Mayor (Lobregat) at payagan gawin dito (sa Zamboanga) ang 3rd Assembly ng PCL from Sept. 12-14. Ito ho ang pagkakataon para ipakita na ang Zamboanga City ay napakaganda at hindi ho magulo at napakabait ang mga tao rito”, the PCL president said addressing city government employees during the flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall last May 28.

In an interview with reporters afterwards, the former actress showed no qualms in talking about the many things that Zamboanga has to offer and how infatuated she is with the city and its people citing her numerous visits before. — Sheila Covarrubias