Monday, 13 March 2017 13:55
Labuan is more or less 37 kilometers from downtown. It is one of La Bella’s barangays at the West Coast. Yesterday morning—March 12, Cong. Celso Lobregat turned-over a new ambulance to Labuan folks. Despite of the damp weather yesterday, the new donation excited the local leaders of the place, including their constituents.
The Labuan people said that the new ambulance can surely be a great help to them. Although they already have now a hospital in the place, but when anything emergency or certain medical attentions are needed, which will require more apparatus or equipment, the people in the place do usually run straight to downtown. But think of the necessary travel they will have to take, the factual distance and the present traffic, such may need them to have a special vehicle to ferry their patients.
Cong. Celso is the City’s representatives in our 1st District. Obviously, Labuan belongs to his jurisdiction. The man is a hard-working guy. He keeps his promises. Today is yet his second term. Accordingly, with regards to projects, infra and other endeavors, Cong Celso ranks as number one to the volume of projects which he contributed to Zamboanga City.
Well, the passion of the legislator is anyways for the sole benefits of the public. Hence, we rejoice for it. Once, in an interview at Baranggay eMedia, Cong. Celso shared about his planned bill, to sponsor in the House of Representatives, for the rail system in Mindanao. Such probably in response to the call and promise of the new President, who is also from Mindanao, to connect the cities and provinces in the island, via a rail system.
Because the plan will have to become a law first, Cong Celso went then ahead to sponsor such bill in the lower house. Indeed, the shots which the man is trying to pull off is pretty ambitious. If it can become a law and a reality, the happiest shall be the common people in Mindanao. Like in Zamboanga City, to travel from La Bella to Cagayan de Oro City, when such will become a reality, will only be 4 hours. Cutting it from 12-14 hours, when taken by land travel through regular provincial buses.
We ought to progress, both Zamboanga City and the Philippines itself! The rest of Southeast Asia are now growing in leaps and bounds. Some trivial countries in the past have even already overtaken our country. To mention a few are Vietnam and maybe very soon Laos. Opportunities are left and right everywhere, Philippines must pick-up as well.
Apparently, the sense of expectation is tangible by most Filipinos. But we also cannot deny that the daunting challenges are also huge. The present administration has a lot to prove, in the process. Besides, the problems of criminalities, illegal drugs and widespread corruption are few of the seeming impregnable giants in the Philippine society.
With regards to Zamboanga City, the problems are still the same. Yet, one is quite real and also needs to be attended by our local government by all means. It is the present traffic problem we have all over in our City’s streets. In fact, there are no streets now in La Bella, which do not experience traffic jams, especially on rush hours.
Just to remind us, there will be one way traffic to be observed in the highways of San Jose Road and RT Lim Boulevard. Such to start on March 15. It notably mixed up the residents in these places, simply because the first to be affected of the changes are these same folks. When our local officials were asked, they reluctantly answered that such scheme is only temporary and experimental in nature.
“Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Ps. 8:5-9, ESV)
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