María Clara Rafols Lorenzo
Lobregat (1921-2004) was a Filipina politician from Zamboanga City, where she served as its first woman mayor and also
a representative to the Philippine
or " " was born April 26, 1921 in Zamboanga City, the second of five children of
Don Pablo Lorenzo, who was a mayor
of Zamboanga City, a representative to the first Philippine Assembly, and a delegate to
Constitutional Convention, and Luisa Rafols of Cebu City. Lobregat grew up in the cities of Zamboanga,
Cebu, and Manila.
, and her native Spanish
. She died on January 2, 2004.
was present in Malacañang Palace on October 12, 1936 when President Manuel
established the chartered city of Zamboanga through
Her son, Celso, became representative to the former lone district
of Zamboanga City in 1998 and later a mayor in 2004 until the