Mandaluyong lines-up 16-day activities for Liberation and Cityhood celebration

Sixteen activity-filled days will highlight the 68th Liberation Day and 59th Cityhood Anniversary of  Mandaluyong City  on February 9.

The countdown started as early as January 26, with the groundbreaking of  San Jose Multi-purpose Hall in Barangay Hulo, followed by the Annual Nutri Fun-run participated in by thousands of runners at the CityHall grounds and the “Bestfriend ng Bayan” Pedal Race.

In the succeeding days, Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos is expected to lead the inaugural blessing of  various projects in the city’s different barangays ranging  from a basketball court and multi-purpose hall in Barangka Ibaba and Barangka Drive; drainage, street improvements and streetlights in Welfareville Compound; streetlights in Sto. Rosario, Plainview; 3-storey San Jose Barangay Hall, Maternity Hospital in  Martinez St.; Mandaluyong Youth Development Center (Boy Scout Building), Pleasant Hills Admin Building, Hagdang Bato Itaas Covered Court and Hagdang Bato Sports Complex.

Other notable features are   Miss Mandaluyong (Feb 1),  Bilbiling Mandaluyong Coronation Night (Feb 2) and  Ninos de Mandalenos Parade (Feb. 3), Liberation Ball (Top 10 Taxpayers and Uliran Mandaleno), Liberation Day Gold Cup, Pabonggahan of City hall Employees.

On Feb. 4,  Mayor  Abalos will deliver his  “State of the City Address” at the Mandaluyong City Gymnasium. There will also be Local and Overseas Job Fair, 8am to 5pm at the New Executive Building, in cooperation with the Department of  Labor and Employment and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.

Some 20,000 employees and city constituents are expected to join the citywide parade on Feb. 9, 2 p.m. to be followed by a Liberation Day Concert at the Maysilo Circle. Capping the celebration  is the  6th Annual  Mandaluyong  Fishing Competition  in Coronado St, Barangay Hulo.

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