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Atty. Gonzales and his contributions to La Bella

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Enlightenment—Passage of the Day)

Q.) WHY GOD DIDN’T GIVE UP ON US(MANKIND)?

A.) “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.”(JOHN 3:16) Email: jayfeliciano2@yahoo.com

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A good friend of ours-- to include those self-proclaimed true-blooded Zamboangueños, he migrated La Bella back in 1962 as a young and promising legal luminary, age 25. This fledgling Manileño was then a mere employee of one of the most well-known business entities dealing in appliances, Ismael Steel, then. But, on his own, he put up his own business empire-- now a byword in our local business community, and, perhaps, in the entire region(9), theA.L. Gonzales & Sons, Inc.’s Petron Gasul with its mother office along  Veterans Avenue this city. A.L. Gonzales & Sons’ Inc.’s Petron Gasul has branched out to eighteen (18) strategically-located areas, citywide— not to include its subsidiary outlets outside ZC.

Petron Gasul, now on its 52NDyear, continues to be of great service to its enormous clientele its same safe, clean and economical with exact weight (as appropriately advertised in these very same two local Dailies—Zamboanga Today and Daily ZamboangaTimes) Gasul products since they hit the market exactly 52 years agoin mi ciudad de Zbga.

“You know Jun, when I first came in Zbga. City, the scent of its everyday life was simply great and intoxicating. Its idyllic, peaceful and orderly environment was just amazing,” Atty. Gonzales, now in his eighties (at 82 years exactly Attorney?) recounted the city’s nostalgia, then.

Atty. Gonzales said although he was born and spent his early years in Manila where he came from, “Yet Jun, I have learned to love ZC where all my kids were born, here. And, I’ll even die and have my everlasting resting place in this city,”he swore. Atty. Gonzales met his wife (I forgot to ask her name, sorry) from Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, and got married while in his early days in La Bella, and together they built from a modest start to what it’s now, the A.L. Gonzales & Sons, Inc. Petron Gasul whose still mushrooming number of branches spells its big boost in helping our city provide decent employment to the many jobless in our society.

Atty. Gonzales likewise plays a big role in ZC’s various civic-work activities—even rose to the top of the region’s echelon,  becoming the chair or co-chair of the Zamboanga Peninsula’s Regional Development Council (RDC). “I’m no longer (as its chair/ co-chair), Jun,” he politely corrected me, albeit, it’s very obvious his heart remains same—concerned like any blue-blooded Zamboangueño, about the real state of the city’s affairs ever since he stepped upon the shores of La Bella (in the early sixties), now its so-called “Asia’s Latin City.”

This I can only say, “More Power to you, Atty. Gonzales! God bless you, your family and your ever-eminent business entity! (By Jun Feliciano)  (30)




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