As tradition would have it, the day's events commenced with a Thanksgiving Mass at the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Rev. Fr. Ilumindao Paulino, one of the pastors of Our Lady's Nativity Parish presided over the said celebration. The city officials and some department managers served as lectors during the mass.
After the Eucharistic Celebration, the flag-raising ceremony was held in front of the City Hall. The members of the ISKOLARS led the signing of the "Lupang Hinirang" and "Calbayog". This activity was highlighted by the charter day message of Mayor Reynaldo Uy.
In his message, Mayor Uy updated all concerned of what the LGU has been doing for the people of Calbayog, especially on concerns related to health, agriculture and livelihood. Echoing the theme of the celebration, he called for "determinasyon" and for every one's cooperation and support to the various programs that the 3-D Development Program is set to put in place. Among these are the projects / programs were were launched later that day namely, the Aguit-itan Development Project, the Calbayog City Hospital and the Calbayog LGU - SOS Family Training Center.
Here are some pictures courtesy of Henry Puyat