Celso welcomes PCL delegates to Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 14:10

Mayor Celso Lobregat will lead city officials and residents of Zamboanga in welcoming officers and members of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) who will converge in the city for their annual conference starting today, Sept. 12-14.

Over a thousand delegates coming from all over the country are expected to attend the 3rd Quarterly National Executive Officers and National Board Meeting as well as the Continuing Local Legislative Education Program (CLLEP) of the PCL, one of the big events that Zamboanga City look forward to host this year.

In an executive order issued last week, Mayor Lobregat has declared September 9-15 this year as Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Week in Zamboanga City enjoining residents to extend a warmest welcome to the PCL delegates.

Executive Order CL-472-2012 likewise enjoins the business community in the city “to join the significant occasion by giving discounts and/or promotional materials to the delegates patronizing their establishments”.

In an interview, Lobregat said the PCL activity in Zamboanga City will definitely bolster the city’s tourism promotion efforts specifically in the thrust to bring out the good, the positive, the best and the beautiful of Zamboanga.

The PCL is an organization composed of all elected, appointed and ex-officio members of legislative councils in cities and municipalities in the country. The group is duly accredited by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as a local government association in 1990. It is headed by Parañaque City Councilor Alma Moreno-Salic as president

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.

Mayor Lobregat has presided over various meetings prior to the PCL event to ensure that everything is in place.

Lobregat has commended the PCL for it “continues to evolve as a dynamic and vibrant organization of local legislators and is always at the forefront of contemporary and emerging trends in the local administration and development to help improve the quality of life of the Filipino people through effective local legislation.”

“In celebration of the Philippine Councilors League Week, I hereby enjoin the people of Zamboanga to extend our warmest welcome to all delegates of the PCL; and also enjoin the business community to join this significant occasion by giving discounts and/or promotional materials to the PCL delegates patronizing their establishments during their stay in our beloved City,” Lobregat said in the EO he issued September 5.

Zamboanga 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.

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. — Sheila Covarrubias