PABLO ROJAS LORENZO (born 1887)
Pablo Rojas Lorenzo was the son of a Spanish seargent then stationed in Southern Philippines.
Elective positions held:
Representative of Zamboanga - first Philippine Legislative Assembly (the lawmaking body of the Philippine government at that time)
Representative of Zamboanga – Constitutional Convention of 1934
Appointed Mayor of Zamboanga City – 1939 to 1940
Other positions held:
Immigration Commissioner – 1940 until the outbreak of World War II
Secretary of Education - during the term of President Elpidio Quirino
Secretary of Public Works and Communications -
Chairman of the Development Bank of the Philippines - during the term of President Diosdado Macapagal
MARIA CLARA LORENZO LOBREGAT (1921-2004)
Maria Clara Lobregat, daughter Pablo Rojas Lorenzo was exposed to politics early (she was present at Malacanang Palace when Zamboanga was made a chartered city) but she ran for office only later on in her life, in 1971. Prior to that, she was president of Philippine Coconut Producers Federation (COCOFED). She holds the distinction of being the first woman mayor of Zamboanga City. Based on her 2002 SALN, she was named the richest mayor of a Mindanao town.
Elective positions held:
Delegate representing Zamboanga City, 1971 Constitutional Convention
Representative, Lone District of Zamboanga City (defunct) - 1987
Representative, Lone District of Zamboanga City (defunct) - 1992
Representative, Lone District of Zamboanga City (defunct) - 1995
Mayor, Zamboanga City – 1998
Mayor, Zamboanga City – 2001
CELSO LORENZO LOBREGAT (1948- )
He is on his third-tem as mayor of Zamboanga City.
He is the third generation Lorenzo to wield political power in Zamboanga City. His mother, Maria Clara Lorenzo Lobregat, was mayor of Zamboanga from June 30, 1998 to January 2, 2004. His mother’s father, Don Pablo Rojas Lorenzo, represented Zamboanga City in the Constitutional Convention of 1934 and was appointed Zamboanga Mayor in 1939 by President Manuel L. Quezon.
Current Elective Position:
Mayor, Zamboanga City (2010 to present)
Previous Elective Positions:
Mayor of Zamboanga City - 2007-2010
Mayor of Zamboanga City - 2004-2007
Representative, Lone District of Zamboanga City (defunct) - 1998-2001
Congressman Lone District of Zamboanga City (defunct) - 2001-2004
May 2013 Election:
In May 2013, Celso has filed his candidacy as congressman for the first district of Zamboanga City.
JOMAR LORENZO LOBREGAT
Jomar Lobregat, the younger brother of Celso Lobregat, is running for congress in the second district of Zamboanga City. He is the campaign manager of the Zamboanga chapter of the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino.- YEN BLANCO-DELGADO