Butuan City gears up for week-long 59th Charter Day celebration

July 21, 2009 9:59 pm 

BUTUAN CITY, July 22 -– The city government of Butuan is gearing for the weeklong 59th “Adlaw Hong Butuan (Butuan Day) celebration, this was learned on Wednesday.

The city government, along with the City Tourism Council (CTC), have lined up several activities during the weeklong celebration.

Mayor Democrito Plaza, along with his wife CTC chairperson Daisy B. Plaza, former city mayor mobilized all department heads and division chief for the successful weeklong celebration.

Part of the tradition is the wreath laying ceremony on the tomb of Marcos M. Calo who was the congressman who fathered the bill converting Butuan into a city.

It was on August 2, 1950, that Butuan became a city by virtue of Republic Act No. 523, otherwise known as the City Charter of Butuan, and from being a chartered city, Butuan was reclassified into a highly urbanized city on February 7, 1995 based on its outcome and population.

“We want the celebration more meaningful and fruitful,” said Mrs. Plaza.

One of the major highlights in the celebration is the city’s mega job fair and mega trade fair, she said.

The former city’s chief executive said that job seekers can avail of the two-day Mega Job Fair on July 27 and 28 at the city hall lobby, where more than 20 local and overseas agencies were invited to the event.

Other line agencies carrying the government’s Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) also invited to participate in the mega job fair.

The CTC whose appointment has already been approved by the Committee on Tourism has already drafted the calendar of events and presented the same to CTC Chairperson Mrs. Plaza, who promised to make the celebration festive.

Another event that could also draw attention for those in search of action is the motocross competition to be held at the City Sports Complex on August 2, the Charter Day Celebration.

Organizers hope that this is not simply an adrenaline rush that draws motocross riders, enthusiasts and their families.

"It's also where friendships made, the family atmosphere, the discipline and sportsmanship learned, and the excitement and fun", said City Sports Coordinator, Councilor Randolf Plaza.(PNA) LDV/MUC/ebp

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