Fabian, 2013 will be a challenging year PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 January 2013 14:34

“The New Year is upon us and we all look forward to a better year ahead of us and for things to get better it would entail the collective efforts of everyone to put in our share of hard work to realize our dreams and aspirations for our dearly beloved city and its people, we join hands to meet the challenges ahead.”

In not so many words were these, the exaltation of District 2 Rep. Erbie A. Fabian as he greets the people of Zamboanga City a Happy New Year.

Fabian said the year 2012 was a great year for Zamboanga City as so much have been accomplished to bring development and prosperity to the city.

But much has to be done still and only the collective efforts of the people will ensure what we set out to do is accomplished, Fabian added.

As his third and final term in Congress is about to end, the 2nd District congressman reported out his office brought to the city funds to repair roads and bridges, build more school buildings, provide barangay courts, deliver medicines and medical supplies to health centers in the barangays and the city’s hospitals, provide technical skills training to the unemployed in the barangays, farm implements to farmers to boost food productivity, ensure continuing education to the financially challenged by way of scholarships, and extended medical assistance to the poor and destitute.

“As your duly elected representative in Congress, I have done my utmost best to deliver on your great expectations, and I have said I’m ready to continue serving the people here in the city to work for an even better 2013,” Fabian said. “We need to address a myriad of issues to right the ship as we embark on the challenges of the future.”

He further said:” While we may have had a relatively better 2012 in terms of peace and order condition, yet stable conditions have yet to be realized. The people of Zamboanga City deserve only the best services from their leaders and we are there to ensure we deliver on the promise we made when we were elected into office.”

Fabian said Zamboanga City is now on the threshold of becoming the next big thing in terms of progress and development and “we believe we as a people collectively are ready to assume the cloak of responsibility to see to it this is achieved.”

He also took time to reflect on the good things done by so many for the collective good of the city.

The solon thanked all those who pitched in their share and accomplish the goals set out for the year past.

He also thanked the people for their continuing support even as his work in congress has yet to conclude.

He also said important pieces of legislation which he authored in congress are in the final stages of completion with his centerpiece establishment of the Pasonanca Watershed reserve, which seeks to protect the city’s vital forest reserves and its critical water source nearing passage into law.

It has passed muster in both the house and the senate and is merely awaiting confirmation from the final bicameral consolidation before it goes up to Malacanang for signing into law by President Noynoy Aquino.

The senior members of the house step down from office this June after the duly elected officials shall have been sworn into office and assume their posts.