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Naga City is preparing for the Penafrancia and Charter Day events.
Naga’s 74th charter anniversary is being commemorated this month, while the 2022 Penafrancia festival will be held in September.
Allen Reondanga, head of the City Events, Protocol, and Public Information Office (CEPPIO), said in an interview on Wednesday that the city will commemorate the occasion by providing services to the Naguenos and thanking those who collaborated with the local government unit in the delivery of public services.
Mayor Nelson Legacion has issued an executive order appointing the heads of several events and support committees.
According to Legacion, the city’s plan to hold civic and religious festivities during this year’s Penafrancia festival has been officially coordinated with the Archdioceses of Caceres.
However, he underlined that the activities will take place if the city remains on Alert Level 1 or 2. Under Alert Level 1, everyone, vaccinated or not, can attend any civic or religious event, however under Alert Level 2, only vaccinated people can attend the Penafrancia fiesta activities.
In a location with a higher alert level status, no outside event or activity is permitted.
Meanwhile, the city’s 124th Araw ng Kalayaan will be celebrated from June 12 to 19, with a mass vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to be held in Plaza Rizal as a kick-off event. The event is expected to serve at least 500 people, ranging in age from 5 years old to senior citizens.
A health caravan will also be held, offering a variety of free health services.
This year’s anniversary commemoration will include a formal awards ceremony to honor almost 400 barangay healthcare professionals, barangay tanod, vaccinators, and other volunteers who served at the frontlines as partners with the local government in various Covid-19 actions.
Similarly, from June 13 to 16, an agricultural fair will be held on Kinastillohan Street. The Robinsons Place Naga will host a charter anniversary trade expo on the 17th.
Legacion will relaunch the weekly People’s Day on June 15, in which the mayor, together with the leaders of frontline offices, will meet with his people in an open forum at the Naga City People’s Hall to discuss their different problems.
On June 16, the mayor will officiate a mass wedding planned by the local civil registry office at the Plaza Rizal, with at least 74 couples expected to attend.
On the 17th, a mass tree planting will be performed at the 74th location of the Forest in Our Midst (FOM) initiative, while on the 18th, a job fair will be held at Robinsons Place Naga, with 800 local and international openings.
Team Naga members will take their oath as newly elected authorities of the city on June 18 in the afternoon, with Vice President Leni Robredo as the administering officer.
The swearing-in ceremony will take place in Plaza Quezon, where new municipal officials have taken their oath since 1948.
On June 19, the Charter Day ceremony will be topped up with a simple celebration of Gat Jose P. Rizal’s birth anniversary at the Plaza Rizal.