Career execs vow to help promote Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:34

Career Executive Service Officers from various parts of the country have committed to help promote Zamboanga City citing the happy experiences and endearing places they have gone during their recent visit here.

Mariano Alquiza, newly-elected president of the National Union of Career Executive Service Officers (NUCESO) said Zamboanga City has evolved and improved a lot as compared to the city it was in 1995 when he first came over.

Alquiza was one of the over 700 career executive service officers who converged in Zamboanga for the 11th Annual Career Executive Service Board Conference from November 14-16.

“Zamboanga City in 1995 was very much different compared to now. I see a lot of improvement and the impression that the city is magulo (in conflict) is not true, in fact people are very pleasant and very accommodating”, Alquiza, Regional Director of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Region 11 volunteered.

He said Zamboanga’s track record in terms of project accomplishments and other best practices that earned for it the most outstanding mayor award in the implementation of social services for 3 consecutive years is very impressive and remarkable.

Bernie Andres, general manager of the Orani Water District in Orani, Bataan said Zamboanga is an impressive and not what is being pictured in the newspapers, television and radio.

Andres specifically expressed admiration for Mayor Lobregat’s passion in promoting Zamboanga and in implementing projects and programs in a bid to move the city further forward.

“Nakaikot ako sa lungsod ninyo at ako’y natutuwa dahil nakita ko yong leader, si Mayor Lobregat is very passionate  in his desire to make Zamboanga grow and prosper. Nararandaman mo talaga yong pagmamamahal niya sa lungsod kaya very passionate siya sa pagpromote ng Zamboanga, because of his love for the place”, Andres asserted.

He likewise expressed wonder at the diverse culture existing in Zamboanga making it truly a unique place. 

He said he would be very happy and willing to help the city government in its effort to promote and spread the good news about Zamboanga City.

“Marami ditong madedevelop na businesses, kung puede nga lang magmigrate dito, magmigrate na ako, maybe that’s the ultimate description that one can give of how he feels about Zamboanga City,” the Bataan resident added.

Undersecretary Dante Lantin of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) said attending the CESB conference in Zamboanga was the best time he had in the city. “This is not my first time here but this is the best time I had in Zamboanga City. I had more time to move around and to eat the very delicious foods and cuisines in Zamboanga”.

He said a lot of improvement is being observed in the city specifically in the establishment of hotels and tourist attractions. “In fact, plano ko ngang dalhin ang pamilya ko dito dahil napakasarap ng pagkain ninyo specially kuracha. Mabuhay ang Zamboanga!”.

The 11th Annual CESB Conference was hosted by the Regional Executive Association for Western Mindanao (REAWESMIN) headed by Civil Service Region-9 Director Macybel Alfaro-Sahi. — Sheila Covarrubias