P17.65M projects unveiled in Sangali PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 June 2013 11:13

Even with less than two weeks left before he steps down as local chief executive, Mayor Celso Lobregat continues to demonstrate his commitment to the people of Zamboanga.

This as he spearheaded the inauguration of P17.659M worth of projects in what is now a government complex in Sangali yesterday morning.

The bulk of the investment went to the development of the site. At P8,561,925.85, the project included the construction of a perimeter fence, waterways, drainage system and the concreting of road.

The new Sangali fire substation contracted at P1,958,788.56 was unveiled. Equipped with its own fire truck, the substation is ready to respond to fire cases in the barangay and neighboring areas. In answer, Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) Assistant Regional Director for Operations Edmudo Naraga and District Fire Marshall Dominador Zabala, Jr. had assigned a group of fire personnel to report to the substation.

The city government also turned over a new and expanded health center and lying-in clinic, also situated inside the complex. The P2.98M building is evidently much bigger compared to those in other barangays to complement Sangali’s status as one of the city’s growth areas along with Vitali, Curuan, Recodo and Ayala.

During the formal ceremony, the mayor reminded barangay officials to take proper care of the new facilities and to use them to serve the people better. He profusely thanked Doña Aurora Decano Manuel whose generosity made the establishment of the Sangali government complex a reality.

The mayor recounted how Manuel donated the lot to the city government in 1994 to be used for the establishment of the Sangali Technical and Vocational School. While a school building had been constructed on the property and technical/vocational classes were held, the Tech-Voc did not flourish, much to the donor’s dismay.

When Lobregat became city mayor, he personally sought Manuel and requested that some conditions of the donation be revised. “Instead of a school, I asked that the property be made into a government complex that will house some of the barangay’s offices,” he shared.

He likewise revealed plans to rehabilitate the former Tech-Voc school building and, taking into consideration Sangali being a coastal village, to forge a partnership with the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology to offer extension classes in the barangay.

The formal ceremony was also witnessed by councilors Rudy Lim, Eddie Saavedra, Gerky Valesco and VP Elago; councilors-elect Charlie Mariano and BG Guingona; Engr. Luis Despalo, Dr. Rodelin Agbulos, Dr. Roberto Torres, Sangali barangay council, BFP personnel and members of the Manuel clan. — Claudine Uniana