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.