Celso unveils P6.1million ZCSPC Engineering bldg PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 17:06

Barely two months after getting a P4.2M garments building, the Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZCSPC) yesterday received another project from the City Government, a 2-storey 6 classroom building for the College of Engineering and Technology—testimonies of the city’s unwavering support to the education sector.

Costing P6.1M, the building is only one of the numerous projects that the City has implemented for the ZCSPC under the stewardship of Mayor Celso Lobregat from 2007 to 2012 which total P51.2M.

Still ongoing is the construction of the multi-purpose gymnasium with a cost of P24.67M.

“Approximately we have earmarked over P50M worth of projects for the Polytechnic College alone and these include the 2-storey 8 classroom building for the high school, slope protection, fencing, site development, garments building, College of Engineering building and multi-purpose gym and several others”, Lobregat, dubbed as the father of the ZCSPC, said.

The P4.2M garments building, unveiled last March 21 is located right beside the newly-constructed Engineering building.

Lobregat reiterated that education remains to be his priority stressing that education is the key to solving poverty. “We have very high priority on education. From 2007 to 2012, we have implemented a total of 3,833 infrastructure projects totalling P5.4 billion out of which P1.3B was for education”.

Lobregat, who is the incoming District I congressman vowed that education will continue to be his priority when he assumes his post as representative in the House of Congress. When he was the representative of the city’s lone district in Congress from 1998 to 2004, education was also a frontrunner in his agenda in which he legislated the creation of various high schools and elevated the status of the Polytechnic College into a State Polytechnic College.

ZCSPC President Dr. Nora Ponce thanked Mayor Lobregat, Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde and the members of the City Council for the enormous projects infused into the school and for consistently putting the interest of the students on top of their agenda.

On behalf of the ZCSPC community, Ponce assured the school’s all out support to all the endeavours of Mayor Lobregat and the City Government.

Present during the inauguration of the ZCSPC College of Engineering building were Vice Mayor Iturralde, Councilors Noning Biel, Gerky Valesco, Rudy Lim, Eddie Saavedra and Myra Paz Abubakar, ZCSPC Vice Presidents Dr. Nilo Partosa and David Taleon and other college officials, faculty and staff, District Fire Marshall Supt. Dominador Zabala, City Engineer Luis Despalo and several others. — Sheila Covarrubias