THE City Government of Bacolod is all set for the celebration of “Mga Adlaw sang Paghanduraw” from June 12 to 20.
Councilor Em Ang, chairperson of the city council committee on tourism, said Monday, June 3, the celebration will start on the Philippine Independence Day on June 12 and it will end on June 20 that will include the city’s Charter Day celebration.
“It’s the very first Charter Day that we will be celebrating under Republic Act 11146 which was authored by Congressman Greg Gasataya moving the Charter Day from October 19 to June 18 which was the exact date when then President Manuel L. Quezon signed and approved into effect Commonwealth Act 326 that created the City of Bacolod,” she said.
She added that from June 12, the city will hold Halandumon Food and Trade Fair or barangay booth at the Bacolod Government Center grounds as well as photo exhibit.
On same day, the guest speaker will be Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Elisieo Rio Jr.
On June 13, there will be a Halandumon History Quiz to be headed by Councilor Renecito Novero, chairperson of the city council committee on education, as well as Sangguniang Kabataan Night to be led by Councilor Ayesha Villaflor, SK Federation president.
On June 14, there will be a Bacolod City Government Employees Union Day. On June 15, Paghanduraw ni Lolo kag Lola, and June 16, Barangay OPM Idol.
The city will also hold the first Halandumon Festival street dancing and competition of barangay festivals at the Bacolod Government Center on June 17. And it will be followed by a battle of the band and countdown and fireworks display.
On June 18, the city’s Charter Day will be celebrated and there will be an awarding of top tax payers, outstanding government employees awards, and mayor’s special citation awards.
Ang said Mayor Evelio Leonardia will be the one to announce the guest of speaker on June 18.
June 19 is the birthday of the Philippines national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.
She said the activities are in celebration of “Mga Adlaw sang Paghanduraw” based on City Ordinance No. 616. (MAP)