Monday, October 18, 2010

Charter Day 2010: The Thanksgiving Mass and The Flag-Raising Ceremony

The City of Calbayog celebrated its 62nd Charter Day Anniversary last Saturday, October 16 2010.

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

Mayor Reynaldo Uy delivering his message.

Rev. Fr. Iluminado Paulino as he presided over the Eucharistic celebration.

Mayor Uy and Vice Mayor Ronald Aquino during the offertory.

The Calbayog Rondalla and choir

The Calbayog ISKOLARS as they sang the national anthem

Mayor Reynaldo Uy with (l-r) Councilor Danilo Bernate, Vice Mayor Ronald Aquino, Councilors Regina Rabuya, Jim Uy and Arturo Pasacas.

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