Baguio celebrates Charter Day with synergy

DESPITE cancellation of several outdoor activities due to bad weather, Baguio City celebrated its 107th Charter Day with synergy towards a meaningful change.

According to Mayor Mauricio Domogan, meaningful change can only be achieved if the city and its constituents will work together.

u201cMeaningful change is a product of collaboration and teamwork of the community and that change shall benefit all from the higher spectrum to the low spectra,” Domogan said in his opening address during the Baguio Day program on September 1, adding the city has overcome several challenges as a developed highly urbanized city.

u201cThe City in its 107th anniversary have improved in a lot of area. Specifically an improvement in the infrastructure projects, continues economic development and an improved Solid Waste Management System,” Domogan stated.

During the Charter Day program five outstanding citizens of Baguio were feted.

Awardees include lawyer Augustin Laban III and Dr. John Tinoyan, for public service, lawyer Richard Stone Pooten for business, Architect Gloria Asprec-Vergara for community development and Melanie Rulla-Saro for professional service.

A former Baguio City administrative officer Ceferino Cabasang who turned 100 on August 25 was honored as a centenarian.

Cabasang, who worked with the city until 1972 was born in 1916 in Cervantes Ilocos, Sur. The centenarian also received P10,000 cash gift.

Luther Brent Bernabe, a resident of Urbano St, Palma who was born 3:40 in the morning of September 1 and Gwynn Caris Lampaz, a resident of Lower Fairview who was born around 1 a.m. of the same date were named as charter babies.

The charter babies will receive P5,000 cash gift, rice and bags of fruits.

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