Jomar cites points to be D2 solon PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:38

Team PNoy District II congressional aspirant Jomar Lobregat has cited key reasons, why he should be voted upon in this coming May 13 elections.

In an interview with Wild FM’s ‘Buenas Dias Zamboanga’ program yesterday morning, Lobregat cited his firm stand, not only in words, but in action as well, against the city’s inclusion in the proposed new name and composition of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

“My position in this ARMM issue, dates back to the time when Ma’am Caling (referring to his late mother, Mayor Ma. Clara Clobregat), led Zamboangueños to oppose the city’s inclusion into the then Southern Philippines Council for Peace and Development (SPCPD), a compromised deal entered into by the government of former President Fidel Ramos and Nur Misuari’s Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF),” Lobregat recalled.

Lobregat said he also joined a similar crusade of his older brother, outgoing mayor, now 1st district congressional candidate Celso Lobregat, in fighting for Zamboanga’s exclusion from the proposed Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE) in 2008. The agreement, which was secretly worked upon by the national government, then under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the MILF, was eventually declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

“The Lobregats are facing the issues head-on, be it difficult, and that’s the Lobregat politics,” he stated.

The younger Lobregat also underscored the importance of electing candidates that speak with one voice, as he appealed for massive support to his bid as District II congressional representative in the May 13 elections as well as the bids of Team PNoy mayoralty aspirant Cong. Beng Climaco-Salazar, re-electionist Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, District 1 Congressional bet Mayor Celso Lobregat and all the council aspirants in both districts.

He said when the elected mayor, vice mayor, and two congressmen are party mates, these officials would work together on an agenda of good governance, peace, prosperity and progress. — PR