Celso inaugurates Compac, elderly center in San Roque PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 31 May 2013 11:24

Mayor Celso Lobregat together with Councilor Nonong Guingona and Zamboanga City Police Office director Sr. Supt. Edwin de Ocampo yesterday unveiled the newly constructed Community Police Assistance Center and the Elderly Center totalling P2.5 million in Barangay San Roque, this city.

Undertaken by 2M Construction & Enterprise, the Compac worth P1,412,926.99 and the Elderly Center amounting to P1,136,993.01 were constructed beside the San Roque Barangay Hall, which was turned over last year in the amount of P4.2 million.

Lobregat said the Compac and the Elderly centers are the aspirations not only of the past and present barangay officials of San Roque but also of the people of the barangay, who, he said, have always been supportive of his election bids since he ran for congress for the first time in 1998 (to 2004), mayor for three terms (2004-2013) and congressman for the first district in the last elections.

“El barangay San Roque pirmi gayod comigo ta supporta kada eleccion y pirmi yo ta gana aki. Por eso ta dale kita bien mucho proyeckto aqui na San Roque,” Lobregat said, citing records from the City Engineer’s Office that from 2007 to 2013 the city government under his administration had implemented and completed a total of P144.169 million worth of various infrastructure projects in San Roque.

At the same time, the mayor now congressman-elect has called on the barangay officials of San Roque, now headed by Randy Bangcairin as chairman vice the late  Bernardito Clemente, to stand united for the good and betterment of their community and barangay as a whole.

Bangcairin, then the No.1 kagawad, assumed the post only recently after Clemente, a staunch supporter of Lobregat, succumbed to heart attack at the height of the campaign period for the May 13 elections.

Clemente’s death and Bangcairin’s assumption created a vacancy in the barangay council of San Roque that prompted the mayor to appoint Noel Gonzales, a relative of the deceased chairman, as kagawad.  Gonzales took his oath of office before Lobregat prior to the turnover rites yesterday.

Also present were councilor-elect Charlie Mariano, Engr. Luis Vicente Despalo, City Social Welfare and Development Officer-in-Charge Evelyn Las Marias, the former barangay chairpersons of San Roque, the contractor, the police and officers of the elderly organization. — Vic Larato