Zambo City’s archives building launched today PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 December 2012 14:37

Zamboanga City will now have a proper facility to store records and materials that require permanent protection for historic and lifetime storage, upkeep and preservation.

This, as the City Government under the leadership of Mayor Celso Lobregat unveils today, December 14, the City Archives Building, a 2-storey structure worth P19 million located at barangay San Roque.

Considered the first of its kind in the history of Zamboanga, the Archives building will be another important landmark and testimony of the enormous accomplishments of the present administration.

The Archives building is a large structure with vast spaces for storage of the City Government’s archival materials. By the nature of its name, the objective of the facility is primarily to “preserve valuable materials and records for long duration”.

The building’s ground floor houses storage areas for the 6 offices—Legal, Budget, Accountant, City General Service, Commission on Audit and Treasurer with two vault rooms, an extra space and the administration office located at the main entrance.

The second floor on the other hand, houses storage areas for 14 offices—City Agriculture,  City Veterinarian, Bids and Awards Committee, City Health, Sangguniang Panlungsod, City Administrator, City Social Welfare, City Environment and Natural Resources, City Engineer, Civil Registrar, City Assessor, Human Resource, City Planning and City Mayor.

Since 2007, when the city’s finances have been fixed, the Lobregat administration has embarked on a massive infrastructure building covering all aspects with the intention of accelerating delivery of services and ultimately to help bring about development and progress in Zamboanga.

Through Lobregat’s initiative, the City Government implemented 2,045 projects worth over P3.3 billion undertaken in a 3-year period from 2009-2011 without having to borrow a single centavo from any financial institution.

These projects include the construction/ rehabilitation of roads, flood control projects, bridges, school buildings, barangay halls, health centers, hospitals, office buildings, fire and police stations, development of parks and gardens, water system, covered courts, pathways, site development and other structures and facilities that accelerate delivery of services. — Sheila Covarrubias