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It’s all systems go for Naga’s 65th charter anniversary

June 14, 2013 by bicolmail in Top Stories with 0 Comments

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY — It’s all systems go for this city’s commemoration of its 65th Anniversary as a Chartered City. The momentous occasion will be remembered in a month-long celebration capped with various activities highlighting why Naga is being referred to as “Maogmang Lugar” or a happy place.

Reviving its early reputation as an emerging center of modern trade and commerce off the banks of the Naga River 65 years ago, the local government has set up a Trade and Agri Fair to showcase the abundant produce of the Nagueños. Now on its 3rd year, the 4-day fair aims to boost the local economy and encourage the residents to patronage their own products.

One of the highlights of the celebration is also the commemoration of the local government of the Kalayaan 115h Philippine Independence Day to be held at the historic Plaza Quezon on June 12, Wednesday.  From June 13 to 14, the city government through its MetroPeso personnel will spearhead the holding of a“ Jobs Fair to the Max Year 2”. Local and overseas employers have been invited to accommodate job seekers in and out of the city.

Hyping its local delicacy which is most loved by Naguenos from all walks of life, the 3rd Kinalas Festival will take center stage on June 17 at Plaza Rizal.  Kinalas, a noodle made tasty by a meaty broth has been hailed as one of the most famous dishes Nagueños enjoy, thus the celebration of Kinalas Festival.

Simultaneously happening on the 17th of June is the Civil Registration Day at the People’s Hall, inside the City Hall compound. Here,   copies of the documents and registrations will be easily accessed through the help of City Hall employees.

A holy mass to be celebrated by His Excellency, Most Reverend Rolando OctavusTirona, O.C.D., D.D.,Archbishop of Caceres will signal the formal opening of the Charter Anniversary celebration. The mass will be held at 6:30a.m. at the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral.

The mass will be concluded with the ringing of Cathedral bells and blowing of sirens and will be immediately followed by a Grand Civic and Military Parade. Commencing at the Cathedral grounds, the parade will pass through the main thoroughfares of the city and will end up at Plaza Quezon to give way to a simple program.

On the same day, landless households will also celebrate a new lease of hope as City Mayor John Bongat spearheads the giving away of land titles at the Plaza Rizal.  Capping the day is the Mayoral Awards to be given to Outstanding Nagueños who have done exemplary deed and thus contributed to the development of the city. Ceremonies will be held at the Avenue Plaza Hotel at 6:00pm.

Ending the month long celebration is the commemoration of Jose Rizal’s 152nd Birth anniversary to be held at the Plaza Rizal on June 19 and the holding of Sandugo, a bloodletting activity with the theme “One Blood, One City”, at the Naga City People’s Hall from 8:00 o’clock in the morning to 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon.

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