Mandaue City Charter Day Autust 30, 2013 - Special Non-Working Holiday

Mandaue City, Cebu celebrates its 44th Charter Day Celebration. August 30, 2013 will be a special non-working holiday in Mandaue City. #HappyCharterDayMandaue

THE Mandaue City Government asked President Benigno Aquino III to declare Aug. 30 a special non-working holiday for the City’s 44th Charter Day celebration.
The month-long celebration, which will officially start on Aug. 8, will feature several activities, including cultural presentations and food festivals.
Some P5 million has been set aside for the affair, Councilor Diosdado Suico, chair of the 44th Charter Day celebration executive committee, said in a press conference yesterday.
The celebration coincides with the Mandaue Business Month of the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI).
Some activities are jointly organized by the MCCI and the City, such as the launching of the Mandaue Bridge Park, located under the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, on Aug. 8.
MCCI president Philip Tan said the business sector has been considered an important partner by the City Government.
“Throughout the years, businessmen have been part of the City’s policy-making,” he
said during the press conference hosted by the Insular Square Mall.
San Miguel Corp. communication officer Romelinda “Girlie” Garces, chair of the Mandaue Business Month executive committee, said fitness activities will be held throughout the month.
The theme of this year’s Business Month is “Engaging Change: Be Fit. Be Connected. Be Ahead.”
Among the highlights of the Business Month celebration will be the MCCI Business Summit on Aug. 16 and a surgical and dental mission on Aug. 24.
For the Charter Day celebration, City Tourism Officer Louella CabaƱero said there will be cultural performances and academic competitions, such as oratorical contest for students.
“The cultural presentations will showcase the talent of Mandauehanons,” she said, adding that performers will come from City Hall, schools and barangays.
Food fest
The opening salvo of the Charter Day celebration is scheduled on Aug. 8. Food festivals and trade fair will be held at the Mandaue Heritage Plaza from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25.
Last July 11, the City Council passed a resolution requesting MalacaƱang to issue a presidential proclamation declaring Aug. 30 a special non-working holiday in Mandaue, to allow all sectors to join the celebration.
Mandaue became a city on June 21, 1969 by virtue of Republic Act 5519. But Presidential Proclamation 586 designated Aug. 30, 1969 as the date of the formal organization of the City Government.

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