Celso unveils EAAB multi-purpose bldg PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 May 2013 14:13

Forming part of the City Government’s maximum support to the police and other law enforcement agencies, the multi-purpose building constructed for the use of the Edwin Andrews Air Base (EAAB) was formally unveiled Friday evening.

Mayor Celso Lobregat spearheaded the inauguration and turnover along with Cong. Beng Climaco, Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, other council members and officials from the 530th Air Base Wing during ceremonies that coincided with the unveiling of a P6M park funded by the District I congressional office. It was received by the Sta. Maria barangay officials headed by Chairperson Justo Lacandalo and top EAAB officials.

Costing almost P1M and located in front of the EAAB in Sta. Maria, the multi-purpose building or kiosk will also serve to assist and put passengers who are waiting for their flights with the Philippine Air Force in EAAB at ease. “Este multi-purpose building es para na uso de todo, y todo oficiales del barangay Sta. Maria,” Mayor Lobregat said during the turnover.

The project is only one of the numerous projects undertaken by the Lobregat administration for the Philippine Air Force in Sta. Maria. For the period 2007-2012, the city government infused P9.52M for infrastructure projects inside the EAAB most significant of which are the P1.38M multi-purpose gazebo, P1.2M improvement of 2-storey 6 classroom building at EAAB Elementary School and 3 concreting of roads, construction of 2 drainage systems and 1 open canal, and rehabilitation of comfort rooms amounting to P4.45M. Still ongoing construction are rest/utility rooms.

Gracing the back-to-back inauguration ceremonies were Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, Zamboanga City International Airport Manager Celso Bayabos, Col. Jalaluddin Wagas of the 530th Air Base Wing, Philippine Air Force and Abdurahim Keno, educational consultant for the office of Beng Climaco.

Also present were members of the Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ), councilors Myra Paz Abubakar, Rudy Lim, Noning Biel, Gerky Valesco and Mike Alavar, and Team Pnoy aspirants Jomar Lobregat, Kit Barredo, Tito Espiritusanto, Dats Sampang and BG Guingona.

The multi-purpose building or kiosk turnover Friday came barely a few days after Lobregat also led city government officials in turning over the P4.2M Talabaan barangay hall; P2.6M covered court at the San Jose Gusu Elementary School, P2.6M health and wellness center at barangay Talon-talon; P4.6M barangay hall and P2.6M covered court in Lubigan and P1.4M covered court at the Upper Pasonanca Elementary School.

The EAAB multi-purpose kiosk also forms part of the massive infrastructure program that the Lobregat administration has undertaken from 2007 to end of 2012 which amounts to P5.4 billion covering 3,833 projects. — Sheila Covarrubias