by VIC LARATO
The city government is now in the thick of activities to celebrate the upcoming “Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga” on Feb. 26, marking the day when the first set of city officials headed by then Mayor Necasio Valderrosa took their oath of office 79 years ago.
The month-long activities kicked off with the opening of the 12th National Dental Health Month last Feb. 4.
Feb. 5 marked the launching of the Inter-School Activity (High School and College category) poster-making contest and amateur photography competition at the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology.
The “Dia de Roseller T. Lim” was celebrated Feb. 9 with a mass at Carmelite church followed by the commemorative program at his monument on Normal Road, Baliwasan.
On Feb. 21, there will be Zumba Corazon at Centro Latino, while the opening of the Birds Festival Exhibits, Poster and Photographs competition is set on Feb. 22 at the ZSCMST Campus B.
Judging of Poster-making contest and amateur photography competition on Feb. 24 at 7:30 a.m.
The citywide open cheerdance, drum and lyre competitions are scheduled at 1 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Vitaliano gym in Tetuan.
The Achievers’ Night on Feb. 25; WMSU College of Law PaLAWro 2016 Fun Run at City Mall in Tetuan.
Feb. 26, “Dia de Zamboanga” will start with a grand civic-military parade from the fire station to Paseo del Mar, where the commemorative program will follow.
On same day, Globe Alegria na Zamboanga will be conducted also at Paseo del Mar.
The Juicy Cologne Inter-School Dance Competition on Feb. 28 at WMSU Gym.
The culminating activity is the Speak Out Zamboanga Forum, 5th Cesar Climaco Young Leaders Assembly at Centro Latino on Feb. 29 at 8 a.m.— Vic Larato