Team PNoy-Zambo aims for 11-0 sweep per district PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 May 2013 11:36

The Team PNoy-Zamboanga led by mayoralty aspirant Cong. Beng Climaco, re-electionist Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, Dist. I congress  bet Mayor Celso Lobregat and Dist. II congressional bet Jomar Lobregat aims to secure an 11-0 sweep in both districts in Monday’s elections, as the group works doubly hard to attain this goal.

Anchored on the theme “unity and continuity”, the administration party members have individually and collectively committed to pursue a social contract which contains the 18-point agenda for a more developed, peaceful and progressive Zamboanga.

Mayor Celso Lobregat is upbeat that the party’s 11-0 goal in District I and District II can be attained stressing that the candidates have increased campaign efforts with only 2 days left before the end of the campaign period.

“We are the only party that can try to go for 11-0 [sweep] because the other parties do not have the complete slate, our candidates are complete and we have a well-organized campaign”, Lobregat declared emphasizing “our campaign has always been one for all and all for one, that is why we have succeeded in the elections in 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010”.

Lobregat, who is the frontrunner in the District 1 congressional race, confidently stated that all the candidates under the Team PNoy have strong chances which is why the party pushes hard for the 11-0 sweep in both districts.

Since day 1 of the campaign, the party commissions a regular survey by an independent body which has been serving as Team PNoy’s guide in its campaign techniques.

Despite the mudslinging and all forms of attacks from political opponents, the Team PNoy remains intact, strong and determined to attain the 11-0 sweep.

In the 2010 elections, the party, then the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Adelante Zamboanga also aimed for 11-0. With the mayor, vice mayor and two congressmen all coming from the LDP-AZAP party, the council combination in district II was 7-1 and 4-3 in District I in the final results of the 2010 elections.

Barangay folks and many sectors have joined the Beng-Celso-Jomar-Itu bandwagon because of experience, accomplishments and achievements. They also rally behind the local Team PNoy as the candidates, mostly incumbents, are tried and tested and can be trusted.

Meanwhile, the 18-point agenda of the administration covers the party’s commitment to stand firmly for the exclusion of Zamboanga in the ARMM in its present or modified form; to protect and preserve the territorial integrity of Zamboanga; stand firmly for the reinstitution of Zamboanga as regional center of Region 9; pursue a clean, honest, competent, responsible and effective local government committed to the principles of transparency, sound fiscal management, public accountability and participatory democracy; ensure safety and security of the residents through maximum support of the city’s police forces and barangays’ law enforcement units; combat the trade and use of drugs; focus and prioritize agriculture and marine resources; pursue programs on environmental protection, assist in the delivery of potable water to residents and pursue steps to mitigate effects of climate change; support the establishment of base-load power plants in the city consistent with environmental laws and policies, ensure that hydro power remains a major source of power in Mindanao and to sustain Mindanao’s competitive advantage in power rates; generate more jobs and employment opportunities by enhancing development of the ecozone and establishment of more small and medium scale business enterprise; decongest the city’s commercial and business area and develop its outward expansion; continue upgrading the city’s health facilities and enhance delivery of health services and to seriously and actively address the plight of the less fortunate and the marginalized sector; strengthen the city’s education system including non-formal education always emphasizing Filipino values and culture; have a comprehensive youth development program; secure women’s and children’s rights and welfare; strictly implement city’s ordinances and to review and if need be, amend or revoke those which are useless and counter-productive and to continue to preserve the cultural and historical heritage of the city through the preservation of chabacano language and restoration of the city’s historical and cultural attractions. — Rey Carbonel