By DHEL NAZARIO
The City of Parañaque will be having a special nonworking day on Wednesday, February 13 marking the city’s 21st cityhood anniversary.
“It is but fitting and proper that the City of Parañaque be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies,” said Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea who signed the proclamation on behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Mayor Edwin Olivarez said that the city had scheduled several activities to mark the occasion with an ecumenical service, medical and dental missions, the Sunduan Exhibit, Run and Zumba, Lambat Festival and Fireworks display at SM City Sucat.
These activities from Feb. 7 to 13 include Drum and Lyre competition, Interpretative Dance contest, Street Dance Kids challenge and pageant night of Gandang Mamita and BB Paranaque 2019 will be held on Feb. 10.
In the afternoon on Feb. 12, Olivarez will deliver his 6th State of the City Address highlighting the present financial status of the city government including the settlement this year of the P1 billion loans to the Land Bank of the Philippines incurred by the previous administration.
For the first time in the history of the city, the coffer has now cash in bank amounting P1.1 billion under general fund while the special education fund reached P1 billion and the calamity fund is now P400 million as of December 2018.
After his speech, the top ten outstanding taxpayers in 2018 and the “Katangitanging Paranaqueno 21019” will be announced.