THE City Government of Bacolod has interchanged its guest of honor and speaker for the city’s Charter Day celebration on June 18.
Councilor Em Ang, chairperson of the city council committee on tourism, said Wednesday, June 12, that Senator Cynthia Villar will be the guest of honor and speaker of the city’s Charter Day while Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri will be the guest for the inauguration of the new set of city officials on July 1.
It was earlier announced that Zubiri will be the guest of honor of the Charter Day celebration on June 18.
On June 18, the city will award the top tax payers, outstanding government employees and mayor’s special citation.
On the same day, they will also hold an inauguration of Bredco Ferry Terminal at the Bredco Port, Reclamation Area.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia earlier said that starting this year, June 18 of every year is now a “special non-working holiday” in Bacolod, after President Rodrigo Duterte signed last year Republic Act No. 11146 that declares June 18 as the correct date for “Bacolod City Charter Day.”
“This is the first June 18 Charter Day celebration of Bacolod. For the past 80 years, it was celebrated every October 19. But starting this year, it will be celebrated every June 18,” he said. (MAP)