Senior citizens have 3 new field offices PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 April 2011 16:45

The Senior Citizens Federation of Zamboanga City has new three buildings put up by the city government for its field offices where they can hold their activities and extra curricular endeavors.

Councilor Benjamin “Nonong” Guingona, chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Elderly and Disadvantage Group,  said the three new buildings are located at Pettit Baracks Complex, Vitali and Culianan. Other buildings soon to be constructed are in the barangays of  Sta. Maria, Curuan and Ayala, all for senior citizens of  District 1.

The seven field offices of the senior citizens are located at Zamboanga City Main, Divisoria, Culianan, Vitali, Sta. Maria, Ayala and Curuan.

Guingona said three field offices were created in District 2  because most of the barangays  thereat are remote, mountainous and far from each other.

He said there is already a budget allocated by the city government for the construction of the Curuan field office but  they are still looking for a lot where the building will be constructed.

Guingona expressed gratitude to Mayor Celso Lobregat for allocating the funds for the realization of the construction of the new buildings.

He said that Lobregat is very supportive to the needs of senior citizens of Zamboanga City.
Meanwhile, Guingona was the guest of honor yesterday afternoon in Barangay Sangali during the program of the “Talentadong Lolo at Lola”.

In his message to the senior citizens during the program, Guingona urged them to stay healthy, active and participate in any endeavor for the progress and development of the city. — Allen Abastillas