DepEd exec praises Celso for education initiatives PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 14:51

Zamboanga City under the leadership of Mayor Celso Lobregat once again heaped praises for its remarkable accomplishments in education and other sectors.

Education Assistant Secretary for Legal Affairs Tonisito Umali, who graced the turnover of 2 City Government-initiated school building projects Friday, said Zamboanga City is a role model in terms of assistance and support to the education sector.

Umali said he has gone to many provinces and cities and have been associated with many local government officials but it is in Zamboanga City where he saw real and genuine passion and concern for public service especially through young children.

“Marami akong napuntahang lalawigan at siyudad, nakasama ko ang mga pinunong bayan at masasabi ko na si Mayor Lobregat ang isa sa pinakamahusay nating mayor at talagang may malasakit sa pagbibigay ng de kalidad na edukasyon sa ating mga anak at yan ay mapapatunayan sa dami ng mga paaralan at silid-aralan na ipinapatayo at patuloy na ipapatayo”, the DEPED official stressed after gracing the turnover of a 2-storey 4-classroom building worth P3.23 million to the Mercedes National High school and a 2-storey 6 classroom building worth P5.59 million at the Culianan Learning center.

Umali was also one of the over 700 participants to the 11th Annual Conference of the Career Executive Service Board held in the city from November 14-16 where Mayor Lobregat had the opportunity of briefing the group through a power point presentation about Zamboanga’s competitiveness and what the city has accomplished under his administration the past 8 years.

He said Zamboanga’s accomplishments are very impressive, as he expressed confidence that it can attain more through the aggressive and service-oriented leadership of Lobregat.

“Napakaganda po nitong siyudad na ito. Noong unang punta ko rito, nakita ko na po ang Zamboanga ngunit ngayon ay lalo kong naunawaan at naintindihan ang tungkol sa Zamboanga dahil nakasama ko po ang inyong mayor,” Umali said.

Through the mayor’s efficient and effective leadership, Zamboanga City has evolved into a progressive and beautiful city that is truly Asia’s Latin City.

He stressed that the enormous and quality projects and programs implemented by the Lobregat administration for education and other sectors speak of the quality of leadership of Zamboanga.

Umali added that Zamboanga City has shown to the whole country and the world that anything is possible when there is compassion and love and concern for one’s place or country. — Sheila Covarrubias